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Thomas Meier, Saiana Khandarkhaeva, Sylvain Petitgirard, Thomas Körber, Alexander Lauerer, Ernst Rössler, Leonid Dubrovinsky
The past 15 years have seen an astonishing increase in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) sensitivity and accessible pressure range in high-pressure NMR experiments, owing to a series of new developments of NMR spectroscopy applied to the diamond anvil cell (DAC). Recently, with the application of electro-magnetic lenses, so-called Lenz lenses, in toroidal diamond indenter cells, pressures of up to 72 GPa with NMR spin sensitivities of about 1012  spin/Hz1/2 has been achieved. Here, we describe the implementation of a refined NMR resonator structure using a pair of double stage Lenz lenses driven by a Helmholtz coil within a standard DAC, allowing to measure sample volumes as small as 100 pl prior to compression...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778068/evaluation-of-the-structural-morphology-of-starch-graft-poly-acrylic-acid-on-its-scale-inhibition-efficiency
#2
Wei Yu, Yawen Wang, Aimin Li, Hu Yang
The development of phosphorus-free and biodegradable scale inhibitors has been paid considerable attention. Two series of starch-graft-poly(acrylic acid) (St-g-PAA) samples with different grafting ratios and grafted-chain distributions, that is, the number and length of grafted PAA chains on the starch backbone, were designed and prepared in this study. Fourier transform infrared and 1 H nuclear magnetic resonance spectra were used to further characterize the molecular structures of the St-g-PAAs. In addition to dose, the effects of the structural morphologies of St-g-PAA, namely, grafting ratio and grafted-chain distribution, on the scale-inhibition performance against calcium carbonate were investigated systematically...
April 9, 2018: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777885/posttraumatic-cerebrospinal-fluid-leak-associated-with-an-upper-cervical-meningeal-diverticulum
#3
Noriya Enomoto, Hideo Mure, Toshiyuki Okazaki, Mai Azumi, Shinya Okita, Shinji Nagahiro, Yasushi Takagi
Spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) has been increasingly recognized as a phenomenon caused by cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks; however, its pathogenesis is still unclear. Here, we report two cases of SIH as a result of CSF leak from a meningeal diverticulum at the C2 nerve root sleeve. The first case is that of a 46-year-old man who had suffered from orthostatic headache after a bicycle accident at age 45. Computed tomography (CT) myelography revealed CSF leaks at the C1/2 level. He underwent epidural blood patch (EBP) therapy, but it was unsuccessful...
May 16, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777863/comparison-of-histological-and-morphometrical-changes-underlying-subchondral-bone-abnormalities-in-inflammatory-and-degenerative-musculoskeletal-disorders-a-systematic-review
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M Loef, S van Beest, F P B Kroon, J L Bloem, O M Dekkers, M Reijnierse, J W Schoones, M Kloppenburg
OBJECTIVE: Subchondral bone abnormalities (SBAs) on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are observed frequently and associated with disease course in various musculoskeletal disorders. This review aims to map the existing knowledge of their underlying histological features, and to identify needs for future research. DESIGN: We conducted a systematic review following PRISMA guidelines until September 2017, including all studies correlating histological features to on MRI defined SBAs in patients with osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), spondyloarthritis (SpA) and degenerative disc disease (DDD)...
May 16, 2018: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777859/three-dimensional-model-of-the-female-perineum-and-pelvic-floor-muscles
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Géraldine Giraudet, Laurent Patrouix, Christian Fontaine, Xavier Demondion, Michel Cosson, Chrystèle Rubod
OBJECTIVE: The anatomy of the perineum and the pelvic diaphragm of woman is complex. A numerical complete three-dimensional (3D) model of every muscle of the woman pelvis doesn't exist. The pathophysiology of genital prolapse is still debated. Knowledge of anatomy is essential to better understand its mechanisms. The aim of this research was to build a complete three-dimensional model of the female perineum and pelvic floor muscles. STUDY DESIGN: To model the pelvic muscles we reconstructed them in three dimensions from tracing a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of a female pelvis from a cadaver...
May 16, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777846/an-academic-tertiary-referral-center-s-experience-with-a-vascular-surgery-based-uterine-artery-embolization-program
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Naiem Nassiri, Adrian Balica, Nolan C Cirillo-Penn, Dustin Tyler Crystal, Gloria A Bachmann
OBJECTIVE: Despite growing endovascular experience within the vascular surgery community, some catheter-based interventions - such as uterine artery embolization (UAE) - remain outside the clinical scope of most vascular surgeons, owing in part to established referral patterns and limited awareness among referring colleagues. We present our experience with a vascular surgery-based, multidisciplinary UAE program at an academic tertiary referral center. METHODS: In a collaborative effort between vascular surgery and gynecology, a Pelvic Vascular Disease Program has been established to provide palliative, prophylactic, and therapeutic embolizations including, but not limited to, UAE...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777822/effects-of-global-signal-regression-and-subtraction-methods-on-resting-state-functional-connectivity-using-arterial-spin-labeling-data
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João Paulo Santos Silva, Luciana da Mata Mônaco, André Monteiro Paschoal, Ícaro Agenor Ferreira de Oliveira, Renata Ferranti Leoni
BACKGROUND: Arterial spin labeling (ASL) is an established magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique that is finding broader applications in functional studies of the healthy and diseased brain. To promote improvement in cerebral blood flow (CBF) signal specificity, many algorithms and imaging procedures, such as subtraction methods, were proposed to eliminate or, at least, minimize noise sources. Therefore, this study addressed the main considerations of how CBF functional connectivity (FC) is changed, regarding resting brain network (RBN) identification and correlations between regions of interest (ROI), by different subtraction methods and removal of residual motion artifacts and global signal fluctuations (RMAGSF)...
May 16, 2018: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777819/7-tesla-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-caudal-anterior-cingulate-and-posterior-cingulate-cortex-atrophy-in-patients-with-trigeminal-neuralgia
#8
Hyeong Cheol Moon, Chan-A Park, Yeong-Jae Jeon, Soon Tae You, Hyun Man Baek, Youn Joo Lee, Chul Beom Cho, Chae Joon Cheong, Young Seok Park
The cingulate cortex (CC) is a brain region that plays a key role in pain processing, but CC abnormalities are not unclear in patients with trigeminal neuralgia (TN). The purpose of this study was to determine the central causal mechanisms of TN and the surrounding brain structure in healthy controls and patients with TN using 7 Tesla (T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Whole-brain parcellation in gray matter volume and thickness was assessed in 15 patients with TN and 16 healthy controls matched for sex, age, and regional variability using T1-weighted imaging...
May 16, 2018: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777451/telemedicine-based-system-for-quality-management-and-peer-review-in-radiology
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Sergey Morozov, Ekaterina Guseva, Natalya Ledikhova, Anton Vladzymyrskyy, Dmitry Safronov
OBJECTIVES: Quality assurance is the key component of modern radiology. A telemedicine-based quality assurance system helps to overcome the "scoring" approach and makes the quality control more accessible and objective. METHODS: A concept for quality assurance in radiology is developed. Its realization is a set of strategies, actions, and tools. The latter is based on telemedicine-based peer review of 23,199 computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images...
May 18, 2018: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777402/a-national-study-of-the-use-of-asymptomatic-systemic-imaging-for-surveillance-following-breast-cancer-treatment-aft-01
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Jessica R Schumacher, Heather B Neuman, George J Chang, Benjamin D Kozower, Stephen B Edge, Menggang Yu, David J Vanness, Yajuan Si, Elizabeth A Jacobs, Amanda B Francescatti, Patricia A Spears, Jeffrey Havlena, Taiwo Adesoye, Daniel McKellar, David Winchester, Elizabeth S Burnside, Caprice C Greenberg
BACKGROUND: Although not guideline recommended, studies suggest 50% of locoregional breast cancer patients undergo systemic imaging during follow-up, prompting its inclusion as a Choosing Wisely measure of potential overuse. Most studies rely on administrative data that cannot delineate scan intent (prompted by signs/symptoms vs. asymptomatic surveillance). This is a critical gap as intent is the only way to distinguish overuse from appropriate care. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to assess surveillance systemic imaging post-breast cancer treatment in a national sample accounting for scan intent...
May 17, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777389/iron-based-metal-organic-frameworks-as-a-theranostic-carrier-for-local-tuberculosis-therapy
#11
Gabriela Wyszogrodzka, Przemysław Dorożyński, Barbara Gil, Wieslaw J Roth, Maciej Strzempek, Bartosz Marszałek, Władysław P Węglarz, Elżbieta Menaszek, Weronika Strzempek, Piotr Kulinowski
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was initial evaluation of applicability of metal organic framework (MOF) Fe-MIL-101-NH2 as a theranostic carrier of antituberculous drug in terms of its functionality, i.e. drug loading, drug dissolution, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast and cytotoxic safety. METHODS: Fe-MIL-101-NH2 was characterized using X-ray powder diffraction, FTIR spectrometry and scanning electron microscopy. The particle size analysis was determined using laser diffraction...
May 18, 2018: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777360/crossed-aphasia-following-cerebral-infarction-in-a-right-handed-patient-with-atypical-cerebral-language-dominance
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Xiaoping Tan, Yang Guo, Saihong Dun, Hongzan Sun
OBJECTIVE: Crossed aphasia (CA), usually referred to as an acquired language disturbance, is caused by a lesion in the cerebral hemisphere ipsilateral to the dominant hand, and the exact mechanism is not clear. The development of handedness is influenced by education and training and the impact of habitualization, while language is more susceptible to the impact of speech habits, and it is not absolutely accurate to judge cerebral language dominance by the degree of hand preference. METHODS: We describe a case of CA after right hemispheric stroke in a right-handed patient with atypical language dominance and attempt to analyze the mechanism of CA based on functional imaging methods, including arterial spin labeling (ASL) and positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (PET-MRI)...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777345/placenta-accreta-and-balloon-catheterization-the-experience-of-a-single-center-and-an-update-of-latest-evidence-of-literature
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Ferdinando Antonio Gulino, F Di Guardo, E Zambrotta, L M Di Gregorio, Andrea Miranda, Stella Capriglione, M A Palumbo
PURPOSE: We studied the efficacy of using pre-cesarean delivery (CD) temporary occlusion of internal iliac arteries with balloon catheters in case of placenta previa-accreta in terms of maternal and neonatal outcomes and to test accuracy of ultrasound (US) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for prenatal diagnosis. METHODS: From March 2014 to January 2018, women with an US and/or MRI diagnosis of placenta previa-accreta and a planned delivery were enrolled and divided into two groups: balloon catheterization group (women treated with preoperative catheters and CD) and control group (women candidates to elective CD)...
May 18, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777344/arthroscopic-debridement-for-septic-arthritis-of-the-shoulder-joint-post-infectious-arthritis-is-an-inevitable-consequence
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Sung-Jae Kim, Yun-Rak Choi, Wonyong Lee, Woo-Seok Jung, Yong-Min Chun
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare clinical outcomes and development of post-infectious arthritis of the shoulder joint after single (Group S) or repeated (Group R) arthroscopic debridement surgeries. We hypothesized that (1) repeated surgeries might be attributable to initial subchondral involvement resulting from septic arthritis and (2) the repeated surgery group would exhibit a higher incidence of post-infectious arthritic changes and inferior clinical outcomes due to prolonged resolution of the infection...
May 18, 2018: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777314/improved-recovery-from-limb-ischaemia-by-delivery-of-an-affinity-isolated-heparan-sulphate
#15
Selina Poon, Xiaohua Lu, Raymond A A Smith, Pei Ho, Kishore Bhakoo, Victor Nurcombe, Simon M Cool
Peripheral arterial disease is a major cause of limb loss and its prevalence is increasing worldwide. As most standard-of-care therapies yield only unsatisfactory outcomes, more options are needed. Recent cell- and molecular-based therapies that have aimed to modulate vascular endothelial growth factor-165 (VEGF165 ) levels have not yet been approved for clinical use due to their uncertain side effects. We have previously reported a heparan sulphate (termed HS7) tuned to avidly bind VEGF165 . Here, we investigated the ability of HS7 to promote vascular recovery in a murine hindlimb vascular ischaemia model...
May 18, 2018: Angiogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777233/visceral-adiposity-and-high-adiponectin-levels-are-associated-with-the-prevalence-of-pancreatic-cystic-lesions
#16
Suguru Mizuno, Yousuke Nakai, Hiroyuki Isayama, Takeharu Yoshikawa, Kei Saito, Naminatsu Takahara, Hirofumi Kogure, Minoru Tada, Naoto Hayashi, Kazuhiko Koike
OBJECTIVES: Obesity is increasing in developed countries and is a risk factor for pancreatic cancer (PaC). We previously reported that obesity was associated with pancreatic cystic lesions (PCLs), which are both precursors of, and risk factors for, PaC. In the present study, we further investigated the relationship between visceral adiposity and adiponectin levels and the extent of PCLs. METHODS: Individuals who underwent comprehensive health screening at our institution between January 2008 and March 2013 were analyzed...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777140/different-responses-of-left-atrium-and-left-atrial-appendage-to-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-a-follow-up-mri-study
#17
Yun Gi Kim, Jaemin Shim, Suk-Kyu Oh, Hee-Soon Park, Kwang-No Lee, Sung Ho Hwang, Jong-Il Choi, Young-Hoon Kim
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is known to cause adverse remodeling of left atrium (LA). Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) of AF is associated with decrease in LA volume. However, the impact of RFCA on left atrial appendage (LAA) volume and hemodynamic function is not fully understood. We analyzed 123 patients who underwent cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) evaluation before and after RFCA in Korea University Anam Hospital. LA and LAA volume were measured before and after RFCA based on cardiac MRI. Baseline LA volume was 99...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777128/comparison-of-the-serum-metabolic-signatures-based-on-1-h-nmr-between-patients-and-a-rat-model-of-deep-vein-thrombosis
#18
Jie Cao, Qian-Qian Jin, Gui-Ming Wang, Hong-Lin Dong, Yong-Ming Feng, Jun-Sheng Tian, Ke-Ming Yun, Ying-Yuan Wang, Jun-Hong Sun
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) have high morbidity, reduce quality of life, and can cause death. Biomarkers or genetic risk factors have not been identified in patients with DVT. In present study, serum of 61 patients suffering from DVT and a rat DVT model (n = 10) were assayed by a proton nuclear magnetic resonance (1 H NMR) metabolomics technique combing with multivariate statistical analysis to identify the metabolites. The MetPA platform was used to identify differences in the metabolic pathways between the rat model and patients...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777107/differentiation-of-periapical-granulomas-and-cysts-by-using-dental-mri-a-pilot-study
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Alexander Juerchott, Thorsten Pfefferle, Christa Flechtenmacher, Johannes Mente, Martin Bendszus, Sabine Heiland, Tim Hilgenfeld
The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate whether periapical granulomas can be differentiated from periapical cysts in vivo by using dental magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Prior to apicoectomy, 11 patients with radiographically confirmed periapical lesions underwent dental MRI, including fat-saturated T2-weighted (T2wFS) images, non-contrast-enhanced T1-weighted images with and without fat saturation (T1w/T1wFS), and contrast-enhanced fat-saturated T1-weighted (T1wFS+C) images. Two independent observers performed structured image analysis of MRI datasets twice...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777103/bacterial-encapsulins-as-orthogonal-compartments-for-mammalian-cell-engineering
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Felix Sigmund, Christoph Massner, Philipp Erdmann, Anja Stelzl, Hannes Rolbieski, Mitul Desai, Sarah Bricault, Tobias P Wörner, Joost Snijder, Arie Geerlof, Helmut Fuchs, Martin Hrabĕ de Angelis, Albert J R Heck, Alan Jasanoff, Vasilis Ntziachristos, Jürgen Plitzko, Gil G Westmeyer
We genetically controlled compartmentalization in eukaryotic cells by heterologous expression of bacterial encapsulin shell and cargo proteins to engineer enclosed enzymatic reactions and size-constrained metal biomineralization. The shell protein (EncA) from Myxococcus xanthus auto-assembles into nanocompartments inside mammalian cells to which sets of native (EncB,C,D) and engineered cargo proteins self-target enabling localized bimolecular fluorescence and enzyme complementation. Encapsulation of the enzyme tyrosinase leads to the confinement of toxic melanin production for robust detection via multispectral optoacoustic tomography (MSOT)...
May 18, 2018: Nature Communications
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