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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910126/gradient-echo-epi-using-a-high-degree-shim-insert-coil-at-7%C3%A2-t-implications-for-bold-fmri
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Tae Kim, Yoojin Lee, Tiejun Zhao, Hoby P Hetherington, Jullie W Pan
PURPOSE: To quantitatively assess the effects of high degree and order (1(st) -4(th+) ) relative to 1(st) -2(nd) degree B0 shimming at 7 Tesla (T) on gradient-echo echo planar imaging (GE-EPI) and blood-oxygen-level dependent (BOLD) activation. METHODS: Simulations and GE-EPI were performed at (2mm)(3) and (3mm)(3) resolution, evaluating the temporal signal-to-noise ratio (tSNR), transverse relaxivity ( R2*), BOLD % signal change and activated pixel counts in a breath-hold task...
December 1, 2016: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905543/rapid-functional-cardiac-imaging-after-gadolinium-injection-evaluation-of-a-highly-accelerated-sequence-with-sparse-data-sampling-and-iterative-reconstruction
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Johannes Budjan, Holger Haubenreisser, Thomas Henzler, Sonja Sudarski, Michaela Schmidt, Christina Doesch, Ibrahim Akin, Martin Borggrefe, Nadja M Meßner, Stefan O Schoenberg, Ulrike I Attenberger, Theano Papavassiliu
To generate a patient-friendly, time-efficient cardiac MRI examination protocol, a highly accelerated real-time CINE MR sequence (SSIR) was acquired in the idle time in between contrast injection and late gadolinium enhancement phase. 20 consecutive patients underwent a cardiac MRI examination including a multi-breath-hold sequence as gold standard (Ref) as well as SSIR sequences with (SSIR-BH) and without breath-hold (SSIR-nonBH). SSIR sequences were acquired 4 minutes after gadolinium injection. Right- (RV) and left-ventricular (LV) volumetric functional parameters were evaluated and compared between Ref and SSIR sequences...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903671/sports-related-lung-injury-during-breath-hold-diving
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Tanja Mijacika, Zeljko Dujic
The number of people practising recreational breath-hold diving is constantly growing, thereby increasing the need for knowledge of the acute and chronic effects such a sport could have on the health of participants. Breath-hold diving is potentially dangerous, mainly because of associated extreme environmental factors such as increased hydrostatic pressure, hypoxia, hypercapnia, hypothermia and strenuous exercise.In this article we focus on the effects of breath-hold diving on pulmonary function. Respiratory symptoms have been reported in almost 25% of breath-hold divers after repetitive diving sessions...
December 2016: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890346/the-uk-heartspare-study-stage-ii-multicentre-evaluation-of-a-voluntary-breath-hold-technique-in-patients-receiving-breast-radiotherapy
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F R Bartlett, E M Donovan, H A McNair, L A Corsini, R M Colgan, P M Evans, L Maynard, C Griffin, J S Haviland, J R Yarnold, A M Kirby
AIMS: To evaluate the feasibility and heart-sparing ability of the voluntary breath-hold (VBH) technique in a multicentre setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients were recruited from 10 UK centres. Following surgery for early left breast cancer, patients with any heart inside the 50% isodose from a standard free-breathing tangential field treatment plan underwent a second planning computed tomography (CT) scan using the VBH technique. A separate treatment plan was prepared on the VBH CT scan and used for treatment...
November 24, 2016: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889091/breath-hold-pet-ct-guided-tumour-ablation-under-general-anaesthesia-accuracy-of-tumour-image-registration-and-projected-ablation-zone-overlap
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P B Shyn, S Tremblay-Paquet, K Palmer, S Tatli, K Tuncali, O I Olubiyi, N Hata, S G Silverman
AIM: To assess single-breath-hold combined positron-emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) for accuracy of tumour image registration and projected ablation volume overlap in patients undergoing percutaneous PET/CT-guided tumour-ablation procedures under general anaesthesia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight patients underwent 12 PET/CT-guided tumour-ablation procedures to treat 20 tumours in the lung, liver, or adrenal gland. Using breath-hold PET/CT, the centre of the tumour was marked on each PET and CT acquisition by four readers to assess two- (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) spatial misregistration...
November 23, 2016: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882488/quantification-of-motion-of-the-thoracic-aorta-after-ascending-aortic-repair-of-type-a-dissection
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Ga-Young Suh, Dominik Fleischmann, Ramin E Beygui, Christopher P Cheng
PURPOSE: To quantify cardiac and respiratory deformations of the thoracic aorta after ascending aortic graft repair. METHODS: Eight patients were scanned with cardiac-resolved computed tomography angiography during inspiratory/expiratory breath-holds. Aortic centerlines and lumen were extracted to compute the arclength, curvature, angulation, and cross-section shape. RESULTS: From systole to diastole, the angle of graft [Formula: see text] arch increased by 2...
November 23, 2016: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875362/relationship-between-hiv-infection-antiretroviral-therapy-inflammatory-markers-and-cerebrovascular-endothelial-function-among-adults-in-urban-china
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Felicia C Chow, Yanling Li, Yinghuan Hu, Joy Chan, Huanling Wang, Weihai Xu, Richard W Price, Farzaneh A Sorond, Taisheng Li
BACKGROUND: Cerebrovascular risk is increased in people living with HIV infection compared with age-matched uninfected individuals. Cerebrovascular endothelial dysfunction related to antiretroviral therapy and inflammation may contribute to higher stroke risk in HIV infection. METHODS: We compared cerebral vasoreactivity-a measure of cerebrovascular endothelial function assessed by the breath holding index (BHI) using transcranial Doppler ultrasound-between virologically suppressed Chinese HIV-infected individuals followed in an HIV clinic in Beijing, China and uninfected controls...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873398/from-the-coliseum-to-the-convention-centre-a-reflection-on-the-current-state-of-medical-education-conferences-and-conference-goers
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Rebecca D Blanchard, Deborah L Engle, Lisa D Howley, Shari A Whicker, Alisa Nagler
The advancement of knowledge and development of policy in the field of medical education require critical academic discourse among the most intelligent medical educators; and critical academic discourse requires coffee. In this essay, we reflect on the state of professional development conferences in the field of medical education and the rituals that surround their success. Having begun in ancient Greece, symposia were ripe with debauchery. Today, sedated by the light brown walls of hotel conference centres, symposia are more serious endeavours, engaging men and women in the sometimes turbulent waters of epistemological debate...
December 2016: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869302/brain-function-is-linked-to-ldl-cholesterol-in-older-adults-with-cardiovascular-risk
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Liesel-Ann C Meusel, Nicole D Anderson, Matthew D Parrott, William Yuen, Ekaterina Tchistiakova, Bradley J MacIntosh, Sid Feldman, Carol E Greenwood
OBJECTIVES: To determine how cardiovascular risk is associated with working memory task performance and task-related suppression of default-mode network (DMN) activity in cognitively intact older adults. DESIGN: A cross-sectional functional magnetic resonance imaging study of older adults with cardiovascular risk factors. SETTING: Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Health Sciences. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty older adults with cardiovascular risk factors...
November 21, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867168/clinical-experience-of-dual-phase-cone-beam-computed-tomography-during-hepatic-arteriography-to-apply-3d-dsa
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Yoshinori Takao, Akihiko Kakimi, Yutaka Katayama, Shohei Sasaki, Toshiyo Norimasa, Shinichiro Izuta, Daisuke Himoto, Takao Ichida
We report on the methods and experiences of the dual-phase cone beam computed tomography during hepatic arteriography (CBCTHA) to apply the 3D-DSA. A total of 32 ml contrast medium (150 mgI/ml) was injected at the rate of 2.0 ml/s for 16 s. The early phase scan was initiated 10 s after the start of contrast media injection. The delayed phase scan was started 40 s after that (24 s after the end of CM injection). When using the dual phase CBCTHA, it was able to obtain the classical hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) images same as computed tomography during hepatic arteriography (CTHA)...
2016: Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866381/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-three-dogs
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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/27864041/apnea-hypopnea-index-prediction-through-an-assessment-of-autonomic-influence-on-heart-rate-in-wakefulness
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Da Woon Jung, Yu Jin Lee, Do-Un Jeong, Kwang Suk Park
With the high prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea, the issue of developing a practical tool for obstructive sleep apnea screening has been raised. Conventional obstructive sleep apnea screening tools are limited in their ability to help clinicians make rational decisions due to their inability to predict the apnea-hypopnea index. Our study aimed to develop a new prediction model that can provide a reliable apnea-hypopnea index value during wakefulness. We hypothesized that patients with more severe obstructive sleep apnea would exhibit more attenuated waking vagal tone, which may result in lower effectiveness in decreasing heart rate as a response to deep inspiration breath-holding...
November 15, 2016: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859874/comparison-of-conventional-dce-mri-and-a-novel-golden-angle-radial-multicoil-compressed-sensing-method-for-the-evaluation-of-breast-lesion-conspicuity
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Laura Heacock, Yiming Gao, Samantha L Heller, Amy N Melsaether, James S Babb, Tobias K Block, Ricardo Otazo, Sungheon G Kim, Linda Moy
PURPOSE: To compare a novel multicoil compressed sensing technique with flexible temporal resolution, golden-angle radial sparse parallel (GRASP), to conventional fat-suppressed spoiled three-dimensional (3D) gradient-echo (volumetric interpolated breath-hold examination, VIBE) MRI in evaluating the conspicuity of benign and malignant breast lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between March and August 2015, 121 women (24-84 years; mean, 49.7 years) with 180 biopsy-proven benign and malignant lesions were imaged consecutively at 3...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856714/nasal-high-flow-reduces-dead-space
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Winfried Möller, Sheng Feng, Ulrike Domanski, Karl-Josef Franke, Gülnaz Celik, Peter Bartenstein, Sven Becker, Gabriele Meyer, Otmar Schmid, Oliver Eickelberg, Stanislav Tatkov, Georg Nilius
Recent studies show that nasal high flow (NHF) therapy can support ventilation in patients with acute or chronic respiratory disorders. Clearance of dead-space has been suggested as being the key mechanisms of respiratory support with NHF therapy. The hypothesis of this study was that NHF in a dose-dependent manner can clear dead space of the upper airways from expired air and decrease re-breathing. The randomized cross-over study involved 10 volunteers using scintigraphy with (81m)Krypton-gas ((81m)Kr-gas) during a breath-holding maneuver with closed mouth and in three nasally breathing tracheotomized patients by volumetric capnography and oximetry through sampling CO2 and O2 in the trachea and measuring the inspired volume with inductance plethysmography following NHF rates of 15, 30 and 45 L/min...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851882/uncovering-a-third-dissolved-phase-129-xe-resonance-in-the-human-lung-quantifying-spectroscopic-features-in-healthy-subjects-and-patients-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Scott H Robertson, Rohan S Virgincar, Elianna A Bier, Mu He, Geoffrey M Schrank, Rose Marie Smigla, Craig Rackley, H Page McAdams, Bastiaan Driehuys
PURPOSE: The purpose of this work was to accurately characterize the spectral properties of hyperpolarized (129)Xe in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) compared to healthy volunteers. METHODS: Subjects underwent hyperpolarized (129)Xe breath-hold spectroscopy, during which 38 dissolved-phase free induction decays (FIDs) were acquired after reaching steady state (echo time/repetition time = 0.875/50 ms; bandwidth = 8.06 kHz; flip angle≈22 °)...
November 8, 2016: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845937/effectiveness-of-respiratory-gated-radiotherapy-with-audio-visual-biofeedback-for-synchrotron-based-scanned-heavy-ion-beam-delivery
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Pengbo He, Qiang Li, Ting Zhao, Xinguo Liu, Zhongying Dai, Yuanyuan Ma
A synchrotron-based heavy-ion accelerator operates in pulse mode at a low repetition rate that is comparable to a patient's breathing rate. To overcome inefficiencies and interplay effects between the residual motion of the target and the scanned heavy-ion beam delivery process for conventional free breathing (FB)-based gating therapy, a novel respiratory guidance method was developed to help patients synchronize their breathing patterns with the synchrotron excitation patterns by performing short breath holds with the aid of personalized audio-visual biofeedback (BFB) system...
December 21, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843842/evaluation-of-proficiency-in-using-different-inhaler-devices-among-intern-doctors
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Ravish M Kshatriya, Nimit V Khara, Rajiv P Paliwal, Satish N Patel
CONTEXT: Doctors may have deficiencies in the ability to use different inhalers, which in turn, can result in improper technique by the patients and poorly controlled asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). AIMS: To evaluate intern doctors' proficiency in using various inhaler devices. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy interns were evaluated for their proficiency in using pressurized metered dose inhaler (pMDI), pMDI with spacer, rotahaler, turbuhaler, and nebulizer...
April 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831484/dynamic-respiratory-tortuosity-of-the-vertebral-artery-ostium
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Xiaobin Tang, Feng Tang, Chang Hu, Qian Wang, Whitney Long, Lei Li
PURPOSE: To determine the prevalence of dynamic respiratory tortuosity (DRT) of the vertebral artery ostium (VAO) as well as to evaluate its correlation with in-stent restenosis (ISR) and stent fracture. METHODS: From March 2012 to June 2015, 178 consecutive patients (mean age 65.2±5.8 years; 124 men) with symptoms of atherosclerotic vertebrobasilar ischemia underwent angiography prior to stent implantation in the vertebral, subclavian, and/or carotid arteries...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824238/breath-hold-68ga-dota-toc-pet-ct-in-neuroendocrine-tumors-detection-of-additional-lesions-and-effects-on-quantitative-parameters
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Mariana Zirnsak, Robert Bärwolf, Martin Freesmeyer
BACKGROUND: Respiratory motion during PET/CT acquisition generates artifacts in the form of breath-related blurring, which influences the lesion detectability and diagnostic accuracy. The goal of this study was to verify whether breath-hold [68Ga]DOTA-TOC PET/CT (bhPET) allows detection of additional foci compared to free-breathing PET/CT (fbPET), and to assess the impact of breath-holding on standard uptake values (SUV) and isocontoured volume (Vic40) in patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NET)...
November 8, 2016: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823578/measuring-nasal-nitric-oxide-in-allergic-rhinitis-patients
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V S Nesic, V Z Djordjevic, V Tomic-Spiric, Z R Dudvarski, I A Soldatovic, N A Arsovic
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare two sampling methods for nasal nitric oxide in healthy individuals and allergic rhinitis patients, and to examine the within-subject reliability of nasal nitric oxide measurement. METHODS: The study included 23 allergic rhinitis patients without concomitant asthma and 10 healthy individuals. For all participants, nitric oxide levels were measured non-invasively from the lungs through the mouth (i.e. the oral fractional exhaled nitric oxide) and the nose...
November 2016: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
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