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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419591/application-of-spin-echoes-in-the-regime-of-weak-dephasing-to-t1-mapping-of-the-lung
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Jakob Assländer, Steffen J Glaser, Jürgen Hennig
PURPOSE: This work presents an approach to mapping the entire lung's proton density and T1 within a single breath-hold and analyzes the apparent T1 when exciting with a spin echo generating pulse in comparison to a standard gradient echo acquisition. METHODS: An inversion-recovery SNAPSHOT-FLASH sequence with a stack-of-stars k-space readout with a golden angle increment was modified to use a spin echo generating radiofrequency-pulse for excitation. Data of five volunteers were acquired on a 3T scanner and image reconstruction was performed by an iterative algorithm adopted from MR-Fingerprinting...
April 17, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414675/case-report-of-sarcoidosis-as-a-great-mimicker-in-various-populations
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C Bowe, F Jenssen, A Espinoza
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of sarcoidosis varies as much as 1-40 cases per 100,000 depending on region and population. Sarcoid typically occurs in people younger than 50 years old, with a peak incidence with ages between 20 and 40 years old. African Americans are 3 times more likely to develop sarcoidosis than Caucasian Americans, and woman are more likely than men to develop sarcoidosis in any ethnic group; nonetheless, it remains a valid differential across any population. CASE: A 32 year old Hispanic man presented to the Emergency Department with night sweats, fatigue, and 35 pound unintentional weight loss over the last several weeks...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413775/an-interesting-case-of-mycoplasma-pneumonia-associated-multisystem-involvement-and-diffuse-alveolar-hemorrhage
#3
Rashmi Mishra, Edison Cano, Sindhaghatta Venkatram, Gilda Diaz-Fuentes
Severe mycoplasma pneumonia is a rare entity with only 0.5-2% of cases having a fulminant course. We present a 74-year-old woman with hypertension, diabetes mellitus and remote history of marginal zone B-cell lymphoma admitted with abdominal pain and diarrhea of 1-2 days associated with body-aches, dyspnea, dry cough and weight loss for 2-3 weeks. On physical exam, she was febrile, tachypneic, tachycardic and hypoxic on room air. Chest examination revealed diffuse crackles and end-expiratory wheezes. Laboratory tests showed anemia, acute-on-chronic kidney injury and hyaline casts and epithelial cells in the urine analysis...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413686/cytokine-profiles-of-amyopathic-dermatomyositis-with-interstitial-lung-diseases-treated-with-mycophenolate
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Masachika Hayashi, Ami Aoki, Katsuaki Asakawa, Takuro Sakagami, Toshiaki Kikuchi, Toshinori Takada
A 59-year-old Japanese man diagnosed with interstitial lung disease associated with amyopathic dermatomyositis with anti-melanoma differentiation-associated gene 5 (MDA-5) antibodies was treated with intravenous methyl prednisolone (PSL) 1000 mg, oral PSL 1 mg/kg, and oral cyclosporin 200 mg daily. His respiratory condition worsened after treatment with two times of intravenous cyclophosphamide and another steroid pulse therapy as well as PSL and cyclosporin. Addition of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), 1...
July 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412662/a-wireless-point-of-care-testing-system-for-the-detection-of-neuron-specific-enolase-with-microfluidic-paper-based-analytical-devices
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Yan Fan, Juntao Liu, Yang Wang, Jinping Luo, Huiren Xu, Shengwei Xu, Xinxia Cai
Neuron-specific enolase (NSE) had clinical significance on diagnosis, staging, monitoring effect and judging prognosis of small cell lung cancer. Thus, there had a growing demand for the on-site testing of NSE. Here, a wireless point-of-care testing (POCT) system with electrochemical measurement for NSE detection was developed and verified. The wireless POCT system consisted of microfluidic paper-based analytical devices (μPADs), electrochemical detector and Android's smartphone. Differential pulse voltammetry (DPV) measurement was adopted by means of electrochemical detector which including a potentiostat and current-to-voltage converter...
April 12, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412426/unraveling-the-rv-ejection-doppler%C3%A2-envelope-insight-into-pulmonary-artery-hemodynamics-and-disease%C3%A2-severity
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Hiroko Takahama, Robert B McCully, Robert P Frantz, Garvan C Kane
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to characterize the profiles of right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) Doppler flow velocity envelopes in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and to establish whether changes in the RVOT flow profile related to patient outcome. BACKGROUND: The RVOT systolic flow profile is frequently abnormal, with findings of a mid-systolic flow deceleration and notching, previously proposed as an indicator of elevated pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR)...
April 7, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411113/restrictive-spirometry-pattern-is-associated-with-increased-arterial-stiffness-in-men-and-women
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I-Hsuan Wu, Zih-Jie Sun, Feng-Hwa Lu, Yi-Ching Yang, Chieh-Ying Chou, Chih-Jen Chang, Jin-Shang Wu
BACKGROUND: There is growing evidence that pulmonary function impairment has been found to be related to cardiovascular events and death. Some studies showed that the level of forced vital capacity (FVC) was negatively related to arterial stiffness, but most studies were confined to males and none of them examined the association of the presence of restrictive spirometry pattern with arterial stiffness. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the association of restrictive spirometry pattern with arterial stiffness by gender...
April 11, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398697/effects-of-targeting-lower-versus-higher-arterial-oxygen-saturations-on-death-or-disability-in-preterm-infants
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REVIEW
Lisa M Askie, Brian A Darlow, Peter G Davis, Neil Finer, Ben Stenson, Maximo Vento, Robin Whyte
BACKGROUND: The use of supplemental oxygen in the care of extremely preterm infants has been common practice since the 1940s. Despite this, there is little agreement regarding which oxygen saturation (SpO₂) ranges to target to maximise short- or long-term growth and development, while minimising harms. There are two opposing concerns. Lower oxygen levels (targeting SpO₂ at 90% or less) may impair neurodevelopment or result in death. Higher oxygen levels (targeting SpO₂ greater than 90%) may increase severe retinopathy of prematurity or chronic lung disease...
April 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394494/high-frequency-continuous-pulsed-magnetic-stimulation-does-not-adversely-affect-development-on-whole-body-organs-in-female-sprague-dawley-rats
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Eiichi Sato, Tomonori Yamanishi, Yasuo Imai, Masashi Kobayashi, Taku Sakamoto, Yuko Ono, Akiko Fujii, Takehiko Yamaguchi, Tsukasa Nakamura, Yoshihiko Ueda
OBJECTIVES: To conduct histopathological studies on various organs in three different groups of female rats for adverse effects of pulsed magnetic stimulation (MS). Blood tests and body and organ weights were also studied. METHODS: A high-frequency continuous magnetic stimulator was used (SMN-X, Nihon Kohden, Tokyo). Thirty-four female Sprague-Dawley rats (SPF) were randomly divided into three groups: treatment (MS) groups with 12 and 36 stimulations (seven rats in each); sham groups exposed only to sounds of stimulation for 12 and 36 times; (seven rats in each); and control groups with no stimulation or sound during the same periods of 12 and 36 stimulations (five rats in each)...
May 2017: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391420/a-neuro-oncologist-s-perspective-on-management-of-brain-metastases-in-patients-with-egfr-mutant-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#10
REVIEW
Tresa McGranahan, Seema Nagpal
Management of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with brain metastasis (BrM) has been revolutionized by identification of molecular subsets that have targetable oncogenes. Historically, survival for NSCLC with symptomatic BrM was weeks to months. Now, many patients are surviving years with limited data to guide treatment decisions. Tumors with activating mutations in epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFRact+) have a higher incidence of BrM, but a longer overall survival. The high response rate of both systemic and BrM EGFRact+ NSCLC to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) has led to the rapid incorporation of new therapies but is outpacing evidence-based decisions for BrM in NSCLC...
April 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389088/pulmonary-diagnostics
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REVIEW
Steven M Donn, Sunil K Sinha
Term infants with respiratory distress may have extremely varied etiologies of their illnesses. These range from anatomical malformations to infectious or inflammatory conditions to genetic, metabolic, or neurological abnormalities. This article reviews the present array of diagnostic studies available to the clinician, including the physical examination, imaging (radiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, and nuclear scanning techniques), lung mechanics and function testing, evaluation of gas exchange (blood gases, pulse oximetry, transcutaneous monitoring, and end-tidal carbon monoxide measurements), and anatomical studies (bronchoscopy and lung biopsy)...
April 4, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381429/long-term-effects-of-severe-acute-malnutrition-on-lung-function-in-malawian-children-a-cohort-study
#12
Natasha Lelijveld, Marko Kerac, Andrew Seal, Emmanuel Chimwezi, Jonathan C Wells, Robert S Heyderman, Moffat J Nyirenda, Janet Stocks, Jane Kirkby
Early nutritional insults may increase risk of adult lung disease. We aimed to quantify the impact of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) on spirometric outcomes 7 years post-treatment and explore predictors of impaired lung function.Spirometry and pulse oximetry were assessed in 237 Malawian children (median age: 9.3 years) who had been treated for SAM and compared with sibling and age/sex-matched community controls. Spirometry results were expressed as z-scores based on Global Lung Function Initiative reference data for the African-American population...
April 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379579/discovery-of-novel-heart-rate-associated-loci-using-the-exome-chip
#13
Marten E van den Berg, Helen R Warren, Claudia P Cabrera, Niek Verweij, Borbala Mifsud, Jeffrey Haessler, Nathan A Bihlmeyer, Yi-Ping Fu, Stefan Weiss, Henry J Lin, Niels Grarup, Ruifang Li-Gao, Giorgio Pistis, Nabi Shah, Jennifer A Brody, Martina Müller-Nurasyid, Honghuang Lin, Hao Mei, Albert V Smith, Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen, Leanne M Hall, Jessica van Setten, Stella Trompet, Bram P Prins, Aaron Isaacs, Farid Radmanesh, Jonathan Marten, Aiman Entwistle, Jan A Kors, Claudia T Silva, Alvaro Alonso, Joshua C Bis, Rudolf de Boer, Hugoline G de Haan, Renée de Mutsert, George Dedoussis, Anna F Dominiczak, Alex S F Doney, Patrick T Ellinor, Ruben N Eppinga, Stephan B Felix, Xiuqing Guo, Yanick Hagemeijer, Torben Hansen, Tamara B Harris, Susan R Heckbert, Paul L Huang, Shih-Jen Hwang, Mika Kähönen, Jørgen K Kanters, Ivana Kolcic, Lenore J Launer, Man Li, Jie Yao, Allan Linneberg, Simin Liu, Peter W Macfarlane, Massimo Mangino, Andrew D Morris, Antonella Mulas, Alison D Murray, Christopher P Nelson, Marco Orrú, Sandosh Padmanabhan, Annette Peters, David J Porteous, Neil Poulter, Bruce M Psaty, Lihong Qi, Olli T Raitakari, Fernando Rivadeneira, Carolina Roselli, Igor Rudan, Naveed Sattar, Peter Sever, Moritz F Sinner, Elsayed Z Soliman, Timothy D Spector, Alice V Stanton, Kathleen E Stirrups, Kent D Taylor, Martin D Tobin, André Uitterlinden, Ilonca Vaartjes, Arno W Hoes, Peter van der Meer, Uwe Völker, Melanie Waldenberger, Zhijun Xie, Magdalena Zoledziewska, Andrew Tinker, Ozren Polasek, Jonathan Rosand, Yalda Jamshidi, Cornelia M van Duijn, Eleftheria Zeggini, J Wouter Jukema, Folkert W Asselbergs, Nilesh J Samani, Terho Lehtimäki, Vilmundur Gudnason, James Wilson, Steven A Lubitz, Stefan Kääb, Nona Sotoodehnia, Mark J Caulfield, Colin N A Palmer, Serena Sanna, Dennis O Mook-Kanamori, Panos Deloukas, Oluf Pedersen, Jerome I Rotter, Marcus Dörr, Chris J O'Donnell, Caroline Hayward, Dan E Arking, Charles Kooperberg, Pim van der Harst, Mark Eijgelsheim, Bruno H Stricker, Patricia B Munroe
Background Resting heart rate is a heritable trait, and an increase in heart rate is associated with increased mortality risk. GWAS analyses have found loci associated with resting heart rate, at the time of our study these loci explained 0.9% of the variation.Aim To discover new genetic loci associated with heart rate from Exome Chip meta-analyses.Methods Heart rate was measured from either elecrtrocardiograms or pulse recordings. We meta-analysed heart rate association results from 104,452 European-ancestry individuals from 30 cohorts, genotyped using the Exome Chip...
April 3, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378437/serum-ll-37-levels-correlate-with-the-efficacy-of-i-v-cyclophosphamide-pulse-for-skin-sclerosis-and-interstitial-lung-disease-in-systemic-sclerosis
#14
Takehiro Takahashi, Yoshihide Asano, Takashi Taniguchi, Ayumi Yoshizaki, Shinichi Sato
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364178/optimizing-left-anterior-oblique-lao-caudal-imaging-in-coronary-angiography-using-the-taguchi-method-a-phantom-study-with-clinical-verification
#15
Lung-Fa Pan, Kuang Hua Chu, Hai-Feng Sher, Lung-Kwang Pan
The aim of this work tried to optimize the spider view of the coronary angiograph for the clinical diagnosis of cardiac artery disease by cardiologists. A qualified spider view in coronary angiography must be exactly a "quasi-spider" image, which can help to diagnose a lesion in left main coronary artery and related regions. Coronary artery phantom was placed in a 75 mm-thick acrylic box to model a 70 kg human thorax. Eighteen groups of various combinations of operating factors of the X-ray facility were organized based on a Taguchi analysis...
March 31, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353630/detection-of-17-%C3%AE-estradiol-in-environmental-samples-and-for-health-care-using-a-single-use-cost-effective-biosensor-based-on-differential-pulse-voltammetry-dpv
#16
Yifan Dai, Chung Chiun Liu
Environmental estrogen pollution and estrogen effects on the female reproductive system are well recognized scientifically. Among the estrogens, 17 β-estradiol is a priority in environmental estrogen pollution, and it is also a major contributor to estrogen which regulates the female reproductive system. 17 β-estradiol is carcinogenic and has a tumor promotion effect relating to breast cancer, lung cancer and others. It also affects psychological well-being such as depression, fatigue and others. Thus, a simple method of detecting 17 β-estradiol will be important for both environmental estrogen pollution and health care...
March 29, 2017: Biosensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348947/legionella-pneumonia-associated-with-severe-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-and-diffuse-alveolar-hemorrhage-a-rare-association
#17
Muhammad Kashif, Ravi Patel, Bharat Bajantri, Gilda Diaz-Fuentes
Legionella pneumophila is a common, usually underreported and undiagnosed cause of community acquired pneumonia which can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage rarely have been associated with legionella infection. We present a 61-year-old man with hypertension, diabetes mellitus and obesity admitted with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome. He was found to have Legionella pneumonia with associated diffuse alveolar hemorrhage diagnosed with bronchoscopic sequential bronchoalveolar lavage...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348805/a-cardiac-implantable-device-infection-by-raoultella-planticola-in-an-immunocompromized-patient
#18
Chandra Adjodah, Chistophe D'Ivernois, David Leyssene, Jean-Baptiste Berneau, Yann Hemery
Introduction. Infection of cardiac implantable electronic devices is a severe condition associated with high mortality, particularly in patients who are dependent upon heart-pacing devices. Staphylococci are found in 70 % of reported cases. Case presentation. We report the case of a cardiac-pacemaker infection in a 79-year-old man, cumulating a history of rheumatoid arthritis treated by corticosteroids and methotrexate by a recently identified micro-organism: Raoultella planticola. He presented local signs of infection on his VVI pacemaker implantation site and underwent urgent pocket device replacement under cefamandole antibioprophylaxis...
February 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296747/adult-onset-still-s-disease-with-atypical-cutaneous-manifestations
#19
Francisco Javier Narváez Garcia, María Pascual, Mercè López de Recalde, Pablo Juarez, Isabel Morales-Ivorra, Jaime Notario, Anna Jucglà, Joan M Nolla
The diagnosis of adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD) can be very difficult. There are no specific tests available, and diagnosis is usually based on a symptom complex and the well-described typical evanescent rash seen in the majority of patients. However, in recent years, other atypical cutaneous manifestations of AOSD have been reported. These atypical skin eruptions often present in addition to the typical evanescent rash but may also be the only skin manifestation, resulting in delayed diagnosis because of under-recognition...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286654/it-s-better-to-be-lucky%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-successful-management-of-an-acute-endobronchial-tumour-embolism-in-the-icu-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
Christopher J Walsh, Ron Olivenstein, Eric Forget, Anne V Gonzalez
Endobronchial tumour embolism is a rare cause of acute central airway obstruction. It is primarily reported during pneumonectomy, and the outcome is frequently fatal. Successful management requires the urgent removal of tumour with rigid or flexible bronchoscopy. We present the case of a 62-year-old woman with poorly differentiated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), referred to our institution for Nd:YAG laser photoresection of endobronchial tumour completely obstructing the right mainstem bronchus (RMSB)...
May 2017: Respirology Case Reports
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