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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342171/health-behavior-associated-with-liver-enzymes-among-obese-korean-adolescents-2009-2014
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Eun-Young Lee, Hwa Young Choi, Hyunsoon Cho, Bo Hyun Kim, Moran Ki
AIMS: Obesity is major risk factor for liver health. This study aimed to clarify whether specific health behaviors were associated with liver function in obese adolescents in Korea. METHODS: Based on national school health examination data from 2009 to 2014, 25,142 obese or overweight students were examined for aspartate transaminase and alanine transaminase levels, and health behaviors. Multiple logistic regression was used to calculate the odds ratio for liver enzyme elevation...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334118/markers-of-proliferation-and-invasiveness-in-somatotropinomas
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Agata Baldys-Waligorska, Iga Wierzbicka, Grzegorz Sokolowski, Dariusz Adamek, Filip Golkowski
IntroductionIn the search for markers of invasiveness of pituitary adenomas, we studied the expression of Ki-67 antigen, TOPO 2A (topoisomerase 2 alpha), AIP (Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor-Interacting Protein) and VEGF (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor) in somatotropinomas.Material and MethodsWe retrospectively studied a group of 31 patients who underwent pituitary tumour surgery. Expression of Ki-67, TOPO 2A, AIP and VEGF in surgical specimens was determined by immunohistochemistry. Relations between quantitatively determined markers and clinical symptoms, tumour features, and MR imaging, were analysed...
January 15, 2018: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333922/effect-of-resveratrol-treatment-on-graft-revascularization-after-islet-transplantation-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-mice
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Eun-Mi Lee, Inwon Park, Ye-Jee Lee, Young-Hye You, Ji-Won Kim, Myung-Jun Kim, Yu-Bae Ahn, Pilhan Kim, Seung-Hyun Ko
We evaluated the effect of resveratrol (RSV) on graft survival after islet transplantation (ITx) in diabetic mice. Isolated islets from Balb/c mice (200 IEQ) were transplanted under the kidney capsule of diabetic Balb/c mice. Vehicle or RSV (200 mg/kg/day, orally) was given for 14 days after ITx. Two more control groups [STZ-treated (No-ITx-Control) and STZ+RSV-treated (No-ITx-RSV) mice without ITx] were added. Glucose tolerance tests (GTT) was performed at 14 days after ITx. In vitro, isolated islets pretreated with vehicle or RSV (1 μM) were incubated in a hypoxic chamber (O2 1%, 1hr)...
January 15, 2018: Islets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333888/primary-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-of-the-ciliary-body
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Hayyam Kiratli, Abdullah Ağın, Berrin Büyükeren, Figen Söylemezoğlu
PURPOSE: To report an unusual case of an eye with primary ciliary body lymphoma which came to enucleation allowing detailed histopathological examination. METHODS: A 50-year-old man presented with a painful loss of vision in the left eye. The clinical, imaging, and immunohistopathological features of this case were reviewed. RESULTS: The vision in the left eye was light perception. There were keratic precipitates, an irregular and thickened iris with neovascularization...
January 15, 2018: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333323/alveolar-ridge-preservation-with-an-open-healing-approach-using-single-layer-or-double-layer-coverage-with-collagen-membranes
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Ho-Keun Choi, Hag-Yeon Cho, Sung-Jo Lee, In-Woo Cho, Hyun-Seung Shin, Ki-Tae Koo, Hyun-Chang Lim, Jung-Chul Park
Purpose: The aim of this prospective pilot study was to compare alveolar ridge preservation (ARP) procedures with open-healing approach using a single-layer and a double-layer coverage with collagen membranes using radiographic and clinical analyses. Methods: Eleven molars from 9 healthy patients requiring extraction of the maxillary or mandibular posterior teeth were included and allocated into 2 groups. After tooth extraction, deproteinized bovine bone mineral mixed with 10% collagen was grafted into the socket and covered either with a double-layer of resorbable non-cross-linked collagen membranes (DL group, n=6) or with a single-layer (SL group, n=5)...
December 2017: Journal of Periodontal & Implant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333322/a-randomized-controlled-clinical-study-of-periodontal-tissue-regeneration-using-an-extracellular-matrix-based-resorbable-membrane-in-combination-with-a-collagenated-bovine-bone-graft-in-intrabony-defects
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Sulhee Kim, Hyeyoon Chang, Jin Wook Hwang, Sungtae Kim, Ki-Tae Koo, Tae-Il Kim, Yang-Jo Seol, Yong-Moo Lee, Young Ku, Jong-Ho Lee, In-Chul Rhyu
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility of regenerative therapy with a collagenated bone graft and resorbable membrane in intrabony defects, and to evaluate the effects of the novel extracellular matrix (ECM)-based membrane clinically and radiologically. Methods: Periodontal tissue regeneration procedure was performed using an ECM-based resorbable membrane in combination with a collagenated bovine bone graft in intrabony defects around the teeth and implants...
December 2017: Journal of Periodontal & Implant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331556/polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy-definition-pathogenesis-diagnosis-and-management
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Chui Ming Gemmy Cheung, Timothy Y Y Lai, Paisan Ruamviboonsuk, Shih-Jen Chen, Youxin Chen, K Bailey Freund, Fomi Gomi, Adrian H Koh, Won-Ki Lee, Tien Yin Wong
Polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) is an age-related macular degeneration (AMD) subtype and is seen particularly in Asians. Previous studies have suggested disparity in response to intravitreal injections of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents between PCV and typical AMD, and thus, the preferred treatment for PCV has remained unclear. Recent research has provided novel insights into the pathogenesis of PCV, and imaging studies based on OCT suggest that PCV belongs to a spectrum of conditions characterized by pachychoroid, in which disturbance in the choroidal circulation seems to be central to its pathogenesis...
January 10, 2018: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328135/autostereoscopic-3d-display-system-with-dynamic-fusion-of-the-viewing-zone-under-eye-tracking-principles-setup-and-evaluation-invited
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Ki-Hyuk Yoon, Min-Koo Kang, Hwasun Lee, Sung-Kyu Kim
We study optical technologies for viewer-tracked autostereoscopic 3D display (VTA3D), which provides improved 3D image quality and extended viewing range. In particular, we utilize a technique-the so-called dynamic fusion of viewing zone (DFVZ)-for each 3D optical line to realize image quality equivalent to that achievable at optimal viewing distance, even when a viewer is moving in a depth direction. In addition, we examine quantitative properties of viewing zones provided by the VTA3D system that adopted DFVZ, revealing that the optimal viewing zone can be formed at viewer position...
January 1, 2018: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327164/incremental-predictive-value-of-carotid-arterial-strain-in-patients-with-stroke
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Woo-In Yang, Ki-Woon Kang, Hye Young Lee, Chi-Young Shim, Geu-Ru Hong, Namsik Chung, Jong-Won Ha
Although increased carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) is a well-known risk factor for stroke, carotid IMT alone is not sufficient for risk stratification. The assessment of arterial properties using velocity vector imaging (VVI) represents a new method for quantifying structural changes. We sought to investigate the characteristics and the clinical value of carotid arterial mechanics using VVI in patients with stroke. Fifty male patients (55 ± 5 years) with stroke, 30 healthy age-matched volunteers (54 ± 8 years), and 30 healthy young male volunteers (29 ± 5 years) were evaluated...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325982/multiple-cerebral-infarct-with-cerebral-vasculitis-in-a-young-patient-with-ulcerative-colitis
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Maeng Real Park, Mun Ki Min, Ji Ho Ryu, Dae Sub Lee, Kang Ho Lee
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic and debilitating disorder, characterized by inflammation of the colonic mucosa. UC can be considered a systemic disorder but UC-related manifestations in the central nervous system (CNS) are quite rare. A 29-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department with repeated generalized tonic-clonic (GTC) type seizures. Based on brain CT, brain metastasis or hemorrhagic infarct was suspected. Diffusion-weighted image of brain MRI showed high signal in the left thalamus and heterogenous enhancement in the right parietal and left frontal lobes...
January 4, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322559/cest-dixon-for-human-breast-lesion-characterization-at-3-t-a-preliminary-study
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Shu Zhang, Stephen Seiler, Xinzeng Wang, Ananth J Madhuranthakam, Jochen Keupp, Emily E Knippa, Robert E Lenkinski, Elena Vinogradov
PURPOSE: Chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) MRI for breast lesion characterization is promising. However, artifacts are prone to develop in breast CEST imaging as a result of strong lipid signals. The aims of the study are (i) to develop and validate the CEST-Dixon imaging sequence for simultaneous water-fat separation and B0 mapping; and (ii) use the CEST-Dixon method to characterize suspicious lesions in patients undergoing percutaneous biopsy. METHODS: The gradient-echo multi-echo Dixon acquisition is used to create fat-free CEST and B0 maps...
January 10, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320580/detection-of-fast-oscillating-magnetic-fields-using-dynamic-multiple-tr-imaging-and-fourier-analysis
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Ki Hwan Kim, Hyo-Im Heo, Sung-Hong Park
Neuronal oscillations produce oscillating magnetic fields. There have been trials to detect neuronal oscillations using MRI, but the detectability in in vivo is still in debate. Major obstacles to detecting neuronal oscillations are (i) weak amplitudes, (ii) fast oscillations, which are faster than MRI temporal resolution, and (iii) random frequencies and on/off intervals. In this study, we proposed a new approach for direct detection of weak and fast oscillating magnetic fields. The approach consists of (i) dynamic acquisitions using multiple times to repeats (TRs) and (ii) an expanded frequency spectral analysis...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319794/an-observational-analysis-of-insulinoma-from-1-single-institution
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Zhixuan Zeng, Shuhong Hu, Shiying Shao
Background: Insulinoma is the commonest functioning pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor causing hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia. This study is aimed to evaluate the clinical features, preoperative laboratory and imaging diagnosis, and pathologic findings of insulinoma. Methods: Data of the patients from 2001 to 2016 diagnosed as insulinoma in Tongji Hospital, China were retrospectively extracted and analyzed. Results: A total of 40 patients were diagnosed as insulinoma with a male/female ratio of 0...
January 8, 2018: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318096/a-two-photon-ratiometric-fluorescent-probe-for-imaging-of-hydrogen-peroxide-levels-in-rat-organ-tissues
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Chang Su Lim, Myoung Ki Cho, Mi Yeon Park, Hwan Myung Kim
Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is important in the regulation of a variety of biological processes and is involved in various diseases. Quantitative measurement of H2O2 levels at the subcellular level is important for understanding its positive and negative effects on biological processes. Herein, a two-photon ratiometric fluorescent probe (SHP-Cyto) with a boronate-based carbamate leaving group as the H2O2 reactive trigger and 6-(benzo[d]thiazol-2'-yl)-2-(N,N-dimethylamino) naphthalene (BTDAN) as the fluorophore was synthesized and examined for its ability to detect cytosolic H2O2 in situ...
January 2018: ChemistryOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315957/apparent-diffusion-coefficients-in-prostate-cancer-correlation-with-molecular-markers-ki-67-hif-1%C3%AE-and-vegf
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Teng Ma, Shaolin Yang, Haiyan Jing, Lin Cong, Zhixin Cao, Zhiling Liu, Zhaoqin Huang
Prostate cancer (PCa) is the second most common cancer in men. The Gleason score (GS) and biomarkers play important roles in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with PCa. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and the molecular markers Ki-67, hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in PCa. Thirty-nine patients with 39 lesions, who had been diagnosed with PCa, were enrolled in this study. All patients underwent diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) (b = 800 s/mm2 )...
January 9, 2018: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315620/amyloid-goiter-mimicking-subacute-thyroiditis-on-clinical-and-imaging-findings-a-case-report
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Yoo Jin Lee, Soo Jin Jung, Dong Wook Kim, Hwa Jin Cho, Ki Jung Ahn
Amyloid goiter (AG) is defined as the diffuse enlargement of the thyroid gland resulting from extensive amyloid deposition. Imaging findings in AG may vary depending on the amount of amyloid and fat deposition. A few case reports of AG with clinically subacute thyroiditis (SAT)-like syndrome have been published. However, there have been no reports on AG mimicking SAT with clinical and imaging findings. Herein, we present a case of AG mimicking SAT with a detailed report of the clinical and imaging findings.
January 8, 2018: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314867/location-of-rotator-cuff-tear-initiation-a-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study-of-191-shoulders
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Jeung Yeol Jeong, Seul Ki Min, Keun Min Park, Yong Bok Park, Kwang Joon Han, Jae Chul Yoo
BACKGROUND: Degenerative rotator cuff tears (RCTs) are generally thought to originate at the anterior margin of the supraspinatus tendon. However, a recent ultrasonography study suggested that they might originate more posteriorly than originally thought, perhaps even from the isolated infraspinatus (ISP) tendon, and propagate toward the anterior supraspinatus. Hypothesis/Purpose: It was hypothesized that this finding could be reproduced with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The purpose was to determine the most common location of degenerative RCTs by using 3-dimensional multiplanar MRI reconstruction...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313159/improved-differentiation-of-low-grade-and-high-grade-gliomas-and-detection-of-tumor-proliferation-using-apt-contrast-fitted-from-z-spectrum
#18
Jiaxuan Zhang, Wenzhen Zhu, Rongwen Tain, Xiaohong Joe Zhou, Kejia Cai
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to demonstrate the value of quantitative amide proton transfer (APT) imaging for differentiating glioma grades and detecting tumor proliferation. PROCEDURES: This study included 32 subjects with 16 low-grade gliomas (LGG) and 16 high-grade gliomas (HGG) confirmed by histopathology. Chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) magnetic resonance imaging with APT weighting was performed on a 3 T scanner. After B0 correction, Z-spectra were fitted with Lorentzian functions corresponding to the upfield semi-solid magnetization transfer and nuclear overhauser enhancement (MT&NOE) effect, the direct saturation (DS) effect, and the downfield APT effect centered at around - 1...
January 8, 2018: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309977/usefulness-and-stability-of-intraoperative-digital-subtraction-angiography-using-the-trans-radial-route-in-arteriovenous-malformation-surgery
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Won Ki Yoon, Hoon Kim, Young Woo Kim, Seong Rim Kim, Ik Seong Park
OBJECTIVE: Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) is the gold standard to confirm complete removal of an AVM nidus. However, the trans-femoral approach requires specialized instrumentation and is cumbersome and difficult to perform with the patient in the prone or decubitus position. The authors report the use of intraoperative DSA (iDSA) with the trans-radial approach and examine its usefulness and safety. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed clinical features, radiologic images, surgical findings, and iDSA findings of AVM patients who underwent nidus removal surgery...
January 5, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306111/deuterated-18f-9-o-hexadeutero-3-fluoropropoxyl-dihydrotetrabenazine-d6-fp-dtbz-a-vesicular-monoamine-transporter-2-vmat2-imaging-agent
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Futao Liu, Seok Rye Choi, Zhihao Zha, Karl Ploessl, Lin Zhu, Hank F Kung
INTRODUCTION: Vesicular monoamine transporters 2 (VMAT2) in the brain serve as transporter for packaging monoamine in vesicles for normal CNS neurotransmission. Several VMAT2 imaging agents, [11C]-(+)-DTBZ, dihydrotetrabenazine and [18F]FP-(+)-DTBZ (9-O-fluoropropyl-(+)-dihydro tetrabenazine, a.k.a. [18F]AV-133), are useful for studying the changes in brain function related to monoamine transmission by in vivo imaging. Deuterated analogs have been reported targeting VMAT2 binding sites...
December 6, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
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