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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645291/the-effect-of-zoledronic-acid-on-type-and-volume-of-modic-changes-among-patients-with-low-back-pain
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Katri Koivisto, Jyri Järvinen, Jaro Karppinen, Marianne Haapea, Markus Paananen, Eero Kyllönen, Osmo Tervonen, Jaakko Niinimäki
BACKGROUND: Modic changes (MC) are associated with low back pain (LBP). In this study, we compared changes in size and type of MC, after a single intravenous infusion of 5 mg zoledronic acid (ZA) or placebo, among chronic LBP patients with MC on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and evaluated whether the MRI changes correlate with symptoms. METHODS: All patients (N = 19 in ZA, 20 in placebo) had MRI at baseline (0.23-1.5 T) and at one year (1.5-3 T). We evaluated the level, type and volume of all the MC...
June 23, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632688/high-quality-3-dimensional-1h-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopic-imaging-of-the-prostate-without-endorectal-receive-coil-using-a-semi-laser-sequence
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Nassim Tayari, Isabell K Steinseifer, Kirsten M Selnæs, Tone F Bathen, Marnix C Maas, Arend Heerschap
OBJECTIVES: Inclusion of 3-dimensional H magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (3D-H-MRSI) in routine multiparametric MRI of the prostate requires good quality spectra and easy interpretable metabolite maps of the whole organ obtained without endorectal coil in clinically feasible acquisition times. We evaluated if a semi-LASER pulse sequence with gradient offset independent adiabaticity refocusing pulses (GOIA-sLASER) for volume selection can meet these requirements. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirteen patients with suspicion of prostate cancer and 1 patient known to have prostate cancer were examined at 3 T with a multichannel body-receive coil...
June 19, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630725/endoscopic-repair-of-hip-abductor-tears-outcomes-with-two-year-follow-up
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J W Thomas Byrd, Kay S Jones
Abductor lesions are increasingly recognized as a source of recalcitrant laterally based hip pain and dysfunction. There is a growing body of evidence that many of these may be amenable to endoscopic repair. To report the demographic data and outcomes of endoscopic hip abductor repair. Twelve patients underwent endoscopic abductor repair with 2-year follow-up. These patients were prospectively assessed with modified Harris hip and iHOT scores. The indications for surgery were clinical and MRI findings of symptomatic abductor tears that had failed conservative treatment...
January 2017: Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629975/anatomical-and-functional-properties-of-the-foot-and-leg-representation-in-areas-3b-1-and-2-of-primary-somatosensory-cortex-in-humans-a-7t-fmri-study
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Michel Akselrod, Roberto Martuzzi, Andrea Serino, Wietske van der Zwaag, Roger Gassert, Olaf Blanke
Primary somatosensory cortex (S1) processes somatosensory information and is composed of multiple subregions. In particular, tactile information from the skin is encoded in three subregions, namely Brodmann areas (BAs) 3b, 1 and 2, with each area representing a complete map of the contralateral body. Although, much is known about the somatotopic organization of the hand in human S1, less research has been carried out regarding the somatotopic maps of the foot and leg in S1. Moreover, a latero-medial S1 organization along the superior part of the postcentral gyrus has been reported when moving from hip to toes, yet to date there is no study investigating leg/foot maps within the different subregions of S1...
June 16, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629555/evaluating-the-ability-to-detect-pancreatic-lesions-using-a-special-ultrasonography-examination-focusing-on-the-pancreas
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Miho Nakao, Kazuhiro Katayama, Junko Fukuda, Suetsumi Okagaki, Kozo Misu, Sayako Miyazaki, Noritoshi Matsuno, Reiko Ashida, Tatsuya Ioka, Yuri Ito, Kazuyoshi Ohkawa
PURPOSE: The ability to detect pancreatic cysts was compared between special ultrasonography (US) examination focusing on the pancreas (special pancreatic US) and routine upper abdominal ultrasonography to objectively assess the ability of the former to detect cysts. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Of 3704 patients who underwent special pancreatic US at our hospital, 186 underwent routine upper abdominal US within six months, had pancreatic cysts, and underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
June 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625504/mutations-in-armc9-which-encodes-a-basal-body-protein-cause-joubert-syndrome-in-humans-and-ciliopathy-phenotypes-in-zebrafish
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Julie C Van De Weghe, Tamara D S Rusterholz, Brooke Latour, Megan E Grout, Kimberly A Aldinger, Ranad Shaheen, Jennifer C Dempsey, Sateesh Maddirevula, Yong-Han H Cheng, Ian G Phelps, Matthias Gesemann, Himanshu Goel, Ohad S Birk, Talal Alanzi, Rifaat Rawashdeh, Arif O Khan, Michael J Bamshad, Deborah A Nickerson, Stephan C F Neuhauss, William B Dobyns, Fowzan S Alkuraya, Ronald Roepman, Ruxandra Bachmann-Gagescu, Dan Doherty
Joubert syndrome (JS) is a recessive neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by hypotonia, ataxia, abnormal eye movements, and variable cognitive impairment. It is defined by a distinctive brain malformation known as the "molar tooth sign" on axial MRI. Subsets of affected individuals have malformations such as coloboma, polydactyly, and encephalocele, as well as progressive retinal dystrophy, fibrocystic kidney disease, and liver fibrosis. More than 35 genes have been associated with JS, but in a subset of families the genetic cause remains unknown...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625273/development-of-a-core-outcome-set-for-disease-modification-trials-in-mild-to-moderate-dementia-a-systematic-review-patient-and-public-consultation-and-consensus-recommendations
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Lucy Webster, Derek Groskreutz, Anna Grinbergs-Saull, Rob Howard, John T O'Brien, Gail Mountain, Sube Banerjee, Bob Woods, Robert Perneczky, Louise Lafortune, Charlotte Roberts, Jenny McCleery, James Pickett, Frances Bunn, David Challis, Georgina Charlesworth, Katie Featherstone, Chris Fox, Claire Goodman, Roy Jones, Sallie Lamb, Esme Moniz-Cook, Justine Schneider, Sasha Shepperd, Claire Surr, Jo Thompson-Coon, Clive Ballard, Carol Brayne, Orlaith Burke, Alistair Burns, Linda Clare, Peter Garrard, Patrick Kehoe, Peter Passmore, Clive Holmes, Ian Maidment, Fliss Murtagh, Louise Robinson, Gill Livingston
BACKGROUND: There is currently no disease-modifying treatment available to halt or delay the progression of the disease pathology in dementia. An agreed core set of the best-available and most appropriate outcomes for disease modification would facilitate the design of trials and ensure consistency across disease modification trials, as well as making results comparable and meta-analysable in future trials. OBJECTIVES: To agree a set of core outcomes for disease modification trials for mild to moderate dementia with the UK dementia research community and patient and public involvement (PPI)...
May 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622420/technical-note-comparison-of-megavoltage-dual-energy-and-single-energy-ct-based-%C3%AE-maps-for-a-4-channel-breast-coil-in-pet-mri
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John C Patrick, R Terry Thompson, Aaron So, John Butler, David Faul, Robert Z Stodilka, Slav Yartsev, Frank S Prato, Stewart Gaede
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe and evaluate methods for calculating a megavoltage computed tomography (MVCT) derived MR hardware attenuation map (μ-map) and dual-energy CT (DECT) for 511 keV photons. METHODS: Phantom measurements were acquired on a whole-body hybrid PET/MRI system, using a four-channel receive-only MR radiofrequency (RF) breast coil. Two acquisitions were performed: with the phantoms positioned in the four-channel RF breast coil, and without the breast coil...
June 16, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620007/von-hippel-lindau-and-hereditary-pheochromocytoma-paraganglioma-syndromes-clinical-features-genetics-and-surveillance-recommendations-in-childhood
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REVIEW
Surya P Rednam, Ayelet Erez, Harriet Druker, Katherine A Janeway, Junne Kamihara, Wendy K Kohlmann, Katherine L Nathanson, Lisa J States, Gail E Tomlinson, Anita Villani, Stephan D Voss, Joshua D Schiffman, Jonathan D Wasserman
Von Hippel-Lindau disease (vHL) is a hereditary tumor predisposition syndrome that places affected individuals at risk for multiple tumors, which are predominantly benign and generally occur in the central nervous system or abdomen. Although the majority of tumors occur in adults, children and adolescents with the condition develop a significant proportion of vHL manifestations and are vulnerable to delayed tumor detection and their sequelae. Although multiple tumor screening paradigms are currently being utilized for patients with vHL, surveillance should be reassessed as the available relevant clinical information continues to expand...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620004/cancer-and-central-nervous-system-tumor-surveillance-in-pediatric-neurofibromatosis-1
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REVIEW
D Gareth R Evans, Hector Salvador, Vivian Y Chang, Ayelet Erez, Stephan D Voss, Kami Wolfe Schneider, Hamish S Scott, Sharon E Plon, Uri Tabori
Although the neurofibromatoses consist of at least three autosomal dominantly inherited disorders, neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1), neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2), and schwannomatosis, NF1 represents a multisystem pleiotropic condition very different from the other two. NF1 is a genetic syndrome first manifesting in childhood; affecting multiple organs, childhood development, and neurocognitive status; and presenting the clinician with often complex management decisions that require a multidisciplinary approach. Molecular genetic testing (see article for detailed discussion) is recommended to confirm NF1, particularly in children fulfilling only pigmentary features of the diagnostic criteria...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609701/the-3d-pelvic-inclination-correction-system-pics-a-universally-applicable-coordinate-system-for-isovolumetric-imaging-measurements-tested-in-women-with-pelvic-organ-prolapse-pop
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Caecilia S Reiner, Tom Williamson, Thomas Winklehner, Sean Lisse, Daniel Fink, John O L DeLancey, Cornelia Betschart
In pelvic organ prolapse (POP), the organs are pushed downward along the lines of gravity, so measurements along this longitudinal body axis are desirable. We propose a universally applicable 3D coordinate system that corrects for changes in pelvic inclination and that allows the localization of any point in the pelvis at rest or under dynamic conditions on magnetic resonance images (MRI) of pelvic floor disorders in a scanner- and software independent manner. The proposed 3D coordinate system called 3D Pelvic Inclination Correction System (PICS) is constructed utilizing four bony landmark points, with the origin set at the inferior pubic point, and three additional points at the sacrum (sacrococcygeal joint) and both ischial spines, which are clearly visible on MRI images...
June 3, 2017: Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics: the Official Journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609385/association-between-menopause-and-lumbar-disc-degeneration-an-mri-study-of-1-566-women-and-1-382-men
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Chao Lou, Hongliang Chen, Liangwei Mei, Weiyang Yu, Kejun Zhu, Feijun Liu, Zhenzhong Chen, Guangheng Xiang, Minjiang Chen, Qiaoyou Weng, Dengwei He
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to revisit and further investigate the association between menopause and disc degeneration in the lumbar spine using a magnetic resonance imaging-based eight-level grading system. METHODS: This study cohort comprised of 1,566 women and 1,382 age-matched men who were admitted for low back pain from June 2013 to October 2016. Data on age, weight, height, body mass index, age at natural menopause, and years since menopause (YSM) were obtained...
June 12, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607331/a-retrospective-study-of-percutaneous-balloon-kyphoplasty-for-the-treatment-of-symptomatic-schmorl-s-nodes-5-year-results
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Sun Zhi-Yong, Zhao Huan, Ling Feng, Lv Nan-Ning, Zhu Xiao-Yu, Pi Bin, Lin Jun, Qian Zhong-Lai, Zhang Zhi-Ming, Yang Hui-Lin
BACKGROUND Despite literature supporting the efficiency of percutaneous balloon kyphoplasty (PKP) in treating osteoporotic and malignant vertebral compression fractures, few reports exist that document its use for treatment of symptomatic Schmorl's nodes (SNs) refractory to conservative treatment. Patients with symptomatic SNs could have pain in the vertebrae similar to an acute vertebral compression fracture. MRI is very helpful in diagnosing symptomatic SNs when x-ray and CT scan are unremarkable. In painful cases, the vertebrae bone marrow around the SNs is hyperintense on T2-weighted subsequence...
June 13, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603570/successful-treatment-of-painful-synchondrosis-of-bipartite-patella-after-direct-trauma-by-operative-fixation-a-series-of-six-cases
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Sarkhell Radha, Michael Shenouda, Sujith Konan, Jonathon Lavelle, Samuel Church
INTRODUCTION: The patella is the largest sesamoid bone in the body and may have one (77%) or multiple (23%) ossification centres. Patellar and patellofemoral joint abnormalities are a common cause of anterior knee pain but symptomatic bipartite patella is an uncommon problem. CASE SERIES: We report a series of six cases of painful synchondrosis in bipartite patellae, all in keen athletes following a direct blow to the anterior aspect of the knee. A complete rupture of the synchondrosis with evidence of retropatellar chondral separation was seen on MRI scan in all cases...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600690/patients-older-than-40-years-with-unilateral-occupational-claims-for-new-shoulder-and-knee-symptoms-have-bilateral-mri-changes
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Tiffany C Liu, Nina Leung, Leonard Edwards, David Ring, Edward Bernacki, Melissa D Tonn
BACKGROUND: Minor events that occur in the workplace sometimes are evaluated with MRI, which may reveal age-related changes in the symptomatic body part. These age-related changes are often ascribed to the event. However, evidence of similar or worse pathophysiology in the contralateral joint would suggest that the symptoms might be new, but the pathophysiology is not. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: Using a convenience sample of occupational injury claimants with bilateral MRI to evaluate unilateral knee or shoulder symptoms ascribed to a single event at work, we sought to determine whether MRI findings of the shoulder and knee are more often congruent or incongruent with new unilateral symptoms...
June 9, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598294/open-versus-percutaneous-instrumentation-in-thoracolumbar-fractures-magnetic-resonance-imaging-comparison-of-paravertebral-muscles-after-implant-removal
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Yves Ntilikina, David Bahlau, Julien Garnon, Sébastien Schuller, Axel Walter, Mickaël Schaeffer, Jean-Paul Steib, Yann Philippe Charles
OBJECTIVE Percutaneous instrumentation in thoracolumbar fractures is intended to decrease paravertebral muscle damage by avoiding dissection. The aim of this study was to compare muscles at instrumented levels in patients who were treated by open or percutaneous surgery. METHODS Twenty-seven patients underwent open instrumentation, and 65 were treated percutaneously. A standardized MRI protocol using axial T1-weighted sequences was performed at a minimum 1-year follow-up after implant removal. Two independent observers measured cross-sectional areas (CSAs, in cm(2)) and region of interest (ROI) signal intensity (in pixels) of paravertebral muscles by using OsiriX at the fracture level, and at cranial and caudal instrumented pedicle levels...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584686/extra-pituitary-cerebral-anomalies-in-pediatric-patients-of-ectopic-neurohypophysis-an-uncommon-association
#17
Deb K Boruah, Shantiranjan Sanyal, Arjun Prakash, Sashidhar Achar, Rajanikant R Yadav, T Pravakaran, Dhaval D Dhingani, Barun K Sarmah
CONTEXT: Ectopic neurohypophysis (EN) refers to an interrupted, nonvisualized, and thinned out pituitary stalk with ectopic location of the posterior pituitary gland. Concurrent extra-pituitary cerebral and extra-cranial anomalies have been rarely reported in patients of EN. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of extra-pituitary cerebral anomalies in pediatric patients of EN. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: A hospital-based cross-sectional study was conducted in a tertiary care center...
2017: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583633/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-prostate-at-1-5-versus-3-0t-a-prospective-comparison-study-of-image-quality
#18
T Ullrich, M Quentin, C Oelers, F Dietzel, L M Sawicki, C Arsov, R Rabenalt, P Albers, G Antoch, D Blondin, H J Wittsack, L Schimmöller
OBJECTIVES: This study prospectively evaluates objective image quality (IQ), subjective IQ, and PI-RADS scoring of prostate MRI at 3.0T (3T) and 1.5T (1.5T) within the same patients. METHODS: Sixty-three consecutive patients (64±9years) were prospectively included in this non-inferiority trial, powered at 80% to demonstrate a ≤10% difference in signal-to-noise (SNR) and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) of T2-weighted and diffusion-weighted imaging (T2WI, DWI) at 1...
May 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579193/relativity-screens-for-misvalued-medical-services-impact-on-noninvasive-diagnostic-radiology
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Andrew B Rosenkrantz, Ezequiel Silva, C Matthew Hawkins
PURPOSE: In 2006, the AMA/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) introduced ongoing relativity screens to identify potentially misvalued medical services for payment adjustments. We assess the impact of these screens upon the valuation of noninvasive diagnostic radiology services. METHODS: Data regarding relativity screens and relative value unit (RVU) changes were obtained from the 2016 AMA Relativity Assessment Status Report. All global codes in the 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule with associated work RVUs were classified as noninvasive diagnostic radiology services versus remaining services...
June 1, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575786/clinical-features-of-igg4-related-rhinosinusitis
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Machiko Hanaoka, Terumi Kammisawa, Satomi Koizumi, Sawako Kuruma, Kazuro Chiba, Masataka Kikuyama, Satoshi Shirakura, Taro Sugimoto, Tsunekazu Hishima
PURPOSE: IgG4-related disease is a systemic disease that affects various organs of the body. Aim of this study is to elucidate the clinical characteristics of IgG4-related rhinosinusitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Clinical features, laboratory findings, radiological and endoscopic findings, associated disease, treatment and prognosis were retrospectively examined in 10 patients with IgG4-related rhinosinusitis. RESULTS: The age was 59.1±11.3 years old and male-to-female ratio was 1:1...
May 30, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
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