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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775966/an-enigmatic-case-presentation-of-budd-chiari-syndrome-with-pulmonary-embolism-an-unusual-syndrome-with-an-uncommon-complication
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A M Al-Sharydah, A H Al-Abdulwahhab, H A Abu AlOla
INTRODUCTION: In patients with a hypercoagulable state, such as patients with pulmonary embolism and/or Budd-Chiari syndrome, the complications from multiple gene mutations are more numerous than those from a single mutation. The authors present a woman with no major prior medical history who presented with pulmonary embolism and Budd-Chiari syndrome; this enigmatic co-occurrence has never been solely reported without underlying aetiology in a patient without prior medical conditions...
May 3, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772576/wake-up-stroke-versus-stroke-with-known-onset-time-clinical-and-multimodality-ct-imaging-characteristics
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Jan W Dankbaar, Henri P Bienfait, Coen van den Berg, Edwin Bennink, Alexander D Horsch, Tom van Seeters, Irene C van der Schaaf, L Jaap Kappelle, Birgitta K Velthuis
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke are mainly based on the time between symptom onset and initiation of treatment. This time is unknown in patients with wake-up stroke (WUS). We investigated clinical and multimodality CT imaging characteristics on admission in patients with WUS and in patients with a stroke with a known onset time. METHODS: All patients were selected from a large prospective cohort study (Dutch acute stroke study)...
May 17, 2018: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770766/histogram-pattern-analysis-of-the-lung-perfused-blood-volume-for-assessment-of-pulmonary-thromboembolism
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Munemasa Okada, Takafumi Nomura, Yoshiteru Nakashima, Yoshie Kunihiro, Shoji Kido
PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate the usefulness of histograms of lung perfused blood volume (HLPBV) based on the presence of pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) and the pulmonary embolic burden. METHODS: A total of 168 patients (55 males; mean age, 62.9 years) underwent contrast-enhanced dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) between January 1 2012 and October 31 2014. Initial DECT images were three-dimensionally reconstructed, and the HLPBV patterns were divided into three types, including the symmetric type (131 patients, 78...
May 2018: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769199/metabolic-imaging-of-the-human-brain-with-hyperpolarized-13c-pyruvate-demonstrates-13c-lactate-production-in-brain-tumor-patients
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Vesselin Z Miloushev, Kristin L Granlund, Rostislav Boltyanskiy, Serge K Lyashchenko, Lisa M DeAngelis, Ingo K Mellinghoff, Cameron W Brennan, Viviane Tabar, T Jonathan Yang, Andrei I Holodny, Ramon E Sosa, YanWei W Guo, Albert P Chen, James Tropp, Fraser Robb, Kayvan R Keshari
Hyperpolarized (HP) magnetic resonance imaging using [1-13C] pyruvate is a novel method that can characterize energy metabolism in the human brain and brain tumors. Here we present the first dynamically acquired human brain HP 13C metabolic spectra and spatial metabolite maps in cases of both untreated and recurrent tumors. In vivo production of HP lactate from HP pyruvate by tumors was indicative of altered cancer metabolism, while production of HP lactate in the entire brain was likely due to baseline metabolism...
May 16, 2018: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768485/choroidal-thickness-in-normal-indian-subjects-using-swept-source-optical-coherence-tomography
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Zeeshan Akhtar, Pukhraj Rishi, Ramasubramanian Srikanth, Ekta Rishi, Muna Bhende, Rajiv Raman
AIM: To determine choroidal thickness in healthy Indian subjects using Swept source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT). METHODS: In this prospective, observational, cross-sectional study; healthy Indian subjects (n = 230) with no history of ocular and/or systemic disorders were enrolled in the study. Choroidal thickness was measured for 230 eyes using SS-OCT. Subjects were divided into six age groups. Main outcome measures were subfoveal choroidal thickness (SFCT) and macular choroidal thickness (MCT) up to 3 mm at 500-micron interval from the fovea was measured in eight different quadrants...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764968/how-to-prevent-and-manage-radiation-induced-coronary-artery-disease
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REVIEW
Jason R Cuomo, Sean P Javaheri, Gyanendra K Sharma, Deepak Kapoor, Adam E Berman, Neal L Weintraub
Radiation-induced coronary heart disease (RICHD) is the second most common cause of morbidity and mortality in patients treated with radiotherapy for breast cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma and other prevalent mediastinal malignancies. The risk of RICHD increases with radiation dose. Exposed patients may present decades after treatment with manifestations ranging from asymptomatic myocardial perfusion defects to ostial, triple-vessel disease and sudden cardiac death. RICHD is insidious, with a long latency and a tendency to remain silent late into the disease course...
May 15, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764036/-comparison-of-prognostic-value-of-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-myocardial-metabolism-imaging-and-coronary-collateral-circulation-in-patients-with-cto-lesions
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G Y Zhai, J L Wang, Y Y Liu, Y J Zhou
Objective: To evaluate the location, extent of viable myocardial of chronic total coronary occlusions(CTO)lesions by (18)F-FDG PET myocardial metabolism imaging and then compare with coronary collateral circulation(CCC) to evaluate the prognostic evaluation in patients with CTO lesions. Methods: A total of Sixty consecutive patients with CTO lesions referred for viability assessment from April 2016 to April 2017 in Department of Cardiology, Beijing Anzhen Hospital were included in the study. These patients underwent (99m)Tc-sestamibi ECG-gated SPECT rest myocardial perfusion imaging and ECG-gated (18)F-FDG PET/CT myocardial metabolic imaging, as well as coronary arteriography were recruited in this study...
May 8, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763886/perfusion-computer-tomography-assessment-of-the-effect-of-angiotensin-ii-on-blood-flow-distribution-in-rabbits-with-intrarenal-vx2-tumors
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Ying-Jin Xu, Song-Hong Wu, Huai-Jun Liu, Pei Niu, Wen-Zeng Shen, Ying-Jie Xu, Xiao-Ping Yin, Tian-Le Zhang, Xue-Zhao Li, Fei Guo, Xiao-Long Niu, Jin-Song Zhu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Unlike other organs, which only have one set of capillary network, the renal microvasculature consists of two sets of capillary network series connected by efferent arterioles. Angiotensin II constricts the efferent glomerular artery. Hence, renal tumor blood flow (BF) distribution may be different from tumors in other organs. This study aims to investigate the effects of angiotensin II on the hemodynamics of intrarenal VX2 tumors using perfusion computed tomography(CT)...
May 9, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762256/computed-tomography-perfusion-measurements-in-renal-lesions-obtained-by-bayesian-estimation-advanced-singular-value-decomposition-deconvolution-maximum-slope-and-patlak-models-intermodel-agreement-and-diagnostic-accuracy-of-tumor-classification
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Dominik Deniffel, Timothé Boutelier, Aissam Labani, Mickael Ohana, Daniela Pfeiffer, Catherine Roy
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to evaluate the agreement of computed tomography (CT)-perfusion parameter values of the normal renal cortex and various renal tumors, which were obtained by different mathematical models, and to evaluate their diagnostic accuracy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Perfusion imaging was performed prospectively in 35 patients to analyze 144 regions of interest of the normal renal cortex and 144 regions of interest of renal tumors, including 21 clear-cell renal cell carcinomas (RCC), 6 papillary RCCs, 5 oncocytomas, 1 chromophobe RCC, 1 angiomyolipoma with minimal fat, and 1 tubulocystic RCC...
May 14, 2018: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758936/evaluation-of-integrated-color-coded-perfusion-analysis-for-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-after-percutaneous-interventions-for-malignant-liver-lesions-first-results
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I Wiesinger, L P Beyer, N Zausig, N Verloh, P Wiggermann, C Stroszczynski, E M Jung
BACKGROUND:  With the rising number of percutaneous ablation therapies in malignant liver lesions there is a need of reliable diagnostics after the intervention to differentiate between reactive changes and tumor. PURPOSE: To assess the success of percutaneous ablation therapies for malignant liver lesions using CEUS with perfusion analysis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of perfusion analysis for 67 patients with 94 malignant liver lesions, treated with ablation therapies...
2018: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755841/quantitative-pet-of-liver-functions
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REVIEW
Susanne Keiding, Michael Sørensen, Kim Frisch, Lars C Gormsen, Ole Lajord Munk
Improved understanding of liver physiology and pathophysiology is urgently needed to assist the choice of new and upcoming therapeutic modalities for patients with liver diseases. In this review, we focus on functional PET of the liver: 1) Dynamic PET with 2-deoxy-2-[18 F]fluoro- D -galactose (18 F-FDGal) provides quantitative images of the hepatic metabolic clearance K met (mL blood/min/mL liver tissue) of regional and whole-liver hepatic metabolic function. Standard-uptake-value ( SUV ) from a static liver 18 F-FDGal PET/CT scan can replace K met and is currently used clinically...
2018: American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751831/intravenous-injection-of-allogeneic-umbilical-cord-derived-multipotent-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-reduces-the-infarct-area-and-ameliorates-cardiac-function-in-a-porcine-model-of-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Meikuang Lim, Weiqiang Wang, Lu Liang, Zhi-Bo Han, Zongjin Li, Jie Geng, Meng Zhao, Honghong Jia, Jie Feng, Zhe Wei, Baoquan Song, Jiemin Zhang, Jun Li, Tianwen Liu, Fan Wang, Ting Li, Jianming Li, Yihu Fang, Jianhua Gao, Zhongchao Han
BACKGROUND: Multipotent mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC) therapy has been widely recognized as a feasible strategy for regenerating injured myocardial tissue. However, little is known about the efficacy of intravenous injection of allogeneic umbilical cord (UC) MSCs in preclinical models of porcine myocardial infarction. METHODS: Different dosages of allogeneic UC-MSCs or the vehicle [phosphate-buffered saline (PBS)] were delivered intravenously into an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) porcine model twice after coronary ligation...
May 11, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751360/intact-intraoperative-fluorescence-angiography-ifa-to-prevent-anastomotic-leak-in-rectal-cancer-surgery-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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G Armstrong, J Croft, N Corrigan, J M Brown, V Goh, P Quirke, C Hulme, D Tolan, A Kirby, R Cahill, R O'Connell, D Miskovic, M Coleman, D G Jayne
PURPOSE: Anastomotic leak (AL) is a major complication of rectal cancer surgery. Despite advances in surgical practice, rates of AL have remained static at around 10-15%. The aetiology of AL is multifactorial, but one of the most crucial risk factors, which is mostly under the control of the surgeon, is blood supply to the anastomosis. The MRC/NIHR IntAct study will determine whether assessment of anastomotic perfusion using a fluorescent dye (Indocyanine Green) and near-infrared laparoscopy can minimise the rate of anastomotic leak as compared to conventional white light laparoscopy...
May 11, 2018: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751289/perfusion-alterations-converge-with-patterns-of-pathological-spread-in-transactive-response-dna-binding-protein-43-proteinopathies
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Pilar M Ferraro, Charles Jester, Christopher A Olm, Katerina Placek, Federica Agosta, Lauren Elman, Leo McCluskey, David J Irwin, John A Detre, Massimo Filippi, Murray Grossman, Corey T McMillan
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and the behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) commonly share the presence of transactive response DNA-binding protein 43 (TDP-43) inclusions. Structural magnetic resonance imaging studies demonstrated evidence for TDP-43 pathology spread, but while structural imaging usually reveals overt neuronal loss, perfusion imaging may detect more subtle neural activity alterations. We evaluated perfusion as an early marker for incipient pathology-associated brain alterations in TDP-43 proteinopathies...
April 17, 2018: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749664/the-role-of-neuroimaging-in-the-determination-of-brain-death
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Derek MacDonald, Brandie Stewart-Perrin, Jai Jai Shiva Shankar
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Brain death determination (BDD) is primarily a clinical diagnosis, where death is defined as the permanent loss of brainstem function. In scenarios where clinical examinations are inaccurate, ancillary imaging tests are required. The choice of ancillary imaging test is variable, but the common denominator for all of them is to establish a lack of cerebral blood flow. The purpose of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy and interrater reliability of different ancillary imaging tests used for BDD...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748311/radiotracer-imaging-allows-for-noninvasive-detection-and-quantification-of-abnormalities-in-angiosome-foot-perfusion-in-diabetic-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia-and-nonhealing-wounds
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Jessica L Alvelo, Xenophon Papademetris, Carlos Mena-Hurtado, Sangchoon Jeon, Bauer E Sumpio, Albert J Sinusas, Mitchel R Stacy
BACKGROUND: Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/computed tomography (CT) imaging allows for assessment of skeletal muscle microvascular perfusion but has not been quantitatively assessed in angiosomes, or 3-dimensional vascular territories, of the foot. This study assessed and compared resting angiosome foot perfusion between healthy subjects and diabetic patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). Additionally, the relationship between SPECT/CT imaging and the ankle-brachial index-a standard tool for evaluating peripheral artery disease-was assessed...
May 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746644/relationships-between-selective-neuronal-loss-and-microglial-activation-after-ischaemic-stroke-in-man
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Rhiannon S Morris, P Simon Jones, Josef A Alawneh, Young T Hong, Tim D Fryer, Franklin I Aigbirhio, Elizabeth A Warburton, Jean-Claude Baron
Modern ischaemic stroke management involves intravenous thrombolysis followed by mechanical thrombectomy, which allows markedly higher rates of recanalization and penumbral salvage than thrombolysis alone. However, <50% of treated patients eventually enjoy independent life. It is therefore important to identify complementary therapeutic targets. In rodent models, the salvaged penumbra is consistently affected by selective neuronal loss, which may hinder recovery by interfering with plastic processes, as well as by microglial activation, which may exacerbate neuronal death...
May 9, 2018: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745630/evaluation-of-multifunctional-imaging-parameters-in-gastro-oesophageal-cancer-using-f-18-fdg-pet-ct-with-integrated-perfusion-ct
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Bert-Ram Sah, Christian A Leissing, Gaspar Delso, Edwin E Ter Voert, Stefan Krieg, Sebastian Leibl, Paul M Schneider, Cäcilia S Reiner, Martin W Hüllner, Patrick Veit-Haibach
BACKGROUND: Positron emission tomography (PET) / computed tomography (CT) is among the most frequently used imaging modalities for initial staging of gastro-oesophageal (GE) cancer, whereas CT-perfusion (CTP) provides different multiparametric information. This proof of concept study compares CTP- and PET-parameters in patients with GE cancer to evaluate correlations and a possible prognostic value of a combined PET/CTP imaging procedure. METHODS: A total of 31 patients with F-18-FDG-PET/CT and CTP studies were prospectively analysed...
May 10, 2018: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745080/multi-slice-spiral-ct-evaluation-of-breast-cancer-chemotherapy-and-correlation-between-ct-results-and-breast-cancerspecific-gene-1
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Jianlin Li, Wei Gao, Benxia Yu, Fuzheng Wang, Liping Wang
PURPOSE: To investigate multi-slice spiral CT (MSCT) imaging with breast cancer chemotherapy and the correlation between MSCT and breast cancer-specific gene 1 (BCSG1). METHODS: 86 patients with breast cancer were enrolled from January 2016 to May 2017. All of them were treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy, and underwent MSCT scan before and after treatment to evaluate the efficacy of chemotherapy. The expression of BCSG1 in tumor tissue was detected by immunohistochemistry and the correlation between CT results and BCSG1 was analyzed...
March 2018: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739914/computed-tomographic-perfusion-predicts-poor-outcomes-in-a-randomized-trial-of-endovascular-therapy
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Robert Wannamaker, Taurian Guinand, Bijoy K Menon, Andrew Demchuk, Mayank Goyal, Donald Frei, Aditya Bharatha, Tudor G Jovin, Jai Shankar, Timo Krings, Blaise Baxter, Christine Holmstedt, Richard Swartz, Dar Dowlatshahi, Richard Chan, Donatella Tampieri, Hana Choe, Paul Burns, Nina Gentile, Jeremy Rempel, Ashfaq Shuaib, Brian Buck, Andrew Bivard, Michael Hill, Kenneth Butcher
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In the ESCAPE trial (Endovascular Treatment for Small Core and Anterior Circulation Proximal Occlusion with Emphasis on Minimizing CT to Recanalization Times), patients with large vessel occlusions and small infarct cores identified with computed tomography (CT)/CT angiography were randomized to endovascular therapy or standard of care. CT perfusion (CTP) was obtained in some cases but was not used to select patients. We tested the hypothesis that patients with penumbral CTP patterns have higher rates of good clinical outcome...
May 8, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
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