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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629676/percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-puncture-and-tract-dilation-evidence-on-the-safety-of-approaches-to-the-infundibulum-of-the-middle-renal-calyx
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Panagiotis Kallidonis, Christina Kalogeropoulou, Iason Kyriazis, Dimitrios Apostolopoulos, Panagiotis Kitrou, Dimitrios Kotsiris, Panteleimon Ntasiotis, Evangelos Liatsikos
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the anatomical relations of the papillary, infundibular and pelvic approach to percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) and evaluate the amount of vascularization at the respective sites. MATERIALS: (99m)Tc-dimercaptosuccinic acid SPECT/CT renal scintigraphies or Computerized tomographies perfusion (CTP) were performed in 40 patients (prone n=20 or supine position n=20). The angle of approach (AoA) for access tracts the respective regions of interest (ROIs) to the mid-calyceal papilla and infundibulum as well as renal pelvis were designed and compared...
June 16, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621587/treatment-of-severe-hypertension-in-a-14-year-old-child-successful-blood-pressure-control-with-additive-administration-of-captopril-an-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitor-in-a-patient-with-bilateral-renovascular-hypertension
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Xin Zhang, Ying Xu, Xiaoping Chen, Si Wang, Xinran Li, Xin Yan
We report a 14-year-old boy with recurrent episodes of headache caused by uncontrolled hypertension. The diagnosis of renovascular hypertension due to Takaysu arteritis (TA) was made based on an increase in erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP) and computed tomography (CT) image of bilateral renal artery stenosis was taken. Renal scintigraphy revealed normal perfusion and function of the right kidney and severe reduction of the perfusion and function of the left kidney. Careful drug adjustments significantly improved but did not fully control the blood pressure (BP); further, angioplasty, which showed almost occlusion of the left renal artery opening and the minor narrowing of the right renal artery, failed to regain sufficient BP control...
June 16, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616350/anomalous-right-coronary-artery-origin-with-interarterial-pathway-importance-of-morphological-origin-assessment-and-the-role-of-percutaneous-interventionism
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Daniel García Iglesias, Lidia Martínez Fernández, María Martín Fernández, Laura García Suárez, Laura García Pérez, Juan Calvo Blanco, Helena Cigarrán Sexto, Raquel Del Valle Fernández, César Morís de la Tassa
Anomalies in coronary arteries (CA) are an important issue in cardiology and cardiovascular surgery. Specifically the anomalous origin of the right coronary artery (RCA) is of special importance because it is the most frequent anomaly. Clinical practice guidelines recommend the revascularization treatment in cases of interarterial pathway and documented myocardial ischemia and when hypoplasia, compression or obstruction is evident. We report two different cases of patients with anomalous origin of RCA and associated interarterial pathway...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611641/a-case-of-anoxic-brain-injury-presenting-with-agraphia-of-kanji-in-the-foreground
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Yasutaka Kobayashi, Risa Yamauchi
A 63-year-old woman was hospitalized for rehabilitation from the aftereffects of an anoxic brain injury. In addition to a general cognitive decline, agraphia of kana and kanji was noted at the time of admission, which had advanced to agraphia which is dominant in kanji at the time of hospital discharge. Brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed no stroke lesions, and brain perfusion scintigraphy found a decreased blood flow in the bilateral parietal lobes. We hereby report on this case because case reports on agraphia caused by anoxic brain injury are extremely rare...
January 2017: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602670/the-applicability-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-appropriate-use-criteria-for-myocardial-perfusion-scintigraphy-in-australia
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Chee Loong Chow, Francis A Ponnuthurai, Kevin C Allman, William van Gaal
BACKGROUND: The American College of Cardiology (ACC) Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for radionuclide myocardial perfusion scans (MPS) was developed to promote its rational use in the assessment of stable ischaemic heart disease (IHD). We sought to validate the applicability of this document in the Australian context. METHODS: 1009 consecutive patients who underwent MPS were retrospectively audited at a single major metropolitan hospital in Victoria, Australia. Appropriateness was assigned based on the 2013 ACC AUC, and common indications and predictors of positive scan results were examined...
May 17, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598114/-effects-of-lung-ventilation-perfusion-imaging-examination-on-pregnant-outcomes-of-rabbits
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Ze-Ming Zhang, Li-Jun Liu, Lei An, Xue-Qin Zhao, Lu Chen, Wei Yang
OBJECTIVES: To examine the pregnancy outcomes of rabbits being subjected to pulmonary ventilation perfusion imaging examinations. METHODS: Pregnant rabbits were randomly divided into two groups: control group and experimental (lung ventilation-perfusion scintigraphy) group.The pregnancy outcomes were measured using indicators of miscarriage,premature birth,and stillbirth,as well as malformations and developmental abnormalities of offspring over a three-month period...
November 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553649/myocardial-perfusion-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-associations-with-traditional-risk-factors-and-novel-biomarkers
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Miguel Bernardes, Tiago S Vieira, Maria João Martins, Raquel Lucas, Lúcia Costa, Jorge G Pereira, Francisco Ventura, Elisabete Martins
Introduction. Cardiovascular (CV) diseases are a major cause of death in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. Novel biomarkers [B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP); osteoprotegerin (OPG)/receptor activator of nuclear factor-kappa B ligand (RANKL) ratio; and dickkopf-1 (DKK-1)] have been used in CV risk assessment. We analysed, in established RA patients, the presence of silent myocardial ischemia and its association with clinical variables, BNP, and bone and atheroma biomarkers. Methods. From a single-center tertiary referral hospital, RA patients asymptomatic for CV disease were submitted to myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) under adenosine stress and biomarkers measurements...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553184/initial-experience-in-the-use-of-technetium-99-metastable-hydroxymethylene-diphosphonate-as-an-alternative-ventilation-agent-during-periods-of-interim-shortage
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Colin Raymond Young, Kalpna Prasad
Sporadic supply interruptions of select radiopharmaceuticals on the global market require consideration of alternative agents to support continuity of essential nuclear medicine examinations. During an acute shortage of Xenon-133 and technetium-99 metastable (Tc-99m) diethylene-triamine-pentaacetate (DTPA), our institution used aerosolized Tc-99m hydroxymethylene diphosphonate (HDP), a radiopharmaceutical traditionally used in bone scintigraphy, in lieu of traditional ventilation agents, for two cases of suspected pulmonary embolism...
April 2017: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549119/systematic-review-of-cost-effectiveness-of-myocardial-perfusion-scintigraphy-in-patients-with-ischaemic-heart-disease-a-report-from-the-cardiovascular-committee-of-the-european-association-of-nuclear-medicine-endorsed-by-the-european-association-of-cardiovascular
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Elin Trägårdh, Siok Swan Tan, Jan Bucerius, Alessia Gimelli, Oliver Gaemperli, Oliver Lindner, Denis Agostini, Christopher Übleis, Roberto Sciagrà, Riemer H Slart, S Richard Underwood, Fabien Hyafil, Marcus Hacker, Hein J Verberne
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a major cause of death and disability. Several diagnostic tests, such as myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS), are accurate for the detection of CAD, as well as having prognostic value for the prediction of cardiovascular events. Nevertheless, the diagnostic and prognostic value of these tests should be cost-effective and should lead to improved clinical outcome. We have reviewed the literature on the cost-effectiveness of MPS in different circumstances: (i) the diagnosis and management of CAD; (ii) comparison with exercise electrocardiography (ECG) and other imaging tests; (iii) as gatekeeper to invasive coronary angiography (ICA), (iv) the impact of appropriate use criteria; (v) acute chest pain, and (vi) screening of asymptomatic patients with type-2 diabetes...
May 26, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491475/referral-patterns-and-diagnostic-yield-of-lung-scintigraphy-in-the-diagnosis-of-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Matthieu Pelletier-Galarneau, Erik Zannier, Lionel S Zuckier, Gregoire Le Gal
Introduction. The purpose of this study is to assess referral patterns and the yield of ventilation-perfusion (V/Q) scintigraphy in patients referred for acute pulmonary embolism (PE). Methods. We retrospectively reviewed the charts of all patients who underwent V/Q studies between April 1, 2008, and March 31, 2010. Patients were subdivided into 4 groups based on their referral source: emergency department (ED), hospital inpatient ward, outpatient thrombosis clinic, and all other outpatient sources. Results...
2017: Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471012/effects-of-epicardial-versus-transvenous-left-ventricular-lead-placement-on-left-ventricular-function-and-cardiac-perfusion-in-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Vincent F van Dijk, Jim Fanggiday, Jippe C Balt, Maurits C E F Wijffels, Edgar J Daeter, Johannes C Kelder, Lucas V A Boersma
INTRODUCTION: Optimal left ventricular (LV) lead position in patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is crucial to achieve an optimal effect on hemodynamics. Due to various difficulties, up to 30% of transvenous LV lead placements fail, or a suboptimal position is achieved. Surgical epicardial LV lead placement could be performed at a position anticipated to be the optimal site. This could have a more favorable effect, which may be expressed by increased improvement in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and cardiac perfusion...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463221/-ischemic-t-wave-distortion-associated-with-vasodilator-stress-myocardial-perfusion-imaging
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Romina Nogara, Federico Ferrando-Castagnetto, Roberto Ricca-Mallada, Rodolfo Ferrando, Pablo Marichal
The protocols using vasodilators to induce ischemia on myocardial perfusion scintigraphy have shown a high diagnostic accuracy and a very low incidence of serious complications. However, the physiological significance and diagnostic value of various electrocardiographic changes associated with vasodilator stress has not been deeply evaluated beyond the ST-segment. Five clinical cases presenting morphological distortion of the T-wave in electrocardiographic chest leads associated with varying degrees of perfusion defects are described, discussing potential contributions of these changes to the diagnosis and quantification of myocardial ischemia in imaging studies using vasodilator stress...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430738/three-dimensional-fractal-analysis-of-99mtc-maa-spect-images-in-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-for-evaluation-of-response-to-balloon-pulmonary-angioplasty-association-with-pulmonary-arterial-pressure
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Yasuhiro Maruoka, Michinobu Nagao, Shingo Baba, Takuro Isoda, Yoshiyuki Kitamura, Yuzo Yamazaki, Koichiro Abe, Masayuki Sasaki, Kohtaro Abe, Hiroshi Honda
OBJECTIVE: Balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA) is used for inoperable chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), but its effect cannot be evaluated noninvasively. We devised a noninvasive quantitative index of response to BPA using three-dimensional fractal analysis (3D-FA) of technetium-99m-macroaggregated albumin (Tc-MAA) single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty CTEPH patients who underwent pulmonary perfusion scintigraphy and mean pulmonary arterial pressure (mPAP) measurement by right heart catheterization before and after BPA were studied...
June 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420647/incremental-value-of-transthoracic-doppler-echocardiography-assessed-coronary-flow-reserve-in-patients-with-suspected-myocardial-ischemia-undergoing-myocardial-perfusion-scintigraphy
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Li-Ming Gan, Sara Svedlund, Ann Wittfeldt, Charlotte Eklund, Sinsia Gao, Göran Matejka, Anders Jeppsson, Per Albertsson, Elmir Omerovic, Amir Lerman
BACKGROUND: Adenosine-assisted transthoracic Doppler-derived coronary flow reserve (TDE-CFR) reflects coronary vascular function. The prognostic and incremental value of left anterior descending coronary artery TDE-CFR above myocardial perfusion scintigraphy in patients with suspected myocardial ischemia has not yet been studied. METHODS AND RESULTS: Three hundred seventy-one patients (mean age, 62.3±8.7 years; 46.8% males) referred to myocardial perfusion scintigraphy attributed to suspected myocardial ischemia were included in the study...
April 18, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418953/pulmonary-perfusion-scan-mimicking-hepatobiliary-scintigraphy-in-a-patient-with-an-uncommon-manifestation-of-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis
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Michelle D Hopstone, Evan A Raff, Patrick M Colletti
A 36-year-old man with known granulomatosis with polyangiitis underwent quantitative ventilation-perfusion pulmonary scintigraphy as part of an initial evaluation for lung transplant candidacy. Radiotracer uptake on the perfusion study has the appearance of the hepatic silhouette, drawing initial concern that there may have been a misadministration of Tc with a hepatobiliary agent. Comparison CT reveals extensive cystic bronchiectasis, parenchymal destruction, and volume loss involving the entire left lung and basal portions of the right lung, with the residual portions of functional lung parenchyma conforming to a shape similar to the liver...
July 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408698/reproducibility-of-lobar-perfusion-and-ventilation-quantification-using-a-spect-ct-segmentation-software-in-lung-cancer-patients
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Karine Provost, Antoine Leblond, Annie Gauthier Lemire, Edith Fillion, Houda Bahig, Martin Lord
Planar perfusion scintigraphy with Tc99m-labelled macroaggregated albumin (Tc99m-MAA) is often used for pre-therapy quantification of regional lung perfusion in lung cancer patients, particularly in patients with poor respiratory function. However, subdividing lung parenchyma in rectangular regions of interests, as done on planar images, is a poor reflection of true lobar anatomy. New tridimensional methods using SPECT and SPECT/CT have been introduced, including a semi-automatic lung segmentation software (Hermes Medical Solutions)...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401352/randomized-comparison-between-provisional-and-routine-kissing-balloon-technique-after-main-vessel-crossover-stenting-for-coronary-bifurcation-lesions
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Masahiro Yamawaki, Masaki Fujita, Shinya Sasaki, Masanori Tsurugida, Mamoru Nanasato, Motoharu Araki, Keisuke Hirano, Yoshiaki Ito, Reiko Tsukahara, Toshiya Muramatsu
We compared the myocardial ischemic burden of provisional and routine final kissing-balloon inflation (FKI) with the 1-stent strategy using a second-generation drug-eluting stent for coronary bifurcation lesions (CBL). There are no established guidelines for side branch (SB) intervention after main vessel stenting. In total, 113 CBL patients were randomized to receive different SB intervention strategies: provisional-FKI group (n = 57; FKI only when SB flow was TIMI <3) and routine-FKI group (n = 56; mandatory FKI with aggressive treatment until SB-residual stenosis <50%)...
April 11, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376242/lung-perfusion-mri-vs-spect-for-screening-in-suspected-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
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Christopher S Johns, Andrew J Swift, Smitha Rajaram, Paul J C Hughes, David J Capener, David G Kiely, James M Wild
PURPOSE: To assess the diagnostic accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) perfusion against perfusion single photon emission tomography (SPECT) screening for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). Ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) scintigraphy is recommended to screen for suspected CTEPH. It has previously been shown that 3D dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) lung perfusion MRI has a similar sensitivity for diagnosing CTEPH in comparison to planar perfusion scintigraphy; however, planar scintigraphy has now been largely replaced by SPECT, due to higher spatial resolution and sensitivity...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367675/a-small-outbreak-of-serratia-liquefaciens-bacteremia-due-to-use-of-contaminated-saline-infusion-solution-for-myocardial-perfusion-scintigraphy
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Alpay Arı, Ali Ilgın Olut, Bengisu Ay, Selma Tosun, Meltem Zencir, Mehmet Umut Çayıröz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 3, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360997/imaging-biomarkers-in-parkinson-s-disease-and-parkinsonian-syndromes-current-and-emerging-concepts
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Usman Saeed, Jordana Compagnone, Richard I Aviv, Antonio P Strafella, Sandra E Black, Anthony E Lang, Mario Masellis
Two centuries ago in 1817, James Parkinson provided the first medical description of Parkinson's disease, later refined by Jean-Martin Charcot in the mid-to-late 19th century to include the atypical parkinsonian variants (also termed, Parkinson-plus syndromes). Today, Parkinson's disease represents the second most common neurodegenerative disorder with an estimated global prevalence of over 10 million. Conversely, atypical parkinsonian syndromes encompass a group of relatively heterogeneous disorders that may share some clinical features with Parkinson's disease, but are uncommon distinct clinicopathological diseases...
2017: Translational Neurodegeneration
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