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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637196/chronological-change-of-right-ventricle-by-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-in-mice
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Hyung-Ju Cho, Woon Heo, Jung Woo Han, Yong Hyuk Lee, Jin Myung Park, Min Jung Kang, Joo-Heon Yoon, Min Goo Lee, Chang-Hoon Kim, Joo Young Kim
Study Objective: No studies have investigated sequential changes in the heart on MRI, along with observation of functional lung phenotypes and genetics, over the duration of chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH). We investigated chronological changes in heart and lung phenotypes after CIH using a mouse model to provide new insights into the pathophysiology of sleep apnea-induced cardiovascular disease. Methods: C57BL/6J adult male mice were randomized to 4 weeks or 8 weeks of CIH...
June 20, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616240/metastatic-pancreatic-carcinoma-masquerading-as-cystic-lung-disease-a-rare-presentation
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Emily Stern, Taha Huseini, YiJin Kuok, Fiona Lake
This 52-year-old male ex-smoker presented with a six-month history of progressive breathlessness and weight loss. He deteriorated acutely, and was admitted with severe type 1 respiratory failure. Apart from diffuse coarse crackles on chest auscultation, physical examination was unremarkable. High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) showed diffuse cystic changes throughout the lungs. A diagnosis of pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis (PLCH) was considered. Further workup identified a coincidental pancreatic lesion of uncertain significance, which remained indeterminate on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and on positron emission tomography (PET)...
September 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612517/two-dimensional-knowledge-based-volumetric-reconstruction-of-the-right-ventricle-documents-short-term-improvement-in-pulmonary-hypertension
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Johannes P Schwaiger, Daniel S Knight, Thomas Kaier, Adele Gallimore, Christopher P Denton, Benjamin E Schreiber, Clive Handler, John G Coghlan
BACKGROUND: Data are scarce about short-term right ventricular changes in pulmonary hypertension. Two-dimensional knowledge-based reconstruction of the right ventricle with 2D echocardiography (2DKBR) has been shown to be a valid alternative to Cardiac MRI. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this longitudinal study 25 pulmonary hypertension patients underwent 2DKBR of the right ventricle, assessment of NT-proBNP levels and functional class at baseline and after a mean follow-up of 6...
June 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611926/aneurysm-of-the-pulmonary-artery-in-fallot-s-tetralogy
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Kawtar Afrikh, Loua Hattach, Nadia Fellat, Mustapha El Bakkali, Halima Benjelloun
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary artery aneurysms are a rare entity. Etiologies of these findings are multiple, but they are exceptionally associated with Fallot's Tetralogy. In this study, we present an unusual case of an important aneurysm of the left pulmonary artery associated with Fallot's Tetralogy disease. CASE PRESENTATION: A 30-year-old woman has been admitted for dyspnea and cyanosis. The data which had been obtained from echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, and angio-magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) suggested the existence of an important aneurysm of the left pulmonary artery associated with a regular Fallot's disease with a pulmonic stenosis...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607780/homonymous-superior-quadrantanopia-due-to-erdheim-chester-disease-with-asymptomatic-pituitary-involvement
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Roaa Ridha Amer, Sara Mohammed Qubaiban, Eman Abdulkarim Bakhsh
Polyostotic sclerosing histiocytosis, also known as Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD), is a rare form of non-Langerhans histiocytosis. ECD has wide clinical spectrums which mainly affect skeletal, neurological, dermatological, retroperitoneal, cardiac, and pulmonary manifestations. Here we describe a case of ECD in a 45-year-old female who presented initially with bilateral knee pain and homonymous superior quadrantanopia progressed to ophthalmoplegia and complete visual loss of the left eye over a period of one year...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597775/dobutamine-stress-mri-in-pulmonary-hypertension-relationships-between-stress-pulmonary-artery-relative-area-change-rv-performance-and-10-year-survival
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Kevin G Blyth, Alessandro Bellofiore, Geeshath Jayasekera, John E Foster, Tracey Steedman, Naomi C Chesler, Andrew J Peacock
In pulmonary hypertension (PH), right ventricular (RV) performance determines survival. Pulmonary artery (PA) stiffening is an important biomechanical event in PH and also predicts survival based on the PA relative area change (RAC) measured at rest using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In this exploratory study, we sought to generate novel hypotheses regarding the influence of stress RAC on PH prognosis and the interaction between PA stiffening, RV performance and survival. Fifteen PH patients underwent dobutamine stress-MRI (ds-MRI) and right heart catheterization...
April 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595488/can-mri-detect-pulmonary-hypertension-in-a-population-pre-selected-by-echocardiography
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Clement Venner, Freddy Odille, Damien Voilliot, Ari Chaouat, François Chabot, Jacques Felblinger, Laurent Bonnemains
Background The place of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the assessment of pulmonary hypertension (PH) remains controversial. Several studies proposed to use MRI to assess pulmonary pressure but the level of proof is low. Purpose To evaluate the diagnostic power of cardiac MRI within a non-selected population of patients suspected of PH after an echocardiography. Material and Methods Fifty-six consecutive patients, suspected of PH after an echocardiography, were assessed with right heart catheterization and cardiac MRI (including a high temporal resolution pulmonary flow curve)...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594706/diagnosis-of-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-in-a-patient-referred-for-uncontrolled-hypertension-and-renal-dysfunction-a-case-highlighting-the-importance-of-proper-diagnostic-work-up-of-hypertensive-patients
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Pantelis A Sarafidis, Athanasios Bikos, Charalampos Loutradis, Stergios Tzikas, Efstratios Vakirlis, Eugenia Avdelidou, Dimitrios Zafeiriou, Aikaterini Papagianni, Vasileios Vassilikos
: We report a case of a 39-year-old woman with resistant hypertension and renal dysfunction. The patient was hospitalized 3 months earlier for dyspnea at the Department of Cardiology, where she was diagnosed with heart failure (left ventricle injection fraction: 25-30%), pulmonary hypertension, chronic kidney disease (serum creatinine: 1.58 mg/dl), and resistant hypertension and discharged with optimal heart failure treatment. At presentation to our clinic, apart from uncontrolled hypertension for more than 10 years and history of pre-eclampsia and fetal loss, the patient had obesity (BMI: 38 kg/m) and facial fibromas...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592052/-the-457th-case-polyarthralgia-back-pain-and-subcutaneous-masses
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M Li, D Wu, W J Zheng, M T Li, X F Zeng
A 54-year-old man was admitted to the Department of Rheumatology in Peking Union Medical College Hospital due to polyarthritis, back pain and multiple subcutaneous masses. He had symmetrical polyarthritis at onset, which was diagnosed as rheumatoid arthritis. His follow-up and treatment were irregular. Back pain and multiple subcutaneous masses developed 2 year ago. Erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein were elevated. Rheumatoid factor and Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody were positive...
June 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589256/treatment-of-congenital-pulmonary-airway-malformations-a-systematic-review-from-the-apsa-outcomes-and-evidence-based-practice-committee
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Cynthia D Downard, Casey M Calkins, Regan F Williams, Elizabeth J Renaud, Tim Jancelewicz, Julia Grabowski, Roshni Dasgupta, Milissa McKee, Robert Baird, Mary T Austin, Meghan A Arnold, Adam B Goldin, Julia Shelton, Saleem Islam
PURPOSE: Variation in management characterizes treatment of infants with a congenital pulmonary airway malformation (CPAM). This review addresses six clinically applicable questions using available evidence to provide recommendations for the treatment of these patients. METHODS: Questions regarding the management of a pediatric patient with a CPAM were generated. English language articles published between 1960 and 2014 were compiled after searching Medline and OvidSP...
June 6, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583587/management-of-multifocal-lung-cancer-results-of-a-survey
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Konstantinos Leventakos, Tobias Peikert, David Midthun, Julian R Molina, Shanda Blackmon, Francis C Nichols, Yolanda Garces, Christopher L Hallemeier, Stephen J Murphy, George Vasmatzis, Sarah L Kratz, William P Holland, Charles F Thomas, John J Mullon, K Robert Shen, Stephen D Cassivi, Randolph S Marks, Marie Christine Aubry, Alex A Adjei, Ping Yang, Mark S Allen, Eric S Edell, Dennis Wigle, Aaron S Mansfield
INTRODUCTION: Multifocal lung cancer (MFLC) is an increasingly common clinical scenario but there is lack of high-level evidence for its optimal treatment. Thus, we surveyed members of the interdisciplinary International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) on their therapeutic approaches and analyzed the resultant practice patterns. METHODS: We described the clinical scenario of an otherwise healthy 60 years old man with bilateral pulmonary nodules and asked the 6373 IASLC members whether they would recommend surgery, and if so, the extent of surgery...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583413/effect-of-pulmonary-hyperinflation-on-central-blood-volume-an-mri-study
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Tanja Mijacika, Kasper Kyhl, Daria Frestad, F Otto Barak, Ivan Drvis, Niels H Secher, Zeljko Dujic, Per Lav Madsen
Pulmonary hyperinflation attained by glossopharyngeal insufflation (GPI) challenges the circulation by compressing the heart and pulmonary vasculature. Our aim was to determine the amount of blood translocated from the central blood volume during GPI. Cardiac output and cardiac chamber volumes were assessed by magnetic resonance imaging in twelve breath-hold divers at rest and during apnea with GPI. Pulmonary blood volume was determined from pulmonary blood flow and transit times for gadolinium during first-pass perfusion after intravenous injection...
June 3, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579248/echocardiography-derived-left-ventricular-outflow-tract-gradient-and-left-ventricular-posterior-wall-thickening-are-associated-with-outcomes-for-anatomic-repair-in-congenitally-corrected-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
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Shreya Moodley, Sowmya Balasubramanian, Theresa A Tacy, Frandics Chan, Frank L Hanley, Rajesh Punn
BACKGROUND: Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries is a rare form of congenital heart disease. Management is controversial; options include observation, physiologic repair, and anatomic repair. Assessment of morphologic left ventricle preparedness is key in timing anatomic repair. This study's purpose was to review the modalities used to assess the morphologic left ventricle preoperatively and to determine if any echocardiographic variables are associated with outcomes...
June 1, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570032/free-breathing-pediatric-chest-mri-performance-of-self-navigated-golden-angle-ordered-conical-ultrashort-echo-time-acquisition
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Evan J Zucker, Joseph Y Cheng, Anshul Haldipur, Michael Carl, Shreyas S Vasanawala
PURPOSE: To assess the feasibility and performance of conical k-space trajectory free-breathing ultrashort echo time (UTE) chest magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) versus four-dimensional (4D) flow and effects of 50% data subsampling and soft-gated motion correction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-two consecutive children who underwent both 4D flow and UTE ferumoxytol-enhanced chest MR (mean age: 5.4 years, range: 6 days to 15.7 years) in one 3T exam were recruited...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567705/diagnostic-value-of-doppler-echocardiography-for-identifying-hemodynamic-significant-pulmonary-valve-regurgitation-in-tetralogy-of-fallot-comparison-with-cardiac-mri
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Niek E G Beurskens, Thomas M Gorter, Petronella G Pieper, Elke S Hoendermis, Beatrijs Bartelds, Tjark Ebels, Rolf M F Berger, Tineke P Willems, Joost P van Melle
Quantification of pulmonary regurgitation (PR) is essential in the management of patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). We sought to evaluate the accuracy of first-line Doppler echocardiography in comparison with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to identify hemodynamic significant PR. Paired cardiac MRI and echocardiographic studies (n = 97) in patients with repaired TOF were retrospectively analyzed. Pressure half time (PHT) and pulmonary regurgitation index (PRi) were measured using continuous wave Doppler...
May 31, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566818/three-dimensional-printed-cardiac-prototypes-aid-surgical-decision-making-and-preoperative-planning-in-selected-cases-of-complex-congenital-heart-diseases-early-experience-and-proof-of-concept-in-a-resource-limited-environment
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Mahesh Kappanayil, Nageshwara Rao Koneti, Rajesh R Kannan, Brijesh P Kottayil, Krishna Kumar
INTRODUCTION: Three-dimensional. (3D) printing is an innovative manufacturing process that allows computer-assisted conversion of 3D imaging data into physical "printouts" Healthcare applications are currently in evolution. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to explore the feasibility and impact of using patient-specific 3D-printed cardiac prototypes derived from high-resolution medical imaging data (cardiac magnetic resonance imaging/computed tomography [MRI/CT]) on surgical decision-making and preoperative planning in selected cases of complex congenital heart diseases (CHDs)...
May 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566413/hypercalcaemic-encephalopathy-due-to-metastatic-parathyroid-carcinoma
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Dhalapathy Sadacharan, Shriraam Mahadevan, Jabamalai Ferdinant, Kaharin Rakeshchandru
A 49-year-old man presented in the emergency department with altered sensorium and renal failure and was placed on a ventilator. Evaluation with MRI of the brain showed enhancing lesion in the occipital lobe. Biochemical tests revealed elevated calcium and parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels. Further evaluation revealed multiple lesions at both lobes of the lungs and nodular lesion in the right inferior pole of the thyroid. Diagnosis of metastatic parathyroid carcinoma was suspected. Patient was stabilised with bisphosphonates and haemodialysis and planned for surgery...
May 31, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556294/combined-angiography-and-late-gadolinium-enhancement-acquisition-to-improve-assessment-of-pulmonary-vein-isolation-for-atrial-fibrillation
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Adrian Lam, Erica Okene, Ankit Parikh, Xiaodong Zhong, Thor Tejada, Michael Hoskins, Michael Lloyd, John N Oshinski
PURPOSE: To develop a Shared K-space (SharK) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequence that combines angiographic and late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) acquisitions to improve atrial wall segmentation and scar identification, and to develop a novel visualization method that quantifies scar encirclement of pulmonary veins postablation treatment for atrial fibrillation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A SharK sequence was developed and used at 3T to image the left atrium in 11 patients postcryoballoon ablation...
May 28, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554340/cardiac-mri-t1-mapping-in-unrepaired-anomalous-left-coronary-artery-from-the-pulmonary-artery
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Kate Hanneman, Rachel Wald
A 29-year-old gravida1 para1 woman presented with increasing fatigue. Multi-modality imaging demonstrated the left coronary artery arising from the main pulmonary artery with large collateral vessels in the interventricular septum, in keeping with unrepaired anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery. Cardiac MRI T1 mapping demonstrated globally elevated non-contrast T1 and extracellular volume fraction values, which suggested the presence of diffuse interstitial myocardial fibrosis. Cardiac MRI T1 mapping allows for a new dimension of myocardial characterisation, providing insight into subtle, diffuse abnormalities at the tissue level...
May 30, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551402/free-breathing-functional-pulmonary-mri-response-to-bronchodilator-and-bronchoprovocation-in-severe-asthma
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Dante P I Capaldi, Khadija Sheikh, Rachel L Eddy, Fumin Guo, Sarah Svenningsen, Parameswaran Nair, David G McCormack, Grace Parraga
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Ventilation heterogeneity is a hallmark feature of asthma. Our objective was to evaluate ventilation heterogeneity in patients with severe asthma, both pre- and post-salbutamol, as well as post-methacholine (MCh) challenge using the lung clearance index, free-breathing pulmonary (1)H magnetic resonance imaging (FDMRI), and inhaled-gas MRI ventilation defect percent (VDP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixteen severe asthmatics (49 ± 10 years) provided written informed consent to an ethics board-approved protocol...
May 24, 2017: Academic Radiology
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