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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340121/atrioventricular-nodal-echoes-over-a-wide-echo-window-as-a-therapeutic-end-point-for-the-catheter-guided-radiofrequency-ablation-of-atrioventricular-nodal-reentrant-tachycardia-a-prospective-study
#1
Mohammad Hossein Nikoo, Armin Attar, Mohammad Pourmontaseri, Mohammad Vahid Jorat, Mohammad Kafi
Aims: In previous retrospective studies, it was shown that the presence of residual single atrioventricular node (AVN) echoes with an echo zone longer than 30 ms may increase the rate of recurrence after radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of slow pathway in patients with AVN reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT). Based on that, some centres perform additional RFA in these patients. However, this opinion has never been tested prospectively and many centres do not perform re-ablation in these patients...
March 15, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339206/utilizing-electron-spin-echo-envelope-modulation-to-distinguish-between-the-local-secondary-structures-of-an-%C3%AE-helix-and-an-amphipathic-310-helical-peptide
#2
Lauren Bottorf, Sophia Rafferty, Indra Dev Sahu, Robert M McCarrick, Gary A Lorigan
Electron Spin Echo Envelope Modulation (ESEEM) spectroscopy was used to distinguish between the local secondary structures of an α-helix and a 310-helix. Previously, we have shown that ESEEM spectroscopy in combination with site-directed spin labeling (SDSL) and 2H-labeled amino acids (i) can probe the local secondary structure of α-helices, resulting in an obvious deuterium modulation pattern, where i+4 positions generally show larger 2H ESEEM peak intensities than i+3 positions. Here, we have hypothesized that due to the unique turn periodicities of an α-helix (3...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335487/electromagnetic-vortex-based-radar-imaging-using-a-single-receiving-antenna-theory-and-experimental-results
#3
Tiezhu Yuan, Hongqiang Wang, Yongqiang Cheng, Yuliang Qin
Radar imaging based on electromagnetic vortex can achieve azimuth resolution without relative motion. The present paper investigates this imaging technique with the use of a single receiving antenna through theoretical analysis and experimental results. Compared with the use of multiple receiving antennas, the echoes from a single receiver cannot be used directly for image reconstruction using Fourier method. The reason is revealed by using the point spread function. An additional phase is compensated for each mode before imaging process based on the array parameters and the elevation of the targets...
March 19, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333776/transcanal-endoscopic-ear-surgery-for-middle-ear-cholesteatoma
#4
Eran Glikson, Ruth Yousovich, Jobran Mansour, Michael Wolf, Lela Migirov, Yisgav Shapira
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical parameters, outcomes, and complications of transcanal endoscopic ear surgeries for middle ear cholesteatoma. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Tertiary university-affiliated medical center. PATIENTS: Adult patients (age >18) who underwent transcanal endoscopic ear surgeries for cholesteatoma, between March 2009 and March 2015. INTERVENTION: Transcanal endoscopic surgery was indicated when the cholesteatoma did not extend posterior to the anterior limb of the lateral semicircular canal...
March 22, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332960/evaluation-of-transplanted-kidneys-and-comparison-with-healthy-volunteers-and-kidney-donors-with-diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging-initial-experience
#5
Ümit Özçelik, Halime Çevik, Hüseyin Yüce Bircan, Feza Yarbuğ Karakayalı, İclal Işıklar, Mehmet Haberal
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance, by comparing imaging in renal allograft recipients for functional assessment of kidney transplants versus imaging of these features in healthy volunteers and kidney donors with native kidneys. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy renal transplant recipients (group A) with stable graft function at postoperative month 1, 40 healthy volunteers (group B), and 40 kidney donors (group C) underwent diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging...
March 22, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332854/the-intravoxel-incoherent-motion-mri-of-lateral-pterygoid-muscle-a-quantitative-analysis-in-patients-with-temporomandibular-joint-disorders
#6
Supak Ngamsom, Shin Nakamura, Junichiro Sakamoto, Shinya Kotaki, Akemi Tetsumura, Tohru Kurabayashi
OBJECTIVES: To quantitatively evaluate diffusion and perfusion status of lateral pterygoid muscle (LPM) in patients with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) by intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) imaging and to correlate with findings on temporomandibular joints (TMJs) by conventional MRI. METHODS: 42 patients with TMD underwent MRI. To assess IVIM parameters, diffusion-weighted imaging was obtained by spin-echo-based single-shot echoplanar imaging. Regions of interest were created on all diffusion-weighted images of the superior belly of the lateral pterygoid (SLP) and inferior belly of the lateral pterygoid (ILP) at b-values 0-500 s mm(-2)...
March 23, 2017: Dento Maxillo Facial Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332567/dairy-cows-value-access-to-pasture-as-highly-as-fresh-feed
#7
Marina A G von Keyserlingk, Andressa Amorim Cestari, Becca Franks, Jose A Fregonesi, Daniel M Weary
Many dairy cows in the developed world are now housed exclusively indoors with fewer than 5% of the 10 million lactating cows in the United States having access to pasture during the grazing season. Indoor housing systems are designed to meet biological needs for food, water, hygiene, and shelter, but surveys of public and farmer opinion suggest that people think that pasture access is also important for the well-being of dairy cows. To determine if pasture access is important to the cows themselves, we investigated to what extent cows will work to access pasture (by pushing on a weighted gate), and compared it to the motivation to access fresh feed...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332315/significant-increase-of-flow-kinetic-energy-in-nonresponders-patients-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
#8
Sara Cimino, Dino Palombizio, Francesco Cicogna, Donatella Cantisani, Manuela Reali, Domenico Filomena, Valentina Petronilli, Carlo Iacoboni, Luciano Agati
BACKGROUNDS: It's still unclear if different patterns of intraventricular flow dynamics may be detected in patients nonresponders to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) as compared to responders ones. Aim of this study was to evaluate the characteristics of left ventricular (LV) flow dynamics 6-months after CRT to identify Echo-particle imaging velocity (PIV) patterns were more frequently detected in nonresponders patients. METHODS: Thirty-two patients with dilated cardiomyopathy, undergoing CRT, were enrolled in this study...
March 23, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331947/-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-of-brain-tumors
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P Ditter, E Hattingen
BACKGROUND: Conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) under consideration of clinical information enables the correct diagnosis and therapy for the majority of cerebral space-occupying lesions. Some important differential diagnoses, e. g. low vs. high-grade tumors, require additional MRI methods. OBJECTIVE: This article critically discusses the importance of magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS) in brain tumors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The concentration of normal and pathological brain metabolites can be non-invasively measured by (1)H-MRS...
March 22, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331748/diagnostic-value-of-diffusion-weighted-imaging-and-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-values-in-the-differentiation-of-breast-lesions-histpathologic-subgroups-and-correlat%C3%A4-on-with-prognost%C3%A4-c-factors-using-3-0-tesla-mr
#10
Yasin Akın, M Ümit Uğurlu, Handan Kaya, Erkin Arıbal
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and diffusion-weighted imaging in differentiating benign from malignant breast lesions, histopathologic subtypes of breast tumors, and to find a correlation with prognostic factors using 3T MR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 165 patients aged between 16 and 78 years with 181 histopathologically-verifed breast lesions were enrolled in this study. A 3T MR system and bilateral phased array breast coil was used...
July 2016: J Breast Health (2013)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330685/renal-clear-cell-carcinoma-diffusion-tensor-imaging-diagnostic-accuracy-and-correlations-with-clinical-and-histopathological-factors
#11
Q Feng, W Fang, X P Sun, S H Sun, R M Zhang, Z J Ma
AIM: To investigate whether diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) can be used to assess renal clinical histopathology, including the nuclear grade (NG), cell density (CD), and the presence of ki-67. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty patients were enrolled in the study and were confirmed at surgical histopathology to have clear cell renal cell carcinoma (CCRCC). For DTI, a coronal echo-planar imaging sequence was performed (1400 ms repetition time, 76 ms echo time, diffusion direction=6, number of excitations=4; b=0 and 800 s/mm(2), 6 mm section thickness with no intersection gap)...
March 19, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330373/readout-segmented-echo-planar-diffusion-weighted-imaging-in-the-assessment-of-orbital-tumors-comparison-with-conventional-single-shot-echo-planar-imaging-in-image-quality-and-diagnostic-performance
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Xiaoquan Xu, Yanjun Wang, Hao Hu, Guoyi Su, Hu Liu, Haibin Shi, Feiyun Wu
Background Readout-segmented echo-planar imaging (RS-EPI) could improve the imaging quality of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) in various organs. However, whether it could improve the imaging quality and diagnostic performance for the patients with orbital tumors is still unknown. Purpose To compare the image quality and diagnostic performance of RS-EPI DWI with that of conventional single-shot EPI (SS-EPI) DWI in patients with orbital tumors. Material and Methods SS-EPI and RS-EPI DW images of 32 patients with pathologically diagnosed orbital tumors were retrospectively analyzed...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329462/preoperative-use-of-ct-angiography-in-infants-with-coarctation-of-the-aorta
#13
Kirsten Rose-Felker, Joshua D Robinson, Carl L Backer, Cynthia K Rigsby, Osama M Eltayeb, Michael C Mongé, Karen Rychlik, Christina L Sammet, Jeffrey G Gossett
BACKGROUND: Computed tomographic angiography (CTA) and echocardiography (echo) are used preoperatively in coarctation of the aorta to define arch hypoplasia and great vessel branching. We sought to determine differences in quantitative measurements, as well as surgical utility, between modalities. METHODS: Infants (less than six months) with both CTA and echo prior to coarctation repair from 2004 to 2013 were included. Measurements were compared and correlated with surgical approach...
March 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329461/cardiac-function-after-tetralogy-of-fallot-complete-atrioventricular-canal-repair
#14
Elizabeth H Stephens, Jennifer Tingo, Marc Najjar, Betul Yilmaz, Stéphanie Levasseur, Jeffrey D Dayton, Ralph S Mosca, Paul Chai, Jan M Quaegebeur, Emile A Bacha
BACKGROUND: Repair of complete atrioventricular canal (CAVC) with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is a challenging operation increasingly being performed as a complete, primary repair in infancy. Previous studies have focused on perioperative outcomes; however, midterm valve function, ventricular function, and residual obstruction have received little attention. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 20 patients who underwent CAVC/TOF repair (January 2005 to December 2014)...
March 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329385/importance-of-combined-left-atrial-size-and-estimated-pulmonary-pressure-for-clinical-outcome-in-patients-presenting-with-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
#15
Erwan Donal, Lars H Lund, Emmanuel Oger, Christian Bosseau, Amélie Reynaud, Camilla Hage, Elodie Drouet, J-Claude Daubert, Cecila Linde
Aims: Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a complex syndrome with various phenotypes and outcomes. The prognostic relevance of echocardiography and the E/e' ratio has previously been reported. We sought to study in addition, the value of estimated pulmonary pressure and left atrial size for diagnosing and determining a prognosis for HFpEF-patients in a prospective multi-centric cohort. Methods and results: Patients with an acute-HF event accompanied with NT-proBNP >300 pg/mL (BNP >100 pg/mL) and LVEF >45% were included (n = 237) and clinically reassessed using echo-Doppler after 4-8 weeks of HF treatment as part of the prospective KaRen HFpEF study...
March 4, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329275/tissue-characterization-by-t1-and-t2-mapping-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-monitor-myocardial-inflammation-in-healing-myocarditis
#16
S Bohnen, U K Radunski, G K Lund, F Ojeda, Y Looft, M Senel, L Radziwolek, M Avanesov, E Tahir, C Stehning, B Schnackenburg, G Adam, S Blankenberg, K Muellerleile
Aims: Monitoring disease activity in myocarditis is important for tailored therapeutic strategies. This study evaluated the ability of T1 and T2 mapping cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) to monitor the course of myocardial inflammation in healing myocarditis. Methods and results: Forty-eight patients with strictly defined acute myocarditis underwent CMR at 1.5 T in the acute stage, at 3-months (n = 39), and at 12-months follow-up (FU) (n = 21). Normal values were obtained in a control group of 27 healthy subjects...
March 8, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329271/short-and-long-term-results-after-prosthetic-mitral-valve-implantation-in-patients-with-severe-mitral-annulus-calcification%C3%A2
#17
Ronny Ben-Avi, Boris Orlov, Leonid Sternik, Alexander Kogan, Rafael Kuperstien, Amjad Shalabi, Eilon Ram, Alexander Lipey, Ehud Raanani
OBJECTIVES: To investigate short- and long-term outcomes of a conservative decalcification approach in mitral valve replacement (MVR) surgery in the presence of mitral annulus calcification (MAC). METHODS: Of the 1038 patients who underwent MVR, 133 (13%) had significant MAC with at least 30% of the annular circumference heavily calcified. In most patients, the surgical approach to MAC included conservative decalcification, supra-annular prosthesis implantation and insertion of a pericardial patch between the MV annulus and the prosthesis...
March 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328503/fast-spin-echo-imaging-based-ept-with-k-space-weighting-via-t-sub-2-sub-relaxation-rept
#18
Jaewook Shin, Min-Oh Kim, Sungmin Cho, Dong-Hyun Kim
Magnetic resonance electrical property tomography (MREPT) is a technique used to extract the electrical properties of tissues (conductivity in particular) using a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system. In this work, we propose an improved data acquisition scheme for electrical property tomography technique by utilizing T2 modulation in fast spin echo (FSE) imaging. This technique was motivated by numerical analysis of conductivity reconstruction in the frequency domain; results reveal the spatial frequency-dependent noise texture of conventional methods...
March 17, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328013/validation-of-surface-to-volume-ratio-measurements-derived-from-oscillating-gradient-spin-echo-on-a-clinical-scanner-using-anisotropic-fiber-phantoms
#19
Gregory Lemberskiy, Steven H Baete, Martijn A Cloos, Dmitry S Novikov, Els Fieremans
A diffusion measurement in the short-time surface-to-volume ratio (S/V) limit (Mitra et al., Phys Rev Lett. 1992;68:3555) can disentangle the free diffusion coefficient from geometric restrictions to diffusion. Biophysical parameters, such as the S/V of tissue membranes, can be used to estimate microscopic length scales non-invasively. However, due to gradient strength limitations on clinical MRI scanners, pulsed gradient spin echo (PGSE) measurements are impractical for probing the S/V limit. To achieve this limit on clinical systems, an oscillating gradient spin echo (OGSE) sequence was developed...
March 22, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327475/free-breathing-black-blood-cine-fast-spin-echo-imaging-for-measuring-abdominal-aortic-wall-distensibility-a-feasibility-study
#20
Jyh-Miin Lin, Andrew Patterson, Tzu-Cheng Chao, Chengcheng Zhu, Hing-Chiu Chang, Jason Mendes, Hsiao-Wen Chung, Jonathan Gillard, Martin Graves
The paper reports a free-breathing black-blood CINE fast-spin echo (FSE) technique for measuring abdominal aortic wall motion. The free-breathing CINE FSE includes the following MR techniques: 1) variable-density sampling with fast iterative reconstruction; 2) inner-volume imaging; and 3) a blood-suppression preparation pulse. The proposed technique was evaluated in eight healthy subjects. The inner-volume imaging significantly reduced the intraluminal artifacts of respiratory motion (p = 0.015). The quantitative measurements were a diameter of 16...
March 22, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
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