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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156545/ultrasonographic-evaluation-of-botulinum-toxin-injection-site-for-the-medial-approach-to-tibialis-posterior-muscle-in-chronic-stroke-patients-with-spastic-equinovarus-foot-an-observational-study
#1
Alessandro Picelli, Alessio Baricich, Elena Chemello, Nicola Smania, Carlo Cisari, Marialuisa Gandolfi, Nicoletta Cinone, Maurizio Ranieri, Andrea Santamato
The tibialis posterior muscle is a frequent target for injection of botulinum toxin during the management of spastic equinovarus foot in adults with post-stroke spasticity. Although it is deep-seated, the needle insertion into the tibialis posterior muscle is usually performed using anatomical landmarks and safety information obtained from healthy subjects and cadavers. Our aim was to evaluate the botulinum toxin injection site for the medial approach to the tibialis posterior muscle in chronic stroke patients with spastic equinovarus foot...
November 18, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156149/quantitative-evaluation-of-vertebral-microvascular-permeability-and-fat-fraction-in-alloxan-induced-diabetic-rabbits
#2
Lei Hu, Yun Fei Zha, Li Wang, Liang Li, Dong Xing, Wei Gong, Jiao Wang, Yuan Lin, Fei Fei Zeng, Xue Song Lu
Purpose To determine longitudinal relationships between lumbar vertebral bone marrow permeability and marrow adipose tissue in a rabbit diabetes model by using quantitative dynamic contrast agent-enhanced (DCE) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and iterative decomposition of water and fat with the echo asymmetry and least-squares estimation quantitation (IDEAL IQ) sequence. Materials and Methods Twenty rabbits were randomly assigned to the diabetic (n = 10) or control (n = 10) group. All rabbits underwent sagittal MR imaging of the lumbar region at fixed time points (0, 4, 8, 12, and 16 weeks after alloxan injection)...
November 20, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156139/thermo-sensitive-phase-separation-behavior-of-poly-benzyl-methacrylate-solvate-ionic-liquid-solutions
#3
Yumi Kobayashi, Yuzo Kitazawa, Kei Hashimoto, Takeshi Ueki, Hisashi Kokubo, Masayoshi Watanabe
We report a lower critical solution temperature (LCST) behavior of binary systems consisting of poly(benzyl methacrylate) (PBnMA) and solvate ionic liquids (SILs): equimolar mixtures of triglyme (G3) or tetraglyme (G4) and lithium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)amide (Li[TFSA]). We evaluated the critical temperatures (Tcs) using transmittance measurements. The stability of the glyme-Li+ complex ([Li(G3 or G4)]+) in the presence of PBnMA was confirmed using Raman spectroscopy, pulsed-field gradient spin-echo NMR (PGSE-NMR), and thermogravimetric analysis to demonstrate that the complex was not disrupted...
November 20, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155581/phosphorescence-control-mediated-by-molecular-rotation-and-aurophilic-interactions-in-amphidynamic-crystals-of-1-4-bis-tri-p-fluorophenyl-phosphane-gold-i-ethynyl-benzene
#4
Mingoo Jin, Tim S Chung, Tomohiro Seki, Hajime Ito, Miguel A Garcia-Garibay
Here we present a structural design aimed at the control of phosphorescence emission as the result of changes in molecular rotation in a crystalline material. The proposed strategy includes the use of aurophilic interactions, both as a crystal engineering tool and as sensitive emission probe, and the use of a dumbbell-shaped architecture intended to create a low packing density region that permits the rotation of a central phenylene. Molecular rotor 1 with of a central 1,4-diethynylphenylene rotator linked to two gold(I) triphenylphosphane complexes was prepared and its structure confirmed by single crystal X-ray diffraction (XRD), which revealed chains mediated by dimeric aurophilic interactions...
November 20, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154893/an-interleaved-sequence-for-simultaneous-magnetic-resonance-angiography-mra-susceptibility-weighted-imaging-swi-and-quantitative-susceptibility-mapping-qsm
#5
Yongsheng Chen, Saifeng Liu, Sagar Buch, Jiani Hu, Yan Kang, E Mark Haacke
PURPOSE: To image the entire vasculature of the brain with complete suppression of signal from background tissue using a single 3D excitation interleaved rephased/dephased multi-echo gradient echo sequence. This ensures no loss of signal from fast flow and provides co-registered susceptibility weighted images (SWI) and quantitative susceptibility maps (QSM) from the same scan. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The suppression of background tissue was accomplished by subtracting the flow-dephased images from the flow-rephased images with the same echo time of 12...
November 14, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153575/persistent-iron-within-the-infarct-core%C3%A2-after-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-implications-for-left-ventricular-remodeling-and-health%C3%A2-outcomes
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Jaclyn Carberry, David Carrick, Caroline Haig, Nadeem Ahmed, Ify Mordi, Margaret McEntegart, Mark C Petrie, Hany Eteiba, Stuart Hood, Stuart Watkins, Mitchell Lindsay, Andrew Davie, Ahmed Mahrous, Ian Ford, Naveed Sattar, Paul Welsh, Aleksandra Radjenovic, Keith G Oldroyd, Colin Berry
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the incidence and prognostic significance of persistent iron in patients post-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). BACKGROUND: The clinical significance of persistent iron within the infarct core after STEMI complicated by acute myocardial hemorrhage is poorly understood. METHODS: Patients who sustained an acute STEMI were enrolled in a cohort study (BHF MR-MI [Detection and Significance of Heart Injury in ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction])...
November 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153364/application-of-arterial-spin-labeling-perfusion-mri-to-differentiate-benign-from-malignant-intracranial-meningiomas
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Xin J Qiao, Hyun Grace Kim, Danny J J Wang, Noriko Salamon, Michael Linetsky, Ali Sepahdari, Benjamin M Ellingson, Whitney B Pope
PURPOSE: Differentiating WHO grade I-III of meningioma by non-invasive imaging is challenging. This study investigated the potential of MR arterial spin labeling (ASL) to establish tumor grade in meningioma patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Pseudo-continuous ASL with 3D background suppressed gradient and spin echo (GRASE) was acquired on 54 patients with newly diagnosed or recurrent intracranial meningioma. Perfusion patterns characterized in CBF color maps were independently evaluated by three neuroradiologists blinded to patient history, and correlated with tumor grade from histo-pathological review...
December 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151906/hbme-1-expression-in-differentiated-thyroid-carcinoma-and-its-correlation-with-the-ultrasonic-manifestation-of-thyroid
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Jiwei Qiao, Chunyu Li, Yuying Zhang, Shuangyan Wang, Shan Gao
We investigated expression of the protein human bone marrow endothelial cell marker-1 (HBME-1) in differentiated thyroid carcinoma tissues, and analyzed its correlation with ultrasonic manifestation of thyroid. The immunohistochemistry (IHC) staining method was used to measure the expression of HBME-1 in patient with nodular goiter (control group), papillary differentiated thyroid carcinoma (papillary carcinoma group) and follicular differentiated thyroid carcinoma (follicular carcinoma group) to investigate the differences in expression of HBME-1...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151509/in-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-patients-the-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-is-related-to-thrombogenesis-and-more-closely-associated-with-left-atrial-appendage-contraction-than-with-the-left-atrial-body-function
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Yukihiro Fukuda, Mitsunori Okamoto, Shunsuke Tomomori, Hiroya Matsumura, Takehito Tokuyama, Yukiko Nakano, Yasuki Kihara
Objective The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is an inflammation marker that can be used to detect atrial inflammatory changes, which may contribute to a reduced left atrial (LA) function and thrombosis. Our study aimed to determine whether or not the association of NLR with the LA appendage (LAA) function in relation to thrombogenesis differs from the association with the LA body function in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) patients. Methods A total of 183 PAF patients were studied. The LA volume index, mitral flow velocity (A), and mitral annular motion velocity (A') were examined using transthoracic echocardiography...
November 20, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151480/the-refinement-of-risk-stratification-for-atrial-thrombus-or-spontaneous-echo-contrast-in-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation
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Wenna Ning, Yang Li, Chunyan Ma, Liangxian Qiu, Bo Yu
As for nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) patients with left atrial thrombus or spontaneous echo contrast (LAT/SEC), we evaluated the additional predictive value of serum uric acid (SUA) and Left atrial diameter (LAD) for CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc, and explored the influence from the level of SUA and LAD to LAT/SEC in moderate risk group. Thus, we put forward the concept of a borderline high risk group to guide clinical anticoagulant therapy in patients with NVAF.A total of 284 NVAF patients without the history of anticoagulant prior to hospitalization were enrolled...
November 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151460/-evaluation-of-absorbed-dose-by-mri-read-out
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Shuji Usui
Three dimensional dose distribution by gel dosimeters is often read out by an MRI scanner, which is readily available in most hospitals. Both the T1 and T2 relaxation rates are used to evaluate the absorbed dose. This paper will describe the principle of the imaging sequences (spin echo, multiple spin echo, and inversion recovery methods) to measure the relaxation rate and the factors to affect the precision (signal noise ratio, temperature during scanning, coil, imaging artefact). Additionally, the magnetization transfer method will be mentioned as an alternative for low-density foam gel dosimeters...
2017: Japanese Journal of Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150852/panel%C3%A2-report-ipa-congress-buenos-aires-2017-listening-for-echoes-of-the-child-in-adult-psychoanalysis
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Anand Desai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150365/correlation-between-ultrasound-appearance-of-small-breast-cancer-and-axillary-lymph-node-metastasis
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Xiaoqin Yu, Xiaoyan Hao, Jing Wan, Yingying Wang, Lan Yu, Binyue Liu
To study the correlation of ultrasonographic signs of small breast cancer (maximum diameter ≤2.0 cm) with axillary lymph node metastasis, pre-operative ultrasonographic images of 153 small breast malignant neoplasms in 143 breast cancer patients were analyzed according to their pathologic features. Of the small breast tumors included, 47 showed axillary lymph node metastasis. Diagnosis of all patients was obtained with radical axillary surgery or a sentinel lymph node biopsy procedure. Ultrasonographic signs included irregular shape, microlobulated contour, spiculation, microcalcification, posterior echo attenuation, blood-flow grade, perforating vessels, changes in fascia or cooper's ligament and maximum cortical thickness of lymph nodes...
November 14, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148586/a-dynamic-ultrasound-simulation-of-a-pulsating-three-layered-cca-for-validation-of-2d-wall-motion-and-blood-velocity-estimation-algorithms
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Xiao Hu, Yufeng Zhang, Guanghui Cai, Kexin Zhang, Li Deng, Lian Gao, Suya Han, Jianhua Chen
PURPOSE: A dynamic ultrasound simulation model for the common carotid artery (CCA) with three arterial layers for validation of 2D wall motion and blood velocity estimation algorithms is proposed in present study. This model describes layers with not only characteristics of echo distributions conforming to clinical ones, but also varying thicknesses, axial and radial displacements with pulsatile blood pressure during a cardiac cycle. METHODS: The modeling process is as follows: first, a geometrical model according with the clinical structure size of a CCA is built based on the preset layer thicknesses and the diameter of lumen...
November 17, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148576/free-breathing-abdominal-mri-improved-by-repeated-k-t-subsampling-and-artifact-minimization-rekam
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Mei-Lan Chu, Hing-Chiu Chang, Hsiao-Wen Chung, Mustafa R Bashir, Jing Cai, Lei Zhang, Duohua Sun, Nan-Kuei Chen
PURPOSE: We report an approach, termed Repeated k-t-subsampling and artifact-minimization (ReKAM), for removing motion artifacts in free-breathing abdominal MRI. The method is particularly valuable for challenging patients who may not hold their breath for a long time or have irregular respiratory rate. METHODS: The ReKAM framework comprises one acquisition module and two reconstruction modules. A fast MRI sequence is used to repeatedly acquire multiple sets of k-t space data...
November 17, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148118/role-of-the-combination-of-fa-and-t2-parameters-as-a-new-diagnostic-method-in-therapeutic-evaluation-of-parkinson-s-disease
#16
Yuan Fang, Tao Zheng, Lanxiang Liu, Dawei Gao, Qinglei Shi, Yanchao Dong, Dan Du
BACKGROUND: Simple diffusion delivery (SDD) has attained good effects with only tiny amounts of drugs. Fractional anisotropy (FA) and relaxation time T2* that indicate the integrity of fiber tracts and iron concentration within brain tissue were used to evaluate the therapeutic effect of SDD. PURPOSE: To evaluate therapeutic effect of SDD in the Parkinson's disease (PD) rat model with FA and T2* parameters. STUDY TYPE: Prospective case-control animal study...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147151/percutaneous-direct-embolization-for-pseudoaneurysm-at-the-gallbladder-fossa-after-cholecystectomy
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Kunihiro Yagihashi, Minobu Kamo, Tomoya Nishiyama, Yasuyuki Kurihara
Postoperative pseudoaneurysm at the gallbladder fossa is a rare complication of cholecystectomy. The typical clinical presentations of this condition are intraparenchymal or intraperitoneal hemorrhage or rupture into the gastrointestinal tract, and this may be life-threatening. For the treatment of pseudoaneurysms, percutaneous transarterial embolization is considered first-line. We present a case of pseudoaneurysm at the gallbladder following cholecystectomy, which was successfully treated with echo-guided percutaneous transhepatic direct embolization using N-butyl cyanoacrylate, after the failure of transarterial embolization...
September 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145181/pali-and-echo-phenomena-symptoms-of-persistence-and-perseveration
#18
Eloi Magnin, Elisabeth Medeiros de Bustos, Thierry Moulin
Some neurological or psychiatric positive, productive symptoms are an abnormal persistence of a sensorial feeling or abnormal repetition of a motor, behavioral or cognitive process corresponding to a perseverative symptom. Palinopsia, palinacousis, and related sensorial symptoms have been described. Verbal and motor symptoms include echolalia, palilalia, echopraxia, and motor perseveration. Cognitive disorders induce perseverative behavior, perseverative thinking, including palipsychism, flashbulb memories, and reduplicative paramnesia (also known as "palimnesia") and many related perseverative symptoms...
2018: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145080/comparing-the-efficacy-of-solid-and-magic-echo-refocusing-sequences-applications-to-1-h-nmr-echo-spectroscopy-of-shale-rock
#19
Gregory S Boutis, Ravinath Kausik
Quantitative evaluation of the solid and viscous components of unconventional shale rock, namely kerogen and bitumen, is important for understanding reservoir quality. Short transverse coherence times, due to strong (1)H-(1)H dipolar interactions, motivates the application of solid state refocusing pulse sequences that allow for investigating components of the free-induction decay that are otherwise obscured by instrumental effects such as probe ringdown. This work reports on static, wide-line (1)H spectroscopy of shale rock and their extracted components, which include kerogen and bitumen, by the application of solid echo and magic echo pulse sequences...
November 3, 2017: Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143277/myo-inositol-concentration-in-mr-spectroscopy-for-differentiating-high-grade-glioma-from-primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma
#20
Hiroaki Nagashima, Takashi Sasayama, Kazuhiro Tanaka, Katsusuke Kyotani, Naoko Sato, Masahiro Maeyama, Masaaki Kohta, Junichi Sakata, Yusuke Yamamoto, Kohkichi Hosoda, Tomoo Itoh, Ryohei Sasaki, Eiji Kohmura
It is sometimes difficult to distinguish gliomas from other tumors on routine imaging. In this study, we assessed whether 3-T magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) with LCModel software might be useful for discriminating glioma from other brain tumors, such as primary central nervous system lymphomas (PCNSLs) and metastatic tumors. A total of 104 cases of brain tumor (66 gliomas, 20 PCNSLs, 6 metastatic tumors, 12 other tumors) were preoperatively investigated with short echo time (35 ms) single-voxel 3-T MRS...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
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