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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914180/burned-out-testis-tumors-in-asymptomatic-infertile-men-multiparametric-sonography-and-mri-findings
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Laurence Rocher, Ludivine Glas, Marie France Bellin, Sophie Ferlicot, Vincent Izard, Gerard Benoit, Laurence Albiges, Karim Fizazi, Jean-Michel Correas
Multiparametric testicular ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings were analyzed in a series of 10 infertile asymptomatic men presenting with pathologically confirmed burned-out testicular tumors. Color/power Doppler ultrasound (CDUS), shear wave elastography (SWE), contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS), and MRI were performed on 10, 5, 6, and 7 patients, respectively. All lesions appeared as a hypoechoic and hypovascular nodular area at CDUS, SWE, CEUS CDUS, and CEUS (if performed). Shear wave elastography showed a stiffer nodular area compared with the surrounding/contralateral tissues (13 versus 2 kPa); MRI revealed a well-delineated nodular area in hypointense signal on T2, a high apparent diffusion coefficient value, and a lack of enhancement...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908646/left-ventricular-function-in-healthy-term-neonates-during-the-transitional-period
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Amish Jain, Afif F El-Khuffash, Bart C W Kuipers, Adel Mohamed, Kim A Connelly, Patrick J McNamara, Robert P Jankov, Luc Mertens
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether incorporating conventional, tissue Doppler imaging and speckle tracking echocardiography are reliable and can characterize changes in left ventricular (LV) function properly in healthy neonates in the early transitional newborn period. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective observational study was conducted in 50 healthy term neonates with a mean ± SD gestational age and birth weight of 39.3 ± 1.2 weeks and 3.5 ± 0.44 kg, respectively...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905124/assessment-of-early-atherosclerosis-and-left-ventricular-dysfunction-in-children-with-21-hydroxylase-deficiency
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Rahmi Özdemir, Hüseyin Anil Korkmaz, Mehmet Küçük, Cem Karadeniz, Timur Meşe, Behzat Özkan
AIM: We analysed 25 children with 21-hydroxylase deficiency who received glucocorticoid and/or mineralocorticoid treatment for at least 12 months to determine the effects of the disease and its treatment on vascular structures and ventricular function. METHODS: Twenty-five patients with 21-hydroxylase-deficient congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) and 25 control subjects were enrolled into this observational, cross-sectional study. The patients were investigated in terms of fasting blood glucose and insulin; fasting serum lipid profile; serum 17-hydroxyprogesterone; dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate; androstenedione; and adrenocorticotropic hormone...
November 7, 2016: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903789/a-color-doppler-shear-wave-imaging-phase-reconstruction-method-using-four-color-flow-images
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Naoki Sunaguchi, Yoshiki Yamakoshi, Takahito Nakajima
This study investigates shear wave phase map reconstruction using a limited number of color flow images (CFIs) acquired with a color Doppler ultrasound imaging instrument. We propose an efficient reconstruction method to considerably reduce the number of CFIs required for reconstruction and compare this method with Fourier analysis-based color Doppler shear wave imaging. The proposed method uses a two-step phase reconstruction process, including an initial phase map derived from four CFIs using an advanced iterative algorithm of optical interferometry...
November 30, 2016: Ultrasonic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900955/serum-levels-of-n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-as-a-diagnostic-marker-for-left-ventricular-dysfunction-in-children-with-end-stage-renal-disease-on-hemodialysis
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Amr Mohamed Zoair, Maher Ahmed Abdel-Hafez, Wegdan Mawlana, Mohamed Abdel-Rahman Sweylam
The objective of this study was to determine the diagnostic cutoff value of N-terminal-pro B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-pro BNP) as a marker of left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in children with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on regular hemodialysis (HD). The study was carried out on thirty children with ESRD on regular HD and thirty healthy controls. Echocardiographic studies were done, including a conventional mode for ejection fraction, fractional shortening, tissue Doppler imaging, and longitudinal global strain by speckle tracking...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895669/myeloproliferative-disease-an-unusual-cause-of-raynaud-s-phenomenon-and-digital-ischaemia
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Celia Beynon, Gwenan Huws, Tom Lawson
We describe a 59-year-old female who presented with ischaemic digits, preceded by a 6-month history of Raynaud's phenomenon affecting her fingers and toes. There were no clinical or laboratory features of primary vasculitis or connective tissue disease, Doppler imaging was normal, and bloods were unremarkable aside from a platelet count of 786 × 109/L (150-400) and white cells of 16 × 109/L (4-11). In view of the thrombocytosis a JAK2 mutation assay was requested which confirmed a JAK2 V617F mutation, suggesting essential thrombocytosis (ET) as the cause...
2016: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894060/combined-use-of-tissue-doppler-imaging-and-natriuretic-peptides-as-prognostic-marker-in-asymptomatic-aortic-stenosis
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Miquel Gomez Perez, Mireia Ble, Mercedes Cladellas, Lluis Molina, Joan Vila, Alexandra Mas-Stachurska, Laura Higueras-Ortega, Julio Marti-Almor
INTRODUCTION: Tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) and N-terminal-pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide (NT-proBNP) provides useful non-invasive information about left ventricle filling pressures and both have demonstrated to be a prognostic marker in some valve disease as aortic stenosis (AS). OBJECTIVES: To assess the clinical value of combined TDI and NT-proBNP information in asymptomatic AS patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective study of 350 initially asymptomatic moderate to severe AS patients with: Mean aortic valve area 0...
November 10, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881171/assessment-of-left-atrial-mechanical-functions-and-atrial-electromechanical-delay-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-by-tissue-doppler-echocardiography
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Azza Z El Eraky, Nesrin M Handoka, Mona Sayed Ghaly, Samah Ismail Nasef, Nahed A Eldahshan, Ahmed M Ibrahim, Sherein Shalaby
BACKGROUND: Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a systemic chronic inflammatory disease. Studies using tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) for the evaluation of cardiac functions of children with JIA are limited. Thus, this study was conducted to evaluate Left ventricular function, left atrial mechanical functions and atrial electromechanical delay in JIA. METHODS: This study was carried out as a across sectional study. A total of 34 patients with active JIA and 34 controls were included...
November 24, 2016: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881009/late-cardiac-effect-of-anthracycline-therapy-in-physically-active-breast-cancer-survivors-a-prospective-study
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A C Nagy, P GulAcsi-BArdos, Z CserEp, L Hangody, T Forster
The late-onset cardiotoxic effect of anthracycline is known, however the early detection and prevention of subclinical myocardial damage has not been fully understood yet. Besides medical therapy regular physical activities may also play a role in the prevention and reduction of side effects of chemotherapy. The aim of our present study was to detect the effect of regular physical activities on the diastolic function and on the symptoms of late heart failure in case of anthracycline chemotherapy. The prospective study included 55 female patients (age 31-65 year, average 49...
November 24, 2016: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876281/post-transplant-surveillance-for-acute-rejection-and-allograft-vasculopathy-by-echocardiography-usefulness-of-myocardial-velocity-and-deformation-imaging
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Michael Dandel, Roland Hetzer
Diagnosing and monitoring acute rejection (AR) and cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) is essential for graft and transplant patient survival and, consequently, a major objective for heart transplant patient surveillance. Because functionally relevant CAV can arise and progress without clinical symptoms and sub-clinical ARs can facilitate the development of CAV, standard surveillance of AR and CAV includes routine endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) and coronary angiography (CA) screenings at pre-defined time intervals...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867529/coexistence-of-apical-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-and-endomyocardial-fibrosis-with-calcification-diagnosis-using-multimodality-imaging
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Lakshmi Muthukumar, M Fuad Jan, Joseph Whitnah, A Jamil Tajik
A 48-year-old man from West Africa was evaluated for dyspnea. Echocardiography showed an echolucent mass at the left ventricular apex surrounded by a dense ridge of tissue, suggesting endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF). Doppler echocardiography showed restrictive hemodynamics and intramyocardial coronary blood flow at the hypertrophied apex, suggesting apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (ApHCM) with calcified thrombus. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging showed a thickened myocardium with apical cavity obliteration and endomyocardial calcification, and gadolinium contrast demonstrated marked bright subendocardial and diffuse patchy intramyocardial hyperenhancement in the hypertrophied apical wall segment, confirming coexistence of EMF and ApHCM...
December 2016: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865191/inverse-association-between-type-2-diabetes-and-aortic-root-dimension-in-hypertensive-patients
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Emilio Nardi, Giuseppe Mulè, Chiara Nardi, Giulio Geraci, Maurizio Averna
BACKGROUND: Some data support the concept that aortic root diameter (ARD) in hypertension may be regarded as a marker of subclinical organ damage. The impact of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) on cardiac structure and function is known, although the relationship between DM and ARD is not clear. The aim of our study was to evaluate the influence of DM on ARD in hypertensive patients. METHODS: We enrolled 1693 hypertensive patients (aged 63.7±9.6years). The population was divided into two groups: the first one with DM (n=747) and the second one without DM (n=946)...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862767/dynamics-of-cerebral-blood-flow-in-patients-with-mild-non-ischaemic-heart-failure
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Christian D Erkelens, Haye H van der Wal, Bauke M de Jong, Jan-Willem Elting, Remco Renken, Marleen Gerritsen, Peter Jan van Laar, Vincent M van Deursen, Peter van der Meer, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Adriaan A Voors, Gert-Jan Luijckx
AIMS: Heart failure (HF) is associated with tissue hypoperfusion and congestion leading to organ dysfunction. Although cerebral blood flow (CBF) is preserved over a wide range of perfusion pressures in healthy subjects, it is impaired in end-stage HF. We aimed to compare CBF, autoregulation, and cognitive function in patients with mild non-ischaemic HF with healthy controls. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifteen patients with mild idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy and 15 matched healthy controls were studied...
November 14, 2016: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854396/maternal-cardiac-function-after-hellp-syndrome-an-echocardiographic-study
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Rossana Orabona, Enrico Vizzardi, Edoardo Sciatti, Federico Prefumo, Ivano Bonadei, Adriana Valcamonico, Marco Metra, Tiziana Frusca
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate maternal hemodynamics in asymptomatic women with a pregnancy complicated by hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets (HELLP) syndrome, and compare it with patients with a previous preeclampsia (PE) and controls with uncomplicated pregnancies. METHODS: Women with a history of PE (n = 60) or HELLP syndrome (n = 49) and matched healthy controls (n = 60) underwent an echocardiographic examination 6 months-4 years after delivery, recording left ventricular (LV) dimensions, ejection fraction (LVEF) and mass, right ventricular (RV) tricuspid annular plane systolic movement (TAPSE) and fractional area changing (FAC)...
November 10, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845933/feasibility-study-of-compton-cameras-for-x-ray-fluorescence-computed-tomography-with-humans
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Don Vernekohl, Moiz Ahmad, Garry Chinn, Lei Xing
X-ray fluorescence imaging is a promising imaging technique able to depict the spatial distributions of low amounts of molecular agents in vivo. Currently, the translation of the technique to preclinical and clinical applications is hindered by long scanning times as objects are scanned with flux-limited narrow pencil beams. The study presents a novel imaging approach combining x-ray fluorescence imaging with Compton imaging. Compton cameras leverage the imaging performance of XFCT and abolish the need for pencil beam excitation...
December 21, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845658/shear-wave-imaging-of-in-vivo-breast-tissue-by-color-doppler-shear-wave-elastography
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Yoshiki Yamakoshi, Takahito Nakajima, Toshihiro Kasahara, Mayuko Yamazaki, Ren Koda, Naoki Sunaguchi
Shear wave elastography is a distinctive method to access the viscoelastic characteristic of the soft tissue that is difficult to obtain by other imaging modalities. This paper proposes a novel shear wave elastography (color Doppler shear wave imaging: CD SWI) for breast tissue. Continuous shear wave is produced by a small lightweight actuator which is attached to the tissue surface. Shear wave wavefront which propagates in tissue is reconstructed as a binary pattern which consists of zero and the maximum flow velocities on color flow image (CFI)...
November 8, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832863/endothelial-progenitor-cells-from-human-fetal-aorta-cure-diabetic-foot-in-a-rat-model
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Wan-Ni Zhao, Shi-Qing Xu, Jian-Feng Liang, Liang Peng, Hong-Lin Liu, Zai Wang, Qing Fang, Meng Wang, Wei-Qin Yin, Wen-Jian Zhang, Jin-Ning Lou
OBJECTIVE: Recent evidence has suggested that circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) can repair the arterial endothelium during vascular injury. However, a reliable source of human EPCs is needed for therapeutic applications. In this study, we isolated human fetal aorta (HFA)-derived EPCs and analyzed the capacity of EPCs to differentiate into endothelial cells. In addition, because microvascular dysfunction is considered to be the major cause of diabetic foot (DF), we investigated whether transplantation of HFA-derived EPCs could treat DF in a rat model...
December 2016: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824565/visualization-of-small-diameter-vessels-by-reduction-of-incoherent-reverberation-with-coherent-flow-power-doppler
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You Leo Li, Dongwoon Hyun, Lotfi Abou-Elkacem, Juergen Karl Willmann, Jeremy J Dahl
Power Doppler (PD) imaging is a widely used technique for flow detection. Despite the wide use of Doppler ultrasound, limitations exist in the ability of Doppler ultrasound to assess slow flow in the small-diameter vasculature, such as the maternal spiral arteries and fetal villous arteries of the placenta and focal liver lesions. The sensitivity of PD in small vessel detection is limited by the low signal produced by slow flow and the noise associated with small vessels. The noise sources include electronic noise, stationary or slowly moving tissue clutter, reverberation clutter, and off-axis scattering from tissue, among others...
November 2016: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824564/adaptive-spectral-estimation-methods-in-color-flow-imaging
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Yucel Karabiyik, Ingvild Kinn Ekroll, Sturla H Eik-Nes, Jorgen Avdal, Lasse Lovstakken
Clutter rejection for color flow imaging (CFI) remains a challenge due to either a limited amount of temporal samples available or nonstationary tissue clutter. This is particularly the case for interleaved CFI and B-mode acquisitions. Low velocity blood signal is attenuated along with the clutter due to the long transition band of the available clutter filters, causing regions of biased mean velocity estimates or signal dropouts. This paper investigates how adaptive spectral estimation methods, Capon and blood iterative adaptive approach (BIAA), can be used to estimate the mean velocity in CFI without prior clutter filtering...
November 2016: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824561/investigation-of-crossbeam-multi-receiver-configurations-for-accurate-3-d-vector-doppler-velocity-estimation
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Bushra Hussain, Billy Y S Yiu, Alfred C H Yu, James C Lacefield, Tamie L Poepping
An accurate estimation of low blood velocities whose Doppler shifts span the wall filter cutoff, such as near the wall in recirculation or disturbed flow regions, is important for accurate mapping of velocities to achieve improved estimations of wall shear stress and turbulence, which are known risk factors for atherosclerosis and stroke. This paper presents the comparative benefit of increasing the number of receiver beams above three for an improved estimation of low 3-D velocities. The 3-D crossbeam vector Doppler ultrasound configurations were studied in terms of the number of receiver beams, interbeam angle, and beam selection method (criterion for discriminating between tissue and blood Doppler signals) for a range of velocity orientations, which may prove useful in the design of a future 2-D array for vascular imaging...
November 2016: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
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