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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624561/safety-utility-and-clinical-results-of-continuous-intraoperative-electrophysiological-monitoring-in-1-5t-imri-guided-surgery
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Martin Breitkopf, Sotirios Bisdas, Marina Liebsch, Felix Behling, Benjamin Bender, Marcos Tatagiba, Constantin Roder
OBJECTIVE: To show that the combined use of intraoperative high-field MRI (iMRI) and electrophysiological monitoring (IOM) is feasible, safe and beneficial for patients. METHODS: The setup, surgical, imaging and clinical results of 110 patients with eloquent intracranial lesions with the combined use of 1.5T iMRI and IOM were analyzed. RESULTS: 187 iMRI scans were performed with IOM needles in place, resulting in a total experience of using more than 4000 electrodes in the iMRI...
June 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615151/parkinson-s-disease-patient-preference-and-experience-with-various-methods-of-dbs-lead-placement
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Sara C LaHue, Jill L Ostrem, Nicholas B Galifianakis, Marta San Luciano, Nathan Ziman, Sarah Wang, Caroline A Racine, Philip A Starr, Paul S Larson, Maya Katz
INTRODUCTION: Physiology-guided deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery requires patients to be awake during a portion of the procedure, which may be poorly tolerated. Interventional MRI-guided (iMRI) DBS surgery was developed to use real-time image guidance, obviating the need for patients to be awake during lead placement. METHODS: All English-speaking adults with PD who underwent iMRI DBS between 2010 and 2014 at our Center were invited to participate. Subjects completed a structured interview that explored perioperative preferences and experiences...
April 17, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614824/compact-intraoperative-mri-stereotactic-accuracy-and-future-directions
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Daniel Markowitz, Dishen Lin, Sussan Salas, Nina Kohn, Michael Schulder
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative imaging must supply data that can be used for accurate stereotactic navigation. This information should be at least as accurate as that acquired from diagnostic imagers. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the stereotactic accuracy of an updated compact intraoperative MRI (iMRI) device based on a 0.15-T magnet to standard surgical navigation on a 1.5-T diagnostic scan MRI and to navigation with an earlier model of the same system...
June 15, 2017: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602702/the-scottish-enhanced-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteraemia-surveillance-program-the-first-18-months-data-in-adults
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F Murdoch, J Danial, A K Morris, E Czarniak, J L Bishop, E Glass, L J Imrie
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) is the second most common source of positive blood cultures after Escherichia coli (E. coli) reported within NHS Scotland. Laboratory surveillance has been mandatory in Scotland for SAB since 2001. AIM: To gain an understanding of the epidemiology of SAB cases and associated risk factors for healthcare and true community onset. Identifying these factors and patient populations most at risk allows focused improvement plans to be developed...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506599/application-of-vadose-zone-monitoring-system-for-real-time-characterization-of-leachate-percolation-in-and-under-a-municipal-landfill
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Imri Aharoni, Hagar Siebner, Ofer Dahan
Leachates from solid-waste landfills are considered a severe threat to groundwater quality. The fate of pollutants in the waste and underlying unsaturated zone is crucial for evaluating environmental risks and selecting a restoration strategy. In this study, a vadose-zone monitoring system (VMS) installed in a municipal landfill was used, for the first time, to continuously track leachates percolation dynamics and assess their chemical transformation across the entire thickness of the waste body (15m) and underlying unsaturated zone (16m) to the water table...
May 12, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489618/core-competencies-or-a-competent-core-a-scoping-review-and-realist-synthesis-of-invasive-bedside-procedural-skills-training-in-internal-medicine
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Ryan Brydges, Lynfa Stroud, Brian M Wong, Eric S Holmboe, Kevin Imrie, Rose Hatala
PURPOSE: Invasive bedside procedures are core competencies for internal medicine, yet no formal training guidelines exist. The authors conducted a scoping review and realist synthesis to characterize current training for lumbar puncture, arthrocentesis, paracentesis, thoracentesis, and central venous catheterization. They aimed to collate how educators justify using specific interventions, establish which interventions have the best evidence, and offer directions for future research and training...
May 9, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452549/reduction-of-electron-repulsion-and-enhancement-of-t_-c-in-small-diffusive-superconducting-grains
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Sabyasachi Tarat, Yuval Oreg, Yoseph Imry
The superconducting properties of small metallic grains has been a topic of active research for half a century now. Early experiments demonstrated a remarkable rise in the critical temperature, T_{c}, with reducing grain size in a variety of materials. In two-dimensional diffusive superconductors, T_{c} is decreased due to enhanced Coulomb repulsion. We propose that in finite-size grains the diffusive enhancement of the Coulomb repulsion is weakened and leads ultimately to an increase in T_{c} in isolated, disordered two-dimensional grains...
April 14, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437465/serological-evidence-for-transmission-of-multiple-dengue-virus-serotypes-in-papua-new-guinea-and-west-papua-prior-to-1963
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Dagwin Luang-Suarkia, Timo Ernst, Michael P Alpers, Ralph Garruto, David Smith, Allison Imrie
Little is known about the natural history of dengue in Papua New Guinea (PNG). We assessed dengue virus (DENV)-specific neutralizing antibody profiles in serum samples collected from northern and southern coastal areas and the highland region of New Guinea between 1959 and 1963. Neutralizing antibodies were demonstrated in sera from the northern coast of New Guinea: from Sabron in Dutch New Guinea (now known as West Papua) and from four villages in East Sepik in what is now PNG. Previous monotypic infection with DENV-1, DENV-2, and DENV-4 was identified, with a predominance of anti-DENV-2 neutralizing antibody...
April 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434959/analysis-of-137-patients-who-underwent-endoscopic-transsphenoidal-pituitary-adenoma-resection-under-high-field-intraoperative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-navigation
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Huaping Zhang, Fuyu Wang, Tao Zhou, Peng Wang, Xiaolei Chen, Jiashu Zahng, Dingbiao Zhou
OBJECTIVE: Endonasal resection of the pituitary embodies the minimally invasive concept. Pure endoscopic resection of pituitary adenoma has become the most popular surgical approach. Intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) systems have been in use for endoscopic resection of pituitary adenomas. The study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of iMRI and neuroimaging navigation techniques during endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgery of pituitary adenomas. METHODS: Data from 137 patients who underwent resection of endoscopic pituitary adenoma under 1...
April 18, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367747/hiv-risk-and-prevention-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-rural-south-africa
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Kabelo Maleke, Nosipho Makhakhe, Remco Ph Peters, Geoffrey Jobson, Glenn De Swardt, Joseph Daniels, Timothy Lane, James A McIntyre, John Imrie, Helen Struthers
Rural South African men who have sex with men (MSM) are likely to be underserved in terms of access to relevant healthcare and HIV prevention services. While research in urban and peri-urban MSM populations has identified a range of factors affecting HIV risk in South African MSM, very little research is available that examines HIV risk and prevention in rural MSM populations. This exploratory study begins to address this lack by assessing perceptions of HIV risk among MSM in rural Limpopo province. Using thematic analysis of interview and discussion data, two overarching global themes that encapsulated participants' understandings of HIV risk and the HIV risk environment in their communities were developed...
March 2017: African Journal of AIDS Research: AJAR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331888/new-concept-on-an-integrated-interior-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-medical-linear-accelerator-system-for-radiation-therapy
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Xun Jia, Zhen Tian, Yan Xi, Steve B Jiang, Ge Wang
Image guidance plays a critical role in radiotherapy. Currently, cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) is routinely used in clinics for this purpose. While this modality can provide an attenuation image for therapeutic planning, low soft-tissue contrast affects the delineation of anatomical and pathological features. Efforts have recently been devoted to several MRI linear accelerator (LINAC) projects that lead to the successful combination of a full diagnostic MRI scanner with a radiotherapy machine. We present a new concept for the development of the MRI-LINAC system...
January 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297573/magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-delivery-of-neural-stem-cells-into-the-basal-ganglia-of-nonhuman-primates-reveals-a-pulsatile-mode-of-cell-dispersion
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Kristen E Malloy, Jinqi Li, Gourav R Choudhury, April Torres, Shruti Gupta, Chris Kantorak, Tim Goble, Peter T Fox, Geoffrey D Clarke, Marcel M Daadi
Optimal stem cell delivery procedures are critical to the success of the cell therapy approach. Variables such as flow rate, suspension solution, needle diameter, cell density, and tissue mechanics affect tissue penetration, backflow along the needle, and the dispersion and survival of injected cells during delivery. Most cell transplantation centers engaged in human clinical trials use custom-designed cannula needles, syringes, or catheters, sometimes precluding the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided delivery to target tissue...
March 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297284/dosimetric-comparison-of-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-and-volumetric-modulated-arc-radiotherapy-in-patients-with-prostate-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Wenting Ren, Chao Sun, Ningning Lu, Yingjie Xu, Fei Han, Yue Ping Liu, Jianrong Dai
Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) are two main radiotherapy techniques. The aim of this study is to explore which is the preferred technique in prostate treatment through the related publications and meta-analysis. Two authors independently identified all relevant articles available regarding eligibility criteria on PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library databases until December 2015. Publication bias was evaluated with funnel plot, and statistical analyses were performed with Stata software...
November 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295903/feasibility-of-intraoperative-breast-mri-and-the-role-of-prone-versus-supine-positioning-in-surgical-planning-for-breast-conserving-surgery
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Melissa A Mallory, Yasuaki Sagara, Fatih Aydogan, Stephen DeSantis, Jagadeesan Jayender, Diana Caragacianu, Eva Gombos, Kirby G Vosburgh, Ferenc A Jolesz, Mehra Golshan
We assessed the feasibility of supine intraoperative MRI (iMRI) during breast-conserving surgery (BCS), enrolling 15 patients in our phase I trial between 2012 and 2014. Patients received diagnostic prone MRI, BCS, pre-excisional supine iMRI, and postexcisional supine iMRI. Feasibility was assessed based on safety, sterility, duration, and image-quality. Twelve patients completed the study; mean duration = 114 minutes; all images were adequate; no complications, safety, or sterility issues were encountered...
March 10, 2017: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286276/the-value-of-intraoperative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-endoscopic-and-microsurgical-transsphenoidal-pituitary-adenoma-resection
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Andrej Pal'a, Andreas Knoll, Christine Brand, Gwendolin Etzrodt-Walter, Jan Coburger, Christian Rainer Wirtz, Michal Hlaváč
BACKGROUND: The routine use of intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) helps to achieve gross total resection in transsphenoidal pituitary surgery. We compared the added value of iMRI for extent of resection in endoscopic versus microsurgical transsphenoidal adenomectomy. METHODS: A total of 96 patients with pituitary adenoma were included. Twenty-eight consecutive patients underwent endoscopic transsphenoidal tumor resection. For comparison, we used a historic cohort of 68 consecutive patients treated microsurgically...
June 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265818/the-patients-view-impact-of-the-extent-of-resection-intraoperative-imaging-and-awake-surgery-on-health-related-quality-of-life-in-high-grade-glioma-patients-results-of-a-multicenter-cross-sectional-study
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Katrin Nickel, Mirjam Renovanz, Jochem König, Linda Stöckelmaier, Anne-Katrin Hickmann, Minou Nadji-Ohl, Jens Engelke, Elke Weimann, Dirk Freudenstein, Oliver Ganslandt, Lars Bullinger, Christian Rainer Wirtz, Jan Coburger
The objective of the present study is to assess the influence of extent of resection (EoR), use of intraoperative imaging, and awake surgery on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in high-grade glioma (HGG) patients in a prospective multicenter study. We analyzed 170 surgeries of patients suffering from a HGG. During the first year after resection, HRQoL was evaluated using the European Organization of Research and Treatment of Cancer Core Questionnaire C30 and Brain Neoplasm 20 questionnaires. We assessed the influence of EoR; awake surgery; and use of 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA), intraoperative MRI (iMRI), and their combination on sum scores for function and symptoms as well as several neurological single items...
March 6, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254595/does-low-field-intraoperative-magnetic-resonance-improve-the-results-of-endoscopic-pituitary-surgery-experience-of-the-implementation-of-a-new-device-in-a-referral-center
#17
Sergio García, Luis Reyes, Pedro Roldán, Jorge Torales, Irene Halperin, Felicia Hanzu, Cristobal Langdon, Isam Alobid, Joaquim Enseñat
OBJECTIVE: To assess the contribution of low-field intraoperative magnetic resonance (iMRI) to endoscopic pituitary surgery. METHODS: We analyzed a prospective series of patients undergoing endoscopic endonasal surgery for pituitary macroadenomas assisted with a low-field iMRI (PoleStarN30, 0.15 T [Medtronic]). Clinical, radiologic, and surgical variables were analyzed and compared with our fully endoscopic historic cohort operated on without iMRI assistance. A bibliographic review of pituitary surgery assisted with iMRI was conducted...
June 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186470/image-guidance-based-on-mri-for-spinal-interstitial-laser-thermotherapy-technical-aspects-and-accuracy
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Claudio E Tatsui, Clarissa N G Nascimento, Dima Suki, Behrang Amini, Jing Li, Amol J Ghia, Jonathan G Thomas, R Jason Stafford, Laurence D Rhines, Juan P Cata, Ashok J Kumar, Ganesh Rao
OBJECTIVE Image guidance for spinal procedures is based on 3D-fluoroscopy or CT, which provide poor visualization of soft tissues, including the spinal cord. To overcome this limitation, the authors developed a method to register intraoperative MRI (iMRI) of the spine into a neuronavigation system, allowing excellent visualization of the spinal cord. This novel technique improved the accuracy in the deployment of laser interstitial thermal therapy probes for the treatment of metastatic spinal cord compression...
May 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169011/investigation-of-outbreaks-of-pneumocystis-jirovecii-pneumonia-in-two-scottish-renal-units
#19
T Inkster, S Dodd, R Gunson, L Imrie, E Spalding, S Packer, C Deighan, C Daly, J Coia, T Imtiaz, C McGuffie, R Wilson, A M Bal
Pneumocystis jirovecii is recognized as an opportunistic pathogen. In recent years, human-to-human transmission of P. jirovecii has been demonstrated. However, outbreaks of P. jirovecii infections are not well defined because the epidemiological setting that facilitates transmission is not fully understood. This article describes two outbreaks of P. jirovecii pneumonia (PCP) in renal transplant patients in the West of Scotland. In total, 25 patients in two geographically contiguous locations were affected...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124397/nidotherapy-compared-with-enhanced-care-programme-approach-training-for-adults-with-aggressive-challenging-behaviour-and-intellectual-disability-nidabid-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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P Tyrer, S A Tarabi, P Bassett, N Liedtka, R Hall, J Nagar, A Imrie, H Tyrer
BACKGROUND: Aggressive challenging behaviour is very common in care homes for people with intellectual disability, and better psychological treatments are needed. Nidotherapy aims to change the environment of people with mental illness and is an appropriate treatment for this group of disorders. METHOD: The design was a cluster randomised trial of 20 care homes in which the staff either received training in nidotherapy or the enhanced care programme approach (ECPA), with equivalent duration of treatment in each arm...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research: JIDR
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