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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905206/improved-diagnosis-of-the-number-of-stenosed-coronary-artery-vessels-by-segmentation-with-scatter-and-photo-peak-window-data-for-attenuation-correction-in-myocardial-perfusion-spect
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Yohei Yamauchi, Yumiko Kanzaki, Masuo Hayashi, Mami Arai, Hideaki Morita, Tsuyoshi Komori, Masaaki Hoshiga, Nobukazu Ishizaka
BACKGROUND: Attenuation correction using segmentation of scatter and photo-peak window data (SSPAC) enables an evaluation of the attenuation map in a patient-specific manner without additional radiation exposure. We compared the accuracy of SSPAC and non-corrected myocardial perfusion scintigraphy methods for diagnosing the number of stenosed coronary artery vessels. METHODS AND RESULTS: We retrospectively reviewed the data from 183 consecutive patients who underwent (99m)Tc-tetrofosmin stress/rest SPECT examination and a coronary angiography within 3 months...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902766/future-cardiac-events-in-patients-with-ischemic-ecg-changes-during-adenosine-infusion-as-a-myocardial-stress-agent-and-normal-cardiac-scan
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Hamid Amer, Khalid Niaz, Jun Hatazawa, Ahmed Gasmelseed, Hussain Al Samiri, Maram Al Othman, Mai Al Hammad
BACKGROUND: We sought to determine the prognostic importance of adenosine-induced ischemic ECG changes in patients with normal single-photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion images (MPI). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We carried out a retrospective analysis of 765 patients undergoing adenosine MPI between January 2013 and January 2015. Patients with baseline ECG abnormalities and/or abnormal scan were excluded. RESULTS: Overall, 67 (8...
September 11, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888406/temporal-trends-in-the-prevalence-severity-and-localization-of-myocardial-ischemia-and-necrosis-at-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-after-myocardial-infarction
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Francesco Nudi, Orazio Schilllaci, Natale Di Belardino, Francesco Versaci, Fabrizio Tomai, Annamaria Pinto, Giandomenico Neri, Enrica Procaccini, Alessandro Nudi, Giacomo Frati, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai
The definition, presentation, and management of myocardial infarction (MI) have changed substantially in the last decade. Whether these changes have impacted on the presence, severity, and localization of necrosis at myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) has not been appraised to date. Subjects undergoing MPI and reporting a history of clinical MI were shortlisted. We focused on the presence, severity, and localization of necrosis at MPI with a retrospective single-center analysis. A total of 10,476 patients were included, distinguishing 5 groups according to the period in which myocardial perfusion scintigraphy had been performed (2004 to 2005, 2006 to 2007, 2008 to 2009, 2010 to 2011, 2012 to 2013)...
August 24, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885540/stress-only-myocardial-perfusion-scintigraphy-a-prospective-study-on-the-accuracy-and-observer-agreement-with-quantitative-coronary-angiography-as-the-gold-standard
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June A Ejlersen, Ole May, Jesper Mortensen, Gitte L Nielsen, Jeppe F Lauridsen, Johansen Allan
OBJECTIVE: Patients with normal stress perfusion have an excellent prognosis. Prospective studies on the diagnostic accuracy of stress-only scans with contemporary, independent examinations as gold standards are lacking. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 109 patients with typical angina and no previous coronary artery disease underwent a 2-day stress (exercise)/rest, gated, and attenuation-corrected (AC), 99m-technetium-sestamibi perfusion study, followed by invasive coronary angiography...
September 6, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882603/gamma-knife-surgery-for-a-hemangioma-of-the-cavernous-sinus-in-an-adult-case-report-and-short-review-of-the-literature
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L Schwyzer, C Tuleasca, F-X Borruat, I Radovanovic, M Levivier
Cavernous sinus hemangiomas (CSH) are rare benign extra-axial vascular lesions. Both radiological and clinical aspects are important, for deciding a therapeutic modality, including medical treatment, radiation therapy or microsurgery. In the particular case of CSH, a radical removal of the tumor often cannot be achieved and is associated with a considerable risk for intraoperative uncontrollable bleeding. An alternative treatment modality is radiosurgery. Here we report the case of a 45-year-old patient, who presented with diplopia due to left abducens nerve palsy...
September 4, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871319/onset-ages-of-hepatopulmonary-syndrome-and-pulmonary-hypertension-in-patients-with-biliary-atresia
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Takehisa Ueno, Ryuta Saka, Yuichi Takama, Hiroaki Yamanaka, Yuko Tazuke, Kazuhiko Bessho, Hiroomi Okuyama
PURPOSE: Hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) and portopulmonary hypertension (PoPH) are extrahepatic complications of biliary atresia (BA). Their detection is sometimes delayed, which may result in missed opportunities for liver transplantation. The aim of this study was to determine the onset ages of HPS and PoPH in BA patients. METHODS: BA patients followed at our institution were identified. Patients visited our clinic for routine blood work, as well as regular electrocardiography, chest X-rays, and arterial blood gas tests...
September 4, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868021/a-case-of-recurrent-breast-cancer-identified-by-pulmonary-tumor-thrombotic-microangiopathy
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Tomomi Abe, Ippei Fukada, Taro Shiga, Hidetomo Morizono, Koichi Ikebata, Tomoko Shibayama, Kokoro Kobayashi, Takuji Iwase, Shinji Ohno, Yoshinori Ito
Pulmonary tumor thrombotic microangiopathy (PTTM) is a rare, cancer-related, pulmonary complication that causes hypoxia and pulmonary hypertension. We report on a 42-year-old woman who was diagnosed with recurrent breast cancer that was detected due to the presence of PTTM. Eleven months after surgery for heterochronous bilateral cancer of the left breast, she developed progressive dyspnea but computerized tomography showed no pulmonary thromboembolism, and a transthoracic echocardiography revealed mild pulmonary hypertension...
May 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853337/increased-monocyte-to-hdl-cholesterol-ratio-is-related-to-cardiac-syndrome-x
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Adnan Dogan, Muhammed Oylumlu
OBJECTIVE: Cardiac syndrome X (CSX) is typically identified with ischaemia in treadmill exercise test or stress myocardial perfusion scintigraphy as well as angina-like chest pain without stenosis in coronary angiography. The purpose of the present study is to investigate the association between cardiac syndrome X and monocyte-to-HDL cholesterol ratio (MHR) which is a new marker associated with inflammation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 230 patients (105 patients with cardiac syndrome X and 125 normal controls) were included in the study...
August 30, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832374/chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-epidemiology-diagnosis-and-management
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Srikanth Yandrapalli, Sohaib Tariq, Jessica Kumar, Wilbert S Aronow, Ramin Malekan, William H Frishman, Gregg M Lanier
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), classified as WHO group 4 pulmonary hypertension (PH), is an interesting and rare pulmonary vascular disorder secondary to mechanical obstruction of the pulmonary vasculature from thromboembolism resulting in PH. The pathophysiology is complex, beginning with mechanical obstruction of the pulmonary arteries, which eventually leads to arteriopathic changes and vascular remodeling in the non-occluded arteries and in the distal segments of the occluded arteries mediated by thrombus non-resolution, abnormal angiogenesis, endothelial dysfunction, and various local growth factors...
August 18, 2017: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822086/the-very-hungry-caterpillar-and-the-ongoing-effort-to-reduce-radiation-in-myocardial-perfusion-scintigraphy-have-we-become-the-beautiful-butterfly
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Hein J Verberne, Asbjørn M Scholtens
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August 18, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817821/endoscopic-lung-volume-reduction-an-expert-panel-recommendation-update-2017
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Felix J F Herth, Dirk-Jan Slebos, Gerard J Criner, Pallav L Shah
Interest in endoscopic lung volume reduction (ELVR) technologies for emphysema is consistently growing. In the last couple of months, several endoscopic options (e.g., endo- or intrabronchial valves, coil implants, and thermal vapor ablation) that have been evaluated in randomized controlled trials have been reported with the ultimate goal of improving respiratory mechanics and alleviating chronic dyspnea. Patients presenting with severe air trapping and thoracic hyperinflation have the greatest potential to derive benefit from ELVR procedures...
2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808575/reduced-ventilation-perfusion-v-q-mismatch-following-endobronchial-valve-insertion-demonstrated-by-gallium-68-v-q-photon-emission-tomography-computed-tomography
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Paul Leong, Pierre-Yves Le Roux, Jason Callahan, Shankar Siva, Michael S Hofman, Daniel P Steinfort
Endobronchial valves (EBVs) are increasingly deployed in the management of severe emphysema. Initial studies focussed on volume reduction as the mechanism, with subsequent improvement in forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1). More recent studies have emphasized importance of perfusion on predicting outcomes, though findings have been inconsistent. Gallium-68 ventilation-perfusion (V/Q) photon emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) is a novel imaging modality with advantages in spatial resolution, quantitation, and speed over conventional V/Q scintigraphy...
September 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807404/prognostic-usefulness-of-cardiac-stress-test-modalities-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-who-underwent-myocardial-perfusion-scintigraphy-from-the-basel-asymptomatic-high-risk-diabetics-outcome-trial
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Federico Caobelli, Philip Haaf, Joannis Chronis, Gianluca Haenny, Miriam Brinkert, Matthias E Pfisterer, Michael J Zellweger
Our study aimed to assess predictors of the stress test technique used and to evaluate the impact of exercise level achieved on risk stratification in patients with asymptomatic type 2 diabetes without a previous coronary artery disease. Little is known whether co-morbidities of these patients predict the stress technique and whether physical performance provides risk stratification: 400 patients underwent clinical evaluation and myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) using physical or pharmacological stress...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806247/glomus-tumor-of-the-neck-detected-with-99mtc-edda-hynic-toc
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Neva Girotto, Tatjana Bogović-Crnčić, Svjetlana Grbac-Ivanković, Petra Valković-Zujić
A 54-year-old woman was referred to thyroid evaluation because of a lump on the left side of the neck. Ultrasound exam did not show any thyroid abnormality, but highly perfused nodule at the left common carotid artery bifurcation was found. Because of the specific location, somatostatin receptor scintigraphy with Tc EDDA HYNIC-TOC was performed, starting with perfusion images and followed with SPECT/CT imaging at 2 and 4 hours. Well-perfused nodule with intensive accumulation and no other visible pathology in the body raised suspicion of a glomus tumor, consistent with MR exam performed later...
October 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804641/breast-cancer-detected-as-an-incidental-finding-on-99m-tc-mibi-scintigraphy
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Toshihiro Homma, Osamu Manabe, Kazuomi Ichinokawa, Hiroko Yamashita, Noriko Oyama-Manabe, Fumi Kato, Kenji Hirata, Markus Kroenke, Nagara Tamaki
We report a case of breast cancer detected as an incidental finding on (99m)Tc-MIBI scintigraphy. (99m)Tc-MIBI scintigraphy is usually used to evaluate cardiac perfusion or to detect ectopic parathyroid adenomas; however, it is also known to sensitively detect breast cancer. Accordingly, a few reports have described the incidental detection of breast cancer by (99m)Tc-MIBI scintigraphy performed to detect parathyroid adenoma. Our present case underscores the importance of attending to any incidental findings when searching for parathyroid adenomas using (99m)Tc-MIBI scintigraphy...
July 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801416/outcome-of-revascularisation-in-stable-coronary-artery-disease-without-ischaemia-a-danish-registry-based-follow-up-study
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Jane Angel Simonsen, Hans Mickley, Allan Johansen, Søren Hess, Anders Thomassen, Oke Gerke, Lisette O Jensen, Jesper Hallas, Werner Vach, Poul F Hoilund-Carlsen
OBJECTIVES: In stable coronary artery disease (CAD), coronary revascularisation may reduce mortality of patients with a certain amount of left ventricular myocardial ischaemia. However, revascularisation does not always follow the guidance suggested by ischaemia testing. We compared outcomes in patients without ischaemia who had either revascularisation or medical treatment. DESIGN AND POPULATION: Based on registries, 1327 consecutive patients with normal myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) and 278 with fixed perfusion defects were followed for a median of 6...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776362/acute-heart-failure-and-rhabdomyolysis-a-clue-for-the-diagnosis-of-polymyositis-with-cardiac-involvement
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P Pinto-Lopes, L Carneiro-Leão, R Morais, J Pinheiro, A Vieira Lopes, P Bettencourt
Polymyositis is an idiopathic inflammatory myopathy, characterized by proximal muscle weakness and sometimes extramuscular manifestations. We report the case of a 51-year-old male, with history of complete heart block, which required pacemaker implantation, and subsequently heart failure, presenting to the emergency department with worsening of dyspnea and peripheral edema. He was admitted to the Internal Medicine ward with acute heart failure and started on diuretic therapy. During hospitalization, he was discovered to have marked rhabdomyolysis...
August 3, 2017: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766495/pulmonary-embolism-with-endovascular-thrombolysis-for-thrombosed-hemodialysis-arteriovenous-access%C3%A2
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Yogeshwar Singh Rajaram, Thong Le, Maree Ross-Smith, Andrew Owen, Jason Chuen, Peter F Mount
AIMS: Acute thrombosis of hemodialysis (HD) arteriovenous access is an urgent problem for HD patients and is commonly managed by endovascular thrombolysis. Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a recognized complication of HD access thrombosis and thrombolysis but the risk and outcomes are unclear. This study aims to determine the incidence, predictors, and outcomes of PE after endovascular thrombolysis of HD arteriovenous access in patients presenting with acute thrombosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A single-center retrospective study was performed for all adult chronic kidney disease patients undergoing arteriovenous access thrombolysis between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2014...
September 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715234/is-cardiovascular-disease-in-patients-with-diabetes-associated-with-serum-levels-of-mmp-2-lox-and-the-elastin-degradation-products-elm-and-elm-2
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Simone Andrea Rørdam Preil, Anne-Sofie Faarvang Thorsen, Anne Lindegaard Christiansen, Mikael Kjær Poulsen, Morten Asser Karsdal, Diana Julie Leeming, Lars Melholt Rasmussen
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus type 2 (T2DM) is a significant risk factor for the development of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). In a previous microarray study of internal mammary arteries from patients with and without T2DM, we observed several elastin-related genes with altered mRNA-expression in diabetic patients, namely matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP-2), lysyl oxidase (LOX) and elastin itself. In this study we investigate whether the serum concentrations of elastin-related proteins correlate to signs of CVD in patients with T2DM...
July 17, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699016/position-related-renal-perfusion-disturbances-as-a-possible-underestimated-mechanism-in-patients-with-resistant-hypertension-a-case-vignette
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Jan Schiefer, Holger Amthauer, Philipp Genseke, Peter R Mertens, Christos Chatzikyrkou
PURPOSE: In patients with resistant hypertension and large blood pressure fluctuations, the role of orthostatic hypertension, associated with position-dependent renal perfusion disturbances, has not been investigated in detail yet. METHODS: In this regard, four patients from our outpatient clinic were investigated by the use of 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM), active standing test, renal duplex sonography and Tc99m-mercaptoacetyltriglycine [MAG3] renal scintigraphy in supine and upright position...
July 11, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
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