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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338005/the-association-between-diffuse-myocardial-fibrosis-on-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-t1-mapping-and-myocardial-dysfunction-in-diabetic-rabbits
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Mu Zeng, Yingyan Qiao, Zhaoying Wen, Jun Liu, Enhua Xiao, Changlian Tan, Yibin Xie, Jing An, Zishu Zhang, Zhanming Fan, Debiao Li
The objective of this study was to assess the relationship between imaging surrogates for diffuse fibrosis and myocardial dysfunction. Thirty-six New Zealand white rabbits were classified into two groups: a control group (n = 18) and an alloxan-induced diabetes mellitus (DM) group (n = 18). For all rabbits, conventional ultrasonography, two-dimensional speckle tracking, and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) T1 mapping were performed; all of the rabbits were then sacrificed for Masson's staining. The extracellular volume (ECV) was calculated from pre- and post-contrast T1 values and compared with myocardial function measured by echocardiography using Pearson's correlation...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329275/tissue-characterization-by-t1-and-t2-mapping-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-monitor-myocardial-inflammation-in-healing-myocarditis
#2
S Bohnen, U K Radunski, G K Lund, F Ojeda, Y Looft, M Senel, L Radziwolek, M Avanesov, E Tahir, C Stehning, B Schnackenburg, G Adam, S Blankenberg, K Muellerleile
Aims: Monitoring disease activity in myocarditis is important for tailored therapeutic strategies. This study evaluated the ability of T1 and T2 mapping cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) to monitor the course of myocardial inflammation in healing myocarditis. Methods and results: Forty-eight patients with strictly defined acute myocarditis underwent CMR at 1.5 T in the acute stage, at 3-months (n = 39), and at 12-months follow-up (FU) (n = 21). Normal values were obtained in a control group of 27 healthy subjects...
March 8, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328052/a-century-of-changing-views-on-ecv
#3
Philip J Steer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296735/remifentanil-analgesia-during-external-cephalic-version-for-breech-presentation-in-nulliparous-women-at-term-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Zhi-Hong Wang, Yi Yang, Gui-Ping Xu
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy and safety of remifentanil for pain relief during external cephalic version (ECV) for breech presentation in nulliparous women at term. METHODS: A total of 144 nulliparous women with singleton breech presentation were randomly divided into the intervention group and the placebo group, with 72 subjects in each group. The subjects in the intervention group received remifentanil (infused at 0.1 μg kg min with demand boluses of 0...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279119/amnioinfusion-for-women-with-a-singleton-breech-presentation-and-a-previous-failed-external-cephalic-version-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Caroline Diguisto, Norbert Winer, Celine Descriaud, Elsa Tavernier, Victoire Weymuller, Bruno Giraudeau, Franck Perrotin
Purpose Our trial aimed to assess the effectiveness of amnioinfusion for a second attempt at external cephalic version (ECV). Material and methods This open randomized controlled trial was planned with a sequential design. Women at a term ≥ 36 weeks of gestation with a singleton fetus in breech presentation and a first unsuccessful ECV were recruited in two level-3 maternity units. They were randomly allocated to transabdominal amnioinfusion with a 500-mL saline solution under ultrasound surveillance or no amnioinfusion before the second ECV attempt...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268091/automatic-quantification-of-the-myocardial-extracellular-volume-by-cardiac-computed-tomography-synthetic-ecv-by-cct
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Thomas A Treibel, Marianna Fontana, Jennifer A Steeden, Arthur Nasis, Jason Yeung, Steven K White, Sri Sivarajan, Shonit Punwani, Francesca Pugliese, Stuart A Taylor, James C Moon, Steve Bandula
BACKGROUND: The quantification of extracellular volume fraction (ECV) by Cardiac Computed Tomography (CCT) can identify changes in the myocardial interstitium due to fibrosis or infiltration. Current methodologies require laboratory blood hematocrit (Hct) measurement - which complicates the technique. The attenuation of blood (HUblood) is known to change with anemia. We hypothesized that the relationship between Hct and HUblood could be calibrated to rapidly generate a synthetic ECV without formally measuring Hct...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247214/accuracy-of-computer-aided-diagnosis-based-on-narrow-band-imaging-endocytoscopy-for-diagnosing-colorectal-lesions-comparison-with-experts
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Masashi Misawa, Shin-Ei Kudo, Yuichi Mori, Kenichi Takeda, Yasuharu Maeda, Shinichi Kataoka, Hiroki Nakamura, Toyoki Kudo, Kunihiko Wakamura, Takemasa Hayashi, Atsushi Katagiri, Toshiyuki Baba, Fumio Ishida, Haruhiro Inoue, Yukitaka Nimura, Msahiro Oda, Kensaku Mori
PURPOSE: Real-time characterization of colorectal lesions during colonoscopy is important for reducing medical costs, given that the need for a pathological diagnosis can be omitted if the accuracy of the diagnostic modality is sufficiently high. However, it is sometimes difficult for community-based gastroenterologists to achieve the required level of diagnostic accuracy. In this regard, we developed a computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) system based on endocytoscopy (EC) to evaluate cellular, glandular, and vessel structure atypia in vivo...
February 28, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240638/measurement-of-myocardial-extracellular-volume-fraction-from-iodine-density-images-using-single-source-dual-energy-computed-tomography-a-feasibility-study
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Yasutoshi Ohta, Shinichiro Kitao, Tomomi Watanabe, Natsuko Mukai, Junichi Kishimoto, Kazuhiro Yamamoto, Toshihide Ogawa
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to develop and validate an iodine density method for the quantification of myocardial extracellular volume (ECV) fraction using single-source, dual-energy computed tomography. METHODS: Extracellular volume measurements were carried out in 40 subjects (20 patients with heart failure, 20 control subjects) using single-source, dual-energy computed tomography. Subtraction-derived ECVs (subECVs) were computed by subtracting precontrast from delayed images...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238321/-cord-accident-after-external-cephalic-version-reality-or-mostly-myth
#9
J Boujenah, C Fleury, I Pharisien, A Benbara, A Tigaizin, A Bricou, L Carbillon
OBJECTIVES: To study the occurrence of cords accident (nuchal cords, prolapse, and braces) after external cephalic version according to its failure or success. METHODS: Retrospective study between 1998-2015 comparing in the cord accident diagnosed at delivery (by midwife or doctors according to mode of delivery): Patients with attempt ECV: Group 1 cephalic presentation after successful ECV with trial of labor, and Group 2 failed ECV followed by elective cesarean or trial of labor...
January 2017: Gynecol Obstet Fertil Senol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217222/non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-versus-warfarin-for-cardioversion-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-clinical-practice-a-single-center-experience
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Naoki Shibata, Itsuro Morishima, Kenji Okumura, Yasuhiro Morita, Kensuke Takagi, Ruka Yoshida, Hiroaki Nagai, Toshiro Tomomatsu, Yoshihiro Ikai, Kazushi Terada, Kazuhito Tsuzuki, Hideyuki Tsuboi, Takahito Sone, Toyoaki Murohara
BACKGROUND: Anticoagulation therapy with the vitamin K antagonist (VKA) warfarin has been demonstrated to reduce thromboembolic risk after electrical cardioversion (ECV). However, data concerning ECV with non-VKA oral anticoagulants (NOACs) is limited. The objective of this study was to determine the efficacy and safety of NOACs in patients undergoing ECV in a real-world clinical practice at a single center in Japan. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the data of 406 consecutive patients who underwent ECV for atrial fibrillation (AF) or flutter under anticoagulation with one of the three NOACs (n=149) or with a VKA (n=257)...
February 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215181/effect-of-cellular-and-extracellular-pathology-assessed-by-t1-mapping-on-regional-contractile-function-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Peter P Swoboda, Adam K McDiarmid, Bara Erhayiem, Graham R Law, Pankaj Garg, David A Broadbent, David P Ripley, Tarique A Musa, Laura E Dobson, James R Foley, Graham J Fent, Stephen P Page, John P Greenwood, Sven Plein
BACKGROUND: Regional contractile dysfunction is a frequent finding in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). We aimed to investigate the contribution of different tissue characteristics in HCM to regional contractile dysfunction. METHODS: We prospectively recruited 50 patients with HCM who underwent cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) studies at 3.0 T including cine imaging, T1 mapping and late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) imaging. For each segment of the American Heart Association model segment thickness, native T1, extracellular volume (ECV), presence of LGE and regional strain (by feature tracking and tissue tagging) were assessed...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202791/establishment-and-use-of-epidemiological-cutoff-values-for-molds-and-yeasts-using-the-clinical-and-laboratory-standards-institute-m57-standard
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Shawn R Lockhart, Mahmoud A Ghannoum, Barbara D Alexander
Breakpoints are used to predict whether an antifungal agent will be clinically effective against a particular fungal isolate. They are based on a combination of MIC values, pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic values and clinical outcome data. For many fungus/antifungal combinations this data will never be available. For these combinations Epidemiological Cutoff Values (ECVs) provide a methodology to categorize isolates as either wild type or non-wild type. This review defines ECVs, explains how they are generated using the CLSI methodology in standard M57, and describes how they can be used in clinical practice...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183646/zwitterionic-phosphorylcholine-grafted-chitosan-nanofiber-preparation-characterization-and-in-vitro-cell-adhesion-behavior
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Burcu Oktay, Nilhan Kayaman-Apohan, Mediha Süleymanoğlu, Serap Erdem-Kuruca
In this study, zwitterionic phosphorylcholine grafted electrospun chitosan fiber was accomplished in three steps: (1) Azide groups on the chitosan were regioselectively replaced with hydroxyl side group and then the product was electrospun. (2) Chitosan based macroinitiator was prepared using an azide-alkyne click reaction from azide-functionalized electrospun chitosan fiber. (3) Poly(2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine) (MPC) was grafted onto the electrospun chitosan fiber by atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) in order to enhance cellular viability and proliferation of 3T3, ECV and Saos...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179611/asymptomatic-cocaine-abuse%C3%A3-myocardial-tissue-characterization-using-cardiac-biomarkers-and-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Ulf K Radunski, Ulrike Fuger, Sebastian Bohnen, Gunnar K Lund, Christian Stehning, Tanja Zeller, Enver Tahir, Maxim Avanesov, Gerhard Adam, Stefan Blankenberg, Jens Reimer, Kai Muellerleile
BACKGROUND: Use of cocaine is widespread and associated with several cardiovascular diseases. Recent CMR studies indicate frequent myocardial scar/fibrosis in asymptomatic cocaine abusers (CA).Methods and Results:This study used a combination of advanced CMR tissue characterization techniques, including late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) for focal, and extracellular volume (ECV) imaging for diffuse myocardial injury/fibrosis, with circulating biomarkers for a comprehensive characterization of myocardial injury...
February 7, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143545/histological-validation-of-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-t1-mapping-markers-of-myocardial-fibrosis-in-paediatric-heart-transplant-recipients
#15
Seiko Ide, Eugenie Riesenkampff, David A Chiasson, Anne I Dipchand, Paul F Kantor, Rajiv R Chaturvedi, Shi-Joon Yoo, Lars Grosse-Wortmann
BACKGROUND: Adverse fibrotic remodeling is detrimental to myocardial health and a reliable method for monitoring the development of fibrotic remodeling may be desirable during the follow-up of patients after heart transplantation (HTx). Quantification of diffuse myocardial fibrosis with cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) has been increasingly applied and validated histologically in adult patients with heart disease. However, comparisons of CMR findings with histological fibrosis burden in children are lacking...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131122/obstetric-and-anesthetic-approaches-to-external-cephalic-version
#16
REVIEW
Stephanie Lim, Jennifer Lucero
Breech presentation is the most common abnormal fetal presentation and complicates approximately 3% to 4% of all pregnancies. External cephalic version (ECV) should be recommended to women with a breech singleton pregnancy, if there is no maternal or fetal contraindication. ECV increases the chance of cephalic presentation at the onset of labor and decreases the rate of cesarean delivery by almost 40%. The success rate of ECV is approximately 60%. Review of the risks and benefits for performing an ECV and for both the timing of ECV and the number of attempts should be should be discussed with the patient...
March 2017: Anesthesiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126898/atosiban-versus-fenoterol-as-a-uterine-relaxant-for-external-cephalic-version-randomised-controlled-trial
#17
Joost Velzel, Floortje Vlemmix, Brent C Opmeer, Jan F M Molkenboer, Corine J Verhoeven, Mariëlle G van Pampus, Dimitri N M Papatsonis, Joke M J Bais, Karlijn C Vollebregt, Liesbeth van der Esch, Joris A M Van der Post, Ben Willem Mol, Marjolein Kok
OBJECTIVE:  To compare the effectiveness of the oxytocin receptor antagonist atosiban with the beta mimetic fenoterol as uterine relaxants in women undergoing external cephalic version (ECV) for breech presentation. DESIGN:  Multicentre, open label, randomised controlled trial. SETTING:  Eight hospitals in the Netherlands, August 2009 to May 2014. PARTICIPANTS:  830 women with a singleton fetus in breech presentation and a gestational age of more than 34 weeks were randomly allocated in a 1:1 ratio to either 6...
January 26, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111363/diffuse-myocardial-fibrosis-reduces-electrocardiographic-voltage-measures-of-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-independent-of-left-ventricular-mass
#18
Maren Maanja, Björn Wieslander, Todd T Schlegel, Ljuba Bacharova, Hussein Abu Daya, Yaron Fridman, Timothy C Wong, Erik B Schelbert, Martin Ugander
BACKGROUND: Myocardial fibrosis quantified by myocardial extracellular volume fraction (ECV) and left ventricular mass (LVM) index (LVMI) measured by cardiovascular magnetic resonance might represent independent and opposing contributors to ECG voltage measures of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). Diffuse myocardial fibrosis can occur in LVH and interfere with ECG voltage measures. This phenomenon could explain the decreased sensitivity of LVH detectable by ECG, a fundamental diagnostic tool in cardiology...
January 22, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108873/does-employment-related-resilience-affect-the-relationship-between-childhood-adversity-community-violence-and-depression
#19
Seth L Welles, Falguni Patel, Mariana Chilton
Depression is a barrier to employment among low-income caregivers receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and exposure to community violence (ECV) are often associated with depression. Using baseline data of 103 TANF caregivers of young children of the Building Wealth and Health Network Randomized Controlled Trial Pilot, this study investigated associations of two forms of employment-related resilience-self-efficacy and employment hope-with exposure to adversity/violence and depression, measured by the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) short form...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100174/prediction-of-ineffective-elective-cardioversion-of-atrial-fibrillation-a-retrospective-multi-center-patient-cohort-study
#20
Tapio Hellman, Tuomas Kiviniemi, Tuija Vasankari, Ilpo Nuotio, Fausto Biancari, Aissa Bah, Juha Hartikainen, Marianne Mäkäräinen, K E Juhani Airaksinen
BACKGROUND: Elective cardioversion (ECV) of atrial fibrillation (AF) is a standard procedure to restore sinus rhythm. However, predictors for ineffective ECV (failure of ECV or recurrence of AF within 30 days) are unknown. METHODS: We investigated 1998 ECVs performed for AF lasting >48 h in 1,342 patients in a retrospective multi-center study. Follow-up data were collected from 30 days after ECV. RESULTS: Median number of cardioversions was one per patient with a range of 1-10...
January 18, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
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