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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819899/significance-of-intravascular-ultrasound-and-exercise-stress-echocardiography-in-diagnosis-of-exercise-induced-vasospastic-angina-at-the-site-of-moderate-stenosis
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Makio Muraishi, Kentaro Shibayama, Masahiko Noguchi, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Kotaro Obunai
Recently, exercise-induced spastic coronary artery occlusion at the site of moderate stenosis, which Prinzmetal's angina or cardiac syndrome X does not cover, was reported. Multi-modality imaging is important for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease with a complex ischemic mechanism. However, the previous report did not include findings from intracoronary imaging at the site of moderate coronary stenosis. We report a case of exercise-induced vasospastic angina at the site of moderate stenosis, where multi-modality imaging, including exercise stress echocardiography and intravascular ultrasound, was utilized to make a definitive diagnosis and investigate underlying causes...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819303/automated-segmentation-of-light-sheet-fluorescent-imaging-to-characterize-experimental-doxorubicin-induced-cardiac-injury-and-repair
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René R Sevag Packard, Kyung In Baek, Tyler Beebe, Nelson Jen, Yichen Ding, Feng Shi, Peng Fei, Bong Jin Kang, Po-Heng Chen, Jonathan Gau, Michael Chen, Jonathan Y Tang, Yu-Huan Shih, Yonghe Ding, Debiao Li, Xiaolei Xu, Tzung K Hsiai
This study sought to develop an automated segmentation approach based on histogram analysis of raw axial images acquired by light-sheet fluorescent imaging (LSFI) to establish rapid reconstruction of the 3-D zebrafish cardiac architecture in response to doxorubicin-induced injury and repair. Input images underwent a 4-step automated image segmentation process consisting of stationary noise removal, histogram equalization, adaptive thresholding, and image fusion followed by 3-D reconstruction. We applied this method to 3-month old zebrafish injected intraperitoneally with doxorubicin followed by LSFI at 3, 30, and 60 days post-injection...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818853/interobserver-agreement-and-image-quality-of-functional-cardiac-ultrasound-measures-used-in-a-randomised-trial-of-delayed-cord-clamping-in-preterm-infants
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Himanshu Popat, Kristy P Robledo, Lucille Sebastian, Nicholas Evans, Andrew Gill, Martin Kluckow, Sanjay Sinhal, Koert de Waal, William Tarnow-Mordi, David Osborn
OBJECTIVE: Functional cardiac ultrasound measures are used clinically and in trials for assessing the haemodynamic status of newborn infants. Superior vena cava (SVC) flow and right ventricular output (RVO) are established measures of systemic blood flow on the first postnatal day. The objective was to assess image quality and interobserver agreement of these measures in preterm infants enrolled in a randomised trial of immediate versus delayed cord clamping. DESIGN AND SETTING: Image quality and interobserver agreement for SVC flow, RVO and ductus arteriosus (DA) size were assessed on measurements taken at 3-6, 6-12 and 20-28 hours for the first 10 infants enrolled at each of four sites (total 40)...
August 17, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818353/does-calcium-burden-impact-culprit-lesion-morphology-and-clinical-results-an-adapt-des-ivus-substudy
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Peiren Shan, Gary S Mintz, Bernhard Witzenbichler, D Christopher Metzger, Michael J Rinaldi, Peter L Duffy, Giora Weisz, Thomas D Stuckey, Bruce R Brodie, Philippe Généreux, Aaron Crowley, Ajay J Kirtane, Gregg W Stone, Akiko Maehara
BACKGROUND: Increasing coronary lesion calcification is thought to be associated with adverse percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and clinical outcomes. We investigated the effects of calcium burden on culprit lesion morphology and clinical events after intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided PCI in the ADAPT-DES study. METHODS: ADAPT-DES was a prospective, multicenter registry of 8582 consecutive patients undergoing successful PCI using DES. A pre-specified virtual histology (VH)-IVUS substudy of 638 culprit lesions (638 patients) had both pre- and post-PCI VH-IVUS...
August 12, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818306/time-harmonic-ultrasound-elastography-of-the-descending-abdominal-aorta-initial-results
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Lars-Arne Schaafs, Heiko Tzschätzsch, Markus van der Giet, Alexander Reshetnik, Ingo G Steffen, Bernd Hamm, Jürgen Braun, Ingolf Sack, Thomas Elgeti
Stiffening of central large vessels is considered a key pathophysiologic factor within the cardiovascular system. Current diagnostic parameters such as pulse wave velocity (PWV) indirectly measure aortic stiffness, a hallmark of coronary diseases. The aim of the present study was to perform elastography of the proximal abdominal aorta based on externally induced time-harmonic shear waves. Experiments were performed in 30 healthy volunteers (25 young, 5 old, >50 y) and 5 patients with longstanding hypertension (PWV >10 m/s)...
August 14, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815496/injection-based-delivery-of-cell-permeable-peptide-tagged-cre
#6
Wei-Ming Chien, Yonggang Liu, Ana A Dinca, Michael T Chin
The technique of Cre-mediated DNA recombination at loxP sites has been used widely in manipulation of the genome in cultured cells and in living organisms. Local delivery of Cre recombinase protein tagged with a cell-penetrating (or permeable) peptide (Cre-CPP) has the advantage of additional spatial and temporal control when compared to genetic delivery methods. In this chapter, we describe protocols for injection-based intramuscular delivery of Cre-CPP dissolved in hydrogel to skeletal muscle and by ultrasound-guided injection to cardiac muscle in mice...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809063/color-and-power-doppler-combined-with-fetal-intelligent-navigation-echocardiography-fine-to-evaluate-the-fetal-heart
#7
L Yeo, R Romero
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of color and bidirectional power Doppler ultrasound combined with Fetal Intelligent Navigation Echocardiography (FINE) in examining the fetal heart. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted of fetuses in the second and third trimesters with a normal heart or with congenital heart disease (CHD). One or more spatiotemporal image correlation (STIC) volume datasets, combined with color or bidirectional power Doppler (S-flow) imaging, were acquired in the apical four-chamber view...
August 14, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807449/non-invasive-intra-cardiac-pressure-measurements-using-subharmonic-aided-pressure-estimation-proof-of-concept-in-humans
#8
Jaydev K Dave, Sushmita V Kulkarni, Purva P Pangaonkar, Maria Stanczak, Maureen E McDonald, Ira S Cohen, Praveen Mehrotra, Michael P Savage, Paul Walinsky, Nicholas J Ruggiero, David L Fischman, David Ogilby, Carolyn VanWhy, Matthew Lombardi, Flemming Forsberg
This study evaluated the feasibility of employing non-invasive intra-cardiac pressure estimation using subharmonic signals from ultrasound contrast agents in humans. This institutional review board-approved proof-of-concept study included 15 consenting patients scheduled for left and right heart catheterization. During the catheterization procedure, Definity was infused intra-venously at 4-10 mL/min. Ultrasound scanning was performed with a Sonix RP using pulse inversion, three incident acoustic output levels and 2...
August 11, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805615/prenatal-diagnosis-of-holoprosencephaly-associated-with-smith-lemli-opitz-syndrome-slos-in-a-46-xx-fetus
#9
André Travessa, Patrícia Dias, Pedro Rocha, Ana Berta Sousa
OBJECTIVE: To show the importance of measuring cholesterol precursor levels in amniotic fluid in all pregnancies with ultrasound features (such as holoprosencephaly) suggestive of Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome (SLOS), after exclusion of chromosomal anomalies. CASE REPORT: A 28-year-old woman, gravida 1 para 0, performed chorionic villus sampling for fetal karyotyping at 13 weeks of gestation due to positive combined first trimester screening in a fetus with increased nuchal translucency and suspected holoprosencephaly...
August 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803252/two-dimensional-echocardiography-estimates-of-fetal-ventricular-mass-throughout-gestation
#10
Christina Y L Aye, Adam James Lewandowski, Eric O Ohuma, Ross Upton, Alice Packham, Yvonne Kenworthy, Fenella Roseman, Tess Norris, Malid Molloholli, Sikolia Wanyonyi, Aris T Papageorghiou, Paul Leeson
BACKGROUND: Two-dimensional (2D) ultrasound quality has improved in recent years. Quantification of cardiac dimensions is important to screen and monitor certain fetal conditions. We assessed the feasibility and reproducibility of fetal ventricular measures using 2D echocardiography, reported normal ranges in our cohort, and compared estimates to other modalities. METHODS: Mass and end-diastolic volume were estimated by manual contouring in the four-chamber view using TomTec Image Arena 4...
August 12, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800987/dynamic-three-dimensional-geometry-of-the-aortic-valve-apparatus-a-feasibility-study
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Arash Khamooshian, Yannis Amador, Ting Hai, Jelliffe Jeganathan, Maria Saraf, Eitezaz Mahmood, Robina Matyal, Kamal R Khabbaz, Massimo Mariani, Feroze Mahmood
OBJECTIVE: To provide (1) an overview of the aortic valve (AV) apparatus anatomy and nomenclature, and (2) data regarding the normal AV apparatus geometry and dynamism during the cardiac cycle obtained from three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (3D TEE). DESIGN: Retrospective feasibility study. SETTING: A single-center university teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS: The study was performed on data of 10 patients with a nonregurgitant, nonstenotic aortic valve undergoing cardiac surgery...
August 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797661/patency-and-clinical-outcome-after-stent-placement-for-chronic-obstruction-of-the-inferior-vena-cava
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O Grøtta, T Enden, G Sandbæk, G F Gjerdalen, C-E Slagsvold, D Bay, N-E Kløw, A Rosales
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: The objective was to assess the technical success, patency, and clinical outcome after stent placement for chronic obstruction of the inferior vena cava (IVC). METHODS: A retrospective analysis was carried out of patients with chronic IVC obstruction verified with computed tomography and/or magnetic resonance venography, accepted for stent placement at the Norwegian National Unit for Reconstructive Deep Venous Surgery from March 2010 to September 2015...
August 7, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797399/a-54-year-old-man-with-anasarca-dyspnea-and-recurrent-bilateral-pleural-effusions
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Pradnya D Patil, Yvette M Cua, Carol Farver, Rafael L Perez, Atul C Mehta, Tanmay S Panchabhai
A 54-year-old African-American man presented with 2 years of progressively worsening dyspnea and anasarca. Over the past 6 months he gained 30 lbs with worsening lower extremity, abdominal wall, and scrotal edema. A recent workup for cardiac, renal, and liver disease, including two-dimensional echocardiogram, liver and renal function tests, and abdominal ultrasound, was unremarkable. He reported a 15-pack year history of smoking and quit 3 years ago. Chest radiograph at that time revealed bilateral pleural effusions that were both reportedly milky in appearance when drained by thoracenteses...
August 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796606/directional-transverse-oscillation-vector-flow-estimation
#14
Jorgen Arendt Jensen
A method for estimating vector velocities using transverse oscillation (TO) combined with directional beamforming is presented. In directional TO (DTO), a normal focused field is emitted and the received signals are beamformed in the lateral direction transverse to the ultrasound beam to increase the amount of data for vector velocity estimation. The approach is self-calibrating as the lateral oscillation period is estimated from the directional signal through a Fourier transform to yield quantitative velocity results over a large range of depths...
August 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794001/randomized-comparison-of-ridaforolimus-eluting-and-zotarolimus-eluting-coronary-stents-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-primary-results-from-the-bionics-trial
#15
David E Kandzari, Pieter C Smits, Michael P Love, Ori Ben-Yehuda, Shmuel Banai, Simon D Robinson, Michael Jonas, Ran Kornowski, Rodrigo Bagur, Andres Iniguez, Haim D Danenberg, Robert L Feldman, Rajiv Jauhar, Harish Chandna, Manish A Parikh, Gidon Y Perlman, Mercedes Balcells, Peter M Markham, Melek Ozgu Ozan, Philippe Genereux, Elazer Edelman, Martin B Leon, Gregg W Stone
Background -The safety and efficacy of a novel cobalt alloy-based coronary stent with a durable elastomeric polymer eluting the antiproliferative agent ridaforolimus for treatment of patients with coronary artery disease is undetermined. Methods -A prospective, international 1:1 randomized trial was conducted to evaluate in a noninferiority design the relative safety and efficacy of ridaforolimus-eluting stents (RES) and slow-release zotarolimus-eluting stents (ZES) among 1,919 patients at 76 centers undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention...
August 9, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793969/lung-ultrasound-in-internal-medicine-a-bedside-help-to-increase-accuracy-in-the-diagnosis-of-dyspnea
#16
Tiziano Perrone, Alessia Maggi, Carmelo Sgarlata, Ilaria Palumbo, Elisa Mossolani, Sara Ferrari, Ariel Melloul, Roberta Mussinelli, Michele Boldrini, Ambra Raimondi, Aderville Cabassi, Francesco Salinaro, Stefano Perlini
BACKGROUND: Dyspnea is one of the most frequent causes of admission in Internal Medicine wards, leading to a sizeable utilization of medical resources. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: The role of bedside lung ultrasound (LUS) was evaluated in 130 consecutive patients (age: 81±9years), in whom blindly collected LUS results were compared with data obtained by clinical examination, medical history, blood analysis, and chest X-ray. Dyspnea etiology was classified as "cardiac" (n=80), "respiratory" (n=36) or "mixed" (n=14), according to the discharge diagnosis (congestive heart failure either alone [n=80] or associated with pneumonia [n=14], pneumonia [n=24], and obstructive disventilatory syndrome [n=12])...
August 6, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783626/fast-and-fully-automatic-left-ventricular-segmentation-and-tracking-in-echocardiography-using-shape-based-b-spline-explicit-active-surfaces
#17
Joao Pedrosa, Sandro Queiros, Olivier Bernard, Jan Engvall, Thor Edvardsen, Eike Nagel, Jan Dhooge
Cardiac volume/function assessment remains a critical step in daily cardiology and 3D ultrasound plays an increasingly important role. Fully automatic left ventricular segmentation is, however, a challenging task due to the artifacts and low contrast-to-noise ratio of ultrasound imaging. In the present work, a fast and fully automatic framework for full cycle endocardial left ventricle segmentation is proposed. This approach couples the advantages of the B-spline explicit active surfaces framework, a purely image information approach, to those of statistical shape models to give prior information about the expected shape for an accurate segmentation...
August 2, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782322/congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-with-11-beta-hydroxylase-deficiency-with-testicular-adrenal-rest-tumour
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Archana Sonawale, Anjali Rajadhyaksha, Siddharth Warrier, Rohit Shriwastav, Nilakshi H Sabnis
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia refers to the non-malignant enlargement of adrenal gland tissue as a result of deficiency of one of several enzymes involved in adrenal hormone synthesis, secondary to a genetic mutation. 11 - Beta hydroxylase is one such enzyme, and its deficiency is a rare cause of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. We describe the case of an 18-year old man who presented to us with an acute right ganglio-capsular bleed, hypertension and bilateral scrotal swelling. Investigations revealed hypokalemia, and normal renal and cardiac functions...
June 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782233/re-descriptive-analysis-of-different-phenotypes-of-cardiac-remodeling-in-fetal-growth-restriction-m-rodr%C3%A3-guez-l%C3%A3-pez-m-cruz-lemini-b-valenzuela-alcaraz-l-garcia-otero-m-sitges-b-bijnens-e-gratac%C3%A3-s-and-f-crispi-ultrasound-obstet-gynecol-2017-50-207-214
#19
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782135/ultrasound-evaluation-of-left-ventricular-and-aortic-fibrosis-after-pre-eclampsia
#20
Rossana Orabona, Edoardo Sciatti, Enrico Vizzardi, Ivano Bonadei, Federico Prefumo, Adriana Valcamonico, Marco Metra, Tiziana Frusca
OBJECTIVES: Myocardial fibrosis is linked with adverse clinical outcomes in adults. The objective was to investigate the presence of myocardial and/or aortic fibrosis in asymptomatic women with a history of early-onset (EO) or late-onset (LO) pre-eclampsia (PE) by echocardiographic calibrated integrated backscatter (cIBS). METHODS: 30 women who experienced pregnancies complicated by EOPE, 30 with a previous LOPE and 30 controls were retrospectively selected from our electronic database and then recalled from 6 months to 4 years after delivery...
August 7, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
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