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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142812/left-ventricle-relative-apical-sparing-in-cardiac-amyloidosis
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Marianna Nardozza, Elisabetta Chiodi, Donato Mele
Amyloidosis is a disease characterized by the extracellular deposition of the protein amyloid. It is a multiorgan disease, and cardiac involvement is not uncommon, generally in the form of a restrictive cardiomyopathy. Typical aspects of cardiac amyloidosis have been described at echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In particular, the relative apical sparing at two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography has been reported to be specific for cardiac amyloidosis. In our case, we report for the first time that this echocardiographic sign is related to lack of hyperenhancement at late gadolinium enhancement imaging in cardiac MRI...
October 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134367/imaging-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-pregnancy-and-the-peripartum-period
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REVIEW
Theodore Pierce, Meline Hovnanian, Sandeep Hedgire, Brian Ghoshhajra
Cardiovascular disease is an important cause of morbidity and mortality during pregnancy and the postpartum period. During pregnancy, the cardiovascular system undergoes extensive hemodynamic, hormonal, and microstructural changes which may exacerbate a preexisting underlying cardiovascular condition or predispose to cardiovascular complications not typically seen in young healthy women. Such conditions include spontaneous coronary artery dissection, atherosclerotic coronary artery disease, and peripartum cardiomyopathy...
November 14, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110904/retention-of-gadolinium-compounds-used-in-magnetic-resonance-imaging-a-critical-review-and-the-recommendations-of-regulatory-agencies
#3
L Martí-Bonmatí, E Martí-Bonmatí
The Spanish Agency for Drugs and Healthcare Products (AEMPS), based on the recommendations of the European Committee for Risk Assessment in Pharmacovigilance, established on 13 March 2017 that linear gadolinium-based MR contrast media, such as MultiHance, Omniscan, Magnevist (currently not marketed) and Optimark (no longer marketed in Spain), the clinical benefits do not outweigh the potential risks derived from their use. AEMPS recommends to suspend its marketing for general use based on the retention of these compounds in the brain...
October 27, 2017: Radiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052696/gadolinium-deposition-in-the-pediatric-brain-reply
#4
Jennifer S McDonald, Robert J McDonald, Laurence J Eckel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 9, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052686/gadolinium-deposition-in-the-pediatric-brain
#5
Donna R Roberts, Cynthia A Welsh, W Clay Davis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 9, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047804/effect-of-oxygen-partial-pressure-in-deposition-ambient-on-the-properties-of-rf-magnetron-sputter-deposited-gd2o3-thin-films
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S Maidul Haque, Rajnarayan De, S Tripathi, C Mukherjee, A K Yadav, Dibyendu Bhattacharyya, S N Jha, N K Sahoo
Gadolinium oxide is an excellent optical material that offers high transmission in a wide wavelength range of 200-1600 nm and exhibits a high bulk refractive index of ∼1.80 at 550 nm. In the present study, a set of Gd2O3 thin films has been deposited on fused silica substrates by RF sputtering of a Gd2O3 target under various O2 to Ar flow ratios. The samples have been characterized by grazing incidence x-ray diffraction (GIXRD) to study the long range structural behavior, by GIXR to study density and surface roughness of the films, by atomic force microscopy measurements to study morphological properties, by Rutherford backscattering measurements for compositional studies, and by transmission spectrophotometry and spectroscopic ellipsometry techniques to study their optical properties...
August 1, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038383/biological-effects-of-mri-contrast-agents-gadolinium-retention-potential-mechanisms-and-a-role-for-phosphorus
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REVIEW
Joel Garcia, Stephen Z Liu, Angelique Y Louie
No discussion of challenges for chemistry in molecular imaging would be complete without addressing the elephant in the room-which is that the purest of chemical compounds needs to interact with a biological system in a manner that does not perturb normal biology while still providing efficacious feedback to assist in diagnosis of disease. In the past decade, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) agents long considered inert have produced adverse effects in certain patient populations under certain treatment regimens...
November 28, 2017: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990973/the-issue-of-gadolinium-retained-in-tissues-insights-on-the-role-of-metal-complex-stability-by-comparing-metal-uptake-in-murine-tissues-upon-the-concomitant-administration-of-lanthanum-and-gadolinium-diethylentriamminopentaacetate
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Enza Di Gregorio, Giuseppe Ferrauto, Chiara Furlan, Stefania Lanzardo, Raffaele Nuzzi, Eliana Gianolio, Silvio Aime
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to explore the role of the stability of metal complexes in the processes that lead to the metal retention in the brain and other tissues of mice administered with lanthanides-based contrast agents. This issue was tackled by the simultaneous injection of gadolinium (Gd)-diethylentriamminopentaacetate (DTPA) and lanthanum-DTPA, which have the same charge and structure but differ in their thermodynamic stability by 3 orders of magnitude. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 20 healthy BALB/c mice were administered by a single intravenous injection with a dose consisting of 0...
October 3, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964467/safety-of-contrast-material-use-in-children
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REVIEW
Bruno P Soares, Maarten H Lequin, Thierry A G M Huisman
Iodinated and gadolinium-based contrast materials have excellent safety profiles for use in pediatric computed tomography and MR imaging. The rate of acute adverse reactions and contrast-induced nephropathy is lower than in adults. The relationship between nephrogenic systemic fibrosis and gadolinium administration is well established and only a small number of children suffer from this debilitating disorder. The recent finding of gadolinium deposition in the brain of patients with normal renal function has renewed concerns regarding its long-term toxicity...
November 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964466/gadolinium-deposition-and-chronic-toxicity
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REVIEW
Joana Ramalho, Miguel Ramalho
Clinicians, radiologists, and patients should be aware of the most up-to-date data on the risks of gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA) administration. In this review, we discuss in vivo gadolinium retention, particularly brain tissue retention, and potential toxic effects. GBCA pharmacokinetics and biodistribution are reviewed briefly. Based on the more recent published literature and society guidelines, general safety recommendations for clinical practice are provided.
November 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956156/absence-of-clinical-cerebellar-syndrome-after-serial-injections-of-more-than-20-doses-of-gadoterate-a-macrocyclic-gbca-a-monocenter-retrospective-study
#11
Gaetano Perrotta, Thierry Metens, Julie Absil, Marc Lemort, Mario Manto
Sound evidence of gadolinium accumulation in brain has been recently provided after repeated administrations of linear gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs), especially at the cerebellum level. Although data regarding brain accumulation of macrocyclic GBCAs are more reassuring, there is now a genuine concern ("gadolinium-phobia") about possible long-term consequences of gadolinium deposits, especially in terms of cerebellar sequelae. We, therefore, questioned about the clinical impact of serial administration of gadoterate meglumine, a macrocyclic GBCA...
November 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890973/highly-dispersed-ultra-small-pd-nanoparticles-on-gadolinium-hydroxide-nanorods-for-efficient-hydrogenation-reactions
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Naseeb Ullah, M Imran, Kuang Liang, Cheng-Zong Yuan, Akif Zeb, Nan Jiang, Umair Yaqub Qazi, Shafaq Sahar, An-Wu Xu
Heterogeneous catalytic hydrogenation reactions are of great importance to the petrochemical industry and fine chemical synthesis. Herein, we present the first example of gadolinium hydroxide (Gd(OH)3) nanorods as a support for loading ultra-small Pd nanoparticles for hydrogenation reactions. Gd(OH)3 possesses a large number of hydroxyl groups on the surface, which act as an ideal support for good dispersion of Pd nanoparticles. Gd(OH)3 nanorods are prepared by hydrothermal treatment, and Pd/Gd(OH)3 catalyst with a low loading of 0...
September 21, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881830/value-of-quantitative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-t1-relaxometry-in-predicting-contrast-enhancement-in-glioblastoma-patients
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Elke Hattingen, Andreas Müller, Alina Jurcoane, Burkhard Mädler, Philip Ditter, Hans Schild, Ulrich Herrlinger, Martin Glas, Sied Kebir
SUMMARIZING THE IMPORTANCE OF THE STUDY: The repetitive usage of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCA) is critical for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) evaluation of tumor burden in glioblastoma patients. It is also a crucial tool for determination of radiographical response to treatment. GBCA injection, however, comes with a 2.4% rate of adverse events including life-threatening conditions such as nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF). Moreover, GBCA have been shown to be deposited in brain tissue of patients even with an intact blood-brain barrier (BBB)...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859167/up-to-52-administrations-of-macrocyclic-ionic-mr-contrast-agent-are-not-associated-with-intracranial-gadolinium-deposition-multifactorial-analysis-in-385-patients
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Ji Ye Lee, Ji Eun Park, Ho Sung Kim, Seon-Ok Kim, Joo Young Oh, Woo Hyun Shim, Seung Chai Jung, Choong Gon Choi, Sang Joon Kim
PURPOSE: To determine whether multiple repeated administrations of gadolinium-based macrocyclic ionic MR contrast agent (MICA) are associated with intracranial gadolinium deposition and identify the predisposing factors for deposition in various clinical situations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this institutional review board-approved retrospective study, 385 consecutive patients who underwent MICA-enhanced MR imaging were enrolled. The dentate nucleus-to-pons (DN/P) and globus pallidus-to-thalamus (GP/Th) signal intensity (SI) ratios on unenhanced T1-weighted images were recorded by 2 independent readers and averaged...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842186/an-altered-blood-brain-barrier-contributes-to-brain-iron-accumulation-and-neuroinflammation-in-the-6-ohda-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#15
Sonia Olmedo-Díaz, Héctor Estévez-Silva, Greger Orädd, Sara Af Bjerkén, Daniel Marcellino, Ana Virel
Brain iron accumulation is a common feature shared by several neurodegenerative disorders including Parkinson's disease. However, what produces this accumulation of iron is still unknown. In this study, the 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) hemi-parkinsonian rat model was used to investigate abnormal iron accumulation in substantia nigra. We investigated three possible causes of iron accumulation; a compromised blood-brain barrier (BBB), abnormal expression of ferritin, and neuroinflammation. We identified alterations in the BBB subsequent to the injection of 6-OHDA using gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
August 24, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832339/coherent-normalization-for-i-in-vivo-i-measurements-of-gadolinium-in-bone
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Zaid Keldani, Michelle L Lord, Fiona E McNeill, David R Chettle, James L Gräfe
Recent evidence of gadolinium (Gd) deposition in bones of healthy individuals who have previously received Gd-based contrast agents (GBCAs) for MRI, has led to a demand for in vivo measurement techniques. The technique of x-ray fluorescence (XRF) provides a low risk and painless method to assess Gd deposition in bone, and has the potential to be a useful clinical tool. However, interpatient variability creates a challenge while performing in vivo measurements. We explored the use of coherent normalization, which involves normalizing the Gd K x-rays to the coherent scattered gamma-ray from the excitation source, for bone Gd measurements through a series of phantom-based experiments and Monte Carlo simulations...
August 23, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825888/ten-things-you-might-not-know-about-iron-oxide-nanoparticles
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REVIEW
Heike E Daldrup-Link
Amid mounting concerns about nephrogenic sclerosis and gadolinium deposition in the brain, physicians and patients alike are starting to question the use of gadolinium chelates for clinical magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. The search for safer alternatives is currently underway. In North America, the iron supplement ferumoxytol has gained considerable interest as an MR contrast agent. In Europe, ferumoxtran-10 is entering phase III clinical trials. As these agents are starting to be used by a new generation of radiologists, important clinical questions have re-emerged, including those that have been answered in the past...
September 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801077/myocardial-amyloid-quantification-with-look-locker-magnetic-resonance-sequence-in-cardiac-amyloidosis-diagnostic-accuracy-in-clinical-practice-and-histological-validation
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Eduardo Pozo, Jose M Castellano, Anubhav Kanwar, Rajiv Deochand, Mireia Castillo-Martin, Pablo Pazos-López, Carlos González-Lengua, Keren Osman, Matthew Cham, Carlos Cordon-Cardo, Jagat Narula, Valentin Fuster, Javier Sanz
BACKGROUND: Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) has demonstrated its utility in the non-invasive diagnosis of cardiac amyloidosis (CA). Our aim was to evaluate the ability of standard Look-Locker sequences to quantify amyloid deposition in CA. METHODS AND RESULTS: Consecutive patients referred for CMR for possible CA were retrospectively evaluated. Positive cardiac biopsy and/or typical pattern of late gadolinium enhancement were required for the diagnosis of CA. Post-contrast T1 values were obtained from Look-Locker sequences, and correlated with markers of severity of disease and major events...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782941/integrating-aln-with-gdn-thin-films-in-an-in-situ-cvd-process-influence-on-the-oxidation-and-crystallinity-of-gdn
#19
Stefan Cwik, Sebastian M J Beer, Stefanie Hoffmann, Michael Krasnopolski, Detlef Rogalla, Hans-Werner Becker, Daniel Peeters, Andreas Ney, Anjana Devi
The application potential of rare earth nitride (REN) materials has been limited due to their high sensitivity to air and moisture leading to facile oxidation upon exposure to ambient conditions. For the growth of device quality films, physical vapor deposition methods, such as molecular beam epitaxy, have been established in the past. In this regard, aluminum nitride (AlN) has been employed as a capping layer to protect the functional gadolinium nitride (GdN) from interaction with the atmosphere. In addition, an AlN buffer was employed between a silicon substrate and GdN serving as a seeding layer for epitaxial growth...
August 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767656/collagen-turnover-biomarkers-and-systemic-right-ventricle-remodeling-in-adults-with-previous-atrial-switch-procedure-for-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
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Magdalena Lipczyńska, Piotr Szymański, Magdalena Kumor, Anna Klisiewicz, Piotr Hoffman
BACKGROUND: Myocardial fibrosis is a potential pathophysiological mechanism leading to systemic right ventricular (SRV) deterioration. We hypothesize that circulating levels of collagen deposition markers are elevated in patients with SRV remodeling and this elevation may have a predictive value. METHODS: We prospectively evaluated 56 patients with D-TGA after the atrial switch procedure (mean age 25.6 ± 4.8, range 18-37 years; 67% males). Serum levels of procollagen type III amino-terminal propeptide (PIIINP), collagen type I carboxy-terminal telopeptide (CITP), procollagen type I N-terminal propeptide (PINP), matrix metalloproteinase (MMP 1, MMP 9) and a tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase (TIMP 1) and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-pro-BNP) were measured and compared with healthy controls...
2017: PloS One
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