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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340831/noninvasive-quantification-of-left-to-right-shunt-by-phase-contrast-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-secundum-atrial-septal-defect-the-effects-of-breath-holding-and-comparison-with-invasive-oximetry
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Yuzo Yamasaki, Satoshi Kawanami, Takeshi Kamitani, Koji Sagiyama, Ichiro Sakamoto, Ken-Ichi Hiasa, Hidetake Yabuuchi, Michinobu Nagao, Hiroshi Honda
To investigate the effect of breath-holding on left-to-right shunts in patients with a secundum atrial septal defect (ASD). Thirty-five consecutive patients with secundum ASDs underwent right heart catheterization and invasive oximetry. Phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed for the main pulmonary artery and ascending aorta. All measurements were obtained during free breathing (FB) (quiet breathing; no breath-hold), expiratory breath-hold (EBH), and inspiratory breath-hold (IBH). Pulmonary circulation flow (Qp) and systemic circulation flow (Qs) were calculated by multiplying the heart rate by the stroke volume...
January 16, 2018: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326371/mycoplasma-pneumoniae-infection-presenting-as-stroke-and-meningoencephalitis-with-aortic-and-subclavian-aneurysms-without-pulmonary-involvement
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Pournamy Sarathchandran, Abubaker Al Madani, Ayman M Alboudi, Jihad Inshasi
A 39-year-old Philipino man presented with acute onset fever and headache. Neurological examination was normal except for neck stiffness. There was no history of chest pain, cough or breathlessness. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) showed a mild increase in protein with normal sugar and lymphocytic pleocytosis. CSF PCR for herpes simplex and varicella zoster virus was negative. He developed acute right haemiplegia a week after hospitalisation. MRI showed acute infarct in the left centrum semiovale. His angiogram showed aneurysm in the left subclavian artery and aortic arch...
January 11, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299826/differentiation-of-antemortem-pulmonary-thromboembolism-and-postmortem-clot-with-unenhanced-mri-a-case-report
#3
Ingo von Both, Silvio Giancarlo Bruni, Jayantha C Herath
We report a case of a 39-year-old woman who died of fulminant pulmonary thromboembolism (PE). Autopsy showed classical findings of fulminant PE with occlusion of the bilateral main stem pulmonary arteries. Ancillary testing revealed inherited thrombophilia (Prothrombin 20,210 G > A and MTHFR 677 C > T mutation). Pre-autopsy postmortem computed tomography was used to test whether virtual imaging studies alone (virtual autopsy) would be sufficient to detect PE. Our studies show that computed tomography (CT) can differentiate antemortem clots from a postmortem clot in certain cases, particularly when combined with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which is superior in the assessment of soft tissue...
January 4, 2018: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297607/signal-enhancement-ratio-imaging-of-the-lung-parenchyma-with-ultra-fast-steady-state-free-precession-mri-at-1-5t
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Orso Pusterla, Gregor Sommer, Francesco Santini, Mark Wiese, Didier Lardinois, Michael Tamm, Jens Bremerich, Grzegorz Bauman, Oliver Bieri
BACKGROUND: Lung perfusion MRI after i.v. gadolinium (Gd) contrast administration is commonly based on spoiled gradient-echo acquisitions, such as volume-interpolated breath-hold examinations (VIBE), suffering from low signal-to-noise in the parenchyma. PURPOSE: To investigate the lung signal enhancement ratio (SER) with ultra-fast steady-state free precession (ufSSFP) after Gd-administration. STUDY TYPE: Retrospective. SUBJECTS: Ten subjects with healthy lungs; nine patients with pulmonary diseases (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD], lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, lung contusion)...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290827/local-intratracheal-delivery-of-perfluorocarbon-nanoparticles-to-lung-cancer-demonstrated-with-magnetic-resonance-multimodal-imaging
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Lina Wu, Xiaofei Wen, Xiance Wang, Chunan Wang, Xilin Sun, Kai Wang, Huiying Zhang, Todd Williams, Allen J Stacy, Junjie Chen, Anne H Schmieder, Gregory M Lanza, Baozhong Shen
Eighty percent of lung cancers originate as subtle premalignant changes in the airway mucosal epithelial layer of bronchi and alveoli, which evolve and penetrate deeper into the parenchyma. Liquid-ventilation, with perfluorocarbons (PFC) was first demonstrated in rodents in 1966 then subsequently applied as lipid-encapsulated PFC emulsions to improve pulmonary function in neonatal infants suffering with respiratory distress syndrome in 1996. Subsequently, PFC nanoparticles (NP) were extensively studied as intravenous (IV) vascular-constrained nanotechnologies for diagnostic imaging and targeted drug delivery applications...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288017/improved-lung-perfusion-after-left-pulmonary-artery-patch-enlargement-during-the-norwood-operation
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Mona Salehi Ravesh, Jens Scheewe, Tim Attmann, Abdullah Al Bulushi, Marka-Jill Jussli-Melchers, Michael Jerosch-Herold, Dominik D Gabbert, Philip Wegner, Hans-Heiner Kramer, Carsten Rickers
BACKGROUND: Optimal pulmonary perfusion is crucial for a well-functioning Fontan circulation in patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). To obtain an adequate size of the left pulmonary artery (LPA), patch enlargement is a routine part of Hemi-Fontan procedure in our center. However, LPA patch enlargement at the time of the modified Norwood procedure may have surgical advantages. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate if anatomical and functional effects of the new approach are superior...
December 26, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275455/early-detection-of-metastases-using-whole-body-mri-for-initial-staging-and-routine-follow-up-of-myxoid-liposarcoma
#7
Natalia Gorelik, Santhosh Mauvva Venkatesh Reddy, Robert E Turcotte, Krista Goulding, Sungmi Jung, Thierry Alcindor, Thomas I Powell
OBJECTIVE: To define the role of whole-body MRI (WBMRI) for initial staging and routine follow-up of myxoid liposarcoma (MLS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of all the patients with MLS who underwent WBMRI for initial staging and routine follow-up at our institution between October 1, 2006, and September 30, 2016 was performed. Patient demographics, clinical presentation, imaging findings, tumor histology, and occurrence and location of metastatic disease were recorded...
December 23, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261337/current-and-emerging-imaging-techniques-in-the-diagnosis-and-assessment-of-pulmonary-hypertension
#8
Christopher S Johns, Jim M Wild, Smitha Rajaram, Andy J Swift, David G Kiely
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a challenging condition to diagnose and treat. Over the last two decades, there have been significant advances in therapeutic approaches and imaging technologies. Current guidelines emphasize the importance of cardiac catheterization; however, the increasing availability of non-invasive imaging has the potential to improve diagnostic rates, whilst providing additional information on patient phenotypes. Areas covered: This review discusses the role of imaging in the diagnosis, prognostic assessment and follow-up of patients with PH...
December 20, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245227/spinal-intramedullary-tuberculoma-following-pulmonary-tuberculosis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#9
Guan-Chyuan Wang, Sheng-Wen Wu
RATIONALE: Spinal intramedullary tuberculoma (IMTB) is a rare disease that accounts for 1 to 2/100,000 patients with tuberculosis. We presented a case with pulmonary tuberculosis and concurrent IMTB at C3 to C5 level and reviewed the recent case series and discussed the diagnosis, treatment, and outcome. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 33-year-old male had concurrent pulmonary TB and IMTB at the C3 to C5 level. He had quadriplegia (muscle power 0 at 4 limbs) and sensory loss below C5 level...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238854/effect-of-weight-extremes-on-ventricular-volumes-and-myocardial-strain-in-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot-as-measured-by-cmr
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Scott A Simpson, Suzanne L Field, Meng Xu, Benjamin R Saville, David A Parra, Jonathan H Soslow
Pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) in patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (rTOF-TAP) is often based on cardiac MRI (CMR) right ventricular (RV) volumes indexed to body surface area (BSA). Weight extremes result in increased patient morbidity and affect indexed measurements. We hypothesized that patients with rTOF-TAP at extremes of weight have (1) over- or underestimated indexed volumes and (2) altered parameters of cardiac function. CMRs in patients with rTOF-TAP were retrospectively reviewed; analysis included right and left ventricular (LV) volumes and ejection fractions (EF) and peak global LV circumferential strain (ε cc) from myocardial tagged images...
December 14, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237455/molecular-and-histological-effects-of-mr-guided-pulsed-focused-ultrasound-to-the-rat-heart
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Kee W Jang, Tsang-Wei Tu, Matthew E Nagle, Bobbi K Lewis, Scott R Burks, Joseph A Frank
BACKGROUND: Image-guided high intensity focused ultrasound has been used as an extracorporeal cardiac pacing tool and to enhance homing of stem cells to targeted tissues. However, molecular changes in the myocardium after sonication have not been widely investigated. Magnetic-resonance (MR)-guided pulsed focused ultrasound (pFUS) was targeted to the rat myocardium over a range of pressures and the microenvironmental and histological effects were evaluated over time. METHODS: Eight-to-ten-week-old Sprague-Dawley rats received T2-weighted MR images to target pFUS to the left ventricular and septum without cardiac or respiratory gating...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234820/-mesenchymal-abdominal-tumors-in-children
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REVIEW
G A Krombach
Mesenchymal tumors in childhood comprise benign and malign entities and differ regarding typical sites of manifestation, age peak and clinical symptoms. In some cases biopsy is mandatory. If nephroblastoma is a possible diagnosis, biopsy must be avoided by all means in order to avoid biopsy tract metastasis. Imaging is used to narrow the differential diagnosis, describe the exact extent of the lesion and deliver complete staging. In pediatric patients sonography and MRI are the most important imaging modalities...
December 12, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217526/first-in-human-phase-i-study-of-single-agent-vanucizumab-a-first-in-class-bi-specific-anti-ang-2-anti-vegf-antibody-in-adult-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors
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Manuel Hidalgo, Maria Martinez-Garcia, Christophe Le Tourneau, Christophe Massard, Elena Garralda, Valentina Boni, Alvaro Taus, Joan Albanell, Marie-Paule Sablin, Marie Alt, Rastilav Bahleda, Andreea Varga, Christophe Boetsch, Izolda Franjkovic, Florian Heil, Angelika Lahr, Katharina Lechner, Anthony Morel, Tapan K Nayak, Simona Rossomanno, Kevin Smart, Kay-Gunnar Stubenrauch, Oliver Krieter
PURPOSE: Vanucizumab is an investigational anti-angiogenic, first-in-class, bi-specific monoclonal antibody targeting VEGF-A and angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2). This first-in-human study evaluated the safety, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and antitumor activity of vanucizumab in adults with advanced solid tumors refractory to standard therapies. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Patients received escalating bi-weekly (q2w; 3-30 mg/kg) or weekly (qw; 10-30 mg/kg) intravenous doses guided by a Bayesian logistic regression model with overdose control...
December 7, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217489/fixed-volume-particle-trace-emission-for-the-analysis-of-left-atrial-blood-flow-using-4d-flow-mri
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Stephen Gaeta, Petter Dyverfeldt, Jonatan Eriksson, Carl-Johan Carlhäll, Tino Ebbers, Ann F Bolger
4D Flow MRI has been used to quantify normal and deranged left ventricular blood flow characteristics on the basis of functionally distinct flow components. However, the application of this technique to the atria is challenging due to the presence of continuous inflow. This continuous inflow necessitates plane-based emission of particle traces from the inlet veins, leading to particles that represents different amounts of blood, and related quantification errors. The purpose of this study was to develop a novel fixed-volume approach for particle tracing and employ this method to develop quantitative analysis of 4D blood flow characteristics in the left atrium...
December 4, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216201/functional-lung-mri-for-regional-monitoring-of-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Till F Kaireit, Sajoscha A Sorrentino, Julius Renne, Christian Schoenfeld, Andreas Voskrebenzev, Marcel Gutberlet, Angela Schulz, Peter M Jakob, Gesine Hansen, Frank Wacker, Tobias Welte, Burkhard Tümmler, Jens Vogel-Claussen
PURPOSE: To test quantitative functional lung MRI techniques in young adults with cystic fibrosis (CF) compared to healthy volunteers and to monitor immediate treatment effects of a single inhalation of hypertonic saline in comparison to clinical routine pulmonary function tests. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixteen clinically stable CF patients and 12 healthy volunteers prospectively underwent two functional lung MRI scans and pulmonary function tests before and 2h after a single treatment of inhaled hypertonic saline or without any treatment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204290/meningeal-carcinomatosis-and-spinal-cord-infiltration-caused-by-a-locally-invasive-pulmonary-adenocarcinoma-in-a-cat
#16
Christoforos Posporis, Llorenç Grau-Roma, Olga Travetti, Maria Oliveira, Laura Polledo, Annette Wessmann
Case summary: A 12-year-old domestic shorthair cat was presented with acute non-painful hindlimb proprioceptive ataxia localising to T3-L3 spinal cord segments. MRI revealed paravertebral muscular hyperintensity on T2-weighted images at the level of T7-T8 vertebrae. The cat improved on conservative management but deteriorated 3 months later. Repeated MRI showed meningeal enhancement at the same level and hyperintensity of the paravertebral musculature extending to the right thoracic wall and pleural space on short tau inversion recovery images...
July 2017: JFMS Open Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198444/endocrine-and-metabolic-assessment-in-adults-with-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis
#17
L Montefusco, S Harari, D Elia, A Rossi, C Specchia, O Torre, G Adda, M Arosio
CONTEXT: Diabetes insipidus (DI) is one of most common complications of Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) but prevalence of anterior pituitary deficiencies and metabolic alterations have not been clearly defined yet. OBJECTIVES: Evaluate prevalence of endocrine and metabolic manifestations in a cohort of patients affected by Pulmonary LCH. METHODS: Observational cross-sectional study on 18 adults (7 M/11 F, 42±12years) studied for complete basal and dynamic endocrine lab tests and glucose metabolism...
November 29, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189887/eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-without-respiratory-symptoms-or-asthma-in-an-adolescent-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
REVIEW
Gülçin Otar Yener, Zahide Ekici Tekin, Neşe Çallı Demirkan, Selçuk Yüksel
Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), also known as Churg-Strauss syndrome, is a systemic necrotizing vasculitis of the small and medium vessels. It is primarily associated with respiratory conditions such as asthma and sinusitis as well as eosinophilia, neuropathy, pulmonary infiltrates, and vasculitis. EGPA is extremely rare in the pediatric age group, and respiratory system disorders are usually predominant in EGPA patients. A 14-year-old boy presented with rash and severe extremity pain...
November 30, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187687/-symmetrical-lesions-of-the-cerebral-peduncles-and-internal-capsules-on-mri-in-a-patient-with-extranodal-nk-t-cell-lymphoma
#19
Yuko Takeuchi, Tomotsugu Kaga, Miho Ieda, Yumi Kojima, Jun Ochiai, Chiyuki Mabuchi
A 72-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of subacute progressive consciousness disturbance. FLAIR images showed diffuse high intensity areas in the bilateral thalamus, basal ganglia, and white matter. Chest CT revealed a mass in the right lung. The patient was diagnosed with extranodal natural killer/T cell lymphoma (ENKL) according to the results of a biopsy of the right pulmonary mass. The FLAIR images showed diffuse white matter lesions, without a mass such as lymphomatosis cerebri. On diffusion-weighted images, symmetrical high-intensity lesions of the cerebral peduncle and the internal capsule suggested high-density lymphoma cells around neurons...
November 28, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175469/histogram-based-analysis-of-lung-perfusion-of-children-after-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-repair
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Nora Kassner, Meike Weis, Katrin Zahn, Thomas Schaible, Stefan O Schoenberg, Lothar R Schad, Frank G Zöllner
OBJECTIVES: To investigate a histogram based approach to characterize the distribution of perfusion in the whole left and right lung by descriptive statistics and to show how histograms could be used to visually explore perfusion defects in two year old children after Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) repair. METHODS: 28 children (age of 24.2±1.7months; all left sided hernia; 9 after extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy) underwent quantitative DCE-MRI of the lung...
November 23, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
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