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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720694/myocardial-infarction-masquerading-as-myocarditis-in-a-patient-with-factor-v-leiden-unmasked-with-mr
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Jason Leo Walsh, Benjamin Howell Lole Harris, Walid Gharzuddine, Hussain Isma'eel
We present a case of a 21-year-old man presenting with sharp left-sided chest pain. A CT pulmonary angiogram was negative, ECG was unremarkable and a mild troponin rise was observed. Myocarditis was suspected as the most likely diagnosis, particularly in view of the patient's previous diagnosis of myocarditis 3 years prior. A cardiac MRI was indicative of an acute mid-anterior myocardial infarction (MI) and an old inferior MI with an associated aneurysm. A subsequent angiogram revealed a subtotal occlusion in the second diagonal artery, likely precipitated by homozygous factor V Leiden...
July 18, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708599/assessing-right-ventricular-function-in-pulmonary-hypertension-patients-and-the-correlation-with-the-new-york-heart-association-nyha-classification
#2
Xiaoke Shang, Shuna Xiao, Nianguo Dong, Rong Lu, Lijun Wang, Bin Wang, Yousan Chen, Liang Zhong, Mei Liu
This investigation aimed to compare the pressure-volume loop (PV loop) measurements in three less symptomatic categories (New York Heart Association classes , NYHA I, II, and III) of pulmonary hypertension (PH) patients since NYHA classification system performance is limited by the shortcomings discussed above.Thirty-six patients were enrolled in this study with PV loop measurement acquisition via micro-conductance catheters. Functional classification according to NYHA was determined with comprehensive assessing function and activity...
July 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706270/comprehensive-multi-dimensional-mri-for-the-simultaneous-assessment-of-cardiopulmonary-anatomy-and-physiology
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Joseph Y Cheng, Tao Zhang, Marcus T Alley, Martin Uecker, Michael Lustig, John M Pauly, Shreyas S Vasanawala
Diagnostic testing often assesses the cardiovascular or respiratory systems in isolation, ignoring the major pathophysiologic interactions between the systems in many diseases. When both systems are assessed currently, multiple modalities are utilized in costly fashion with burdensome logistics and decreased accessibility. Thus, we have developed a new acquisition and reconstruction paradigm using the flexibility of MRI to enable a comprehensive exam from a single 5-15 min scan. We constructed a compressive-sensing approach to pseudo-randomly acquire highly subsampled, multi-dimensionally-encoded and time-stamped data from which we reconstruct volumetric cardiac and respiratory motion phases, contrast-agent dynamics, and blood flow velocity fields...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702153/neurobrucellosis-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#4
Jamshid Vafaeimanesh, Alireza Shahamzeh, Mohammad Bagherzadeh
BACKGROUND: Brucellosis is a zoonotic infection which is endemic in many countries. It is a multisystem disease which may present with a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations and complications. Neurobrucellosis is an uncommon complication of brucellosis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 25-year-old woman with a history of lupus for 5 months referred to the emergency ward of Shahid Beheshti Hospital of Qom due to vertigo, drop attack and a convulsion episode from the previous day...
2017: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693521/predictors-of-intensive-care-unit-admission-and-mortality-in-patients-with-ischemic-stroke-investigating-the-effects-of-a-pulmonary-rehabilitation-program
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Belma Doğan Güngen, Abdulkadir Tunç, Yeşim Güzey Aras, Aslı Aksoy Gündoğdu, Adil Can Güngen, Serdar Bal
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the predictors of intensive care unit (ICU) admission and mortality among stroke patients and the effects of a pulmonary rehabilitation program on stroke patients. METHODS: This prospective study enrolled 181 acute ischemic stroke patients aged between 40 and 90 years. Demographical characteristics, laboratory tests, diffusion-weighed magnetic resonance imaging (DWI-MRI) time, nutritional status, vascular risk factors, National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) scores and modified Rankin scale (MRS) scores were recorded for all patients...
July 11, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689949/three-extremely-rare-findings-in-the-same-patient-harlequin-syndrome-thyrocervical-trunk-aneurysm-and-systemic-pulmonary-arterio-arterial-fistula
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Adenauer Marinho de Oliveira Góes, Adib Koury, Eric Homero Albuquerque Paschoal, Salim Abdon Haber Jeha
Harlequin syndrome is a rare autonomic disorder characterized by unilateral diminished sweating and flushing of the face in response to heat or exercise. Extrinsic ganglion compressions, most of the times by neoplasms, can induce the syndrome. During investigation of a 27 year-old woman presenting Harlequin syndrome with diminished sweating on the left side and flushing of the right half of her face, a left thyrocervical trunk aneurysm was detected by angio MRI. Thyrocervical trunk aneurysms are rare and only a few cases have been reported...
July 6, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684728/a-rare-case-of-sarcomatoid-carcinoma-of-the-lung-with-spine-metastasis-including-a-literature-review
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Hafiza Sobia Arshad, Rizwan Ahmed Dudekula, Masooma Niazi, Sandeep Malik, Misbahuddin Khaja
BACKGROUND Sarcomatoid carcinoma is a rare, aggressive, malignant cancer composed of sarcoma and sarcoma-like components, and can occur in different organs such as the thyroid gland, bone, skin, breast, pancreas, liver, urinary tract, and lung. Pulmonary sarcomatoid carcinoma accounts for only a small percentage of lung cancers and has histological variants that include pleomorphic carcinoma, giant cell carcinoma, spindle cell carcinoma, carcinosarcoma, and pulmonary blastoma. CASE REPORT Here, we present a case of sarcomatoid carcinoma in a 63-year-old HIV-positive Hispanic male who presented with back pain, dry cough, and weight loss...
July 7, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678578/accuracy-of-whole-body-dwi-for-metastases-screening-in-a-diverse-group-of-malignancies-comparison-with-conventional-cross-sectional-imaging-and-nuclear-scintigraphy
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Samir Mustaffa Paruthikunnan, Rajagopal Kadavigere, Lakshmikanth Halegubbi Karegowda
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to assess the role of whole-body (WB) DWI as a screening modality for the detection of metastases and to compare it to conventional cross-sectional imaging modalities or nuclear scintigraphy in a population with various histopathologic malignancies. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: WB DWI and conventional imaging (CT, MRI, or scintigraphy) were performed for patients with known malignancies for metastatic workup, and these patients were followed up for a period of 1 year...
July 5, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678047/imaging-of-the-pulmonary-valve-in-the-adults
#9
Ricardo H Pignatelli, Cory Noel, S Chandra B Reddy
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pulmonary valve is the least imaged of the cardiac valves in adults. This review will address the strengths and the limitations of various imaging modalities that are commonly used for evaluation of pulmonary valve diseases in the adults. RECENT FINDINGS: Valvular pulmonary stenosis is mostly congenital and pulmonary regurgitation is usually an acquired pulmonary valve disease. Combined pulmonary stenosis and pulmonary regurgitation as sequel to previous surgeries for congenital heart diseases is the most common form of pulmonary valve disease in the adults...
July 3, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674910/diagnostic-imaging-in-pediatric-thoracic-trauma
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Claudia Lucia Piccolo, Stefania Ianniello, Margherita Trinci, Michele Galluzzo, Michele Tonerini, Massimo Zeccolini, Giuseppe Guglielmi, Vittorio Miele
Thoracic trauma accounts for approximately 14% of blunt force traumatic deaths, second only to head injuries. Chest trauma can be blunt (90% of cases) or penetrating. In young patients, between 60 and 80% of chest injuries result from blunt trauma, with over half as a consequence of impact with motor vehicles, whereas in adolescents and adults, penetrating trauma has a statistically more prominent role. Pulmonary contusions and rib fractures are the most frequent injuries occurring. Chest X-ray is the first imaging modality of choice to identify patients presenting with life-threatening conditions (i...
July 4, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668430/pixel-wise-derivation-of-pulmonary-regurgitation-index-could-influence-clinical-decision-a-phase-contrast-mr-imaging-study-on-patients-with-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot
#11
Pei-Hsin Wu, Hsiao-Wen Chung, Ming-Ting Wu, Cheng-Wen Ko
PURPOSE: Regurgitant fraction (RF) measured from 2D phase-contrast MRI has been used as a standard to quantitate the degree of pulmonary regurgitation and serves as a determinant indicator of prognosis for tetralogy of Fallot after surgical repair. This study demonstrated the potential underestimate of RF using the conventional definition and its impact on clinical decision when backward flow occurred during systolic periods. METHODS: Quantitative flow parameters, including forward flow volume (FFV), backward flow volume (BFV), and RF were estimated by two approaches: One derived from conventional ROI-averaged curve (bulk quantity) and the other in a pixel-wise manner to spatially reflect inhomogeneous flow profile (pixel-wise quantity)...
August 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664245/a-semiquantitative-mri-score-can-predict-loss-of-lung-function-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis-preliminary-results
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Juergen F Schaefer, Andreas Hector, Katharina Schmidt, Matthias Teufel, Sabrina Fleischer, Ute Graepler-Mainka, Joachim Riethmueller, Sergios Gatidis, Susanne Schaefer, Konstantin Nikolaou, Dominik Hartl, Ilias Tsiflikas
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the applicability of a semiquantitative MRI scoring system (MR-CF-S) as a prognostic marker for clinical course of cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease. METHODS: This observational study of a single-centre CF cohort included a group of 61 patients (mean age 12.9 ± 4.7 years) receiving morphological and functional pulmonary MRI, pulmonary function testing (PFT) and follow-up of 2 years. MRI was analysed by three raters using MR-CF-S. The inter-rater agreement, correlation of score categories with forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) at baseline, and the predictive value of clinical parameters, and score categories was assessed for the whole cohort and a subgroup of 40 patients with moderately impaired lung function...
June 29, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660303/the-role-of-eeg-recordings-in-children-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-for-congenital-heart-disease
#13
Sascha Meyer, Martin Poryo, Mohammed Shatat, Ludwig Gortner, Hashim Abdul-Khaliq
BACKGROUND: Neurological dysfunction may occur after corrective cardiac surgery using cardio-pulmonary bypass (CPB) with or without circulatory arrest. Different neurophysiological monitoring systems have been employed to detect neurological complications and possible brain injury in infants and children during and after cardiac surgery. The value of Elecetroencephalogram (EEG) in infants and children at risk for neurological sequelae has not been systematically studied. METHODS: Sequential performance of two EEGs before and after cardiac surgery at a tertiary University Hospital to screen for possible brain injury after cardiac surgery in neonates and children undergoing CPB surgery...
June 28, 2017: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658104/thrombotic-complications-and-tip-position-of-transjugular-chronic-dialysis-catheter-scheduled-into-superior-vena-cava-findings-on-hr-mrcp-and-hr-t2wi
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Whenzheng Li, Fang Li, He Wang, Xueying Long, Obin Ghimire, Yigang Pei, Xiangcheng Xiao, Jianping Ning
BACKGROUND: Catheter-related thrombotic complications(TCs) can occur during the long term use of a chronic dialysis catheter (CDC), including fibrin sheath (FS), mural thrombosis (MT), venous thrombosis (VT), and intraluminal clots (IC), which has not been reported with MRI. The aim of our study was to evaluate the determination of catheter tip position (TP) and resolution of TCs in patients with transjugular CDC scheduled into the superior vena cava using high resolution magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (HR-MRCP) and T2-weighted imaging (HR-T2WI)...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650890/solitary-choroidal-metastasis-from-lung-adenocarcinoma-on-fdg-pet-ct
#15
Zu-Gui Li
Solitary choroidal metastasis as an initial presentation of lung cancer is rare. A 67-year-old woman who initially presented with a 3-month history of blurred vision in the right eye was suggestive of choroidal melanoma on MRI. Preoperatively, a pulmonary mass was found on x-ray. She was referred for an FDG PET/CT imaging, which revealed a choroidal lesion with minimal FDG uptake in right eye and increased FDG activity in the known lung mass. A pathological diagnosis of metastatic lung adenocarcinoma was made after enucleation of the right eyeball...
June 24, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648525/-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-in-a-cardiac-metastasis-in-a-patient-with-history-of-malignant-neuroectodermal-tumour-of-the-chest-wall-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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J A Marroquín, A C Hernández, J P Pilkington, A Saviatto, M J Tabuenca, J M Estenoz
The case presented is a 25-year-old male with a malignant neuroectodermal tumour on the left chest wall (Askin tumour), treated with surgery after neoadyuvant chemotherapy and followed by consolidation chemotherapy. After 9 years of disease free survival, the patient developed an acute pulmonary embolism. The echocardiogram, thoracic CT, and cardiac MRI scans revealed a mass in the right atrium. Recurrence of an Askin tumour versus an atrium myxoma was suspected. (18)F-FDG PET/CT showed an intense hypermetabolic right atrium mass with extension to the right ventricle highly suggestive of malignancy...
June 22, 2017: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645458/pulmonary-3-he-magnetic-resonance-imaging-biomarkers-of-regional-airspace-enlargement-in-alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency
#17
Eric Lessard, Heather M Young, Anurag Bhalla, Damien Pike, Khadija Sheikh, David G McCormack, Alexei Ouriadov, Grace Parraga
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Thoracic x-ray computed tomography (CT) and hyperpolarized (3)He magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provide quantitative measurements of airspace enlargement in patients with emphysema. For patients with panlobular emphysema due to alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD), sensitive biomarkers of disease progression and response to therapy have been difficult to develop and exploit, especially those biomarkers that correlate with outcomes like quality of life. Here, our objective was to generate and compare CT and diffusion-weighted inhaled-gas MRI measurements of emphysema including apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and MRI-derived mean linear intercept (Lm) in patients with AATD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) ex-smokers, and elderly never-smokers...
June 20, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637196/chronological-change-of-right-ventricle-by-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-in-mice
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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