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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819949/addison-s-disease-concomitant-with-corticotropin-deficiency-and-pituitary-crh-resistance-a-case-report
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Krzysztof C Lewandowski, Katarzyna Malicka, Katarzyna Dąbrowska, Andrzej Lewiński
A 36-year-old woman was found to have a low morning ACTH concentration despite a history of Addison's disease. Past medical history: At the age of 23 years the subject developed Graves's disease, which was treated with radioiodine. At about the same time, she claimed to have two episodes of pancreatitis treated with cholecystectomy. About seven months later she was euthyroid on L-thyroxine (TSH 1.51 mIU/mL) but was admitted with hypotension, hyponatraemia (sodium 109 mmol/L), and low morning cortisol (119 nmol/L)...
2017: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807526/the-effect-of-fixed-charge-density-and-cartilage-swelling-on-mechanics-of-knee-joint-cartilage-during-simulated-gait
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Lasse P Räsänen, Petri Tanska, Štefan Zbýň, Corrinus C van Donkelaar, Siegfried Trattnig, Miika T Nieminen, Rami K Korhonen
The effect of swelling of articular cartilage, caused by the fixed charge density (FCD) of proteoglycans, has not been demonstrated on knee joint mechanics during simulated walking before. In this study, the influence of the depth-wise variation of FCD was investigated on the internal collagen fibril strains and the mechanical response of the knee joint cartilage during gait using finite element (FE) analysis. The FCD distribution of tibial cartilage was implemented from sodium ((23)Na) MRI into a 3-D FE-model of the knee joint ("Healthy model")...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752556/3d-multi-echo-radial-imaging-of-23-na-3d-merina-for-time-efficient-multi-parameter-tissue-compartment-mapping
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Yasmin Blunck, Sonal Josan, Syeda Warda Taqdees, Bradford A Moffat, Roger J Ordidge, Jon O Cleary, Leigh A Johnston
PURPOSE: This work demonstrates a 3D radial multi-echo acquisition scheme for time-efficient sodium ((23) Na) MR-signal acquisition and analysis. Echo reconstructions were used to produce signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)-enhanced (23) Na-images and parameter maps of the biexponential observed transverse relaxation time ( T2*) decay. METHODS: A custom-built sequence for radial multi-echo acquisition was proposed for acquisition of a series of 3D volumetric (23) Na-images...
July 28, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751202/r1%C3%AF-dispersion-and-sodium-imaging-in-human-calf-muscle
#4
Ping Wang, He Zhu, Hakmook Kang, John C Gore
PURPOSE: To evaluate the magnitude of chemical exchange effects and R1ρ dispersion in muscle and their relationship to tissue sodium levels with aging. METHODS: Seven healthy volunteers (aged 24 to 87years, median age 47) underwent MRI to assess tissue sodium levels and water T1ρ values at different spin-locking frequencies in calf muscles. T1ρ values at each locking field were computed based on a three-parameter mono-exponential model to fit signals obtained at different locking times, and R1ρ (=1/T1ρ) rates were compared at different locking fields...
July 24, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743296/case-report-of-hypnic-headache-a-rare-headache-disorder-with-nocturnal-symptoms
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Kanishka P Dissanayake, Damindi P Wanniarachchi, Udaya K Ranawaka
BACKGROUND: Headache is one of the commonest complaints reported to physicians worldwide. Yet, arriving at the proper diagnosis can be a challenge in many patients. Although most headaches belong to common categories of migraine and tension-type headache, which are diagnosed and managed relatively easily, several uncommon headache disorders can lead to delays in diagnosis. Certain medications are more efficacious than others in managing these headache disorders, hence establishing the correct diagnosis is of paramount importance...
July 25, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740429/comparative-diagnostic-accuracy-of-18f-fdg-pet-ct-for-breast-cancer-recurrence
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REVIEW
Roberta Piva, Flavia Ticconi, Valentina Ceriani, Federica Scalorbi, Francesco Fiz, Selene Capitanio, Matteo Bauckneht, Giuseppe Cittadini, Gianmario Sambuceti, Silvia Morbelli
In the last decades, in addition to conventional imaging techniques and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) has been shown to be relevant in the detection and management of breast cancer recurrence in doubtful cases in selected groups of patients. While there are no conclusive data indicating that imaging tests, including FDG PET/CT, produce a survival benefit in asymptomatic patients, FDG PET/CT can be useful for identifying the site of relapse when traditional imaging methods are equivocal or conflicting and for identifying or confirming isolated loco-regional relapse or isolated metastatic lesions...
2017: Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731591/a-sedation-protocol-with-fasting-and-shorter-sleep-leads-to-mri-success
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Takahisa Kimiya, Shinichiro Sekiguchi, Tatsuhiko Yagihashi, Mie Arai, Hirotaka Takahashi, Takao Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Young children undergoing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) require sedation. In June 2013, Tokyo Metropolitan Ohtsuka Hospital (TMOH) introduced an oral sedation protocol for young children undergoing MRI; the protocol included instructions on fasting before sedation, and recommended a shorter duration of sleep the night before MRI. We compared the MRI success rate before and after the introduction of this protocol. METHODS: The eligible subjects were children under 3 years old who underwent MRI by appointment at TMOH between October 2012 and March 2014, under sedation with triclofos sodium...
July 21, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730928/feasibility-of-na-18-f-pet-ct-and-mri-for-noninvasive-in-vivo-quantification-of-knee-pathophysiological-bone-metabolism-in-a-canine-model-of-post-traumatic-osteoarthritis
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Maria I Menendez, Bianca Hettlich, Lai Wei, Michael V Knopp
PURPOSE: To assess and quantify by molecular imaging knee osseous metabolic changes serially in an in vivo canine model of posttraumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) of the knee utilizing sodium fluoride (Na(18)F) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) coregistered with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sodium fluoride PET imaging of 5 canines was performed prior to anterior cruciate ligament transection (ACLT) and 2 times post-ACLT (3 and 12 weeks)...
January 2017: Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716233/-23-na-mri-reveals-persistent-sodium-accumulation-in-tumefactive-ms-lesions
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Konstantin Huhn, Angelika Mennecke, Peter Linz, Franz Tschunko, Nicola Kästle, Armin M Nagel, Michael Uder, Arnd Dörfler, Ralf A Linker, Tobias Engelhorn
BACKGROUND: Chronic inflammatory demyelinating diseases of the CNS typically show a limited lesion size. However, extended lesions may appear with an atypical configuration. Large lesions with a diameter>2cm accompanied by tumor-like edema are entitled "tumefactive" and may occur in multiple sclerosis (MS) and other demyelinating diseases. Historically, differential diagnosis often requires histological analysis. Therefore, advanced imaging techniques are warranted to allow for a precise non-invasive diagnosis...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709144/the-spectrum-of-peri-ictal-mri-changes-four-illustrative-cases
#10
Jennifer Williams, Gerard Mullins, Norman Delanty, Bede Peter, Colin P Doherty
PURPOSE: Seizure induced neuronal hyperexcitability and increased unmet metabolic neuronal demand results in failure of the sodium/potassium ATP pump. Sodium and water accumulates intracellularly with cellular swelling and reduced extracellular volume demonstrating hyperintensity on DWI and reduced ADC. The aim of this study was to describe 4 clinical cases where we identified abnormalities in diffusion restriction in the acute peri-ictal period and followed them longitudinally. METHODS: Patients were recruited from the emergency department, clinical consultation service and epilepsy monitoring unit of two tertiary referral centres...
July 6, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707737/-18-f-sodium-fluoride-positron-emission-tomography-of-the-equine-distal-limb-exploratory-study-in-three-horses
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M Spriet, P Espinosa, A Z Kyme, K L Phillips, S A Katzman, L D Galuppo, P Stepanov, D Beylin
BACKGROUND: Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a cross-sectional, functional imaging modality that has recently become available to the horse. The use of (18) F-sodium fluoride ((18) F-NaF), a PET bone tracer, has never been reported in this species. OBJECTIVES: To assess the feasibility of (18) F-NaF PET in the equine distal limb and explore possible applications in the horse in comparison with other imaging modalities. STUDY DESIGN: Exploratory descriptive study involving three research horses...
July 14, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690388/-23-na-mri-and-myometry-to-compare-eplerenone-vs-glucocorticoid-treatment-in-duchenne-dystrophy
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Philip A Glemser, Heike Jaeger, Armin M Nagel, Andreas E Ziegler, David Simons, Heinz-Peter Schlemmer, Frank Lehmann-Horn, Karin Jurkat-Rott, Marc-André Weber
In this pilot study we tested whether a low dose application of a mild diuretic substance such as eplerenone is beneficial in early stages of Duchenne muscular dystrophy using (23)Na und (1)H imaging, myometry, and clinical testing versus the glucocorticoid gold standard. Two 7-years old patients with DMD were examined on a 3T MRI system. (1)H MRI and (23)Na density-adapted 3-dimensional radial MRI sequences were performed both before and 1, 3 and 6 months after therapy with eplerenone respectively cortisone...
March 2017: Acta Myologica: Myopathies and Cardiomyopathies: Official Journal of the Mediterranean Society of Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690234/-pcdh19-gene-mutations-lead-to-epilepsy-with-mental-retardation-limited-to-females-in-2-cases-and-literature-review
#13
Li Yang, Ahmed Arafat, Jing Peng, Chen Chen, Yuping Ma, Fei Yin
Epilepsy with mental retardation limited to females (EFMR) is a syndrome characterized by early onset heat-sensitive epilepsy of infancy or early childhood and generally limited to females, which previously reported that the cadherin gene superfamily subtype protocadherin 19 (PCDH19) gene is its pathogenic gene. We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data for 2 cases of EFMR patients with PCDH19 mutation diagnosed by Department of Pediatric Neurology of Xiangya Hospital, Central South University in 2015. Literature on PubMed, OMIM and HGMD relevant to this syndrome was reviewed, and the clinical characteristics were summarized accordingly...
June 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687914/longitudinal-study-of-sodium-mri-of-articular-cartilage-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis-initial-experience-with-16-month-follow-up
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Guillaume Madelin, Ding Xia, Ryan Brown, James Babb, Gregory Chang, Svetlana Krasnokutsky, Ravinder R Regatte
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the potential of sodium MRI to detect changes over time of apparent sodium concentration (ASC) in articular cartilage in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: The cartilage of 12 patients with knee OA were scanned twice over a period of approximately 16 months with two sodium MRI sequences at 7 T: without fluid suppression (radial 3D) and with fluid suppression by adiabatic inversion recovery (IR). Changes between baseline and follow-up of mean and standard deviation of ASC (in mM), and their rate of change (in mM/day), were measured in the patellar, femorotibial medial and lateral cartilage regions for each subject...
July 7, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684362/mechanistic-understanding-of-the-link-between-sodium-starch-glycolate-properties-and-the-performance-of-tablets-made-by-wet-granulation
#15
S A C Wren, F Alhusban, A R Barry, L P Hughes
The impact of varying Sodium Starch Glycolate (SSG) grade and wet granulation intensity on the mechanism of disintegration and dissolution of mannitol-based Immediate Release (IR) placebo tablets was investigated. MRI and (1)H NMR provided mechanistic insight, and revealed a four-fold range in both tablet disintegration and dissolution rates. MRI was used to quantify the rates of change in tablet volumes and the data fitted to a hydration/erosion model. Reduced levels of cross-linking change SSG from a swelling to a gelling matrix...
July 3, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675258/narcolepsy-cataplexy-and-psychosis-a-case-study
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F Canellas-Dols, C Delgado, C Arango-Lopez, R Peraita-Adrados
AIMS: To report a challenging patient a girl who developed narcolepsyy with cataplexy (NT1) and a psychosis during adolescence. To discuss diagnostic and therapeutic challenges of the comorbid cases. CASE REPORT: A 14-year-old girl was referred to Sleep and Epilepsy Unit for excessive daytime sleepiness, impaired nocturnal sleep, binge eating and weight gain, over the last year. After being diagnosed with a NT1 the patient was treated with modafinil and sodium oxybate...
July 16, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673014/the-clinical-characteristics-of-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-in-patients-with-chronic-renal-failure
#17
Hongtao Hu, Shen Xu, Shuang Hu, Weijia Xu, Hua Shui
Few studies have investigated posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) in patients with chronic renal failure (CRF). The present study analyzed the clinical manifestations, laboratory examinations and imaging features of PRES in patients with CRF. A total of 42 patients with CRF with or without PRES were recruited in the current retrospective case-control study. Patient data taken prior to the onset of PRES in patients with CRF and PRES (n=21) were collected and analyzed. At the same time, data from patients with CRF but without PRES (n=21) were also analyzed...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666279/sodium-iodate-produces-a-strain-dependent-retinal-oxidative-stress-response-measured-in-vivo-using-quest-mri
#18
Bruce A Berkowitz, Robert H Podolsky, Jacob Lenning, Nikita Khetarpal, Catherine Tran, Johnny Y Wu, Ali M Berri, Kristin Dernay, Fatema Shafie-Khorassani, Robin Roberts
Purpose: We identify noninvasive biomarkers that measure the severity of oxidative stress within retina layers in sodium iodate (SI)-atrophy vulnerable (C57BL/6 [B6]) and SI-atrophy resistant (129S6/SvEvTac [S6]) mice. Methods: At 24 hours after administering systemic SI to B6 and S6 mice we measured: (1) superoxide production in whole retina ex vivo, (2) excessive free radical production in vivo based on layer-specific 1/T1 values before and after α-lipoic acid (ALA) administration while the animal was inside the magnet (QUEnch-assiSTed MRI [QUEST MRI]), and (3) visual performance (optokinetic tracking) ± antioxidants; control mice were similarly assessed...
June 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664031/large-scale-structural-alteration-of-brain-in-epileptic-children-with-scn1a-mutation
#19
Yun-Jeong Lee, Mi-Sun Yum, Min-Jee Kim, Woo-Hyun Shim, Hee Mang Yoon, Il Han Yoo, Jiwon Lee, Byung Chan Lim, Ki Joong Kim, Tae-Sung Ko
OBJECTIVE: Mutations in SCN1A gene encoding the alpha 1 subunit of the voltage gated sodium channel are associated with several epilepsy syndromes including genetic epilepsy with febrile seizures plus (GEFS +) and severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy (SMEI). However, in most patients with SCN1A mutation, brain imaging has reported normal or non-specific findings including cerebral or cerebellar atrophy. The aim of this study was to investigate differences in brain morphometry in epileptic children with SCN1A mutation compared to healthy control subjects...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653507/t1-nuclear-magnetic-relaxation-dispersion-of-hyperpolarized-sodium-and-cesium-hydrogencarbonate-13-c
#20
Francisco M Martínez-Santiesteban, Thien Phuoc Dang, Heeseung Lim, Albert P Chen, Timothy J Scholl
In vivo pH mapping in tissue using hyperpolarized hydrogencarbonate-(13) C has been proposed as a method to study tumor growth and treatment and other pathological conditions related to pH changes. The finite spin-lattice relaxation times (T1 ) of hyperpolarized media are a significant limiting factor for in vivo imaging. Relaxation times can be measured at standard magnetic fields (1.5 T, 3.0 T etc.), but no such data are available at low fields, where T1 values can be significantly shorter. This information is required to determine the potential loss of polarization as the agent is dispensed and transported from the polarizer to the MRI scanner...
September 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
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