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Marzia Marciello, Juan Pellico, Irene Fernandez-Barahona, Fernando Herranz, Jesus Ruiz-Cabello, Marco Filice
Nowadays, thanks to the successful discoveries in the biomedical field achieved in the last two decades, a deeper understanding about the complexity of mechanistic aspects of different pathological processes has been obtained. As a consequence, even the standard therapeutic protocols have undergone a vast redesign. In fact, the awareness about the necessity to progress towards a combined multitherapy in order to potentially increase the final healing chances has become a reality. One of the crucial elements of this novel approach is that large amounts of detailed information are highly needed and in vivo imaging techniques represent one of the most powerful tools to visualize and monitor the pathological state of the patient...
December 6, 2016: Interface Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917409/gadolinium-functionalized-peptide-amphiphile-micelles-for-multimodal-imaging-of-atherosclerotic-lesions
#2
Sang Pil Yoo, Federico Pineda, John C Barrett, Christopher Poon, Matthew Tirrell, Eun Ji Chung
The leading causes of morbidity and mortality globally are cardiovascular diseases, and nanomedicine can provide many improvements including disease-specific targeting, early detection, and local delivery of diagnostic agents. To this end, we designed fibrin-binding, peptide amphiphile micelles (PAMs), achieved by incorporating the targeting peptide cysteine-arginine-glutamic acid-lysine-alanine (CREKA), with two types of amphiphilic molecules containing the gadoliniuim (Gd) chelator diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (DTPA), DTPA-bis(stearylamide)(Gd), and 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine-N-[(poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG))-2000]-DTPA(Gd) (DSPE-PEG2000-DTPA(Gd))...
November 30, 2016: ACS Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913180/structure-activity-and-in-vivo-evaluation-of-a-novel-lipoprotein-lipase-lpl-activator
#3
Werner J Geldenhuys, Joel Caporoso, Thomas C Leeper, Yoon-Kwang Lee, Li Lin, Altaf S Darvesh, Prabodh Sadana
Elevated triglycerides (TG) contribute towards increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Lipoprotein lipase (LPL) is an enzyme that is responsible for the metabolism of core triglycerides of very-low density lipoproteins (VLDL) and chylomicrons in the vasculature. In this study, we explored the structure-activity relationships of our lead compound (C10d) that we have previously identified as an LPL agonist. We found that the cyclopropyl moiety of C10d is not absolutely necessary for LPL activity. Several substitutions were found to result in loss of LPL activity...
November 21, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908177/automatic-segmentation-of-right-ventricle-in-cardiac-cine-mr-images-using-a-saliency-analysis
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Angélica Atehortúa, Maria A Zuluaga, Juan D García, Eduardo Romero
PURPOSE: Accurate measurement of the right ventricle (RV) volume is important for the assessment of the ventricular function and a biomarker of the progression of any cardiovascular disease. However, the high RV variability makes difficult a proper delineation of the myocardium wall. This paper introduces a new automatic method for segmenting the RV volume from short axis cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) images by a salient analysis of temporal and spatial observations. METHODS: The RV volume estimation starts by localizing the heart as the region with the most coherent motion during the cardiac cycle...
December 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889817/paediatric-spinal-cord-infarction-a-review-of-the-literature-and-two-case-reports
#5
Asim Sheikh, Daniel Warren, Anne-Marie Childs, John Russell, Mark Liddington, Velupandian Guruswamy, Paul Chumas
Ischemic spinal cord infarction is rare in the paediatric population, and when it does occur, it is usually associated with traumatic injury. Other potential causes include congenital cardiovascular malformations, cerebellar herniation, thromboembolic disease and infection. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings can be subtle in the early evaluation of such patients. The outcome is variable and depends on the level and extent of the spinal cord infarct and subsequent rehabilitation. Here, we present two cases of ischemic spinal cord infarction in children...
November 26, 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889236/pacemakers-and-mri-a-protocol-in-line-with-international-guidelines-and-approved-by-the-sficv-french-society-of-cardiovascular-imaging
#6
Y Cruypeninck, B Dubourg, P Michelin, B Godin, C Savoye-Collet, E Gérardin, J-N Dacher
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 23, 2016: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887730/reducing-upper-airway-collapse-at-lower-continuous-positive-airway-titration-pressure
#7
Sherif Ashaat, Ahmed M Al-Jumaily
During respiration, upper airway (UA) collapse occurs when the forces generated from the negative UA pressures exceed the forces produced by the UA muscles; which leads to loose soft tissue at the back of the mouth. At predetermined titration pressure, the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) normally provides a continuous pressurized and humidified air to prevent airway collapse. However, high titration pressures are not always tolerated by patients and may lead to damaging effects including stroke symptoms for cardiovascular disease patients...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881850/relationship-between-asymptomatic-intra-cranial-lesions-and-brachial-ankle-pulse-wave-velocity-in-coronary-artery-disease-patients-without-stroke
#8
Noriaki Tabata, Daisuke Sueta, Takayoshi Yamashita, Daisuke Utsunomiya, Yuichiro Arima, Eiichiro Yamamoto, Kenichi Tsujita, Sunao Kojima, Koichi Kaikita, Seiji Hokimoto
Little is known about the significance of asymptomatic intra-cranial lesions (ICL) identified by brain MRI in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients. Silent cerebral lesions are suggested to be associated with arterial stiffness in healthy subjects. We investigated whether subclinical ICL are associated with arterial stiffness and the prognosis in CAD patients without medical history of cerebrovascular diseases. We recruited CAD patients who required percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), did not meet exclusion criteria, and agreed with MRI before PCI...
November 24, 2016: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869549/carotid-artery-stenting-with-double-cerebral-embolic-protection-in-asymptomatic-patients-a-diffusion-weighted-mri-controlled-study
#9
Ertan Vuruskan, Erhan Saracoglu, Ugur Ergun, Fatih Poyraz, İrfan Veysel Duzen
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the simultaneous double-protection method (proximal balloon plus distal filter) with distal-filter protection or proximal-balloon protection alone in asymptomatic patients during carotid artery stenting. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 119 consecutive patients were investigated for carotid artery stentings in the extracranial internal carotid artery with the use of distal filters (n = 41, 34.4 %), proximal balloon (MoMa) protection (n = 40, 33...
November 24, 2016: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866381/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-three-dogs
#10
Youngjae Lee, Jaihyun Jung, Junyong Park, Jiyoon Jeong, Seokho Jeon, Sunyoung Park, Jinhwa Chang, Ji-Houn Kang, Chulhyun Lee, Dongwoo Chang
Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is the most common congenital cardiovascular disorder in dogs and requires an accurate diagnosis for an appropriate treatment. Cardiac MRI (cMRI) has been reported as a method for characterization of canine thoracic vasculature. However, to the authors' knowledge, no published studies describe evaluation of canine PDA through cMRI. Three dogs were selected for this exploratory study. Electrocardiogram gating and breath-hold techniques were performed using a 3T MR scanner. Both black blood imaging and bright blood cine acquisitions were performed...
November 20, 2016: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862557/reference-values-of-cardiac-ventricular-structure-and-function-by-steady-state-free-procession-mri-at-3-0t-in-healthy-adult-chinese-volunteers
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Xiaolin Lei, Hong Liu, Yuchi Han, Wei Cheng, Jiayu Sun, Yong Luo, Dan Yang, Yang Dong, Yiochu Chung, Yucheng Chen
PURPOSE: To establish normal reference values of left ventricular (LV) and right ventricular (RV) dimension, volume, mass, and ejection fraction in a Chinese population using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 120 (60 males; 60 females; 23-83 years) healthy Han Chinese subjects without cardiovascular disease or risk factors were recruited. They underwent comprehensive MRI examination at 3.0T. LV/RV morphology and function were evaluated by steady-state free-procession (SSFP) sequence...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862507/accelerated-ferumoxytol-enhanced-4d-multiphase-steady-state-imaging-with-contrast-enhancement-music-cardiovascular-mri-validation-in-pediatric-congenital-heart-disease
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Ziwu Zhou, Fei Han, Stanislas Rapacchi, Kim-Lien Nguyen, Daniel Z Brunengraber, Grace-Hyun J Kim, J Paul Finn, Peng Hu
The purpose of this work was to validate a parallel imaging (PI) and compressed sensing (CS) combined reconstruction method for a recently proposed 4D non-breath-held, multiphase, steady-state imaging technique (MUSIC) cardiovascular MRI in a cohort of pediatric congenital heart disease patients. We implemented a graphics processing unit accelerated CS-PI combined reconstruction method and applied it in 13 pediatric patients who underwent cardiovascular MRI after ferumoxytol administration. Conventional breath-held contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (CE-MRA) was first performed during the first pass of ferumoxytol injection, followed by the original MUSIC and the proposed CS-PI MUSIC during the steady-state distribution phase of ferumoxytol...
November 11, 2016: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858926/-heart-failure-role-of-cardiovascular-imaging
#13
Rienzi Díaz Navarro
The usefulness of echocardiography and the new noninvasive cardiac techniques in assessing heart failure is analyzed. The usefulness of non-invasive CT coronary angiography, as well as the growing applications of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the study of ischemic heart disease, cardiomyopathy and arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia is considered. For this puspose, some clinical cases are used. The combined use of these techniques, especially in patients in whom the etiology of heart failure is ischemic heart disease or cardiomyopathy is emphasized...
October 11, 2016: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856475/assessment-of-cardiovascular-remodelling-following-endovascular-aortic-repair-through-imaging-and-computation-the-core-prospective-observational-cohort-study-protocol
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Foeke J H Nauta, Arnoud V Kamman, El-Sayed H Ibrahim, Prachi P Agarwal, Bo Yang, Karen Kim, David M Williams, Joost A van Herwaarden, Frans L Moll, Kim A Eagle, Santi Trimarchi, Himanshu J Patel, C Alberto Figueroa
INTRODUCTION: Thoracic aortic stent grafts are orders of magnitude stiffer than the native aorta. These devices have been associated with acute hypertension, elevated pulse pressure, cardiac remodelling and reduced coronary perfusion. However, a systematic assessment of such cardiovascular effects of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is missing. The CardiOvascular Remodelling following Endovascular aortic repair (CORE) study aims to (1) quantify cardiovascular remodelling following TEVAR and compare echocardiography against MRI, the reference method; (2) validate computational modelling of cardiovascular haemodynamics following TEVAR using clinical measurements, and virtually assess the impact of more compliant stent grafts on cardiovascular haemodynamics; and (3) investigate diagnostic accuracy of ECG and serum biomarkers for cardiac remodelling compared to MRI...
November 17, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847345/differential-associations-between-systemic-markers-of-disease-and-cortical-thickness-in-healthy-middle-aged-and-older-adults
#15
Artur Martins Coutinho, Jean-Philippe Coutu, Emily Rose Lindemer, H Diana Rosas, Bruce R Rosen, David H Salat
Aside from cortical damage associated with age, cerebrovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, it's an outstanding question if factors of global health, including normal variation in blood markers of metabolic and systemic function, may also be associated with individual variation in brain structure. This cross-sectional study included 138 individuals between 40 to 86 years old who were physically healthy and cognitively intact. Eleven markers (total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, insulin, fasting glucose, glycated hemoglobin, creatinine, blood urea nitrogen, albumin, total protein) and five derived indicators (estimated glomerular filtration rate, creatinine clearance rate, insulin-resistance, average glucose, and cholesterol/HDL ratio) were obtained from blood sampling of all participants...
November 12, 2016: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824664/is-carotid-plaque-contrast-enhancement-on-mri-predictive-for-cerebral-or-cardiovascular-events-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Giacomo Davide Edoardo Papini, Giovanni Di Leo, Michele Bandirali, Biagio Cotticelli, Nicola Flor, Pietro Restivo, Giovanni Nano, Francesco Sardanelli
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to correlate carotid plaque contrast enhancement (CPCE) to onset of cerebral/cardiovascular events (CCVE) in patients with atherosclerotic carotid disease. METHODS: The ethics committee approved this prospective study. Patients with carotid artery stenosis underwent magnetic resonance angiography before/after injection of 0.1 mmol/kg of gadobenate dimeglumine. Carotid plaque contrast enhancement was graded as follows: 0, no CPCE; 1, 1 single enhancement focus; 2, 2 or more foci...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815793/cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-in-patients-with-magnetic-resonance-conditional-pacemaker-systems-at-1-5%C3%A2-t-influence-of-pacemaker-related-artifacts-on-image-quality-including-first-pass-perfusion-aortic-and-mitral-valve-assessment-flow-measurement-short
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REVIEW
Oliver Klein-Wiele, Marietta Garmer, Martin Busch, Serban Mateiescu, Rhyan Urbien, Gianluca Barbone, Kaffer Kara, Michael Schulte-Hermes, Frauke Metz, Birgit Hailer, Dietrich Grönemeyer
There are only limited data on the impact of device-related artifacts on image quality in cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) in patients with pacemakers (PM). Adenosine stress perfusion, T1-weighted imaging and flow measurement as well as valve characterization have not been evaluated previously concerning artifact burden. We aimed to assess image quality in all routinely used CMR sequences. We analyzed 2623 myocardial segments in CMR scans of 61 patients with MR conditional PM (mean age 72.1 ± 11...
November 4, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806835/determinants-of-carotid-atherosclerotic-plaque-burden-in-a-stroke-free-population
#18
Mariana Selwaness, Reinhard Hameeteman, Ronald Van 't Klooster, Quirijn Van den Bouwhuijsen, Albert Hofman, Oscar H Franco, Wiro J Niessen, Stefan Klein, Meike W Vernooij, Aad Van der Lugt, Jolanda J Wentzel
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: In a large stroke-free population, we sought to identify cardiovascular risk factors and carotid plaque components associated with carotid plaque burden, lumen volume and stenosis. METHODS: The carotid arteries of 1562 stroke-free participants from The Rotterdam Study were imaged on a 1.5-Tesla MRI scanner. Inner and outer wall of the carotid arteries were automatically segmented and lumen volume (mm(3)), wall volume (outer wall-inner wall) and plaque burden (wall volume/outer wall volume) (%) were quantified...
October 14, 2016: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802487/cerebral-small-vessel-disease-in-branch-retinal-artery-occlusion
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Kwan Hyuk Cho, Chi Kyung Kim, Se Joon Woo, Kyu Hyung Park, Sang Jun Park
Purpose: We investigated the pathophysiology of branch retinal artery occlusion (BRAO) by evaluating the retina, brain, and carotid artery in patients with BRAO. Methods: This study was a retrospective registry study. We used 46 eyes from 46 patients with acute BRAO and evaluated the medical history, including previous cardiovascular disease, and compared brain magnetic resonance images (MRI) and carotid artery stenosis state between the embolic BRAO group and nonembolic BRAO group...
October 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797990/cohort-profile-the-baependi-heart-study-a-family-based-highly-admixed-cohort-study-in-a-rural-brazilian-town
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Kieren J Egan, Malcolm von Schantz, André B Negrão, Hadassa C Santos, Andréa R V R Horimoto, Nubia E Duarte, Guilherme C Gonçalves, Júlia M P Soler, Mariza de Andrade, Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho, Homero Vallada, Tâmara P Taporoski, Mario Pedrazzoli, Ana P Azambuja, Camila M de Oliveira, Rafael O Alvim, José E Krieger, Alexandre C Pereira
PURPOSE: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major challenge to global health. The same epidemiological transition scenario is replayed as countries develop, but with variations based on environment, culture and ethnic mixture. The Baependi Heart Study was set up in 2005 to develop a longitudinal family-based cohort study that reflects on some of the genetic and lifestyle-related peculiarities of the Brazilian populations, in order to evaluate genetic and environmental influences on CVD risk factor traits...
October 21, 2016: BMJ Open
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