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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651370/changes-in-visceral-adiposity-subcutaneous-adiposity-and-sex-hormones-in-the-diabetes-prevention-program
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Catherine Kim, Dana Dabelea, Rita R Kalyani, Costas A Christophi, George A Bray, Xavier Pi-Sunyer, Christine H Darwin, Swaytha Yalamanchi, Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, Sherita Hill Golden, Edward J Boyko
Context: The degree to which changes in visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) relate to corresponding changes in plasma sex steroids is not known. Objective: We examined whether changes in VAT and SAT areas assessed by computed tomography were associated with changes in sex hormones (dehydroepiandrosterone [DHEAS], testosterone, estradiol, estrone, and sex hormone binding globulin [SHBG]) among Diabetes Prevention Program participants...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651263/quality-and-dose-optimized-ct-trauma-protocol-recommendation-from-a-university-level-i-trauma-center
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Johannes Kahn, David Kaul, Georg Böning, Roman Rotzinger, Patrick Freyhardt, Philipp Schwabe, Martin H Maurer, Diane Miriam Renz, Florian Streitparth
Purpose As a supra-regional level-I trauma center, we evaluated computed tomography (CT) acquisitions of polytraumatized patients for quality and dose optimization purposes. Adapted statistical iterative reconstruction [(AS)IR] levels, tube voltage reduction as well as a split-bolus contrast agent (CA) protocol were applied. Materials and Methods 61 patients were split into 3 different groups that differed with respect to tube voltage (120 - 140 kVp) and level of applied ASIR reconstruction (ASIR 20 - 50 %)...
June 26, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651260/the-cdd-system-in-computed-tomographic-diagnosis-of%C3%A2-diverticular-disease
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Daniel Pustelnik, Fabian Henry Jürgen Elsholtz, Christian Bojarski, Bernd Hamm, Stefan Markus Niehues
Purpose This overview sums up the Classification of Diverticular Disease (CDD) with regard to its application in computed tomographic diagnosis and briefly recapitulates its targeted advantages over preliminary systems. Primarily, application of the CDD in computed tomography diagnostics is described. Differences with respect to the categories of the older systems are pointed out on the level of each CDD type using imaging examples. Materials and Methods The presented images are derived from our institute according to the S2k criteria...
June 26, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651227/double-cystic-duct-preoperatively-diagnosed-and-successfully-treated-with-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-case-report
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Atsushi Fujii, Masatsugu Hiraki, Noriyuki Egawa, Hiroshi Kono, Takao Ide, Junichi Nojiri, Junji Ueda, Hiroyuki Irie, Hirokazu Noshiro
INTRODUCTION: A single gallbladder with a double cystic duct is a very rare finding. In addition, few cases with this rare condition are preoperatively diagnosed. However, the preoperative confirmation or suspicion of this rare condition could facilitate safe laparoscopic cholecystectomy, which is a minimally invasive therapeutic modality for gallbladder disease. We herein present a case of gallstone disease in a patient with a double cystic duct who was preoperatively diagnosed and successfully treated with laparoscopic cholecystectomy...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651195/stereological-and-biophysical-characteristics-of-the-ovine-surfactant-system-and-its-changes-caused-by-ovine-pulmonary-adenocarcinoma
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Ariane Jörger, Christa Acevedo, Diana Busley, Martin Ganter, Andreas Schmiedl, Esther Humann-Ziehank
Surfactant covers the inner surface of lung alveoli and lowers the surface tension to prevent alveoli from collapsing. A lack of surfactant or its dysfunction causes dyspnea. The Jaagsiekte Sheep Retrovirus (JSRV) causes ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma (OPA), whose typical clinical appearance is fluid running from nostrils. This fluid might contain surfactant as alveolar type II pneumocytes (AEII) are target cells for JSRV. Therefore, the progressive dyspnea during OPA might be caused partially by surfactant alterations...
June 15, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651187/association-of-ectopic-fat-with-abdominal-aorto-illiac-and-coronary-artery-calcification-in-african-ancestry-men
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Allison L Kuipers, Joseph M Zmuda, J Jeffrey Carr, James G Terry, Sangeeta Nair, Ryan Cvejkus, Clareann H Bunker, Alan L Patrick, Christina L Wassel, Iva Miljkovic
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: There is strong evidence that fat accumulating in non-adipose sites, "ectopic fat", is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD), including vascular calcification. Most previous studies of this association have assessed only a single ectopic fat depot. Therefore, our aim was to assess the association of total, regional, and ectopic fat with abdominal aorto-illiac calcification (AAC) and coronary artery calcification (CAC) in 798 African ancestry men. METHODS: Participants (mean age 62) were from the Tobago Bone Health Study cohort...
June 16, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651163/ex-vivo-assessment-of-valve-thickness-calcification-of-patients-with-calcific-aortic-stenosis-in-relation-to-in-vivo-clinical-outcomes
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Ching-Li Cheng, Hsiao-Huang Chang, Pei-Jung Huang, Wei-Chen Wang, Shan-Yang Lin
Calcific aortic stenosis (AS) plays a critical role in the risk of cardiovascular disease. This preliminary study examined the relationship between the ex vivo valve thickness/calcification and in vivo clinical outcomes of Chinese patients with calcific AS. Six Chinese patients (3 patients with tricuspid aortic valves (TAV)) and 3 patients with. bicuspid aortic valves (BAV) with calcific AS undergoing heart valve replacement were initially chosen for this study. In vivo medical imaging of these calcific AS patients was evaluated using computed tomography and echocardiography...
June 22, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651068/effect-of-choukroun-platelet-rich-fibrin-combined-with-autologous-micro-morselized-bone-on-the-repair-of-mandibular-defects-in-rabbits
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Tian Zhou, Hua-Wei Yang, Zhuo-Wei Tian, Yang Wang, Xiao-Shan Tang, Jing-Zhou Hu
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to explore the effect of Choukroun platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) combined with autologous micro-morselized bone on the repair of mandibular defects in rabbits. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-six healthy New Zealand rabbits were selected for the present study. After models of mandibular defects were established, rabbits were randomly divided into Choukroun PRF, autologous micro-morselized bone (autologous), Choukroun PRF combined with autologous bone (combined) and model groups...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650947/three-dimensional-deformities-of-non-operative-midshaft-clavicle-fractures-a-surface-matching-analysis
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Satoshi Oki, Noboru Matsumura, Yoshimori Kiriyama, Takuji Iwamoto, Kazuki Sato, Takeo Nagura
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to describe the three-dimensional deformities of midshaft clavicle fractures, which had been treated nonoperatively, using computed tomography (CT) surface matching. METHODS: Twenty-one patients with unilateral midshaft clavicle fracture, who had been treated nonoperatively, were enrolled and evaluated retrospectively. The three-dimensional deformity of the fractured clavicle was evaluated by CT surface matching. CT scans of 21 age- and sex-matched patients with initial traumatic shoulder dislocation or proximal humeral fracture were enrolled as a control group, and the differences in three-dimensional deformities and lengths of the clavicles between the fracture group and the control group were evaluated...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650738/recommendations-for-measuring-pulmonary-nodules-at-ct-a-statement-from-the-fleischner-society
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Alexander A Bankier, Heber MacMahon, Jin Mo Goo, Geoffrey D Rubin, Cornelia M Schaefer-Prokop, David P Naidich
These recommendations for measuring pulmonary nodules at computed tomography (CT) are a statement from the Fleischner Society and, as such, incorporate the opinions of a multidisciplinary international group of thoracic radiologists, pulmonologists, surgeons, pathologists, and other specialists. The recommendations address nodule size measurements at CT, which is a topic of importance, given that all available guidelines for nodule management are essentially based on nodule size or changes thereof. The recommendations are organized according to practical questions that commonly arise when nodules are measured in routine clinical practice and are, together with their answers, summarized in a table...
June 26, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650669/visceral-adiposity-and-expression-of-clock-genes-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-a-pilot-study
#11
Sue Kim, Hye-Sun Lee, Hyun-Ki Park, John A Linton, Ji-Won Lee, Hyangkyu Lee
Increasing evidence suggests a close interrelationship between disrupted circadian rhythms and obesity and metabolic disturbances. In particular, abdominal obesity, which contributes to the pathogenesis of metabolic disease, is associated with disrupted clock gene expression. However, little is known about the relationship between clock gene expression and accurate computed tomography (CT)-based measurements of visceral adiposity. Therefore, we examined the relationship between expression of clock genes in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) with visceral and subcutaneous adiposity in 75 healthy overweight or obese individuals...
June 26, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650562/the-economic-value-of-hybrid-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-with-computed-tomography-imaging-in-pulmonary-embolism-diagnosis
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Lauren K Toney, Richard D Kim, Swetha R Palli
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the potential economic value of single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with computed tomography (CT; SPECT/CT) versus CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA), ventilation-perfusion (V/Q) planar scintigraphy and V/Q SPECT imaging modalities for diagnosing suspected pulmonary embolism (PE) patients in an emergency setting. METHODS: An Excel-based simulation model was developed to compare SPECT/CT versus the alternate scanning technologies from a payer's perspective...
June 26, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650527/chemical-structure-of-specific-sodium-ion-battery-components-with-operando-pair-distribution-function-and-x-ray-diffraction-computed-tomography
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Jonas Sottmann, Marco Dimichel, Helmer Fjellvåg, Lorenzo Malavasi, Serena Margadonna, Pooniah Vajeeston, Gavin Vaughan, David Stephen Wragg
To improve lithium and sodium ion battery technology we must understand how the properties of the components are controlled by their chemical structures. Operando structural studies give us some of the most useful information on how batteries work, but it remains difficult to separate out the contributions of the various components of a battery stack (e.g. electrodes, current collectors, electrolyte and binders) and examine specific materials. We have used operando X-ray diffraction computed tomography (XRD-CT) to study specific components of an essentially unmodified, working cell and extract detailed, space resolved structural information on both crystalline and amorphous phases present during cycling...
June 26, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650514/automatic-segmentation-of-the-spine-by-means-of-a-probabilistic-atlas-with-a-special-focus-on-ribs-suppression
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Silvia Ruiz-España, Juan Domingo, Antonio Díaz-Parra, Esther Dura, Víctor D'Ocón-Alcañiz, Estanislao Arana, David Moratal
PURPOSE: The development of automatic and reliable algorithms for the detection and segmentation of the vertebrae are of great importance prior to any diagnostic task. However, an important problem found to accurately segment the vertebrae is the presence of the ribs in the thoracic region. To overcome this problem, a probabilistic atlas of the spine has been developed dealing with the proximity of other structures, with a special focus on ribs suppression. METHODS: The data sets used consist of Computed Tomography images corresponding to 21 patients suffering from spinal metastases...
June 26, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650394/visceral-adiposity-predicts-severity-of-acute-pancreatitis
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Ashwinee Natu, Tyler Stevens, Lorna Kang, Scott Yasinow, Emad Mansoor, Rocio Lopez, Brooke Glessing, Erick Remer, Tyler Richards, Amit Gupta, Amitabh Chak, Peter J W Lee
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the association of visceral adiposity with severe outcomes in acute pancreatitis (AP). METHODS: This retrospective study included consecutive patients with AP admitted to a tertiary care hospital between January 2010 and January 2015 who underwent a computed tomography scan. The visceral adipose tissue (VAT) volume was estimated using the method of Linder and colleagues. Multivariable logistic regression analysis was conducted to assess VAT as a predictor of severe AP compared with other validated predictors of severity...
June 22, 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650244/cardiac-output-measured-by-use-of-electrocardiogram-gated-64-slice-multidector-computed-tomography-echocardiography-and-thermodilution-in-healthy-dogs
#16
Nicole L LeBlanc, Katherine F Scollan, Susanne M Stieger-Vanegas
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the accuracy of cardiac output (CO) estimated by use of ECG-gated multidetector CT (MDCT) and 1-, 2-, and 3-D echocardiography and by use of thermodilution. ANIMALS 6 healthy hound-cross dogs. PROCEDURES Electrocardiogram-gated contrast-enhanced 64-slice MDCT and 1-, 2-, and 3-D echocardiography were performed on each dog. The CO for ECG-gated MDCT was calculated as volumetric measurements of stroke volume multiplied by mean heart rate. Echocardiographic left ventricle end-diastolic volumes and end-systolic volumes were measured by use of the Teichholz method (1-D echocardiography) and a single-plane method of disks (2-D echocardiography)...
July 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650133/imaging-in-primary-hyperparathyroidism-focus-on-the-evidence-based-diagnostic-performance-of-different-methods
#17
Giorgio Treglia, Pierpaolo Trimboli, Martin Huellner, Luca Giovanella
BACKGROUND: Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is a common endocrine disorder usually due to hyperfunctioning parathyroid glands (HP). Surgical removal of HP is the main treatment in PHPT, particularly in symptomatic patients. The correct detection and localization of HP is challenging and crucial as it may guide surgical treatment in patients with PHPT. To date, different imaging methods have been used to detect and localize HP in patients with PHPT including radiology, nuclear medicine and hybrid techniques...
June 23, 2017: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650109/inducible-activation-of-fgfr2-in-adult-mice-promotes-bone-formation-after-bone-marrow-ablation
#18
Wei Xu, Fengtao Luo, Quan Wang, Qiaoyan Tan, Junlan Huang, Siru Zhou, Zuqiang Wang, Xianding Sun, Liang Kuang, Min Jin, Nan Su, Wanling Jiang, Liang Chen, Huabing Qi, Ying Zhu, Bo Chen, Hangang Chen, Shuai Chen, Yu Gao, Xiaoling Xu, Chuxia Deng, Lin Chen, Yangli Xie, Xiaolan Du
Apert syndrome is one of the most severe craniosynostoses, resulting from gain-of-function mutations in fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2). Previous studies have shown that gain-of-function mutations of FGFR2 (S252W or P253R) cause skull malformation of human Apert syndrome by affecting both chondrogenesis and osteogenesis, underscoring the key role of FGFR2 in bone development. However, the effects of FGFR2 on bone formation at the adult stage have not been fully investigated. To investigate the role of FGFR2 in bone formation, we generated mice with tamoxifen-inducible expression of mutant FGFR2 (P253R) at the adult stage...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650089/a-new-formula-for-estimation-of-standard-liver-volume-using-computed-tomography-measured-body-thickness
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Ka Wing Ma, Kenneth S H Chok, Albert Chi Yan Chan, Henry Shiu Cheung Tam, Jeff Wing Chiu Dai, Tan To Cheung, James Yan Yue Fung, Chung Mau Lo
Objective To derive a more accurate and easy to use formula for estimation of standard liver volume (ESLV) using novel CT measured parameters Background New formulae for ESLV have been emerging and aiming to improve the accuracy of estimation. However, many of these formulae contain body surface area and logarithm in the equation which lead to more complicated calculation. In addition, substantial error in the estimation of liver volume using these old formulae had been shown. Improved version of formula for ESLV is awaited...
June 26, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649954/in-vitro-validation-of-coronary-ct-angiography-for-the-evaluation-of-complex-lesions
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Carlos Collet, Yoshinobu Onuma, Maik J Grundeken, Yosuke Miyazaki, Marcio Bittercourt, Pieter Kitslaar, Sadako Motoyama, Yukio Ozaki, Taku Asano, Jolanda J Wentzel, Geert J Streekstra, Patrick W Serruys, Robbert J de Winter, Nihls Planken
AIMS: To assess in vitro the diagnostic accuracy of computed tomography angiography (CTA) for the evaluation of complex coronary lesions. METHODS AND RESULTS: Five Plexiglas phantoms with three bifurcations lesions each were designed to mimic the anatomic variations and fractal phenomenon of the coronary tree. In addition, luminal stenosis were scaled up with increases of 10%. A third generation dual-source computed tomography was used. Automated quantitative CTA analysis was performed...
June 27, 2017: EuroIntervention
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