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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454478/enhanced-mri-t-2-relaxivity-in-contrast-probed-anchor-free-pegylated-iron-oxide-nanoparticles
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Bibek Thapa, Daysi Diaz-Diestra, Juan Beltran-Huarac, Brad R Weiner, Gerardo Morell
Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs, ~11-nm cores) were PEGylated without anchoring groups and studied as efficient MRI T 2 contrast agents (CAs). The ether group of PEG is efficiently and directly linked to the positively charged surface of SPIONs, and mediated through a dipole-cation covalent interaction. Anchor-free PEG-SPIONs exhibit a spin-spin relaxivity of 123 ± 6 mM(-1)s(-1), which is higher than those of PEG-SPIONs anchored with intermediate biomolecules, iron oxide nanoworms, or Feridex...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454456/pulmonary-artery-intimal-sarcoma-misdiagnosed-as-pulmonary-embolism-a-case-report
#2
Shuyan Jiang, Jiaxin Li, Qingshi Zeng, Jiexian Liang
Intimal sarcoma of the pulmonary artery is rare, but false diagnosis of this sarcoma as pulmonary embolism is not infrequent. The present study reports a case of pulmonary artery intimal sarcoma misdiagnosed as pulmonary artery embolism in a 37-year-old female patient. The patient was admitted to the cardiac intensive care unit of Guangdong General Hospital (Guangzhou, China) with the complaint of progressive exertional dyspnea over the past two years. Multi-slice spiral computed tomography, transthoracic echocardiography, right-heart catheterization and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging revealed mimicking severe pulmonary embolism in the pulmonary trunk and right pulmonary artery, with symptoms including chest pain, cough and breathing difficulties...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454393/diagnosing-and-discriminating-between-primary-and-secondary-aneurysmal-bone-cysts
#3
Hiromi Sasaki, Satoshi Nagano, Hirofumi Shimada, Masahiro Yokouchi, Takao Setoguchi, Yasuhiro Ishidou, Osamu Kunigou, Kosuke Maehara, Setsuro Komiya
Aneurysmal bone cysts (ABCs) are benign bony lesions frequently accompanied by multiple cystic lesions and aggressive bone destruction. They are relatively rare lesions, representing only 1% of bone tumors. The pathogenesis of ABCs has yet to be elucidated. In the present study, a series of 22 cases of primary and secondary ABC from patients treated in Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kagoshima University Hospital (Kagoshima, Japan) from 2001-2015 were retrospectively analyzed. The average age at the time of diagnosis of primary ABC was 17...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454372/distinguishing-between-intramural-pregnancy-and-choriocarcinoma-a-case-report
#4
Shan Su, Devendra Chavan, Kun Song, Dennis Chi, Guiyu Zhang, Xiaohui Deng, Li Li, Beihua Kong
Intramural pregnancy is a rare type of ectopic pregnancy with an unclear etiology. It may be associated with uterine wall injury and/or abnormal uterine conditions, such as adenomyosis, in certain cases. In the present report, a case of intramural pregnancy associated with adenomyosis is discussed. The patient was 34 years old and presented with amenorrhea for 40 days. Ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a mixed echogenic mass located within the posterior wall of the uterine fundus with abundant blood flow...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454285/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-brain-metastasis-from-gynecological-malignancies
#5
Ekkehard Kasper, Franziska Ippen, Eric Wong, Eric Uhlmann, Scott Floyd, Anand Mahadevan
Brain metastases are relatively uncommon in gynecological malignancies, and there is limited available data on their management. The present study reports the outcomes of patients with brain metastasis from gynecological malignancies who were treated with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Patients with brain metastasis from a gynecological primary site were treated with SRS using the Cyberknife™ frameless SRS system. Primary lesions were treated with a single fraction of 16-22 Gy. A total of 3 resection cavities were treated with 8 Gy 3 times, meaning a total of 24 Gy, and 1 recurrent lesion was re-irradiated with 5 Gy 5 times, meaning a total of 25 Gy...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454280/imaging-findings-of-extraventricular-choroid-plexus-papillomas-a-study-of-10-cases
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Yuzhen Shi, Xiaoshuang Li, Xiao Chen, Yiming Xu, Genji Bo, Hao Zhou, Yongkang Liu, Guoxing Zhou, Zhongqiu Wang
Extraventricular choroid plexus papillomas (CPPs) are rare. In this study, we reveal the imaging findings of CPPs located in extraventricular sites. The imaging findings of 11 masses [10 masses on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and one mass on computed tomography (CT)] of extraventricular CPP in 10 patients were retrospectively observed. The mass site, size, contour, signal intensity, cystic or solid appearance, calcification, capsules, degree and pattern of enhancement, and hydrocephalus were evaluated based on CT or MRI...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454259/intentional-marginal-resection-of-periosteal-osteosarcoma-in-combination-with-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-a-report-of-two-cases-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#7
Yu Chen, Song-Feng Xu, Ming Xu, Xiu-Chun Yu
A wide resection of the tumor with or without chemotherapy is the treatment of choice for periosteal osteosarcoma (PO) of the extremities, however, post-operative limb function and quality of life could be compromised. The present study reports two cases of 14-year-old boys who presented with progressively enlarging masses in their right knee regions. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging scans indicated a fusiform space-occupying mass encircling the bone cortex, with stippled calcification. A diagnosis of PO was suspected...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454248/primary-bone-mantle-cell-lymphomas-with-multiple-vertebral-compression-fractures-a-case-report
#8
Peng Yang, Jun Lin, Hao Liu, Hao Shen, Hui-Lin Yang
Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is a mature B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Patients with MCL generally present with extensive lymphadenopathy and extranodal involvement. To the best of our knowledge, no cases of primary bone MCL with multiple vertebral compression fractures have been reported in the literature thus far. The current study reports the case of a 75-year-old Chinese male patient presenting with lower back pain for 1 year. B symptoms were not observed in the patient's medical history. X-ray revealed osteoporosis, and mixed osteolytic and osteosclerotic lesions in the T10 and L1 vertebrae with decreased height...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454245/improving-contrast-enhancement-in-magnetic-resonance-imaging-using-5-aminolevulinic-acid-induced-protoporphyrin-ix-for-high-grade-gliomas
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Junkoh Yamamoto, Shingo Kakeda, Tetsuya Yoneda, Shun-Ichiro Ogura, Shohei Shimajiri, Tohru Tanaka, Yukunori Korogi, Shigeru Nishizawa
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with a gadolinium-based contrast agent is the gold standard for high-grade gliomas (HGGs). The compound 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) undergoes a high rate of cellular uptake, particularly in cancer cells. In addition, fluorescence-guided resection with 5-ALA is widely used for imaging HGGs. 5-ALA is water soluble, while protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) is water insoluble. It was speculated whether converting from 5-ALA to PpIX may relatively increase intracellular water content, and consequently, might enhance the T2 signal intensity in HGG...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454230/a-subpopulation-of-cancer-stem-cells-identifies-radiographic-characteristics-in-glioblastoma
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Ja Eun Kim, Sung Kwon Kim, Jaekyung Shin, Young-Bem Se, Seung Hong Choi, Sung-Hye Park, Seung Ah Choi, Ji Yeoun Lee, Ji Hoon Phi, Kyu-Chang Wang, Chul-Kee Park, Seung-Ki Kim
Cancer stem cells (CSCs), defined by CD133 expression, harbor heterogeneous subpopulations of cells, including endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs). This study aimed to investigate whether a subpopulation of CSCs could affect the radiographic characteristics of glioblastoma. Tissue samples from 10 patients newly diagnosed with glioblastoma were selected according to the radiographic characteristics of their tumors. The patients were divided into two groups based on preoperative magnetic resonance imaging demonstrating contrast enhancement, necrosis and infiltrative patterns: the enhancement/necrosis group (E/N, n=5) and the non-enhancement/infiltration group (NE/I, n=5)...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454187/combination-of-transforaminal-and-interlaminar-percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-diskectomy-for-extensive-down-migrated-disk-herniation
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Kyung-Chul Choi, Jung Hyun Lee, Jin-Sung Kim, Dong Chan Lee, Choon Keun Park
Background and Study Aims The technique and instrumentation of percutaneous endoscopic lumbar diskectomy (PELD) have significantly improved. Thus its indications have been gradually expanding. Down-migrated disk, in particular, is regarded inaccessible by rigid instrumentation due to poor visualization and limited accessibility. We introduce a combination of transforaminal and interlaminar PELD for extensive down-migrated disk herniation at the L4-L5 level. Patients and Methods In the first case, a 48-year-old man had left L5 radicular pain...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454013/mri-related-magnetic-field-exposures-and-risk-of-commuting-accidents-a-cross-sectional-survey-among-dutch-imaging-technicians
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Anke Huss, Kristel Schaap, Hans Kromhout
BACKGROUND: Imaging technicians working with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may experience acute effects such as vertigo or dizziness when being exposed. A previous study also reported an increased risk of accidents in MRI exposed staff. OBJECTIVES: We aimed at evaluating commuting accident risk in Dutch imaging technicians. METHODS: Of invited imaging technicians, 490 (29%) filled in a questionnaire pertaining to (near) accidents when driving or riding a bike, health, lifestyle and work practices...
April 25, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453956/molecular-imaging-of-activated-platelets-via-antibody-targeted-ultra-small-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-displaying-unique-dual-mri-contrast
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Hang T Ta, Zhen Li, Christoph E Hagemeyer, Gary Cowin, Shaohua Zhang, Jathushan Palasubramaniam, Karen Alt, Xiaowei Wang, Karlheinz Peter, Andrew K Whittaker
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a powerful and indispensable tool in medical research, clinical diagnosis, and patient care due to its high spatial resolution and non-limited penetration depth. The simultaneous use of positive and negative MRI imaging that employs the same contrast agents will significantly improve detection accuracy. Here we report the development of functional multimodal iron oxide nanoparticles for targeted MRI of atherothrombosis using a combination of chemical and biological conjugation techniques...
April 22, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453929/synthesis-of-lipophilic-core-shell-fe3o4-sio2-au-nanoparticles-and-polymeric-entrapment-into-nano-micelle-a-novel-nanosystem-for-in-vivo-active-targeting-and-magnetic-resonance-photoacoustic-dual-imaging
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Ilaria Monaco, Francesca Arena, Stefania Biffi, Erika Locatelli, Barbara Bortot, Francesca La Cava, Giada Maria Marini, Gian Maria Severini, Enzo Terreno, Mauro Comes Franchini
In this work, iron/silica/gold core-shell nanoparticles (Fe3O4@SiO2@Au NPs) characterized by magnetic and optical properties have been synthetized to obtain a promising theranostic platform. In order to improve their biocompatibility, the obtained multilayer nanoparticles have been entrapped in polymeric micelles (PMs), decorated with folic acid moieties and tested in vivo for Photoacustic (PA) and MRI detection of ovarian cancer.
April 28, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453905/transdiagnostic-neural-correlates-of-affective-face-processing-in-anxiety-and-depression
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Annmarie MacNamara, Heide Klumpp, Amy E Kennedy, Scott A Langenecker, K Luan Phan
BACKGROUND: It is unknown whether there are neurobiologic differences between various anxiety and depressive disorders, or whether they are characterized by shared neurobiologic variation that cuts across diagnostic boundaries. For instance, multiple anxiety disorders and depression may be characterized by abnormalities in blood oxygen-level dependent (BOLD) response during the processing of affective scenes and faces. To interrogate the shared or unique nature of these aberrations, research that examines the influence of transdiagnostic, dimensional predictors across multiple diagnoses is needed...
April 28, 2017: Depression and Anxiety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453880/predicting-postnatal-renal-function-of-prenatally-detected-posterior-urethral-valves-using-fetal-diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging-with-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-determination
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Alice Faure, Nicoleta Panait, Michel Panuel, Pierre Alessandrini, Claude D'Ercole, Kathia Chaumoitre, Thierry Merrot
METHODS: Between 2003 and 2014, 11 MRI were performed on fetuses (between 28-32 weeks) in whom second trimester sonography suggested severe bilateral urinary tract anomalies, suspected of PUV. RESULTS: The ADC of the 11 fetuses ranged from 1.3 to 2.86 mm2 s - 1 (median = 1.79 mm2s - 1, normal range for fetal kidney: 1.1-1.8). Two pregnancies with ADC > 2.6 mm2s - 1 were interrupted; the autopsy confirmed PUV and Potter syndrome. For the remaining nine babies, the follow-up was 5...
April 28, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453794/blood-flow-competition-after-aortic-valve-bypass-an-evaluation-using-computational-fluid-dynamics
#17
Koji Kawahito, Naoyuki Kimura, Kenji Komiya, Masanori Nakamura, Yoshio Misawa
OBJECTIVES: Aortic valve bypass (AVB) (apico-aortic conduit) remains an effective surgical alternative for patients in whom surgical aortic valve replacement or transcatheter aortic valve implantation is not feasible. However, specific complications include thrombus formation, possibly caused by stagnation arising from flow competition between the antegrade and retrograde flow, but this has not been fully investigated. The aim of this study was to analyse flow characteristics after AVB and to elucidate mechanisms of intra-aortic thrombus using computational fluid dynamics (CFD)...
May 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453613/functional-characterization-of-the-human-speech-articulation-network
#18
Alexandra Basilakos, Kimberly G Smith, Paul Fillmore, Julius Fridriksson, Evelina Fedorenko
A number of brain regions have been implicated in articulation, but their precise computations remain debated. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, we examine the degree of functional specificity of articulation-responsive brain regions to constrain hypotheses about their contributions to speech production. We find that articulation-responsive regions (1) are sensitive to articulatory complexity, but (2) are largely nonoverlapping with nearby domain-general regions that support diverse goal-directed behaviors...
April 27, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453595/-eyelid-retraction-of-neurologic-origin-report-of-three-cases
#19
Luis Cartier R, Jorge Guzmán S, Renzo Pasquali F
Eyelid retraction, has received limited attention and it has passively been interpreted as the result of an overactive levator palpebrae superioris muscle secondary to midbrain injury. However, eyelid retractions can occur in other neurological diseases, not directly related with the midbrain. We report three patients who developed eyelid retraction. One patient had a bilateral eyelid retraction, related with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). Another patient had a unilateral right eyelid retraction associated with a thalamic-mesencephalic infarct...
February 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453543/altered-resting-state-intra-and-inter-network-functional-connectivity-in-patients-with-persistent-somatoform-pain-disorder
#20
Zhiyong Zhao, Tianming Huang, Chaozheng Tang, Kaiji Ni, Xiandi Pan, Chao Yan, Xiaoduo Fan, Dongrong Xu, Yanli Luo
Patients with persistent somatoform pain disorder (PSPD) usually experience various functional impairments in pain, emotion, and cognition, which cannot be fully explained by a physiological process or a physical disorder. However, it is still not clear for the mechanism underlying the pathogenesis of PSPD. The present study aimed to explore the intra- and inter-network functional connectivity (FC) differences between PSPD patients and healthy controls (HCs). Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) was performed in 13 PSPD patients and 23 age- and gender-matched HCs...
2017: PloS One
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