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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535554/anesthetic-considerations-and-perioperative-management-of-spinal-cord-stimulators-literature-review-and-initial-recommendations
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Michael E Harned, Brandon Gish, Allison Zuelzer, Jay S Grider
BACKGROUND: Patients with implanted spinal cord stimulators (SCS) present to the anesthesia care team for management at many different points along the care continuum. Currently, the literature is sparse on the perioperative management. What is available is confusing; monopolar electrocautery is contraindicated but often used, full body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is safe with particular systems but with other manufactures only head and specific extremities exams are safe. Moreover, there are anesthetizing locations outside of the operating room where implanted SCS can interact with surrounding medical equipment and pose significant risk to patient and device...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533943/etiology-and-treatment-of-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Hernando Rafael, Juan Oscar David, Antonio Santiago Vilca
BACKGROUND: To date all researchers conclude that the etiology of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is not known. On the contrary, since August 2009, we believe that disease is of ischemic origin in the anterior surface of the medulla oblongata. MATERIAL AND METHOD: We present our surgical experience into 45 patients with ALS (bulbar form in 36 cases and spinal form in 9). Preoperative MRI scans revealed microinfarcts in the medulla oblongata and/or cervical cord...
2017: American Journal of Neurodegenerative Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533804/the-use-of-trans-applicator-intracavitary-ultrasonography-in-brachytherapy-for-cervical-cancer-phantom-study-of-a-novel-approach-to-3d-image-guided-brachytherapy
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Tomoaki Tamaki, Kazunori Miyaura, Toshihiro Murakami, Yu Kumazaki, Yoshiyuki Suzuki, Takashi Nakano, Shingo Kato
PURPOSE: To assess the feasibility of applying trans-applicator intracavitary ultrasonography to image-guided brachytherapy for cervical cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: For this experiment, a phantom was created and included a polyethylene tube, intended to simulate a tandem applicator, which was inserted into chicken meat and embedded in agar, along with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-compatible ovoid applicators. Three-dimensional images of the phantom were obtained using computed tomography (CT), MRI (T2-weighted), and intracavitary ultrasonography sectional images acquired at 1 mm slice intervals...
April 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532968/off-loading-wheelchair-cushion-provides-best-case-reduction-in-tissue-deformation-as-indicated-by-mri
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Evan Call, Thomas Hetzel, Chad McLean, Joshua N Burton, Craig Oberg
Off-loading or the Orthotic approach to wheelchair seating has been used successfully to provide seating that optimizes tissue protection at the ischial tuberosities (ITs), sacrum and greater trochanters. Recent publications indicate the significance of preventing tissue compression to reduce ulcer formation. Comparative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of individuals seated on two cushion types provides direct evidence of tissue unloading resulting in the reduction in tissue compression. Measurement of tissue compression in MRI images provides the cumulative impact of compression and shear resulting in ultimate tissue thickness documented here...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532571/age-and-sex-related-differences-in-masseter-size-and-its-role-in-oral-functions
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Chia-Shu Lin, Ching-Yi Wu, Shih-Yun Wu, Kai-Hsiang Chuang, Hsiao-Han Lin, Dong-Hui Cheng, Wen-Liang Lo
BACKGROUND: The masseter muscle plays a key structural and functional role in the stomatognathic system. Researchers' cumulative evidence has suggested that the variation in the size of a person's masseter muscle may be a critical factor related to individual differences in oral functions. However, researchers have not yet investigated systematically the effect of a person's age and sex on masseter muscle size and the association of masseter muscle size with other clinical metrics, including masticatory performance (MP) and salivary flow rate (SFR)...
May 20, 2017: Journal of the American Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530209/reproducible-3d-printed-head-tanks-for-electrical-impedance-tomography-with-realistic-shape-and-conductivity-distribution
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James Avery, Kirill Aristovich, Barney Low, David Holder
OBJECTIVE: Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) has many promising applications in brain injury monitoring. To evaluate both instrumentation and reconstruction algorithms, experiments are first performed in head tanks. Existing methods, whilst accurate, produce a discontinuous conductivity, and are often made by hand, making it hard for other researchers to replicate. APPROACH: We have developed a method for constructing head tanks directly in a 3D printer. Conductivity was controlled through perforations in the skull surface, which allow for saline to pass through...
May 22, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529174/inhibitory-rtms-of-secondary-somatosensory-cortex-reduces-intensity-but-not-pleasantness-of-gentle-touch
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Laura K Case, Claire M Laubacher, Emily A Richards, Primavera Spagnolo, Håkan Olausson, MCatherine Bushnell
Research suggests that the discriminative and affective aspects of touch are processed differently in the brain. Primary somatosensory cortex is strongly implicated in touch discrimination, whereas insular and prefronal regions have been associated with pleasantness aspects of touch. However, the role of secondary somatosensory cortex (S2) is less clear. In the current study we used inhibitory repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) to temporarily deactivate S2 and probe its role in touch perception...
May 18, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529065/brown-adipose-tissue-and-lipid-metabolism-imaging
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Andreas Paulus, Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt, Felix M Mottaghy, Matthias Bauwens
PURPOSE: Brown adipose tissue (BAT) research has evolved from an underestimated to a fast developing field. Its assumed curing properties for the world wide epidemic obesity, and its related diseases, makes this tissue an interesting target for a broad amount of non-invasive molecular BAT tracers. Apart from (18)F-FDG PET/CT there are several methods to detect BAT and measure its metabolism in a more appropriate way. Especially interesting is the measure of lipid turnover, because fatty acids comprise the main fuel for active BAT...
May 18, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524829/role-of-diffusion-weighted-and-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-differentiating-activity-of-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Ying-Hua Zhao, Yan-Yan Cao, Qun Zhang, Ying-Jie Mei, Ji-Jie Xiao, Shao-Yong Hu, Wei Li, Shao-Lin Li
BACKGROUND: Previous studies showed that combining apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) value with the Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada (SPARCC) index value might provide a reliable evaluation of the activity of ankylosing spondylitis (AS), and that contrast-enhanced (CE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is unnecessary. However, the results were based on confirming only a small random sample. This study aimed to assess the role of CE-MRI in differentiating the disease activity of AS by comparing ADC value with a large sample...
June 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524792/analysis-and-interrater-reliability-of-pb-c2-using-mri-and-ct-data-from-the-park-reeves-syringomyelia-research-consortium-on-behalf-of-the-pediatric-craniocervical-society
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Todd C Hankinson, Gerald F Tuite, Dagmara I Moscoso, Leslie C Robinson, James C Torner, David D Limbrick, Tae Sung Park, Richard C E Anderson
OBJECTIVE The distance to the ventral dura, perpendicular to the basion to C2 line (pB-C2), is commonly employed as a measure describing the anatomy of the craniovertebral junction. However, both the reliability among observers and the clinical utility of this measurement in the context of Chiari malformation Type I (CM-I) have been incompletely determined. METHODS Data were reviewed from the first 600 patients enrolled in the Park-Reeves Syringomyelia Research Consortium with CM-I and syringomyelia. Thirty-one cases were identified in which both CT and MRI studies were available for review...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523339/medial-meniscal-extrusion-a-validation-study-comparing-different-methods-of-assessment
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Luke D Jones, Stephen J Mellon, Neil Kruger, Andrew P Monk, Andrew J Price, David J Beard
PURPOSE: Longitudinal cohort studies of knee OA aetiology use MRI to assess meniscal extrusion within the same knee at sequential time points. A validated method of assessment is required to ensure that extrusion is measured at the same location within the knee at each time point. Absolute perpendicular extrusion from the tibial edge can be assessed using the reference standard of segmentation of the tibia and medial meniscus. This is labour intensive and unsuitable for large cohorts...
April 21, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523219/discovery-and-informing-research-participants-of-incidental-findings-detected-in-brain-magnetic-resonance-imaging-studies-review-and-multi-institutional-study
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REVIEW
Kyoko Takashima, Yoshiyuki Takimoto, Eisuke Nakazawa, Yoshinori Hayashi, Atsushi Tsuchiya, Misao Fujita, Akira Akabayashi
BACKGROUND: Brain imaging studies using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sometimes reveal incidental findings (IFs) that might be relevant to some of the health issues in research participants. Although professional communities have discussed how to manage these IFs, there is no global consensus on the concrete handling procedures including how to inform participants of IFs. METHODS: First, this study reviewed previous studies for the number of IFs discovered in brain imaging studies using MEDLINE...
May 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523162/a-preliminary-exploration-of-the-intravoxel-incoherent-motion-applied-in-the-preoperative-evaluation-of-mediastinal-lymph-node-metastasis-of-lung-cancer
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Xin Ye, Shuo Chen, Yaru Tian, Bin You, Wenqian Zhang, Yan Zhao, Tao Jiang, Bin Hu, Hui Li
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnostic value of the intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) for distinguishing non-metastatic from metastatic mediastinal lymph nodes in lung cancer. METHODS: IVIM-diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) exams were performed preoperatively on 66 patients with lung cancer from October 2015 to June 2016 in Beijing Chao-Yang Hospital, Capital Medical University. Fifty patients underwent enhanced chest computed tomography (CT) in our hospital, while the other 16 patients already had enhanced chest CT images when they were admitted...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516751/growth-hormone-therapy-and-brain-tumors
#14
Akira Teramoto
As one of the projects of the Adverse Events Study Group of the Foundation for Growth Science in Japan, the literatures on the recurrence and / or regrowth or new formation of brain tumors in patients treated with growth hormone (GH) were reviewed. Since the tumor volume of the sellar lesion can be accurately evaluated only by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the related literatures published after 1990 were retrieved by searching under keywords, such as GH, replacement therapy, brain tumor, recurrence, tumor formation, etc...
March 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516143/change-point-analysis-data-of-neonatal-diffusion-tensor-mri-in-preterm-and-term-born-infants
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Dan Wu, Linda Chang, Kentaro Akazawa, Kumiko Oishi, Jon Skranes, Thomas Ernst, Kenichi Oishi
The data presented in this article are related to the research article entitled "Mapping the Critical Gestational Age at Birth that Alters Brain Development in Preterm-born Infants using Multi-Modal MRI" (Wu et al., 2017) [1]. Brain immaturity at birth poses critical neurological risks in the preterm-born infants. We used a novel change-point model to analyze the critical gestational age at birth (GAB) that could affect postnatal development, based on diffusion tensor MRI (DTI) acquired from 43 preterm and 43 term-born infants in 126 brain regions...
June 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516052/whole-body-mri-of-the-non-human-primate-using-a-clinical-3t-scanner-initial-experiences
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Chun-Xia Li, Xiaodong Zhang
With the advent of parallel imaging MRI techniques, whole-body MRI is being increasingly used in clinical diagnosis. However, its application in preclinical research using large animals remains very limited. In the present study, the whole-body MRI techniques for adult macaque monkeys were explored using a conventional clinic 3T scanner. The T1, T2 anatomical images, and MR angiography of adult macaque whole bodies were illustrated. The preliminary results suggest whole-body MRI can be a robust tool to examine multiple organs of non-human primate (NHP) models from head to toe non-invasively and simultaneously using a conventional clinical setting...
April 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516043/quantification-of-regional-deformation-of-the-lungs-by-non-rigid-registration-of-three-dimensional-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#17
Jiaxin Shao, Peng Hu
BACKGROUND: Assessment of lung function is vital for the diagnosis of a variety of pathological conditions. Research has been proposed to study pulmonary mechanics and kinematics using two-dimensional (2D) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This allows estimation of regional lung tissue mechanics but is limited to 2D information. An approach based on three-dimensional (3D) contrast-enhanced MR angiogram of pulmonary blood vessels and a non-rigid image registration technique is proposed for quantification of lung regional deformations, which can potentially be used for assessment of pulmonary parenchymal mechanics and regional ventilation for disease diagnosis without ionizing radiation...
April 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514950/lung-function-imaging-methods-in-cystic-fibrosis-pulmonary-disease
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REVIEW
Magdalena Kołodziej, Michael J de Veer, Marian Cholewa, Gary F Egan, Bruce R Thompson
Monitoring of pulmonary physiology is fundamental to the clinical management of patients with Cystic Fibrosis. The current standard clinical practise uses spirometry to assess lung function which delivers a clinically relevant functional readout of total lung function, however does not supply any visible or localised information. High Resolution Computed Tomography (HRCT) is a well-established current 'gold standard' method for monitoring lung anatomical changes in Cystic Fibrosis patients. HRCT provides excellent morphological information, however, the X-ray radiation dose can become significant if multiple scans are required to monitor chronic diseases such as cystic fibrosis...
May 17, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513855/technical-note-system-for-evaluating-local-hypothermia-as-a-radioprotector-of-the-rectum-in-a-small-animal-model
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Brian A Hrycushko, Chenchen Bing, Cecil Futch, Michelle Wodzak, Strahinja Stojadinovic, Paul M Medin, Rajiv Chopra
PURPOSE: The protective effects of induced or even accidental hypothermia on the human body are widespread with several medical uses currently under active research. In vitro experiments using human cell lines have shown hypothermia provides a radioprotective effect that becomes more pronounced at large, single-fraction doses common to stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) treatments. This work describes the development of a system to evaluate local hypothermia for a radioprotive effect of the rat rectum during a large dose of radiation relevant to prostate SBRT...
May 17, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512057/normative-morphometric-data-for-cerebral-cortical-areas-over-the-lifetime-of-the-adult-human-brain
#20
Olivier Potvin, Louis Dieumegarde, Simon Duchesne
Proper normative data of anatomical measurements of cortical regions, allowing to quantify brain abnormalities, are lacking. We developed norms for regional cortical surface areas, thicknesses, and volumes based on cross-sectional MRI scans from 2713 healthy individuals aged 18 to 94 years using 23 samples provided by 21 independent research groups. The segmentation was conducted using FreeSurfer, a widely used and freely available automated segmentation software. Models predicting regional cortical estimates of each hemisphere were produced using age, sex, estimated total intracranial volume (eTIV), scanner manufacturer, magnetic field strength, and interactions as predictors...
May 13, 2017: NeuroImage
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