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Ingo Einspieler, Isabel Rauscher, Charlotte Düwel, Markus Krönke, Christoph Rischpler, Gregor Habl, Sabrina Dewes, Armin Ott, Hans-Jürgen Wester, Markus Schwaiger, Tobias Maurer, Matthias Eiber
The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the detection rate of Glu-NH-CO-NH-Lys-(Ahx)-[(68)Ga(HBED-CC)] ((68)Ga-PSMA ligand) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in patients with biochemical recurrent prostate cancer (PC) defined by Phoenix criteria after external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) or brachytherapy as primary treatment. Methods: 118 patients were finally eligible for this retrospective analysis with a median prostate-specific antigen (PSA) of 6.4 ng/mL (range: 2.2-158...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
Magdalena Krieber, Katrin D Bartl-Pokorny, Florian B Pokorny, Dajie Zhang, Karin Landerl, Christof Körner, Franz Pernkopf, Thomas Pock, Christa Einspieler, Peter B Marschik
The present study aimed to define differences between silent and oral reading with respect to spatial and temporal eye movement parameters. Eye movements of 22 German-speaking adolescents (14 females; mean age = 13;6 years;months) were recorded while reading an age-appropriate text silently and orally. Preschool cognitive abilities were assessed at the participants' age of 5;7 (years;months) using the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children. The participants' reading speed and reading comprehension at the age of 13;6 (years;months) were determined using a standardized inventory to evaluate silent reading skills in German readers (Lesegeschwindigkeits- und -verständnistest für Klassen 6-12)...
2017: PloS One
Klaus Thuermel, Ingo Einspieler, Sabine Wolfram, Philipp Moog, Reinhard Meier, Markus Schwaiger, Uwe Heemann
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the value of fully integrated [18F]-FDG PET/MRI in the assessment of retroperitoneal fibrosis with regard to disease activity, extent and vascular involvement compared to clinical and laboratory parameters. METHODS: Seventeen [18F]-FDG PET/MRI examinations were performed in fourteen patients. Qualitative (visual 4-point scale) and quantitative PET parameters (maximum standardised uptake value, SUVmax; target-background ratio, TBR) as well as RF thickness and volume were correlated to clinical and inflammatory parameters and compared between therapy-naïve patients and patients under immunosuppression...
December 14, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Peipei Setoh, Peter B Marschik, Christa Einspieler, Gianluca Esposito
Research in the past decade has produced a growing body of evidence showing that motor abnormalities in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are the rule rather than the exception. The paper by Chinello and colleagues furthers our understanding of the importance of studying motor functions in ASD by testing a non-clinical population of parents-infant triads. Chinello and colleagues' findings seem to suggest that subclinical motor impairments may exist in the typical population with inherited non-clinical ASD traits...
January 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
Fabrizio Ferrari, Rossella Frassoldati, Alberto Berardi, Francesca Di Palma, Luca Ori, Laura Lucaccioni, Natascia Bertoncelli, Christa Einspieler
BACKGROUND: Fidgety movements (FMs) are an early accurate marker for normal development. AIM: The study assessed the ontogeny of normal FMs from 4 to 20weeks post-term age (PTA). STUDY DESIGN: Longitudinal prospective study of healthy full-term infants video recorded every second week from birth to 20weeks PTA. SUBJECTS: 21 full-term newborns were enrolled. OUTCOME MEASURES: Temporal organization, amplitude, character, predominance in proximal and/or distal parts of the body and the presence of FMs in fingers and wrists were independently scored by three observers...
December 2016: Early Human Development
C Peyton, E Yang, M E Msall, L Adde, R Støen, T Fjørtoft, A F Bos, C Einspieler, Y Zhou, M D Schreiber, J D Marks, A Drobyshevsky
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Very preterm infants (birth weight, <1500 g) are at increased risk of cognitive and motor impairment, including cerebral palsy. These adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes are associated with white matter abnormalities on MR imaging at term-equivalent age. Cerebral palsy has been predicted by analysis of spontaneous movements in the infant termed "General Movement Assessment." The goal of this study was to determine the utility of General Movement Assessment in predicting adverse cognitive, language, and motor outcomes in very preterm infants and to identify brain imaging markers associated with both adverse outcomes and aberrant general movements...
October 27, 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
A J Spittle, J Olsen, A Kwong, L W Doyle, P B Marschik, C Einspieler, Jly Cheong
INTRODUCTION: Infants born extremely preterm (EP; <28 weeks' gestation) and/or with extremely low birth weight (ELBW; <1000 g birth weight) are at increased risk for adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes. However, it is challenging to predict those EP/ELBW infants destined to have long-term neurodevelopmental impairments in order to target early intervention to those in most need. The General Movements Assessment (GMA) in early infancy has high predictive validity for neurodevelopmental outcomes in preterm infants...
October 3, 2016: BMJ Open
Christa Einspieler, Michael Freilinger, Peter B Marschik
The dynamic course of Rett syndrome (RTT) is still said to begin with a period of apparently normal development although there is mounting evidence that individuals with RTT show behavioural peculiarities and abnormalities during their infancy. Their spontaneous general movements are abnormal from birth onwards. Normal cooing vocalisation and canonical babbling (if at all required) are interspersed with abnormalities such as proto-vowel and proto-consonant alternations produced on ingressive airstream, breathy voice characteristics, and pressed or high-pitched vocalisations...
September 2016: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
Joy E Olsen, Nisha C Brown, Abbey L Eeles, Christa Einspieler, Katherine J Lee, Deanne K Thompson, Peter J Anderson, Jeanie L Y Cheong, Lex W Doyle, Alicia J Spittle
BACKGROUND: Neurodevelopmental assessments and brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at term-equivalent age (TEA) predict developmental outcomes in preterm infants. However, the relationship between neurodevelopment prior to term and cerebral structure is currently unknown. AIMS: To examine the relationships between General Movements (GMs) assessed from birth to TEA and brain MRI at TEA in infants born <30weeks' gestation. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study...
October 2016: Early Human Development
Fei-Fei Zang, Hong Yang, Qian Han, Jia-Yan Cao, Iris Tomantschger, Magdalena Krieber, Wei Shi, Dan-Dan Luo, Mo Zhu, Christa Einspieler
BACKGROUND: Studies on motor performance and its early markers are rare in China, especially in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. OBJECTIVE: Apart from the assessment of the inter-scorer agreement, we aimed to analyze to what extent the motor repertoire at 10 to 18weeks postterm was related to neonatal complications, and gross and fine motor performance at 12months after term. STUDY DESIGN: Exploratory prospective study. SUBJECTS: Seventy-four VLBW infants (58 males; mean gestational age=29weeks; mean birth weight=1252g)...
September 2016: Early Human Development
Nina Bastati, Andreas Wibmer, Dietmar Tamandl, Henrik Einspieler, Jacqueline C Hodge, Sarah Poetter-Lang, Susanne Rockenschaub, Gabriela A Berlakovich, Michael Trauner, Christian Herold, Ahmed Ba-Ssalamah
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic potential of a 3-parameter visual scoring (qualitative score [QS]) system for hepatobiliary phase gadoxetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in orthotopic liver transplant grafts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study of 128 patients was approved by our institutional review board. Two readers independently assigned 3 QSs to T1-weighted MRI scans, 20 minutes after the administration of gadoxetic acid (hepatobiliary phase), based upon the following: (1) liver parenchymal enhancement (EnQS, 0-2); (2) biliary contrast excretion (ExQS, 0-2); and (3) signal intensity of the portal vein relative to the liver parenchyma, that is, the portal vein sign (PVsQS, 0-2)...
May 11, 2016: Investigative Radiology
Christa Einspieler, Arend F Bos, Melissa E Libertus, Peter B Marschik
Apart from motor and behavioral dysfunctions, deficits in cognitive skills are among the well-documented sequelae of preterm birth. However, early identification of infants at risk for poor cognition is still a challenge, as no clear association between pathological findings based on neuroimaging scans and cognitive functions have been detected as yet. The Prechtl General Movement Assessment (GMA) has shown its merits for the evaluation of the integrity of the young nervous system. It is a reliable tool for identifying infants at risk for neuromotor deficits...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
Christa Einspieler, Robert Peharz, Peter B Marschik
OBJECTIVES: To describe fidgety movements (FMs), i.e., the spontaneous movement pattern that typically occurs at 3-5 months after term age, and discuss its clinical relevance. SOURCES: A comprehensive literature search was performed using the following databases: MEDLINE/PubMed, CINAHL, The Cochrane Library, Science Direct, PsycINFO, and EMBASE. The search strategy included the MeSH terms and search strings ('fidgety movement*') OR [('general movement*') AND ('three month*') OR ('3 month*')], as well as studies published on the General Movements Trust website (www...
May 2016: Jornal de Pediatria
Colleen Peyton, Edward Yang, Masha Kocherginsky, Lars Adde, Toril Fjørtoft, Ragnhild Støen, Arend F Bos, Christa Einspieler, Michael D Schreiber, Michael E Msall
BACKGROUND: Cerebral Magnetic Resonance Imaging, the General Movement Assessment, and the Test of Infant Motor Performance are all tools that can predict neurodevelopmental outcome in preterm infants. However, how these tests relate to each other is unclear. AIMS: To examine the relationship between cerebral Magnetic Resonance Imaging measured at term age, and the General Movement Assessment and Test of Infant Motor Performance measured at 10-15 weeks post-term age...
April 2016: Early Human Development
Ingo Einspieler, Robert Tauber, Tobias Maurer, Markus Schwaiger, Matthias Eiber
Ga prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-HBED-CC PET/CT in a patient with a history of both prostate cancer (PC) and renal cell cancer (RCC) shows high PSMA expression in the residual right seminal vesicle suggestive of local recurrence of PC as well as suspected PSMA-positive mediastinal, retroperitoneal, and iliac lymph nodes. Regarding the latter, biopsy revealed lymph node metastases from RCC excluding PC metastases. This case exemplarily demonstrates that high PSMA expression in RCC metastases can potentially mimic PC metastases...
May 2016: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Magdalena Krieber, Katrin D Bartl-Pokorny, Florian B Pokorny, Christa Einspieler, Andrea Langmann, Christof Körner, Terje Falck-Ytter, Peter B Marschik
Over the past decades, the relation between reading skills and eye movement behavior has been well documented in English-speaking cohorts. As English and German differ substantially with regard to orthographic complexity (i.e. grapheme-phoneme correspondence), we aimed to delineate specific characteristics of how reading speed and reading comprehension interact with eye movements in typically developing German-speaking (Austrian) adolescents. Eye movements of 22 participants (14 females; mean age = 13;6 years;months) were tracked while they were performing three tasks, namely silently reading words, texts, and pseudowords...
2016: PloS One
Thomas Pyka, Gregor Weirich, Ingo Einspieler, Tobias Maurer, Jörg Theisen, Georgios Hatzichristodoulou, Kristina Schwamborn, Markus Schwaiger, Matthias Eiber
UNLABELLED: In prostate cancer (PC) patients, the differentiation between lung metastases and lesions of different origin, for example, primary lung cancer, is a common clinical question. Herein, we investigated the use of Glu-NH-CO-NH-Lys(Ahx)-HBED-CC ((68)Ga-PSMA-HBED-CC) for this purpose. METHODS: PC patients (n = 1,889) undergoing (68)Ga-PSMA PET/CT or PET/MR scans were evaluated retrospectively for suggestive lung lesions. For up to 5 lesions per patient, location, CT diameter, CT morphology, and SUVmax were determined...
March 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
Ingo Einspieler, Klaus Thürmel, Matthias Eiber
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 7, 2016: European Heart Journal
S Bölte, K D Bartl-Pokorny, U Jonsson, S Berggren, D Zhang, E Kostrzewa, T Falck-Ytter, C Einspieler, F B Pokorny, E J H Jones, H Roeyers, T Charman, P B Marschik
UNLABELLED: We reviewed original research papers that used quantifiable technology to detect early autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and identified 376 studies from 34 countries from 1965 to 2013. Publications have increased significantly since 2000, with most coming from the USA. Electroencephalogram, magnetic resonance imaging and eye tracking were the most frequently used technologies. CONCLUSION: The use of quantifiable technology to detect early ASD has increased in recent decades, but has had limited impact on early detection and treatment...
February 2016: Acta Paediatrica
Christa Einspieler, Peter B Marschik, Jasmin Pansy, Anna Scheuchenegger, Magdalena Krieber, Hong Yang, Maria K Kornacka, Edyta Rowinska, Marina Soloveichick, Arend F Bos
AIM: To explore the appropriateness of applying a detailed assessment of general movements and characterize the relationship between global and detailed assessment. METHOD: The analysis was based on 783 video recordings of 233 infants (154 males, 79 females) who had been videoed from 27 to 45 weeks postmenstrual age. Apart from assessing the global general movement categories (normal, poor repertoire, cramped-synchronized, or chaotic general movements), we scored the amplitude, speed, spatial range, proximal and distal rotations, onset and offset, tremulous and cramped components of the upper and lower extremities...
April 2016: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
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