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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892580/correlation-of-quantitative-parameters-of-magnetic-resonance-perfusion-weighted-imaging-with-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-microvessel-density-and-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-evaluation-on-radiosensitivity-study
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Ying Hu, Hong E, Xiaoping Yu, Feiping Li, Longwu Zeng, Qiang Lu, Xuping Xi, Liangfang Shen
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the correlation of parameters of magnetic resonance perfusion-weighted imaging (MR-PWI) with the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) and microvessel density (MVD) in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) so as to explore the value of predicting radiosensitivity. DESIGN: A prospective study. SETTING: Department of Head-and-neck radiotherapy in Hunan Cancer Hospital...
September 11, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862482/pseudoprogression-after-glioma-therapy-an-update
#2
Norbert Galldiks, Martin Kocher, Karl-Josef Langen
Initial diagnostics and follow-up of gliomas is usually based on contrast-enhanced MRI. However, the capacity of standard MRI to differentiate neoplastic tissue from posttherapeutic effects such as pseudoprogression is limited. Advanced neuroimaging methods may provide relevant additional information, which allow for a more accurate diagnosis especially in clinically equivocal situations. This review article focuses predominantly on PET using radiolabeled amino acids and advanced MRI techniques such as perfusion-weighted imaging (PWI) and summarizes the efforts of these methods regarding the identification of pseudoprogression after glioma therapy...
September 7, 2017: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860608/fmiso-pet-derived-brain-oxygen-tension-maps-application-to-glioblastoma-and-less-aggressive-gliomas
#3
Ararat Chakhoyan, Jean-Sebastien Guillamo, Solène Collet, François Kauffmann, Nicolas Delcroix, Emmanuèle Lechapt-Zalcman, Jean-Marc Constans, Edwige Petit, Eric T MacKenzie, Louisa Barré, Myriam Bernaudin, Omar Touzani, Samuel Valable
Quantitative imaging modalities for the analysis of hypoxia in brain tumors are lacking. The objective of this study was to generate absolute maps of tissue ptO2 from [(18)F]-FMISO images in glioblastoma and less aggressive glioma patients in order to quantitatively assess tumor hypoxia. An ancillary objective was to compare estimated ptO2 values to other biomarkers: perfusion weighted imaging (PWI) and tumor metabolism obtained from (1)H-MR mono-voxel spectroscopy (MRS). Ten patients with glioblastoma (GBM) and three patients with less aggressive glioma (nGBM) were enrolled...
August 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851301/clinical-features-and-the-degree-of-cerebrovascular-stenosis-in-different-types-and-subtypes-of-cerebral-watershed-infarction
#4
Yue Li, Man Li, Xiaoyu Zhang, Shuna Yang, Huimin Fan, Wei Qin, Lei Yang, Junliang Yuan, Wenli Hu
BACKGROUND: Whether there are differences in pathogenesis among different types and subtypes of cerebral watershed infarction (WSI) is controversial since they have been combined into a single group in most previous studies. METHODS: We prospectively identified 340 supratentorial WSI patients at Beijing Chao-Yang Hospital, Capital Medical University, China and classified them based on diffusion-weighted imaging(DWI) templates. Baseline characteristics, clinical courses and neuroradiological features were compared among patients with different types and subtypes of WSI...
August 29, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831534/comparison-of-18-f-fet-pet-and-perfusion-weighted-mri-for-glioma-grading-a-hybrid-pet-mr-study
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Antoine Verger, Christian P Filss, Philipp Lohmann, Gabriele Stoffels, Michael Sabel, Hans J Wittsack, Elena Rota Kops, Norbert Galldiks, Gereon R Fink, Nadim J Shah, Karl-Josef Langen
PURPOSE: Both perfusion-weighted MR imaging (PWI) and O-(2-(18)F-fluoroethyl)-L-tyrosine PET ((18)F-FET) provide grading information in cerebral gliomas. The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic value of (18)F-FET PET and PWI for tumor grading in a series of patients with newly diagnosed, untreated gliomas using an integrated PET/MR scanner. METHODS: Seventy-two patients with untreated gliomas [22 low-grade gliomas (LGG), and 50 high-grade gliomas (HGG)] were investigated with (18)F-FET PET and PWI using a hybrid PET/MR scanner...
August 22, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829836/reference-intervals-of-echocardiographic-measurements-in-healthy-adult-dairy-goats
#6
Olga Szaluś-Jordanow, Michał Czopowicz, Lucjan Witkowski, Marcin Mickiewicz, Tadeusz Frymus, Iwona Markowska-Daniel, Emilia Bagnicka, Jarosław Kaba
OBJECTIVES: To determine references intervals for echocardiographic measurements in adult dairy goats. ANIMALS: 125 clinically healthy, adult dairy goats aged 2-9 years, belonging to two breeds-Polish Fawn Improved (PFI, n = 64, weight range from 46 to 73, median of 58.5kg) and Polish White Improved (PWI, n = 61, weight range from 48 to 80 kg, median of 67.9kg), closely related to French Alpine and Saanen, respectively. METHODS: Non-invasive transthoracic echocardiography examination was performed in unsedated goats in a standing position...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796443/relative-cerebral-blood-volume-is-a-potential-biomarker-in-late-delayed-radiation-induced-brain-injury
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Ying Xie, Haiwei Huang, Junjie Guo, Dongxiao Zhou
PURPOSE: To assess whether relative cerebral blood volume (rCBV) can provide information to reliably evaluate the stages of late delayed radiation-induced brain injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty patients diagnosed with late delayed radiation-induced brain injury were enrolled. The patients were examined using a 1.5T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system equipped with an 8-channel head coil. An echo planar imaging (EPI) sequence was used in perfusion-weighted imaging (PWI)...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792891/feasibility-and-validation-of-4-d-pulse-wave-imaging-in-phantoms-and-in-vivo
#8
Iason-Zacharias Apostolakis, Pierre Nauleau, Clement Papadacci, Matthew D McGarry, Elisa E Konofagou
Pulse wave imaging (PWI) is a noninvasive technique for tracking the propagation of the pulse wave along the arterial wall. The 3-D ultrasound imaging would aid in objectively estimating the pulse wave velocity (PWV) vector. This paper aims to introduce a novel PWV estimation method along the propagation direction, validate it in phantoms, and test its feasibility in vivo. A silicone vessel phantom consisting of a stiff and a soft segment along the longitudinal axis and a silicone vessel with a plaque were constructed...
September 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780227/insights-into-the-immune-manipulation-mechanisms-of-pollen-allergens-by-protein-domain-profiling
#9
Seema Patel, Aruna Rani, Arun Goyal
Plant pollens are airborne allergens, as their inhalation causes immune activation, leading to rhinitis, conjunctivitis, sinusitis and oral allergy syndrome. A myriad of pollen proteins belonging to profilin, expansin, polygalacturonase, glucan endoglucosidase, pectin esterase, and lipid transfer protein class have been identified. In the present in silico study, the protein domains of fifteen pollen sequences were extracted from the UniProt database and submitted to the interactive web tool SMART (Simple Modular Architecture Research Tool), for finding the protein domain profiles...
July 29, 2017: Computational Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743304/running-on-a-high-parkrun-and-personal-well-being
#10
Anne Grunseit, Justin Richards, Dafna Merom
BACKGROUND: Sporting or physical recreation event participation can affect different domains of mental and social well-being if sufficiently frequent, yet previous research has focused mainly on the physical health benefits of single-location or infrequent mass-participation events. We examined overall and domain specific subjective well-being of adult participants of "parkrun", a weekly, community-based, highly accessible and widespread running event. METHODS: Data were from a national online survey of 865 adult Australian parkrunners...
July 25, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687423/an-increase-of-sigma-1-receptor-in-the-penumbra-neuron-after-acute-ischemic-stroke
#11
Xiaotian Zhang, Fangfang Wu, Yun Jiao, Tianyu Tang, Li Yang, Chunqiang Lu, Yanhong Zhang, Yuan Zhang, Ying Bai, Jie Chao, Gaojun Teng, Honghong Yao
BACKGROUND: Penumbra salvage from infarction by early reperfusion within the time window is the target of acute ischemic stroke therapies. Although the penumbral imaging is potently usable in clinic trial, additional work needs to be performed to advancing the field with better-defined, evaluated, and validated imaging measures. METHODS: Mice were subjected to permanent stroke by right middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion. Multimodel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) method was assessed to define the penumbra as that brain region in which the perfusion and diffusion-weighted MR images are mismatched (perfusion-weighted imaging [PWI]-diffusion-weighted imaging [DWI] mismatch)...
September 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680873/amino-acid-pet-and-mr-perfusion-imaging-in-brain-tumours
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REVIEW
Christian P Filss, Francesco Cicone, Nadim Jon Shah, Norbert Galldiks, Karl-Josef Langen
PURPOSE: Despite the excellent capacity of the conventional MRI to image brain tumours, problems remain in answering a number of critical diagnostic questions. To overcome these diagnostic shortcomings, PET using radiolabeled amino acids and perfusion-weighted imaging (PWI) are currently under clinical evaluation. The role of amino acid PET and PWI in different diagnostic challenges in brain tumours is controversial. METHODS: Based on the literature and experience of our centres in correlative imaging with PWI and PET using O-(2-[(18)F]fluoroethyl)-l-tyrosine or 3,4-dihydroxy-6-[(18)F]-fluoro-l-phenylalanine, the current role and shortcomings of amino acid PET and PWI in different diagnostic challenges in brain tumours are reviewed...
2017: Clinical and Translational Imaging: Reviews in Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629575/outcome-of-patients-with-proximal-vessel-occlusion-of-the-anterior-circulation-and-dwi-pwi-mismatch-is-time-dependent
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Sibu Mundiyanapurath, Sascha Diatschuk, Sarah Loebel, Johannes Pfaff, Mirko Pham, Markus Alfred Möhlenbruch, Wolfgang Wick, Martin Bendszus, Peter A Ringleb, Alexander Radbruch
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Patients with ischemic stroke and large vessel occlusion are assumed to benefit from endovascular therapy (ET) independent of the symptom onset-to-treatment time (OTT) if they present with a mismatch of diffusion- and perfusion-weighted imaging (DWI-PWI mismatch). We aimed at studying the influence of OTT on clinical outcome in these patients. METHODS: Retrospective database review in a tertiary care university hospital. All patients presented with proximal vessel occlusion of the anterior circulation and DWI-PWI mismatch...
June 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587332/three-dimensional-arterial-spin-labeling-imaging-and-dynamic-susceptibility-contrast-perfusion-weighted-imaging-value-in-diagnosing-glioma-grade-prior-to-surgery
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Hong Ma, Zizheng Wang, Kai Xu, Zefeng Shao, Chun Yang, Peng Xu, Xiaohua Liu, Chunfeng Hu, Xin Lu, Yutao Rong
The current study aimed to investigate whole-brain three-dimensional arterial spin labeling imaging (3D ASL) and dynamic susceptibility contrast perfusion-weighted imaging (DSC-PWI), in regards to their diagnostic value of preoperative glioma grade. The parameter values obtained after correction will be correlated with the diagnostic value of 3D ASL and DSC-PWI perfusion. In the current study, 50 patients with gliomas confirmed by pathology were used, including 27 low-grade gliomas (LGGs) and 23 high-grade gliomas (HGGs)...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562646/longitudinal-changes-in-personal-wellbeing-in-a-cohort-of-people-who-inject-drugs
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Nick Scott, Elise R Carrotte, Peter Higgs, Mark A Stoové, Campbell K Aitken, Paul M Dietze
AIMS: To determine whether the self-reported personal wellbeing of a cohort of people who inject drugs (PWID) changes over time, and to identify longitudinal correlates of change. METHODS: We used Personal Wellbeing Index (PWI) scores reported between April 2008 and February 2015 by 757 PWID (66% male) enrolled in the Melbourne Injecting Drug Use Cohort Study (2,862 interviews; up to seven follow-up waves). A mixed-effects model was used to identify correlations between changes in temporal variables and changes in individual PWI scores while controlling for demographic variables...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549279/control-adjustments-in-speaking-electrophysiology-of-the-gratton-effect-in-picture-naming
#16
Natalia Shitova, Ardi Roelofs, Herbert Schriefers, Marcel Bastiaansen, Jan-Mathijs Schoffelen
Accumulating evidence suggests that spoken word production requires different amounts of top-down control depending on the prevailing circumstances. For example, during Stroop-like tasks, the interference in response time (RT) is typically larger following congruent trials than following incongruent trials. This effect is called the Gratton effect, and has been taken to reflect top-down control adjustments based on the previous trial type. Such control adjustments have been studied extensively in Stroop and Eriksen flanker tasks (mostly using manual responses), but not in the picture-word interference (PWI) task, which is a workhorse of language production research...
April 29, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505863/mixing-and-the-fractal-geometry-of-piecewise-isometries
#17
Paul P Park, Thomas F Lynn, Paul B Umbanhowar, Julio M Ottino, Richard M Lueptow
Mathematical concepts often have applicability in areas that may have surprised their original developers. This is the case with piecewise isometries (PWIs), which transform an object by cutting it into pieces that are then rearranged to reconstruct the original object, and which also provide a paradigm to study mixing via cutting and shuffling in physical sciences and engineering. Every PWI is characterized by a geometric structure called the exceptional set, E, whose complement comprises nonmixing regions in the domain...
April 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500226/mr-perfusion-lesions-after-tia-or-minor-stroke-are-associated-with-new-infarction-at-7-days
#18
Jun Lee, Manabu Inoue, Michael Mlynash, Sharanpal K Mann, Carlo W Cereda, Michael Ke, Gregory W Albers, Jean M Olivot
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between acute perfusion-weighted imaging (PWI) lesions occurring within the first hours after a TIA or a minor brain infarction (BI) and the incidence of new BI detected on a systematic MRI at 1 week. METHODS: Consecutive patients who experienced a TIA or BI with a neurologic deficit that lasted <24 hours, did not receive any revascularization therapy (thrombolysis/thrombectomy), and underwent DWI/PWI at baseline and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR)/DWI 1 week after symptom onset were enrolled...
June 13, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481164/diffuse-microvascular-dysfunction-and-loss-of-white-matter-integrity-predict-poor-outcomes-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Natalia S Rost, Pedro Cougo, Svetlana Lorenzano, Hua Li, Lisa Cloonan, Mark Jrj Bouts, Arne Lauer, Mark R Etherton, Hasan H Karadeli, Patricia L Musolino, William A Copen, Ken Arai, Eng H Lo, Steve K Feske, Karen L Furie, Ona Wu
We sought to investigate the relationship between blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability and microstructural white matter integrity, and their potential impact on long-term functional outcomes in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS). We studied 184 AIS subjects with perfusion-weighted MRI (PWI) performed <9 h from last known well time. White matter hyperintensity (WMH), acute infarct, and PWI-derived mean transit time lesion volumes were calculated. Mean BBB leakage rates (K2 coefficient) and mean diffusivity values were measured in contralesional normal-appearing white matter (NAWM)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480617/comparison-of-arterial-spin-labeling-registration-strategies-in-the-multi-center-genetic-frontotemporal-dementia-initiative-genfi
#20
Henri J M M Mutsaerts, Jan Petr, David L Thomas, Enrico De Vita, David M Cash, Matthias J P van Osch, Xavier Golay, Paul F C Groot, Sebastien Ourselin, John van Swieten, Robert Laforce, Fabrizio Tagliavini, Barbara Borroni, Daniela Galimberti, James B Rowe, Caroline Graff, Francesca B Pizzini, Elizabeth Finger, Sandro Sorbi, Miguel Castelo Branco, Jonathan D Rohrer, Mario Masellis, Bradley J MacIntosh
PURPOSE: To compare registration strategies to align arterial spin labeling (ASL) with 3D T1-weighted (T1w) images, with the goal of reducing the between-subject variability of cerebral blood flow (CBF) images. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Multi-center 3T ASL data were collected at eight sites with four different sequences in the multi-center GENetic Frontotemporal dementia Initiative (GENFI) study. In a total of 48 healthy controls, we compared the following image registration options: (I) which images to use for registration (perfusion-weighted images [PWI] to the segmented gray matter (GM) probability map (pGM) (CBF-pGM) or M0 to T1w (M0-T1w); (II) which transformation to use (rigid-body or non-rigid); and (III) whether to mask or not (no masking, M0-based FMRIB software library Brain Extraction Tool [BET] masking)...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
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