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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324965/high-dielectric-material-in-mri-numerical-assessment-of-the-reduction-of-the-induced-local-power-on-implanted-cardiac-leads
#1
Eugenio Mattei, Elena Lucano, Federica Censi, Leonardo M Angelone, Giovanni Calcagnini
High dielectric materials (HDM) have been proposed in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to increase the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of the images acquired while reducing the radiofrequency (RF) absorption in tissue. The aim of this study is to assess the potential merit of using HDM to reduce power induced at the tip of an endocardial lead in patients undergoing MRI. Numerical simulations were performed using a commercial finite-differences time-domain (FDTD) software to model the RF field generated by a birdcage body coil at 64 MHz on a human body model...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324942/quantitative-analysis-of-histological-tissue-image-based-on-cytological-profiles-and-spatial-statistics
#2
Young Hwan Chang, Guillaume Thibault, Vahid Azimi, Brett Johnson, Danielle Jorgens, Jason Link, Adam Margolin, Joe W Gray
The cellular heterogeneity and complex tissue architecture of most tumor samples is a major obstacle in image analysis on standard hematoxylin and eosin-stained (H&E) tissue sections. A mixture of cancer and normal cells complicates the interpretation of their cytological profiles. Furthermore, spatial arrangement and architectural organization of cells are generally not reflected in cellular characteristics analysis. To address these challenges, first we describe an automatic nuclei segmentation of H&E tissue sections...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324035/long-term-outcomes-of-adjuvant-mitotane-therapy-in-patients-with-radically-resected-adrenocortical-carcinoma
#3
A Berruti, S Grisanti, A Pulzer, M Claps, F Daffara, P Loli, M Mannelli, M Boscaro, E Arvat, G Tiberio, S Hahner, B Zaggia, F Porpiglia, M Volante, M Fassnacht, M Terzolo
Context: in 2007, a large retrospective case-control study provided evidence that adjuvant mitotane prolongs recurrence-free survival (RFS) in patients with radically resected adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC). Objective and design: We aimed to confirm the prognostic role of adjuvant mitotane in the same series after 9 additional years of follow-up. Setting, Patients and Interventions: 162 ACC patients included in the previous study, who did not recur or die after a landmark period of 3 months, were considered...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323691/mri-may-serve-as-a-valid-alternative-to-standing-radiography-in-evaluating-the-sagittal-alignment-of-the-upper-thoracic-spine
#4
Fei Wang, Xu Sun, Saihu Mao, Zhen Liu, Jun Qiao, Feng Zhu, Zezhang Zhu, Tao Pan, Ling Chen, Qinghua Zhao, Yong Qiu
STUDY DESIGN: This study is of a retrospective radiographic design. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to compare supine magnetic resonance images (MRI) with standing x-ray scanning in the evaluation of the sagittal alignment of the upper thoracic spine. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: X-ray films have been reported to be inaccurate in evaluating the proximal thoracic sagittal alignment because of poor visibility of the upper thoracic region...
April 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323667/central-venous-access-in-children-indications-devices-and-risks
#5
Guillermo Ares, Catherine J Hunter
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Central venous catheters (CVCs) have a prominent role in the diagnostic and therapy of neonates and children. Herein, we describe the multiple indications for CVC use and the different devices available for central venous access. Given the prevalent use of CVCs, healthcare systems are focused on reducing complications from their use, particularly central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs). The most up-to-date information available sheds light on best practices and future areas of investigation...
March 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319377/mechanism-and-origins-of-stereoselectivity-in-the-cinchona-thiourea-and-squaramide-catalyzed-asymmetric-michael-addition-of-nitroalkanes-to-enones
#6
Matthew N Grayson
We report density functional theory calculations which examine the mechanism and origins of stereoselectivity of Soós' landmark discovery from 2005 that cinchona thioureas catalyze the asymmetric Michael addition of nitroalkanes to enones. We show that the electrophile is activated by the catalyst's protonated amine and that the nucleophile binds to the thiourea moiety by hydrogen bonding. These results lead to the correction of published mechanistic work which did not consider this activation mode. We have also investigated the corresponding cinchona squaramide-catalyzed reaction and found that it proceeds by the same mechanism, despite the differences in the geometry of the two catalysts' hydrogen bond donating groups, which demonstrates the generality of this mechanistic model...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319004/updated-risk-factors-should-be-used-to-predict-development-of-diabetes
#7
Mary Angelyn Bethel, Kristen A Hyland, Antonio R Chacra, Prakash Deedwania, Gregory R Fulcher, Rury R Holman, Trond Jenssen, Naomi S Levitt, John J V McMurray, Eleni Boutati, Laine Thomas, Jie-Lena Sun, Steven M Haffner
AIMS: Predicting incident diabetes could inform treatment strategies for diabetes prevention, but the incremental benefit of recalculating risk using updated risk factors is unknown. We used baseline and 1-year data from the Nateglinide and Valsartan in Impaired Glucose Tolerance Outcomes Research (NAVIGATOR) Trial to compare diabetes risk prediction using historical or updated clinical information. METHODS: Among non-diabetic participants reaching 1year of follow-up in NAVIGATOR, we compared the performance of the published baseline diabetes risk model with a "landmark" model incorporating risk factors updated at the 1-year time point...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318138/safety-and-efficacy-of-6-month-versus-12-month-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-in-patients-after-implantation-of-multiple-biodegradable-polymer-coated-sirolimus-eluting-coronary-stents-insight-from-the-i-love-it-2-trial
#8
Jing Qi, Yi Li, Jing Li, Quanmin Jing, Kai Xu, Chuanyu Gao, Likun Ma, Zhi Zhang, Bo Xu, Yaling Han
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to compare the clinical outcomes of 6-month versus 12-month dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) in patients receiving multiple biodegradable polymer-coated sirolimus-eluting stents (BP-SES) implants. BACKGROUND: The clinical outcomes for patients who undergo multiple BP-SES implantation with different DAPT durations are uncertain. METHODS: In the I-LOVE-IT 2 trial, 907 patients treated with multiple BP-SES (total stent number ≥2) were assigned to receive 6-month (n = 440) or 12-month (n = 467) DAPT...
March 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317122/an-anthropomorphic-abdominal-phantom-for-deformable-image-registration-accuracy-validation-in-adaptive-radiation-therapy
#9
Yuliang Liao, Linjing Wang, Xiangdong Xu, Haibin Chen, Jiawei Chen, Guoqian Zhang, Huaiyu Lei, Ruihao Wang, Shuxu Zhang, Xuejun Gu, Xin Zhen, Linghong Zhou
PURPOSE: To design and construct a three-dimensional (3D) anthropomorphic abdominal phantom for geometric accuracy and dose summation accuracy evaluations of deformable image registration (DIR) algorithms for adaptive radiation therapy (ART). METHOD: Organ molds, including liver, kidney, spleen, stomach, vertebra and two metastasis tumors, were 3D printed using contours from an ovarian cancer patient. The organ molds were molded with deformable gels made of different mixtures of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and the softener dioctyl terephthalate...
March 20, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316979/a-registration-method-based-on-contour-point-cloud-for-3d-whole-body-pet-and-ct-images
#10
Zhiying Song, Huiyan Jiang, Qiyao Yang, Zhiguo Wang, Guoxu Zhang
The PET and CT fusion image, combining the anatomical and functional information, has important clinical meaning. An effective registration of PET and CT images is the basis of image fusion. This paper presents a multithread registration method based on contour point cloud for 3D whole-body PET and CT images. Firstly, a geometric feature-based segmentation (GFS) method and a dynamic threshold denoising (DTD) method are creatively proposed to preprocess CT and PET images, respectively. Next, a new automated trunk slices extraction method is presented for extracting feature point clouds...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315990/model-based-registration-of-preprocedure-mr-and-intraprocedure-us-of-the-lumbar-spine
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Delaram Behnami, Alireza Sedghi, Emran Mohammad Abu Anas, Abtin Rasoulian, Alexander Seitel, Victoria Lessoway, Tamas Ungi, David Yen, Jill Osborn, Parvin Mousavi, Robert Rohling, Purang Abolmaesumi
PURPOSE: Epidural and spinal needle insertions, as well as facet joint denervation and injections are widely performed procedures on the lumbar spine for delivering anesthesia and analgesia. Ultrasound (US)-based approaches have gained popularity for accurate needle placement, as they use a non-ionizing, inexpensive and accessible modality for guiding these procedures. However, due to the inherent difficulties in interpreting spinal US, they yet to become the clinical standard-of-care...
March 18, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314900/bony-landmark-between-the-attachment-of-the-medial-meniscus-posterior-root-and-the-posterior-cruciate-ligament-ct-and-mr-imaging-assessment
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Masataka Fujii, Takayuki Furumatsu, Shinichi Miyazawa, Yuya Kodama, Tomohito Hino, Yusuke Kamatsuki, Toshifumi Ozaki
OBJECTIVES: (1) To reveal the prevalence of the bony recess (posterior dimple) and (2) to determine the position of the posterior dimple on the tibial plateau using three-dimensional computed tomography (3DCT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, a retrospective review of 112 patients was performed to identify the posterior dimple and to evaluate its position on 3DCT. Magnetic resonance images (MRIs) were also used to determine the positional relationship among the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), medial meniscus posterior insertion (MMPI), and posterior dimple...
March 18, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314886/no-differences-in-subjective-knee-function-between-surgical-techniques-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-at-2-year-follow-up-a-cohort-study-from-the-swedish-national-knee-ligament-register
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Eric Hamrin Senorski, David Sundemo, Christopher D Murawski, Eduard Alentorn-Geli, Volker Musahl, Freddie Fu, Neel Desai, Anders Stålman, Kristian Samuelsson
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate how different techniques of single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction affect subjective knee function via the Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) evaluation 2 years after surgery. It was hypothesized that the surgical techniques of single-bundle ACL reconstruction would result in equivalent results with respect to subjective knee function 2 years after surgery. METHODS: This cohort study was based on data from the Swedish National Knee Ligament Register during the 10-year period of 1 January 2005 through 31 December 2014...
March 17, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314397/effectiveness-of-botulinum-toxin-type-a-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-masticatory-myofascial-pain-a-case-series
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Jason S Baker, Patrick J Nolan
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) for the treatment of chronic masticatory myofascial pain (MMP) over 12 months and to test a standardized protocol. METHODS: This is a prospective case series of consecutive adult patients with chronic MMP treated with injection of BTX-A into the bilateral temporalis and masseter muscles. The authors used the same anatomic landmarks and dosage and followed each patient for 12 months...
January 2017: Journal of the American Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306643/accuracy-and-reliability-of-assessing-lateral-compartmental-leg-composition-using-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry
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Christiana J Raymond, Tyler A Bosch, Foster K Bush, Lisa S Chow, Donald R Dengel
PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate the accuracy and reliability of a novel dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scanning method in the frontal plane for total, fat, and lean mass quantification of the anterior and posterior upper leg compartments. METHODS: Twenty-one (11 females; X¯age = 20.3 ± 1.3 yr) college athletes were assessed for total and regional body composition using DXA. The segmentation of anterior/posterior thigh compartments was measured with participants lying on their right and left sides and the scanned leg elevated with two foam pads...
April 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
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
#16
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/28306330/effect-of-changing-the-head-position-on-accuracy-of-transverse-measurements-of-the-maxillofacial-region-made-on-cone-beam-computed-tomography-and-conventional-posterior-anterior-cephalograms
#17
Abbas Shokri, Amirfarhang Miresmaeili, Nasrin Farhadian, Sepideh Falah-Kooshki, Payam Amini, Najmeh Mollaie
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the effect of head position on the accuracy of transverse measurements of the maxillofacial region on cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and conventional posterior-anterior (PA) cephalograms. The second objective of this study was to find skull positions with the greatest and smallest effect on transverse measurements in the maxillofacial region. METHODS: PA cephalograms and CBCT scans were obtained from 10 dry human skulls in seven positions namely the central position, 10° and 20° rotations, 10° and 20° tilts and 10° and 20° tips...
March 17, 2017: Dento Maxillo Facial Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303634/novel-integrated-3d-multidetector-computed-tomography-and-fluoroscopy-fusion-for-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-procedures
#18
A K Roy, J Horvilleur, B Cormier, M Cazalas, L Fernandez, M Patane, A Neylon, M Spaziano, F J Sawaya, T Arai, E Bouvier, T Hovasse, T Lefèvre, B Chevalier, P Garot
OBJECTIVES: This report demonstrates the application and feasibility of novel 3D-MDCT real-time fusion technology with fluoroscopy, for left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion procedures. BACKGROUND: A successful LAA occlusion procedure relies on multiple imaging modalities, including TEE or 3D-MDCT, and fluoroscopy. Effectively integrating these imaging modalities may improve implantation safety and success. To our knowledge this technique has not been previously described for LAA occlusions...
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302921/deciphering-the-acute-cellular-phosphoproteome-response-to-irradiation-with-x-rays-protons-and-carbon-ions
#19
Martin Winter, Ivana Dokic, Julian Schlegel, Uwe Warnken, Jürgen Debus, Amir Abdollahi, Martina Schnölzer
Radiotherapy is a cornerstone of cancer therapy. The recently established particle therapy with raster-scanning protons and carbon ions landmarks a new era in the field of high-precision cancer medicine. However, molecular mechanisms governing radiation induced intracellular signaling remain elusive. Here, we present the first comprehensive proteomic and phosphoproteomic study applying stable isotope labeling by amino acids in cell culture (SILAC) in combination with high-resolution mass spectrometry to decipher cellular response to irradiation with X-rays, protons and carbon ions...
March 16, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302757/alteration-of-monoamine-receptor-activity-and-glucose-metabolism-in-paediatric-patients-with-anticonvulsant-induced-cognitive-impairment
#20
Yuankai Zhu, Jianhua Feng, Jianfeng Ji, Haifeng Hou, Lin Chen, Shuang Wu, Qing Liu, Qiong Yao, Peizhen Du, Kai Zhang, Qing Chen, Zexin Chen, Hong Zhang, Mei Tian
A landmark study from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) reported that the assessment of cognitive difficulties in children with epilepsy is timely and imperative. Anticonvulsant-induced cognitive impairment could influence the quality of life more than seizure itself in patients. Although monoaminergic system is involved in the regulation of cognitive process, its role in anticonvulsant-induced cognitive impairment remains unclear. Methods: To explore in vivo monoamine receptor binding activity in patients with anticonvulsant-induced cognitive impairment, each patient had PET imaging with both monoamine receptor binding agent, (11)C-N-methylspiperone ((11)C-NMSP), and glucose metabolic agent, (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG)...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
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