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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081017/lattice-parameters-guide-superconductivity-in-iron-arsenides
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Lance M N Konzen, Athena S Sefat
The discovery of superconducting materials has led to their use in technological marvels such as magnetic-field sensors in MRI machines, powerful research magnets, short transmission cables, and high-speed trains. Despite such applications, the uses of superconductors are not widespread because they function much below room-temperature, hence the costly cooling. Since the discovery of Cu- and Fe-based high-temperature superconductors (HTS), much intense effort has tried to explain and understand the superconducting phenomenon...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076937/in-vivo-imaging-techniques-a-new-era-for-histochemical-analysis
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A Busato, P Fumene Feruglio, P P Parnigotto, P Marzola, A Sbarbati
In vivo imaging techniques can be integrated with classical histochemistry to create an actual histochemistry of water. In particular, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), an imaging technique primarily used as diagnostic tool in clinical/preclinical research, has excellent anatomical resolution, unlimited penetration depth and intrinsic soft tissue contrast. Thanks to the technological development, MRI is not only capable to provide morphological information but also and more interestingly functional, biophysical and molecular...
November 28, 2016: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076856/mri-differences-associated-with-intrauterine-growth-restriction-in-preterm-infants
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Christie J Bruno, Shreyans Bengani, William A Gomes, Mariana Brewer, Melissa Vega, Xianhong Xie, Mimi Kim, Mamta Fuloria
BACKGROUND: Preterm infants are at risk for neurodevelopmental impairment. Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) further increases this risk. Brain imaging studies are often utilized at or near term-equivalent age to determine later prognosis. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between intrauterine growth and regional brain volume on MRI scans performed in preterm infants at or near term-equivalent age. METHODS: This is a retrospective case-control study of 24 infants born at gestational age ≤30 weeks and cared for in a large, inner-city, academic neonatal intensive-care unit from 2012 to 2013...
January 11, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076640/frontal-lobe-alterations-in-schizophrenia-a-review
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Ateeq Mubarik, Hassaan Tohid
Objective: To highlight the changes in the frontal lobe of the human brain in people with schizophrenia. Methods: This was a qualitative review of the literature. Results: Many schizophrenic patients exhibit functional, structural, and metabolic abnormalities in the frontal lobe. Some patients have few or no alterations, while some have more functional and structural changes than others. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) shows structural and functional changes in volume, gray matter, white matter, and functional activity in the frontal lobe, but the mechanisms underlying these changes are not yet fully understood...
October 2016: Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073068/comparative-analysis-of-isotropic-diffusion-weighted-imaging-sequences
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Sebastian Vellmer, Rüdiger Stirnberg, Daniel Edelhoff, Dieter Suter, Tony Stöcker, Ivan I Maximov
Visualisation of living tissue structure and function is a challenging problem of modern imaging techniques. Diffusion MRI allows one to probe in vivo structures on a micrometer scale. However, conventional diffusion measurements are time-consuming procedures, because they require several measurements with different gradient directions. Considerable time savings are therefore possible by measurement schemes that generate an isotropic diffusion weighting in a single shot. Multiple approaches for generating isotropic diffusion weighting are known and have become very popular as useful tools in clinical research...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073027/epileptic-features-and-survival-in-glioblastomas-presenting-with-seizures
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Manuel Toledo, Silvana Sarria-Estrada, Manuel Quintana, Xavier Maldonado, Francisco Martinez-Ricarte, Jordi Rodon, Cristina Auger, Miren Aizpurua, Javier Salas-Puig, Estevo Santamarina, Elena Martinez-Saez
INTRODUCTION: The prognostic value of seizures in patients with glioblastoma is currently under discussion. The objective of this research was to study the risk factors associated with seizures occurring at the diagnosis of glioblastoma and the role of seizures as a predictive factor for survival. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We prospectively analyzed the clinical data over the course of the disease, baseline MR imaging, and histological characteristics (p53 overexpression, the Ki67 proliferation index, and presence of the IDH1 R132H mutation), in glioblastomas treated in a single hospital from November 2012 to July 2014...
December 26, 2016: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066842/diagnosis-of-alzheimer-s-disease-using-view-aligned-hypergraph-learning-with-incomplete-multi-modality-data
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Mingxia Liu, Jun Zhang, Pew-Thian Yap, Dinggang Shen
Effectively utilizing incomplete multi-modality data for diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is still an area of active research. Several multi-view learning methods have recently been developed to deal with missing data, with each view corresponding to a specific modality or a combination of several modalities. However, existing methods usually ignore the underlying coherence among views, which may lead to suboptimal learning performance. In this paper, we propose a view-aligned hypergraph learning (VAHL) method to explicitly model the coherence among the views...
October 2016: Medical Image Computing and Computer-assisted Intervention: MICCAI ..
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066707/longitudinal-changes-in-microstructural-white-matter-metrics-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Chantel D Mayo, Erin L Mazerolle, Lesley Ritchie, John D Fisk, Jodie R Gawryluk
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. Current avenues of AD research focus on pre-symptomatic biomarkers that will assist with early diagnosis of AD. The majority of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) based biomarker research to date has focused on neuronal loss in grey matter and there is a paucity of research on white matter. METHODS: Longitudinal DTI data from the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative 2 database were used to examine 1) the within-group microstructural white matter changes in individuals with AD and healthy controls at baseline and year one; and 2) the between-group microstructural differences in individuals with AD and healthy controls at both time points...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064175/neuroimaging-of-inflammation-in-memory-and-related-other-disorders-nimrod-study-protocol-a-deep-phenotyping-cohort-study-of-the-role-of-brain-inflammation-in-dementia-depression-and-other-neurological-illnesses
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W Richard Bevan-Jones, Ajenthan Surendranathan, Luca Passamonti, Patricia Vázquez Rodríguez, Robert Arnold, Elijah Mak, Li Su, Jonathan P Coles, Tim D Fryer, Young T Hong, Guy Williams, Franklin Aigbirhio, James B Rowe, John T O'Brien
INTRODUCTION: Inflammation of the central nervous system is increasingly regarded as having a role in cognitive disorders such as dementia and depression, but it is not clear how such inflammation relates to other aspects of neuropathology, structural and functional changes in the brain and symptoms (as assessed via clinical and neuropsychological assessment and MRI). This study will explore these pathophysiological mechanisms using positron emission tomography (PET) which allows in vivo imaging of inflammation, amyloid and τ deposition, together with neuropsychological profiling, MRI and peripheral biomarker analysis...
January 7, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063691/clinical-risk-factors-for-punctate-white-matter-lesions-on-early-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-preterm-newborns
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Nienke Wagenaar, Vann Chau, Floris Groenendaal, Karina J Kersbergen, Kenneth J Poskitt, Ruth E Grunau, Anne Synnes, Emma G Duerden, Linda S de Vries, Steven P Miller, ManonJ N L Benders
OBJECTIVE: To identify clinical risk factors for punctate white matter lesions (PWML) on early magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in 2 cohorts of newborns born extremely preterm in different neonatal centers. STUDY DESIGN: A total of 250 newborns born preterm at less than 28 weeks of gestation (mean 26.4 ± 1.1 weeks) with an early MRI were identified from 2 neonatal centers, in Vancouver, Canada (cohort A, n = 100) and Utrecht, the Netherlands (cohort B, n = 150)...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063601/bone-marrow-fat-content-is-correlated-with-hepatic-fat-content-in-paediatric-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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N Y Yu, T Wolfson, M S Middleton, G Hamilton, A Gamst, J E Angeles, J B Schwimmer, C B Sirlin
AIM: To investigate the relationship between bone marrow fat content and hepatic fat content in children with known or suspected non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was an institutional review board-approved, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)-compliant, cross-sectional, prospective analysis of data collected between October 2010 to March 2013 in 125 children with known or suspected NAFLD. Written informed consent was obtained for same-day research magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the lumbar spine, liver, and abdominal adiposity...
January 4, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062263/the-natural-history-of-streptozotocin-stimulated-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-mice-followed-by-gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-mri-comparison-with-simple-steatosis-mice
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Hiroyuki Akai, Shigeru Kiryu, Yasunori Ohta, Koichiro Yasaka, Yoshiyasu Nakano, Yusuke Inoue, Kuni Ohtomo
PURPOSE: To clarify the development of HCC, temporal change of steatosis and Gd-EOB-DTPA enhancement of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) model mice by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: All animal experiments were approved by the institution's Animal Research Committee. MRI was performed on six NASH and six simple steatosis (SS) model mice every 2weeks from the ages of 8weeks to 16weeks. The sequential changes in the number and size of the focal liver lesions detected on Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI were evaluated...
January 3, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062105/an-assessment-of-climate-change-impacts-on-maize-yields-in-hebei-province-of-china
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Yongfu Chen, Xinru Han, Wei Si, Zhigang Wu, Hsiaoping Chien, Katsuo Okamoto
The climate change impacts on maize yields are quantified in this paper using statistical models with panel data from 3731 farmers' observations across nine sample villages in Hebei Province of China. The marginal impacts of climate change and the simulated impacts on maize yields based on scenarios of Representative Concentration Pathways 2.6, 4.5, 6.0, and 8.5 from the global climate models of Model for Interdisciplinary Research on Climate version 5 (MIROC5) and Meteorological Research Institute Coupled General Circulation Model version 3 (MRI-CGCM3) were then calculated, analyzed, and explained...
January 3, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060771/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-comparison-of-a-tailored-magnetic-particle-imaging-blood-pool-tracer-with-resovist
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Michael Gerhard Kaul, Tobias Mummert, Caroline Jung, Johannes Salamon, Amit Khandhar, R Matthew Ferguson, Scott Kemp, Harald Ittrich, Kannan Krishnan, Gerhard Adam, Tobias Knopp
Optimizing tracers for individual imaging techniques is an active field of research. The purpose of this study was to perform in vitro and in vivo magnetic particle imaging (MPI) measurements using a new monodisperse and size-optimized tracer, LS-008, and to compare it with the performance of Resovist, the standard MPI tracer. In vitro measurements were performed in concerns of concentration and amount of tracer in a phantom. In vivo studies were carried out in healthy FVB mice. The first group (n=3) received 60µL LS-008 (87mM) and the second (n=3) diluted Resovist of the same concentration and volume...
January 6, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059423/strategies-for-sensing-neurotransmitters-with-responsive-mri-contrast-agents
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Goran Angelovski, Éva Tóth
A great deal of research involving multidisciplinary approaches is currently dedicated to the understanding of brain function. The complexity of physiological processes that underlie neural activity is the greatest hurdle to faster advances. Among imaging techniques, MRI has great potential to enable mapping of neural events with excellent specificity, spatiotemporal resolution and unlimited tissue penetration depth. To this end, molecular imaging approaches using neurotransmitter-sensitive MRI agents have appeared recently to study neuronal activity, along with the first successful in vivo MRI studies...
January 6, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058076/non-alcoholic-fatty-pancreatic-disease-a-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Hassan Tariq, Suresh Nayudu, Sai Akella, Mariela Glandt, Sridhar Chilimuri
There is an epidemic of obesity worldwide. The prevalence of obesity has doubled over the last three decades. Obesity, especially abdominal obesity is associated with insulin resistance that can lead to pancreatic steatosis and non-alcoholic fatty pancreatic disease (NAFPD). NAFPD describes a phenotype entity ranging from deposition of fat in the pancreas to pancreatic inflammation, and resultant fibrosis, which is similar to that of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFPD may represent a meaningful manifestation of metabolic syndrome...
December 2016: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057326/meniscus-morphology-does-tear-type-matter-a-narrative-review-with-focus-on-relevance-for-osteoarthritis-research
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REVIEW
Mohamed Jarraya, Frank W Roemer, Martin Englund, Michel D Crema, Heather I Gale, Daichi Hayashi, Jeffrey N Katz, Ali Guermazi
OBJECTIVE: To give a narrative overview of meniscal tears with a radiologic emphasis on the morphologic type, technical considerations, and on the relevance of the type of meniscal tear in the context of osteoarthritis (OA) research. DESIGN: Total 20 years of the PubMed database were searched for epidemiological, radiological, arthroscopic and biomechanical reports, and review articles focusing on meniscal tears in middle-aged and older individuals, in the setting of OA...
November 24, 2016: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056260/-research-progress-of-hoffa-fracture
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Y B Zhou, Q X Wang, W Chen
Hoffa fracture is a rare type of fracture confined to the coronal plane of the femoral condyle. High-energy is a common reason of Hoffa fracture, and low-energy trauma and iatrogenic injury can also cause Hoffa fracture in some cases. The commonly used classifications include Letenneur classification, CT classification, AO classification and modified AO classification. X-ray is the first choice to diagnose Hoffa fractures, fracture lines can be found. If the X-ray is negative, CT scan and MRI should be performed...
January 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055246/validation-of-a-semi-automated-technique-to-accurately-measure-abdominal-fat-distribution-using-ct-and-mri-for-clinical-risk-stratification
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Mohammed Abdul Waduud, Amal Sharaf, Iain Roy, Rosario Lopez-Gonzalez, Andrew Hart, David McGill, Giles Roditi, John Biddlestone
OBJECTIVES: A valid method for accurate quantification of abdominal fat distribution (AFD) using both computer tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is described. This method will be primarily useful in the prospective risk stratification of patients undergoing reconstructive breast surgery. Secondary applications in many other clinical specialities are foreseen. METHODS: 15 sequential patients who had undergone breast reconstruction following both CT and MRI imaging (30 scans) were retrospectively identified at our single centre...
January 5, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054731/lung-adenocarcinoma-assessment-of-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-mutation-status-based-on-extended-models-of-diffusion-weighted-image
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Mei Yuan, Xue-Hui Pu, Xiao-Quan Xu, Yu-Dong Zhang, Yan Zhong, Hai Li, Jiang-Fen Wu, Tong-Fu Yu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of extended models of diffusion-weighted (DW) imaging to help differentiate the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation status in stage IIIA-IV lung adenocarcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study had institutional research board approval and was HIPAA compliant. Preoperative extended DW imaging including intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) and diffusional kurtosis imaging (DKI) 3 Tesla MRI were retrospectively evaluated in 53 patients with pathologically confirmed non-early stage (IIIA-IV) lung adenocarcinoma...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
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