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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692493/the-application-of-technetium-99m-red-blood-cell-scintigraphy-in-the-diagnosis-of-orbital-cavernous-hemangioma
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Hua Dong, Zuncheng Zhang, Yongtao Guo, Hong Zhang, Wengui Xu
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical value of technetium-99m-red blood cell (Tc-RBC) scintigraphy in the diagnosis of orbital cavernous hemangioma (OCH). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-one patients with pathologically confirmed orbital mass, of which 10 were OCH, underwent Tc-RBC scintigraphy in this study. The scanning procedure included an initial perfusion phase, followed by an early and a delayed blood pool phase. All patients underwent ultrasonography and computed tomography (CT), and 15 patients also underwent MRI...
July 7, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679027/clinical-scintigraphic-and-angiographic-predictors-of-oxygen-pulse-abnormality-in-patients-undergoing-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing
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Andrea De Lorenzo, Carlito Lessa da Silva, Fernando Cesar Castro Souza, Salvador Serra, Pablo Marino, Ronaldo Sl Lima
BACKGROUND: The oxygen (O2 ) pulse curve obtained at cardiopulmonary exercise testing provides information on cardiorespiratory fitness and the presence of cardiovascular disease. O2 pulse abnormalities have been attributed to myocardial ischemia, among other conditions, but the predictors of abnormal O2 pulse curves are not completely known. HYPOTHESIS: Perfusion abnormalities detected by myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) may be associated with abnormal O2 pulse curves...
July 5, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673474/new-developments-and-future-challenges-of-nuclear-medicine-and-molecular-imaging-for-pulmonary-embolism
#5
Pierre-Yves Le Roux, Philippe Robin, Pierre-Yves Salaun
Although widely validated, current tests for pulmonary embolism (PE) diagnosis, i.e. computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) and V/Q planar scintigraphy, have some limitations. Drawbacks of CTPA include the radiation dose, some contra indications and a rising concern about a possible overdiagnosis/overtreatment of PE. On the other hand, V/Q planar scintigraphy has a high rate of non-diagnostic tests responsible for complex diagnostic algorithms. Since the PIOPED study, imaging equipment and radiopharmaceuticals have greatly evolved allowing the introduction of techniques that improve imaging of lung ventilation and perfusion...
June 27, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670180/demonstration-of-ischemia-in-myocardial-perfusion-scintigraphy-before-coronary-revascularization-decreases-acute-coronary-syndrome-related-hospitalizations
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Hakki Kaya, Ozan Kandemir, Osman Beton, Tarik Kivrak, Recep Kurt, Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz
In this study, we compared the patients who underwent coronary angiography (CAG), followed by revascularization by coronary artery stent implantation according to the CAG results without any evidence of ischemia with myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS), and the patients who underwent revascularization by coronary artery stent implantation following the detection of ischemia in MPS before CAG in terms of the mortality and hospitalization due to acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Between January 2009 and January 2016, a total of 407 patients (52% males, 48% females; mean age: 66 ± 9 years; range: 40-85 years) who underwent CAG following diagnosis of stable angina and underwent coronary artery stenting were retrospectively analyzed...
July 2017: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664836/the-use-of-hand-perfusion-scintigraphy-to-assess-raynaud-s-phenomenon-associated-with-hand-arm-vibration-syndrome
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Kyung-Ann Lee, Hyung Woo Chung, Sang-Heon Lee, Hae-Rim Kim
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the hand perfusion scintigraphic features of hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) and to compare these with the features of primary and secondary Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) associated with systemic sclerosis (SSc). METHODS: Hand perfusion scintigraphy was performed in 57 patients with primary RP, 71 patients with HAVS-related RP, and 15 patients with SSc-related RP. We calculated 6 ratios: chilled to ambient hand and wrist ratios of the first peak height, initial slope, and blood pool uptake...
June 30, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
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/28646273/pulmonary-vascular-volume-ratio-measured-by-cardiac-computed-tomography-in-children-and-young-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-comparison-with-lung-perfusion-scintigraphy
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Hyun Woo Goo, Sang Hyub Park
BACKGROUND: Lung perfusion scintigraphy is regarded as the gold standard for evaluating differential lung perfusion ratio in congenital heart disease. OBJECTIVE: To compare cardiac CT with lung perfusion scintigraphy for estimated pulmonary vascular volume ratio in patients with congenital heart disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included 52 children and young adults (median age 4 years, range 2 months to 28 years; 31 males) with congenital heart disease who underwent cardiac CT and lung perfusion scintigraphy without an interim surgical or transcatheter intervention and within 1 year...
June 23, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637403/experiences-with-99mtc-hmpao-in-a-diagnostic-pathway-for-violent-patients-with-schizophrenic-spectrum-disorders
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Morten Jacobsen, Arvid Jensen, Guttorm Breivik Storvestre, Tone Marie Bergstrom, Diyar Nori Mohamad Rashi, Nielssen Bjorn, Wiktor Pal, Hymer Knut-Erik
Background and objective In a security ward we assessed the diagnostic contribution of single photon scintigraphy [SPECT] in our diagnostic pathway for patients with serious mental disease and a history of violence. Methods Twenty patients were examined between 2012 and 2015 and the findings compared to those in nine patients with the same diagnosis, but no history of violence. Results All violent patients had areas with reduced accumulation of 99mTc-HMPAO frontally and in the temporal lobe, in the non-violent group only two patients demonstrated these findings...
June 21, 2017: Current Radiopharmaceuticals
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
#18
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
#20
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
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