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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166762/a-portable-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-system-for-the-pancreas-with-3d-electronic-steering-a-preclinical-study-in-a-swine-model
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Won Chang, Jae Young Lee, Jae Hwan Lee, Jae Seok Bae, Yeon Jin Cho, Kook Jin Kang, Keonho Son, Yul Ri Chung, Kyoung Bun Lee, Joon Koo Han
Purpose: The aim of this animal study was to evaluate the safety and feasibility of a portable, ultrasonography-guided, high-intensity focused ultrasound (USg-HIFU) system to treat the pancreas. Methods: Eight swine were included. Using a portable HIFU device (ALPIUS 900, Alpinion Medical Systems), ablations were performed on the pancreas in vivo. Different acoustic intensities were applied (1.7 kW/cm2 or 1.5 kW/cm2 , n=2 [group A for a pilot study]; 1.5 kW/ cm2 , n=3 [group B]; and 1...
October 13, 2017: Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166759/magnetic-resonance-imaging-assessed-synovial-and-bone-changes-in-hand-and-wrist-joints-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
#2
Kyung-Ann Lee, Sang-Ho Min, Tae-Hyung Kim, Sang-Heon Lee, Hae-Rim Kim
Background/Aims: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a sensitive and useful method for the detection of synovitis and joint destruction in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. However, the patterns of MRI-detected bone erosion, bone marrow edema (BME), synovitis, and tenosynovitis have received insufficient attention. Therefore, this study evaluated the patterns of bone erosion, BME, synovitis, and tenosynovitis, and calculated the RA-MRI score (RAMRIS) of patients with RA at the carpal and metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joints using MRI...
November 24, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166756/use-of-imaging-techniques-in-large-vessel-vasculitis-and-related-conditions
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Annibale Versari, Nicolò Pipitone, Massimiliano Casali, Francois Jamar, Giulia Pazzola
Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) and Takayasu's arteritis (TA) are large vessel vasculitis (LVV) primarily affecting the aorta and its major branches, mainly differentiated by the onset age (>50 years GCA and <40 years TA). In addition, temporal artery involvement and polymyalgia rheumatic are typical features of GCA, but not TA. Imaging techniques are required to secure the diagnosis of large-vessel vasculitides, and to monitor the disease course. Both morphological and metabolic imaging are involved. Morphological imaging is represented mainly by Computerized Tomography (CT), CT angiography, Magnetic Resonance (MR), MR angiography, Color-Doppler Sonography (CDS) and high-resolution CDS...
November 22, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166754/advances-in-oncological-treatment-limitations-of-recist-1-1-criteria
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Serena Grimaldi, Marie Terroir, Caroline Caramella
INTRODUCTION: RECIST 1.1 criteria are the standard for the response assessment of most solid tumors on computed tomography (CT). Nevertheless, the emergence of new classes of treatment in the lasts decades has brought new challenges in the response evaluation. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A PubMed online database literature search was performed in order to identify papers in English with full text available published up to September 2017. EVIDENCE SYNTHESIS: Some oncologic treatments, such as anti-angiogenic agents, immunotherapy and local treatments, have proven to be effective despite atypical patterns of responses...
November 22, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166725/-effect-and-related-mechanism-of-mirna-21-on-hydrogen-peroxide-induced-c-kit-cardiac-stem-cells-apoptosis
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R Z Zhao, Y Wang, W W Deng, B Shi, X P Long, Z L Wang, W M Chen
Objective: To explored the effect and related mechanism of miRNA-21 on hydrogen peroxide-induced C-kit(+) cardiac stem cells apoptosis. Methods: C-kit(+) cardiac stem cells were isolated from SD rats by the methods of enzyme digestion and magnetic bead. Cells were divided into the following experimental groups: (1) negative control mimics (NCM)group: cells were transfected with negative control miRNA-21 mimics for 48 hours; (2)mimics group: cells were transfected with miRNA-21 mimics for 48 hours; (3) NCM+ H(2)O(2) group: negative control miRNA-21 mimics were transfected into cells for 48 hours and then treated with 100 μmol H(2)O(2) for 2 hours; (4)mimics+ H(2)O(2) group: miRNA-21 mimics were transfected into cells for 48 hours and then treated with 100 μmol H(2)O(2) for 2 hours...
November 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166721/-a-preliminary-study-on-the-relationship-between-idiopathic-arrhythmia-and-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-defined-cardiac-features-in-patients-with-straight-back-syndrome
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L Chen, X H Ma, L Zhao, R Bai, S N Li, L Wang, H Chen, Z M Fan, M W Lou, Y D Niu
Objective: To retrospectively analyze the potential correlation between cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging and clinical features and idiopathic arrhythmia in patients with straight back syndrome (SBS). Methods: Patients receiving CMR imaging examination from April 2015 to March 2016 at our department (n=1 432) were screened, 76 patients met the diagnosis criteria of flat chest (anteroposterior diameter/transthoracic diameter (APD/TTD) ratio<0.37 at the T8 vertebra). After excluding 33 patients with structural heart disease, 43 SBS patients were divided into two groups: SBS without obvious morphological change in the heart (group A, n=19) and SBS with morphological change of the heart (group B, n=24)...
November 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166547/chemical-metabolome-assay-by-high-resolution-orbitrap-mass-spectrometry-and-assessment-of-associated-antitumoral-activity-of-actinocephalus-divaricatus
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Ana C Zanatta, Angela Mari, Milena Masullo, Iracilda Zeppone Carlos, Wagner Vilegas, Sonia Piacente, Lourdes Campaner Dos Santos
RATIONALE: Actinocephalus divaricatus (Eriocaulaceae) is an important source of income for the rural communities as it is sold as an ornamental plant. To date, no investigation has been conducted concerning the chemical composition and biological studies of the aerial parts of A. divaricatus. METHODS: The methanolic extract of the aerial parts of this species was chemically characterized. We applied an analytical dereplication approach based on Liquid Chromatography coupled to High Resolution Orbitrap Mass Spectrometry in order to develop, identify and define rapidly the metabolite fingerprint of the aerial parts of A...
November 22, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166458/mog-igg-associated-optic-neuritis-is-not-multiple-sclerosis
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Bruna Klein da Costa, Giordani Rodrigues Dos Passos, Jefferson Becker, Douglas Kazutoshi Sato
Autoantibodies against myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG-IgG) have been reported in patients with inflammatory central nervous system disorders including isolated optic neuritis (ON). We compared our MOG-IgG ON patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) patients presenting with ON. METHODS AND RESULTS: Among the total of 38 patients with optic neuropathies, six patients with isolated ON were MOG-IgG positive and eight patients with ON fulfilled the diagnostic criteria for MS. All MS patients were negative for MOG-IgG using a cell-based assay...
October 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166400/chronic-post-traumatic-intramedullary-lesions-in-dogs-a-translational-model
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Neringa Alisauskaite, Ingo Spitzbarth, Wolfgang Baumgärtner, Peter Dziallas, Sabine Kramer, Ricarda Dening, Veronika Maria Stein, Andrea Tipold
OBJECTIVES: Post-traumatic intramedullary myelopathies and cavitations are well described lesions following spinal cord injury (SCI) in humans and have been described in histopathological evaluations in dogs. Human intramedullary myelopathies/cavitations are associated with severe initial SCI and deterioration of clinical signs. Canine intervertebral disc extrusions share similarities with SCI in humans. In this descriptive study, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in spinal cords of dogs suffering from chronic post-traumatic myelopathies, including cavitations, are elucidated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166391/early-kinetics-of-serum-interleukine-17a-and-infarct-size-in-patients-with-reperfused-acute-st-elevated-myocardial-infarction
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Thomas Bochaton, Nathan Mewton, NDieme Thiam, Fabien Lavocat, Delphine Baetz, Nathalie Dufay, Cyril Prieur, Eric Bonnefoy-Cudraz, Pierre Miossec, Michel Ovize
BACKGROUND: Recently, it was shown that interleukin-17A (IL-17A) is involved in the pathophysiology of reperfusion injury and associated with infarct size (IS) in experimental models of myocardial infarction. Our aim was to evaluate whether the IL-17A serum level and the IL-17A active fraction was correlated with IS in humans. METHODS: 101 patients presenting with a ST-elevated Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) referred for primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) and 10 healthy controls were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166323/strength-affect-regulation-and-subcortical-morphology-in-military-pilots
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David Cárdenas, Iker Madinabeitia, Jesús Vera, José Cesar Perales, Amador García-Ramos, Enrique Ortega, Elvira Catena-Verdejo, Andrés Catena
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies have shown links of body composition and fitness measures with brain structure, as well as with different aspects of emotional adjustment and well-being. However, the possible role of trait emotion-regulation success in the relationship between fitness/body composition and emotion-related subcortical structures have never been directly addressed METHODS: 23 elite helicopter pilots were assessed in fat mass percentage, an endurance test to volitional exhaustion, bench-press power output, and negative urgency (trait affect regulation failure)...
November 20, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166316/the-impact-of-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-on-oxidative-stress-in-subjects-with-medication-resistant-depression
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Onur Durmaz, Emre İspir, Hayriye Baykan, Murat Alişik, Özcan Erel
OBJECTIVES: Recent studies have shown that oxidative stress is involved in the neurobiology of depression. We investigated the effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on a novel oxidative stress marker, thiol-disulfide homeostasis, in subjects with medication-resistant major depression (MRD). METHODS: Twenty-six subjects with MRD underwent 15 rTMS sessions. Sociodemographic and baseline and post-rTMS Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) data were collected...
November 21, 2017: Journal of ECT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166300/effect-of-age-on-high-t1-signal-intensity-of-the-dentate-nucleus-and-globus-pallidus-in-a-large-population-exposed-to-gadodiamide
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Carlo Cosimo Quattrocchi, Yuri Errante, Carlo Augusto Mallio, Luca Marinelli, Gianguido LoVullo, Gabriele Giannotti, Sabino Walter Della Sala, Aart J van der Molen, Bruno Beomonte Zobel
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of age and number of previous injections of gadodiamide on the signal intensity of unenhanced T1-weighted (T1w) images of the dentate nucleus and globus pallidus in a large population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A large, single-center retrospective population survey was designed and received institutional review board approval. Between January 2014 and December 2014, T1w signal intensity ratios were obtained from a large population of 2500 consecutive enhanced brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans...
November 21, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166246/imaging-features-of-gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-and-diffusion-weighted-mr-imaging-for-identifying-cytokeratin-19-positive-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Seo-Youn Choi, Seong Hyun Kim, Cheol Keun Park, Ji Hye Min, Ji Eun Lee, Yoon-Hyeong Choi, Bo Ra Lee
Purpose To determine the preoperative magnetic resonance (MR) imaging findings potentially most useful for predicting cytokeratin 19 (CK19)-positive hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and to evaluate the prognosis after curative resection in patients with a single HCC lesion positive for CK19 compared with patients with HCC who are negative for CK19. Materials and Methods The institutional review board approved this study and waived the requirement for informed consent. Two hundred four patients with CK19-negative HCC and 38 with CK19-positive HCC who underwent curative resection after gadoxetic acid-enhanced and diffusion-weighted MR imaging were retrospectively evaluated in a single institution...
November 21, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166136/the-gamma-aminobutyric-acid-b-receptor-gabab-encephalitis-clinical-manifestations-and-response-to-immunotherapy
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Junzhao Cui, Hui Bu, Junying He, Zeyan Zhao, Weixin Han, Ruiping Gao, Xiaoqing Li, Qing Li, Xiaosu Guo, Yueli Zou
PURPOSE: We report 11 patients diagnosed with GABAB receptor (GABABR) antibodies encephalitis in China and aim to analyse the clinical characteristics, laboratory and imaging findings, therapeutic modalities and outcomes. METHODS: Clinical data from patients diagnosed with anti-GABAB receptor encephalitis in the Second Affiliated Hospital of Hebei Medical University from February 2016 to October 2016 January were retrospectively collected and evaluated. RESULTS: Seven of the eleven patients were males, and a mean age at presentation of 63 years (range: 47-79 years)...
November 22, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166063/hard-hard-coupling-assisted-anomalous-magnetoresistance-effect-in-amine-ended-single-molecule-magnetic-junction
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Y-H Tang, C-J Lin, K-R Chiang
We proposed a single-molecule magnetic junction (SMMJ), composed of a dissociated amine-ended benzene sandwiched between two Co tip-like nanowires. To better simulate the break junction technique for real SMMJs, the first-principles calculation associated with the hard-hard coupling between a amine-linker and Co tip-atom is carried out for SMMJs with mechanical strain and under an external bias. We predict an anomalous magnetoresistance (MR) effect, including strain-induced sign reversal and bias-induced enhancement of the MR value, which is in sharp contrast to the normal MR effect in conventional magnetic tunnel junctions...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166039/segmental-dynamics-of-polyethylene-alt-propylene-studied-by-nmr-spin-echo-techniques
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A Lozovoi, C Mattea, M Hofmann, K Saalwaechter, N Fatkullin, S Stapf
Segmental dynamics of a highly entangled melt of linear polyethylene-alt-propylene with a molecular weight of 200 kDa was studied with a novel proton nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) approach based upon (1)H → (2)H isotope dilution as applied to a solid-echo build-up function I(SE)(t), which is constructed from the NMR spin echo signals arising from the Hahn echo (HE) and two variations of the solid-echo pulse sequence. The isotope dilution enables the separation of inter- and intramolecular contributions to this function and allows one to extract the segmental mean-squared displacements in the millisecond time range, which is hardly accessible by other experimental methods...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166037/adenosine-triphosphate-diffusion-through-poly-ethylene-glycol-diacrylate-hydrogels-can-be-tuned-by-cross-link-density-as-measured-by-pfg-nmr
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Günter Majer, Alexander Southan
The diffusion of small molecules through hydrogels is of great importance for many applications. Especially in biological contexts, the diffusion of nutrients through hydrogel networks defines whether cells can survive inside the hydrogel or not. In this contribution, hydrogels based on poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate with mesh sizes ranging from ξ = 1.1 to 12.9 nm are prepared using polymers with number-average molecular weights between Mn = 700 and 8000 g/mol. Precise measurements of diffusion coefficients D of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), an important energy carrier in biological systems, in these hydrogels are performed by pulsed field gradient nuclear magnetic resonance...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166013/slow-magnetic-relaxation-in-a-dysprosium-ammonia-metallocene-complex
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Selvan Demir, Monica D Boshart, Jordan F Corbey, David H Woen, Miguel I Gonzalez, Joseph W Ziller, Katie R Meihaus, Jeffrey R Long, William J Evans
We report the serendipitous discovery and magnetic characterization of a dysprosium bis(ammonia) metallocene complex, [(C5Me5)2Dy(NH3)2](BPh4) (1), isolated in the course of performing a well-established synthesis of the unsolvated cationic complex [(C5Me5)2Dy][(μ-Ph)2BPh2]. While side reactivity studies suggest that this bis(ammonia) species owes its initial incidence to impurities in the DyCl3(H2O)x starting material, we were able to independently prepare 1 and its tetrahydrofuran (THF) derivative, [(C5Me5)2Dy(NH3)(THF)](BPh4) (2), from the reaction of [(C5Me5)2Dy][(μ-Ph)2BPh2] with ammonia in THF...
November 22, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166009/formation-of-spherical-aromatic-endohedral-metallic-fullerenes-evaluation-of-magnetic-properties-of-m-c28-m-ti-zr-and-hf-from-dft-calculations
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Alvaro Muñoz-Castro, R Bruce King
The small C28 cage has been shown experimentally to encapsulate titanium, zirconium, and hafnium (M), among other elements. Here, we explore computationally its magnetic response properties accounting for both global and local shielding tensors. Our results exhibit a continuous shielding region for M@C28 for an orientation-averaged applied field thereby differing from that observed for the hollow C28 structure. Moreover, under a specific orientation of the applied field a long-ranged shielding cone is obtained supporting the spherical aromatic behavior expected by the 2(N + 1)(2) Hirsch rule for M@C28, standing for its particular abundance...
November 22, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
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