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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602596/brain-sodium-mri-in-human-epilepsy-disturbances-of-ionic-homeostasis-reflect-the-organization-of-pathological-regions
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Ben Ridley, Angela Marchi, Jonathan Wirsich, Elisabeth Soulier, Sylviane Confort-Gouny, Lothar Schad, Fabrice Bartolomei, Jean-Philippe Ranjeva, Maxime Guye, Wafaa Zaaraoui
In light of technical advancements supporting exploration of MR signals other than (1)H, sodium ((23)Na) has received attention as a marker of ionic homeostasis and cell viability. Here, we evaluate for the first time the possibility that (23)Na-MRI is sensitive to pathological processes occurring in human epilepsy. A normative sample of 27 controls was used to normalize regions of interest (ROIs) from 1424 unique brain locales on quantitative (23)Na-MRI and high-resolution (1)H-MPRAGE images. ROIs were based on intracerebral electrodes in ten patients undergoing epileptic network mapping...
June 7, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599475/therapeutic-results-of-a-novel-enzyme-targeting-radiosensitization-treatment-kochi-oxydol-radiation-therapy-for-unresectable-carcinomas-ii-in-patients-with-stage-i-primary-breast-cancer
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Nobutaka Aoyama, Yasuhiro Ogawa, Miki Yasuoka, Kenta Ohgi, Hitomi Iwasa, Kana Miyatake, Rika Yoshimatsu, Tomoaki Yamanishi, Norihiko Hamada, Taiji Tamura, Kana Kobayashi, Yoriko Murata, Mitsuhiko Miyamura, Takuji Yamagami
Linac-based stereotactic radiotherapy has little effect on the majority of advanced neoplasms. Therefore, the novel radiosensitizer Kochi oxydol-radiation therapy for unresectable carcinomas (KORTUC) II, which contains hydrogen peroxide and sodium hyaluronate, was developed. The effectiveness of KORTUC II for the treatment of chemotherapy-resistant supraclavicular lymph node metastases, recurrent breast cancer and stage IV primary breast cancer has previously been demonstrated. The present study evaluated the safety and efficacy of KORTUC II for patients with stage I primary breast cancer...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588363/blood-oxygenation-level-dependent-functional-mri-of-early-evidences-of-brain-plasticity-after-hemodialysis-session-by-helixone-membrane-of-patients-with-indices-of-adrenal-deficiency
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Saïd Boujraf, Rachida Belaïch, Abdelkhalek Housni, Mustapha Maaroufi, Siham Tizniti, Tarik Sqalli, Mohammed Benzagmout
BACKGROUND: Various alterations of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis function have been described in patients with chronic renal failure. Nevertheless, controversial evidences were stated about the association between adrenal function deficiency (AD) and hemodialysis (HD). PURPOSE: The goal of this paper was to estimate indirect indices of the adrenal gland dysfunction which is potentially influenced by oxidative stress (OS) that still generates brain plasticity and reorganization of the functional control...
May 2017: Annals of Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569398/sodium-mri-of-t1-high-signal-intensity-in-the-dentate-nucleus-due-to-gadolinium-deposition-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Philipp Eisele, Simon Konstandin, Kristina Szabo, Melissa Ong, Frank Zöllner, Lothar R Schad, Stefan O Schoenberg, Achim Gass
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Recently, several studies reported increased signal intensity (SI) of the dentate nucleus (DN) on unenhanced T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a possible consequence of multiple applications of gadolinium-based contrast agents. The aim of this study was to investigate with sodium ((23) Na) MRI possible tissue abnormalities of the DN in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. METHODS: Sodium and conventional MRI were performed on a clinical 3T scanner...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566523/gastric-and-postgastric-processing-of-13-c-markers-renders-the-13-c-breath-test-an-inappropriate-measurement-method-for-the-gastric-emptying-of-lipid-emulsions-in-healthy-adults
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Helen L Parker, Dian Liu, Jelena Curcic, Marc-Olivier Ebert, Werner Schwizer, Michael Fried, Andreas Steingoetter
Background: Breath tests (BTs) present an alternative gastric-emptying (GE) measure. However, their efficacy in the measurement of the GE rate of lipid emulsions (LEs) is unknown.Objective: The objective of this work was to investigate the validity of (13)C BTs as a measure of fat GE rate in LEs.Methods: The lipophilic (13)C octanoate (OCC) BT marker was investigated for fat GE with the hydrophilic (13)C sodium acetate (ACC) and the triglyceride (13)C trioctanoin (TCC) markers as comparators. Data from 2 randomized studies were combined [50 healthy participants; 25 men, mean ± SD age: 23 ± 2...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556628/tris-base-buffer-a-promising-new-inhibitor-for-cancer-progression-and-metastasis
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Arig Ibrahim-Hashim, Dominique Abrahams, Pedro M Enriquez-Navas, Kim Luddy, Robert A Gatenby, Robert J Gillies
Neutralizing tumor external acidity with oral buffers has proven effective for the prevention and inhibition of metastasis in several cancer mouse models. Solid tumors are highly acidic as a result of high glycolysis combined with an inadequate blood supply. Our prior work has shown that sodium bicarbonate, imidazole, and free-base (but not protonated) lysine are effective in reducing tumor progression and metastasis. However, a concern in translating these results to clinic has been the presence of counter ions and their potential undesirable side effects (e...
May 29, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556498/sodium-intake-and-multiple-sclerosis-activity-and-progression-in-benefit
#7
Kathryn C Fitzgerald, Kassandra L Munger, Hans P Hartung, Mark S Freedman, Xavier Montalbán, Gilles Edan, Eva-Maria Wicklein, Ernst-Wilhelm Radue, Ludwig Kappos, Christoph Pohl, Alberto Ascherio
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether a high-salt diet, as measured by urinary sodium concentration, is associated with faster conversion from clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) to multiple sclerosis (MS) and MS activity and disability. METHODS: BENEFIT was a randomized clinical trial comparing early versus delayed interferon beta-1b treatment in 465 patients with a CIS. Each patient provided a median of 14 (IQR: 13 to 16) spot urine samples throughout the 5-year follow-up...
May 26, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534200/atrophy-of-calf-muscles-by-unloading-results-in-an-increase-of-tissue-sodium-concentration-and-fat-fraction-decrease-a-23-na-mri-physiology-study
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D A Gerlach, K Schopen, P Linz, B Johannes, J Titze, J Zange, J Rittweger
PURPOSE: (23)Na MRI demonstrated increased tissue sodium concentrations in a number of pathologies. Acute atrophy results in muscle fibre volume shrinking that may result in a relative increase of extracellular volume and might affect sodium concentration. Thus, we hypothesized that local unloading of the calf muscles would lead to a decrease in muscle volume and an increase in muscle tissue sodium concentration. METHOD: One lower leg of 12 healthy male subjects was submitted to a 60 day long period of unloading using the Hephaistos orthosis, while the other leg served as control...
May 22, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507569/effects-of-a-novel-ascorbate-based-protocol-on-infarct-size-and-ventricle-function-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-angioplasty
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Cristóbal Ramos, Roberto Brito, Jaime González-Montero, Nicolás Valls, Juan G Gormaz, Juan C Prieto, Rubén Aguayo, Ángel Puentes, Viviana Noriega, Gonzalo Pereira, Tamara Palavecino, Ramón Rodrigo
INTRODUCTION: This study was designed to test the hypothesis that high-dose ascorbate prior to reperfusion followed by low chronic oral doses ameliorate myocardial reperfusion injury (MRI) in acute myocardial infarction patients subjected to primary percutaneous coronary angioplasty (PCA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled and multicenter clinical trial was performed on acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients who underwent PCA...
April 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506596/advances-in-medical-imaging-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-common-genitourinary-cancers
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REVIEW
Mohammad H Bagheri, Mark A Ahlman, Liza Lindenberg, Baris Turkbey, Jeffrey Lin, Ali Cahid Civelek, Ashkan A Malayeri, Piyush K Agarwal, Peter L Choyke, Les R Folio, Andrea B Apolo
Medical imaging of the 3 most common genitourinary (GU) cancers-prostate adenocarcinoma, renal cell carcinoma, and urothelial carcinoma of the bladder-has evolved significantly during the last decades. The most commonly used imaging modalities for the diagnosis, staging, and follow-up of GU cancers are computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and positron emission tomography (PET). Multiplanar multidetector computed tomography and multiparametric MRI with diffusion-weighted imaging are the main imaging modalities for renal cell carcinoma and urothelial carcinoma, and although multiparametric MRI is rapidly becoming the main imaging tool in the evaluation of prostate adenocarcinoma, biopsy is still required for diagnosis...
May 12, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495210/3-tesla-23-na-magnetic-resonance-imaging-during-acute-kidney-injury
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Matthias Hammon, Susan Grossmann, Peter Linz, Hannes Seuss, Rebecca Hammon, Daniela Rosenhauer, Rolf Janka, Alexander Cavallaro, Friedrich C Luft, Jens Titze, Michael Uder, Anke Dahlmann
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Sodium and proton magnetic resonance imaging ((23)Na/(1)H-MRI) have shown that muscle and skin can store Na(+) without water. In chronic renal failure and in heart failure, Na(+) mobilization occurs, but is variable depending on age, dialysis vintage, and other features. Na(+) storage depots have not been studied in patients with acute kidney injury (AKI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied 7 patients with AKI (mean age: 51.7 years; range: 25-84) and 14 age-matched and gender-matched healthy controls...
May 8, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446482/secondary-parkinsonism-in-a-patient-of-psychogenic-polydipsia
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Rimesh Pal, Liza Das, Pinaki Dutta, Anil Bhansali
A 44-year-old man presented with history of slurring of speech, slowness in activities, abnormal posturing of the upper limbs and drooling of saliva from the mouth. He had a 5-yearlong history of compulsive water drinking, consuming 12-15 L of water every day. He was earlier evaluated for the same and found to have low serum sodium (126 mEq/L). Presently, he was admitted at a primary care facility with fever and altered sensorium. He was found to have serum sodium of 94 mEq/L. His sensorium improved with hypertonic saline infusion; however, after a lucid interval of 48 hours, he developed florid extrapyramidal symptoms...
April 26, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435582/transient-osteoporosis-of-the-hip-a-case-report
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K Pande, T T Aung, J F Leong, I Bickle
Transient osteoporosis of the hip (TOH) is a benign, selflimiting condition characterised by acute onset groin pain in adults. Early diagnosis is important to differentiate it from progressive conditions such as osteonecrosis. We report on a middle-aged male who presented with right groin pain without any prior trauma. The diagnosis of transient osteoporosis of hip was confirmed by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and he was successfully treated with a course of Alendronate sodium, anti-inflammatory analgesics and a period of non-weight bearing ambulation...
March 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427368/complications-of-miliary-tuberculosis-low-mortality-and-predictive-biomarkers-from-a-uk-cohort
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Jonathan Underwood, Fiona Cresswell, Alex P Salam, Alex J Keeley, Charles Cleland, Laurence John, Robert N Davidson
BACKGROUND: Untreated, miliary tuberculosis (TB) has a mortality approaching 100%. As it is uncommon there is little specific data to guide its management. We report detailed data from a UK cohort of patients with miliary tuberculosis and the associations and predictive ability of admission blood tests with clinical outcomes. METHODS: Routinely collected demographic, clinical, blood, imaging, histopathological and microbiological data were assessed for all patients with miliary TB identified from the London TB register from 2008 to 2012 from Northwest London Hospitals NHS Trust...
April 20, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407455/construction-and-13-c-hyperpolarization-efficiency-of-a-180%C3%A2-ghz-dissolution-dynamic-nuclear-polarization-system
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Andhika Kiswandhi, Peter Niedbalski, Christopher Parish, Sarah Ferguson, David Taylor, George McDonald, Lloyd Lumata
Dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) via the dissolution method has become one of the rapidly emerging techniques to alleviate the low signal sensitivity in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and imaging. In this paper, we report on the development and (13) C hyperpolarization efficiency of a homebuilt DNP system operating at 6.423 T and 1.4 K. The DNP hyperpolarizer system was assembled on a wide-bore superconducting magnet, equipped with a standard continuous-flow cryostat, and a 180 GHz microwave source with 120 mW power output and wide 4 GHz frequency tuning range...
April 13, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry: MRC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392953/acute-psychosis-as-main-manifestation-of-central-pontine-myelinolysis
#16
Mangala Gopal, Melvin Parasram, Harsh Patel, Chike Ilorah, Hrachya Nersesyan
Central pontine myelinolysis (CPM) is an acute demyelinating neurological disorder affecting primarily the central pons and is frequently associated with rapid correction of hyponatremia. Common clinical manifestations of CPM include spastic quadriparesis, dysarthria, pseudobulbar palsy, and encephalopathy of various degrees; however, coma, "locked-in" syndrome, or death can occur in most severe cases. Rarely, CPM presents with neuropsychiatric manifestations, such as personality changes, acute psychosis, paranoia, hallucinations, or catatonia, typically associated with additional injury to the brain, described as extrapontine myelinolysis (EPM)...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375911/trigeminal-neuralgia
#17
Giorgio Cruccu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Although trigeminal neuralgia is well known to neurologists, recent developments in classification and clinical diagnosis, new MRI methods, and a debate about surgical options necessitate an update on the topic. RECENT FINDINGS: Currently, a worldwide controversy exists regarding the classification, diagnostic process, and surgical treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. This controversy has been caused on one side by the recognition that some 50% of patients with trigeminal neuralgia, apart from characteristic paroxysmal attacks, also have continuous pain in the same territory, which results in greater diagnostic difficulties and is associated with a lower response to medical and surgical treatments...
April 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358710/sclerotherapy-for-orbital-lymphangioma-case-series-and-literature-review
#18
REVIEW
Karnesh Chandrakant Patel, George Kalantzis, Nabil El-Hindy, Bernard Y Chang
Orbital lymphangioma is a lymphatic system lesion that commonly presents in childhood. Management of these lesions is complex. Sclerotherapy is a therapy used to treat and shrink lesions prior to or as an alternative to surgery. We present three cases of orbital lymphangioma that were treated with sclerotherapy. Case 1: A 6-month-old boy was presented in 2010 with right ptosis and proptosis. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) identified a lesion involving the right orbit and face. Case 2: A 3-year-old girl was presented in 2011 with intermittent right periorbital swelling and medial canthal bleeding...
March 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355708/-effects-of-extract-of-ginkgo-biloba-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-electroencephalography-in-patients-with-delayed-encephalopathy-after-acute-carbon-monoxide-poisoning
#19
Q M Xiao, H N Qi, W Z Wang, X Gao, B Y Zhu, Y J Liu, W Li, G Y Ma, P Wang, F Z Meng, X F Gao
Objective: To observe the effects of extract of Ginkgo biloba (Ginaton) on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and electroencephalography (EEG) in patients with delayed encephalopathy after acute carbon monoxide poisoning. Methods: The 84 patients with delayed encephalopathy after acute carbon monoxide poisoning treated in our hospital from Jan. 2011 to Apr. 2016 were randomly divied into therapy group and observation group. The therapy group received routine treatments of hyperbaric oxygen, cure cerebral edema and promote brain cell metabolism, and observation group was given intravenous injection (intravenous drip) Ginaton 70 mg (adding 0...
February 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326739/a-case-of-pituitary-stalk-interruption-syndrome-with-intermittent-seizures-as-the-first-presentation
#20
Juan Li, Hongwei Jia, Anindita Chakraborty, Zhihong Gao
Pituitary stalk interruption syndrome (PSIS) is a congenital disease with isolated growth hormone deficiency (GHD) or multiple anterior pituitary hormone deficiencies (MPHD). The typical clinical manifestations of PSIS are growth retardation, hypoglycemia or delayed pubertal development. However, few reports showed cases of PSIS were diagnosed with acute epileptic seizures accompanied by hyponatremia. Here, we report an 18-year-old female presenting with episodes of intermittent seizures for 13 years. The electrolyte examination on many occasions has shown hyponatremia, even as low as 99...
December 2016: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
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