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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927234/metabolic-profiling-of-central-nervous-system-disease-in-trypanosoma-brucei-rhodesiense-infection
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Sabrina D Lamour, Vincent P Alibu, Elaine Holmes, Jeremy M Sternberg
Background: The progression of Human African Trypanosomiasis from the early hemolymphatic stage to the late meningoencephalitic stage is of critical diagnostic importance as it determines the choice of potentially toxic drug regimens. Current diagnostic criteria involving analysis of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for parasites and/or pleiocytosis are sensitive, but recent evidence suggests that specificity may be poor. Methods: We used an untargeted global metabolic profiling approach for the discovery of novel candidate stage diagnostic markers in CSF from Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense patients using 1H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927210/navigation-and-image-injection-for-control-of-bone-removal-and-osteotomy-planes-in-spine-surgery
#2
Michael Kosterhon, Angelika Gutenberg, Sven Rainer Kantelhardt, Elefterios Archavlis, Alf Giese
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: In contrast to cranial interventions, neuronavigation in spinal surgery is used in few applications, not tapping into its full technological potential. We have developed a method to preoperatively create virtual resection planes and volumes for spinal osteotomies and export 3-D operation plans to a navigation system controlling intraoperative visualization using a surgical microscope's head-up display. The method was developed using a Sawbone ® model of the lumbar spine, demonstrating feasibility with high precision...
April 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927206/preoperative-magnetic-resonance-and-intraoperative-computed-tomography-fusion-for-real-time-neuronavigation-in-intramedullary-lesion-surgery
#3
Francesco Costa, Alessandro Ortolina, Andrea Cardia, Marco Riva, Martina Revay, Guido Pecchioli, Carla Daniela Anania, Francesco Asteggiano, Maurizio Fornari
BACKGROUND: Image-guided surgery techniques in spinal surgery are usually based upon fluoroscopy or computed tomography (CT) scan, which allow for a real-time navigation of bony structures, though not of neural structures and soft tissue remains. OBJECTIVE: To verify the effectiveness and efficacy of a novel technique of imaging merging between preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and intraoperative CT scan during removal of intramedullary lesions. METHODS: Ten consecutive patients were treated for intramedullary lesions using a navigation system aid...
April 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927153/clinicoradiological-characteristics-management-and-prognosis-of-primary-myeloid-sarcoma-of-the-central-nervous-system-a-report-of-four-cases
#4
Bao Yang, Chenlong Yang, Jingyi Fang, Jun Yang, Yulun Xu
Myeloid sarcoma (MS) is a localized tumor composed of premature precursors of granulocytic cells, which may occur in any organ and most commonly involves the soft tissue and musculoskeletal system. This malignancy may occur in the presence or absence of hematological disorders. Primary MS involving the central nervous system (CNS-MS) is rare, and has only been described in a small number of isolated case reports. The diagnosis of CNS-MS is challenging and strategies for its management are undefined. The present study describes 4 cases of CNS-MS...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927093/detailed-analysis-of-a-superficial-cd34-positive-fibroblastic-tumor-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Kensaku Yamaga, Akihiro Fujita, Mari Osaki, Satoshi Kuwamoto, Naoko Ishiguro, Tadahito Yamamoto, Hideki Nagashima
Superficial cluster of differentiation (CD)34-positive fibroblastic tumor (SCPFT) is a rare mesenchymal neoplasm of borderline malignancy. It is characterized by a superficial location, marked cellular pleomorphism, an extremely low incidence of mitotic figures, and strong CD34 immunohistochemical positivity. As SCPFT is a recently described neoplasm, its characteristics are yet to be fully elucidated. To the best of our knowledge, no detailed studies regarding the imaging findings and cytogenetic analyses of SCPFTs exist...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927073/surgical-treatment-of-parapharyngeal-space-tumors-a-report-of-29-cases
#6
Kei Ijichi, Shingo Murakami
The present study aimed to establish a strategy for parapharyngeal space (PPS) tumor surgery based on preoperative symptoms, clinical signs, imaging and histological examination. A retrospective cohort study was conducted with 29 adult patients who underwent surgery for primary PPS tumors from 2008-2015. The following data was obtained: Preoperative symptoms of the patient, histological type of the tumor, surgical approach and complications. Of the 29 patients who underwent surgery to remove a PPS tumor, 16 presented with neurogenic tumors and 13 with salivary gland tumors...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927039/an-unexpected-invasive-hydatidiform-mole-in-a-rudimentary-uterine-horn-a-case-report
#7
Manfei Si, Peng Li, Zeng Yuan, Hui Ma, Baoxia Cui, Beihua Kong
Rudimentary horns of the uterus develop as a result of a partial non-development of one Müllerian duct, a type of congenital uterine anomaly. Pregnancy in a rudimentary horn is uncommon and the outcome tends to be poor, with the majority of cases resulting in rupture between 10 and 15 gestational weeks, with significant risk of morbidity and mortality. Regardless of the availability of imagiological procedures and the advances being made in this field, the diagnosis of this type of ectopic pregnancy often only occurs during laparotomy or laparoscopy subsequent to abdominal pain and collapse...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927030/implementation-of-diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-target-delineation-of-central-lung-cancer-accompanied-with-atelectasis-in-precision-radiotherapy
#8
Xinli Zhang, Zheng Fu, Guanzhong Gong, Hong Wei, Jinghao Duan, Zhaoqiu Chen, Xiangming Chen, Ruozheng Wang, Yong Yin
Radiotherapy, particularly the target delineation of cancer based on scanned images, plays a key role in the planning of cancer treatment. Recently, diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) has emerged as a prospective superior procedure compared with intensified computed tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography (PET) in the target delineation of cancer. However, the implication of DW-MRI in lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer-associated mortality worldwide, has not been extensively evaluated...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926978/fabrication-of-magnetic-nanofibers-by-needleless-electrospinning-from-a-self-assembling-polymer-ferrofluid-cone-array
#9
Weilong Huang, Bin Liu, Zhipeng Chen, Hongjian Wang, Lei Ren, Jiaming Jiao, Lin Zhuang, Jie Luo, Lelun Jiang
Magnetic nanofiber has been widely applied in biomedical fields due to its distinctive size, morphology, and properties. We proposed a novel needleless electrospinning method to prepare magnetic nanofibers from the self-assembling "Taylor cones" of poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) (PVP)/Fe₃O₄ ferrofluid (PFF) under the coincident magnetic and electric fields. The results demonstrated that a static PFF Rosensweig instability with a conical protrusion could be obtained under the magnetic field. The tip of the protrusion emitted an electrospinning jet under the coincident magnetic and electric fields...
September 17, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926975/non-invasive-brain-stimulation-for-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorders-a-short-term-outcome-study
#10
Lázaro Gómez, Belkis Vidal, Carlos Maragoto, Lilia Maria Morales, Sheyla Berrillo, Héctor Vera Cuesta, Margarita Baez, Marlén Denis, Tairí Marín, Yaumara Cabrera, Abel Sánchez, Celia Alarcón, Maribel Selguera, Yaima Llanez, Lucila Dieguez, María Robinson
Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation (NIBS) is a relatively new therapeutic approach that has shown beneficial effects in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). One question to be answered is how enduring its neuromodulatory effect could be. Twenty-four patients with ASD (mean age: 12.2 years) received 20 sessions of NIBS over the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (L-DLPFC). They were randomized into two groups with two (G1) or three (G2) clinical evaluations before NIBS. Both groups had a complete follow-up at six months after the intervention, with the aim of determining the short-term outcome using the total score on the Autism Behavior Checklist, Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist, and the Autism Diagnostic Interview...
September 17, 2017: Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926929/response-characteristics-and-experimental-study-of-underground-magnetic-resonance-sounding-using-a-small-coil-sensor
#11
Shengwu Qin, Zhongjun Ma, Chuandong Jiang, Jun Lin, Yiguo Xue, Xinlei Shang, Zhiqiang Li
Due to its unique sensitivity to hydrogen protons, magnetic resonance sounding (MRS) is the only geophysical method that directly detects water and can provide nondestructive information on subsurface aquifer properties. The relationship between the surface MRS signal and the location and characteristics of aquifers using large-coil (typically 50-150 m) sensors has been discussed based on forward modelling and experiments. However, few researchers have studied underground MRS using a small-coil sensor. In this paper, a parametric study and a large-scale physical model test were conducted to shed light on the critical response characteristics of underground MRS using a small-coil sensor...
September 15, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926848/-parsonage-turner-syndrome-case-report
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Alexander Katzer, Wolf-Peter Niedermauntel, Jörg Rump
Neuralgic amyotrophy of the shoulder (Parsonage-Turner syndrome) is a rare condition of unknown aetiology which manifests as acute neuropathy of the brachial plexus. Diagnosis is based on typical symptoms and physical examination. In addition, magnetic resonance imaging of the affected shoulder and the cervical spine is advisable, in order to distinguish this syndrome from other conditions with similar symptoms. There is no specific treatment for neuralgic amyotrophy, but in about 50 - 67% of cases complete recovery occurs within two to three years, depending on the severity of the symptoms when they first appear...
September 19, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926839/visualization-of-culprit-perforators-in-anterolateral-pontine-infarction-high-resolution-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
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Sang Hun Lee, Seung Chai Jung, Dong Wha Kang, Sun U Kwon, Jong S Kim
BACKGROUND: The stroke mechanism for anterolateral pontine infarction (ALPI) is poorly understood. We aimed to investigate the perforator arteries relevant to ALPI using high-resolution MRI (HR-MRI). METHODS: Of 62 patients with ALPI who were admitted to the Asan Medical Center, 13 patients agreed to participate in this study. We used HR-MRI with a 3-Tesla scanner and assessed the perforating branches directly connected with the infarcted area. RESULTS: Perforating arteries penetrating ALPI were identified in all 13 patients...
September 19, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926757/mn-ii-based-t1-and-t2-potential-mri-contrast-agent-appended-with-tryptamine-recognition-moiety-for-a%C3%AE-plaques
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Neeraj Rastogi, Nidhi Tyagi, Ovender Singh, B S Hemanth Kumar, Udai P Singh, Kaushik Ghosh, Raja Roy
We report the synthesis and characterization of manganese(II) complexes having pentadentate ligands L1 (2,6-bis(1-(2-phenyl-2-(pyridin-2-yl)hydrazono)ethyl)pyridine), L2 (methyl 2,6-bis((E)-1-(2-phenyl-2-(pyridin-2yl)hydrazono)ethyl)isonicotinate), L3 (N-(2-(1H-indol-3-yl)ethyl)-2,6-bis((E)-1-(2-phenyl-2-(pyridin2yl)hydrazono)ethyl)isonicotiamide) and their application as dual contrast agents for simultaneous T1 and T2 weighted magnetic resonance imaging. Single crystal analysis of all the complexes [Mn(II)L1, Mn(II)L2 and Mn(II)L3] confirm the formation of novel seven-coordinate manganese complexes with an inner sphere water and perchlorate ion...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926729/guidelines-and-recommendations-for-mri-in-breast-cancer-follow-up-a-review
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Eduard A van Bodegraven, Jeroen C van Raaij, Mireille Van Goethem, Wiebren A A Tjalma
OBJECTIVE: Present article will perform a review regarding the current recommendations of Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in routine follow-up after successfully treated breast cancer by surgery, radiation and/or systemic therapy. METHODS: For this review, a literature review search was done with the MeSH-terms: Magnetic Resonance Imaging, breast neoplasm, post-operative period and follow-up, according to PRISMA. The literature published between 2006 and 2016 in MedBase, PubMed and Embase was consulted...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926698/quantification-of-lignin-and-its-structural-features-in-plant-biomass-using-13-c-lignin-as-internal-standard-for-pyrolysis-gc-sim-ms
#16
Gijs van Erven, Ries de Visser, Donny W H Merkx, Willem Strolenberg, Peter De Gijsel, Harry Gruppen, Mirjam A Kabel
Understanding mechanisms underlying plant biomass recalcitrance at molecular level can only be achieved by accurate analyses of both content and structural features of the molecules involved. Current quantification of lignin is, however, majorly based on unspecific gravimetric analysis after sulphuric acid hydrolysis. Hence, our research aimed at specific lignin quantification with concurrent characterization of its structural features. Hereto, for the first time, a polymeric (13)C lignin was used as internal standard (IS) for lignin quantification via analytical pyrolysis coupled to gas chromatography with mass-spectrometric detection in selected ion monitoring mode (py-GC-SIM-MS)...
September 19, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926693/hyper-crosslinking-mediated-self-assembly-strategy-to-synthesize-hollow-microporous-organic-nanospheres
#17
Zidong He, Minghong Zhou, Tianqi Wang, Yang Xu, Wei Yu, Buying Shi, Kun Huang
Hollow microporous organic nanospheres (H-MONs) are prepared by using polylactide-b-polystyrene diblock copolymers (PLA-b-PS) as the precursor via a hyper-crosslinking mediated self-assembly strategy, in which hyper-crosslinking PS block forms the microporous organic shell frameworks and the degradable PLA block produces the hollow mesoporous core struc-ture. The formation mechanism, morphology and porosity parameters of the resulting H-MONs are systematically investi-gated. Moreover, based on the hyper-crosslinking generated rigid microporous organic frameworks, hollow microporous car-bon nanospheres (H-MCNs) can be achieved by the further pyrolysis progress...
September 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926645/alterations-in-regional-homogeneity-of-resting-state-cerebral-activity-in-patients-with-chronic-prostatitis-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndrome
#18
Yusong Lin, Yan Bai, Peng Liu, Xuejuan Yang, Wei Qin, Jianqin Gu, Degang Ding, Jie Tian, Meiyun Wang
The purpose of this study was to explore the neural mechanism in Chronic prostatitis/Chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging. The functional magnetic resonance imaging was performed on 31 male CP/CPPS-patients and 31 age and education matched male healthy controls on a 3-T magnetic resonance imaging unit. A two-sample t-test was adopted to reveal the regional homogeneity between the patients and healthy controls. The mean regional homogeneity values in the alerted brain regions of patients were correlated with the clinical measurements by using Pearson's correlation analyses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926610/image-similarity-evaluation-of-the-bulk-density-assigned-synthetic-ct-derived-from-mri-of-intracranial-regions-for-radiation-treatment
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Shin-Wook Kim, Hun-Joo Shin, Jin-Ho Hwang, Jin-Sol Shin, Sung-Kwang Park, Jin-Young Kim, Ki-Jun Kim, Chul-Seung Kay, Young-Nam Kang
OBJECTIVE: Various methods for radiation-dose calculation have been investigated over previous decades, focusing on the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) only. The bulk-density-assignment method based on manual segmentation has exhibited promising results compared to dose-calculation with computed tomography (CT). However, this method cannot be easily implemented in clinical practice due to its time-consuming nature. Therefore, we investigated an automatic anatomy segmentation method with the intention of providing the proper methodology to evaluate synthetic CT images for a radiation-dose calculation based on MR images...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926483/using-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-detect-chronic-fatigue-in-patients-with-previous-traumatic-brain-injury-changes-linked-to-altered-striato-thalamic-cortical-functioning
#20
Nils Berginström, Peter Nordström, Urban Ekman, Johan Eriksson, Micael Andersson, Lars Nyberg, Anna Nordström
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) can be used to detect fatigue after traumatic brain injury (TBI). SETTING: Neurorehabilitation clinic. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with TBI (n = 57) and self-experienced fatigue more than 1 year postinjury, and age- and gender-matched healthy controls (n = 27). MAIN MEASURES: Self-assessment scales of fatigue, a neuropsychological test battery, and fMRI scanning during performance of a fatiguing 27-minute attention task...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
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