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Alexa Shull, Stefanie E Mayer, Ellen McGinnis, Elisa Geiss, Ivan Vargas, Nestor L Lopez-Duran
There is a growing realization that cognitive processes associated with stress coping, such as rumination and distraction, can impact the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis (HPA-axis). Yet, little is known about what aspects of the HPA-axis stress response (rate of activation, duration of activation, rate of recovery) is impacted by such cognitive processes. This study examines the impact of both ruminative trait tendencies and experimentally induced rumination on salivary cortisol responses to a social evaluative stress task...
September 20, 2016: Psychoneuroendocrinology
Giuseppe Muscogiuri, Wolfgang G Rehwald, U Joseph Schoepf, Pal Suranyi, Sheldon E Litwin, Carlo N De Cecco, Julian L Wichmann, Stefanie Mangold, Damiano Caruso, Stephen R Fuller, Richard R Bayer 2nd, Akos Varga-Szemes
PURPOSE: To evaluate a new dark-blood late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) technique called "T(Rho) And Magnetization transfer and INvErsion Recovery" (TRAMINER) for the ability to detect myocardial LGE versus standard "bright-blood" inversion recovery (SIR) imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)-compliant prospective study included 40 patients (62 ± 14 years [mean ± standard deviation (SD)], 29 males) with suspected myocardial infarction (MI) referred for the assessment of myocardial viability...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
Stefanie Mangold, Julian L Wichmann, U Joseph Schoepf, Damiano Caruso, Christian Tesche, Daniel H Steinberg, Akos Varga-Szemes, Andrew C Stubenrauch, Richard R Bayer, Matthew Biancalana, Konstantin Nikolaou, Carlo N De Cecco
PURPOSE: To investigate diagnostic accuracy of 3(rd)-generation dual-source CT (DSCT) coronary angiography in obese and non-obese patients. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 76 patients who underwent coronary CT angiography (CCTA) and invasive coronary angiography. Prospectively ECG-triggered acquisition was performed with automated tube voltage selection (ATVS). Patients were dichotomized based on body mass index in groups A (<30 kg/m(2), n = 37) and B (≥30 kg/m(2), n = 39) and based on tube voltage in groups C (<120 kV, n = 46) and D (120 kV, n = 30)...
September 28, 2016: European Radiology
Sibylle Sabrautzki, Michael A Sandholzer, Bettina Lorenz-Depiereux, Robert Brommage, Gerhard Przemeck, Ingrid L Vargas Panesso, Alexandra Vernaleken, Lillian Garrett, Katharina Baron, Ali O Yildirim, Jan Rozman, Birgit Rathkolb, Christine Gau, Wolfgang Hans, Sabine M Hoelter, Susan Marschall, Claudia Stoeger, Lore Becker, Helmut Fuchs, Valerie Gailus-Durner, Martin Klingenspor, Thomas Klopstock, Christoph Lengger, Leuchtenberger Stefanie, Eckhard Wolf, Tim M Strom, Wolfgang Wurst, Martin Hrabě de Angelis
Animal models resembling human mutations are valuable tools to research the features of complex human craniofacial syndromes. This is the first report on a viable dominant mouse model carrying a non-synonymous sequence variation within the endothelin receptor type A gene (Ednra c.386A>T, p.Tyr129Phe) derived by an ENU mutagenesis program. The identical amino acid substitution was reported recently as disease causing in three individuals with the mandibulofacial dysostosis with alopecia (MFDA, OMIM 616367) syndrome...
September 26, 2016: Mammalian Genome: Official Journal of the International Mammalian Genome Society
Damiano Caruso, Carlo N De Cecco, U Joseph Schoepf, Lloyd M Felmly, Akos Varga-Szemes, Stefanie Mangold, Christian Canstein, Thomas Allmendinger, Stephen R Fuller, Andrea Laghi, Julian L Wichmann
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Iterative reconstruction (IR) computed tomography (CT) techniques allow for radiation dose reduction while maintaining image quality. However, CT coronary artery calcium (CAC) scores may be influenced by certain IR algorithms. The aim of our study is to identify suitable correction factors to ensure consistency between IR and filtered back projection (FBP)-based CAC scoring. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A phantom study was performed to derive suitable correction factors for CAC scores and volume (VOL) values with advanced modeled iterative reconstruction (or ADMIRE) strength level 3 (ADM3) and 5 (ADM5) vs FBP...
September 7, 2016: Academic Radiology
Lloyd M Felmly, Carlo N De Cecco, U Joseph Schoepf, Akos Varga-Szemes, Stefanie Mangold, Andrew D McQuiston, Sheldon E Litwin, Richard R Bayer, Thomas J Vogl, Julian L Wichmann
PURPOSE: To investigate feasibility, image quality and safety of low-tube-voltage, low-contrast-volume comprehensive cardiac and aortoiliac CT angiography (CTA) for planning transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty consecutive TAVR candidates prospectively underwent combined CTA of the aortic root and vascular access route (270 mgI/ml iodixanol). Patients were assigned to group A (second-generation dual-source CT [DSCT], 100 kV, 60 ml contrast, 4...
August 23, 2016: European Radiology
Christoph J Rageth, Elizabeth Am O'Flynn, Christopher Comstock, Claudia Kurtz, Rahel Kubik, Helmut Madjar, Domenico Lepori, Gert Kampmann, Alexander Mundinger, Astrid Baege, Thomas Decker, Stefanie Hosch, Christoph Tausch, Jean-François Delaloye, Elisabeth Morris, Zsuzsanna Varga
The purpose of this study is to obtain a consensus for the therapy of B3 lesions. The first International Consensus Conference on lesions of uncertain malignant potential in the breast (B3 lesions) including atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH), flat epithelial atypia (FEA), classical lobular neoplasia (LN), papillary lesions (PL), benign phyllodes tumors (PT), and radial scars (RS) took place in January 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland organized by the International Breast Ultrasound School and the Swiss Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy group-a subgroup of the Swiss Society of Senology...
September 2016: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
Damiano Caruso, Marwen Eid, U Joseph Schoepf, Kwang Nam Jin, Akos Varga-Szemes, Christian Tesche, Stefanie Mangold, Adam Spandorfer, Andrea Laghi, Carlo N De Cecco
Non-invasive cardiac imaging has rapidly evolved during the last decade due to advancements in CT based technologies. Coronary CT angiography has been shown to reliably assess coronary anatomy and detect high risk coronary artery disease. However, this technique is limited to anatomical assessment, thus non-invasive techniques for functional assessment of the heart are necessary. CT myocardial perfusion is a new CT based technique that provides functional assessment of the myocardium and allows for a comprehensive assessment of coronary artery disease with a single modality when combined with CTA...
October 2016: European Journal of Radiology
Ivan Vargas, Stefanie Mayer, Nestor Lopez-Duran
The association between depression and the cortisol awakening response (CAR) has been widely examined, yet the results are mixed and factors responsible for such inconsistencies are poorly understood. The current study investigated whether the link between depressive symptomatology and CAR varied as a function of two such factors: sleep and gender. The sample included 58 young adults (30 females; Mage  = 18.7; SDage  = 0.91). Participants completed the Beck Depression Inventory as well as the Consensus Sleep Diary to assess depressive symptomatology and daily sleep patterns, respectively...
July 28, 2016: Stress and Health: Journal of the International Society for the Investigation of Stress
Julian L Wichmann, Andrew D Hardie, U Joseph Schoepf, Lloyd M Felmly, Jonathan D Perry, Akos Varga-Szemes, Stefanie Mangold, Damiano Caruso, Christian Canstein, Thomas J Vogl, Carlo N De Cecco
OBJECTIVES: To compare single-energy (SECT) and dual-energy (DECT) abdominal CT examinations in matched patient cohorts regarding differences in radiation dose and image quality performed with second- and third-generation dual-source CT (DSCT). METHODS: We retrospectively analysed 200 patients (100 male, 100 female; mean age 61.2 ± 13.5 years, mean body mass index 27.5 ± 3.8 kg/m(2)) equally divided into four groups matched by gender and body mass index, who had undergone portal venous phase abdominal CT with second-generation (group A, 120-kV-SECT; group B, 80/140-kV-DECT) and third-generation DSCT (group C, 100-kV-SECT; group D, 90/150-kV-DECT)...
May 10, 2016: European Radiology
Stefanie Mangold, Carlo N De Cecco, Julian L Wichmann, Christian Canstein, Akos Varga-Szemes, Damiano Caruso, Stephen R Fuller, Fabian Bamberg, Konstantin Nikolaou, U Joseph Schoepf
PURPOSE: To compare, on an intra-individual basis, the effect of automated tube voltage selection (ATVS), integrated circuit detector and advanced iterative reconstruction on radiation dose and image quality of aortic CTA studies using 2nd and 3rd generation dual-source CT (DSCT). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 32 patients who had undergone CTA of the entire aorta with both 2nd generation DSCT at 120kV using filtered back projection (FBP) (protocol 1) and 3rd generation DSCT using ATVS, an integrated circuit detector and advanced iterative reconstruction (protocol 2)...
May 2016: European Journal of Radiology
Christian Tesche, Carlo N De Cecco, Damiano Caruso, Stefan Baumann, Matthias Renker, Stefanie Mangold, Kevin T Dyer, Akos Varga-Szemes, Moritz Baquet, David Jochheim, Ullrich Ebersberger, Richard R Bayer, Ellen Hoffmann, Daniel H Steinberg, U Joseph Schoepf
OBJECTIVE: Compare morphological and functional coronary plaque markers derived from coronary CT angiography (CCTA) for their ability to detect lesion-specific ischemia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data of patients who had undergone both dual-source CCTA and invasive fractional flow reserve (FFR) measurement within 3 months were retrospectively analyzed. Various quantitative stenosis markers were derived from CCTA: Corrected coronary opacification (CCO), transluminal attenuation gradient (TAG), remodeling index (RI), computational FFR (cFFR), lesion length (LL), vessel volume (VV), total plaque volume (TPV), and calcified and non-calcified plaque volume (CPV and NCPV)...
May 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
Stefanie Mangold, Carlo N De Cecco, U Joseph Schoepf, Ricardo T Yamada, Akos Varga-Szemes, Andrew C Stubenrauch, Damiano Caruso, Stephen R Fuller, Thomas J Vogl, Konstantin Nikolaou, Thomas M Todoran, Julian L Wichmann
PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of noise-optimized virtual monochromatic imaging (VMI+) on stent visualization and accuracy for in-stent re-stenosis at lower extremity dual-energy CT angiography (DE-CTA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We evaluated third-generation dual-source DE-CTA studies in 31 patients with prior stent placement. Images were reconstructed with linear blending (F_0.5) and VMI+ at 40-150 keV. In-stent luminal diameter was measured and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) calculated...
March 9, 2016: European Radiology
Lionel Guidi, Samuel Chaffron, Lucie Bittner, Damien Eveillard, Abdelhalim Larhlimi, Simon Roux, Youssef Darzi, Stephane Audic, Léo Berline, Jennifer R Brum, Luis Pedro Coelho, Julio Cesar Ignacio Espinoza, Shruti Malviya, Shinichi Sunagawa, Céline Dimier, Stefanie Kandels-Lewis, Marc Picheral, Julie Poulain, Sarah Searson, Lars Stemmann, Fabrice Not, Pascal Hingamp, Sabrina Speich, Mick Follows, Lee Karp-Boss, Emmanuel Boss, Hiroyuki Ogata, Stephane Pesant, Jean Weissenbach, Patrick Wincker, Silvia G Acinas, Peer Bork, Colomban de Vargas, Daniele Iudicone, Matthew B Sullivan, Jeroen Raes, Eric Karsenti, Chris Bowler, Gabriel Gorsky
The biological carbon pump is the process by which CO2 is transformed to organic carbon via photosynthesis, exported through sinking particles, and finally sequestered in the deep ocean. While the intensity of the pump correlates with plankton community composition, the underlying ecosystem structure driving the process remains largely uncharacterized. Here we use environmental and metagenomic data gathered during the Tara Oceans expedition to improve our understanding of carbon export in the oligotrophic ocean...
April 28, 2016: Nature
Stefanie Mangold, Julian L Wichmann, U Joseph Schoepf, Zachary B Poole, Christian Canstein, Akos Varga-Szemes, Damiano Caruso, Fabian Bamberg, Konstantin Nikolaou, Carlo N De Cecco
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the relationship between automated tube voltage selection (ATVS) and body mass index (BMI) and its effect on image quality and radiation dose of coronary CT angiography (CCTA). METHODS: We evaluated 272 patients who underwent CCTA with 3(rd) generation dual-source CT (DSCT). Prospectively ECG-triggered spiral acquisition was performed with automated tube current selection and advanced iterative reconstruction. Tube voltages were selected by ATVS (70-120 kV)...
October 2016: European Radiology
Arleen F Brown, D'Ann M Morris, Katherine L Kahn, Ibrahima C Sankaré, Keyonna M King, Roberto Vargas, Aziza Lucas-Wright, Loretta F Jones, Astrea Flowers, Felica U Jones, Rachelle Bross, Dennishia Banner, Homero E Del Pino, Orwilda L Pitts, Lujia Zhang, Courtney Porter, Sigrid K Madrigal, Stefanie D Vassar, Sitaram Vangala, Li-Jung Liang, Arturo B Martinez, Keith C Norris
OBJECTIVE: To describe the design and rationale of the Healthy Community Neighborhood Initiative (HCNI), a multi-component study to understand and document health risk and resources in a low-income and minority community. DESIGN: A community-partnered participatory research project. SETTING: A low-income, biethnic African American and Latino neighborhood in South Los Angeles. PARTICIPANTS: Adult community residents aged >18 years...
2016: Ethnicity & Disease
Damiano Caruso, Russell D Rosenberg, Carlo N De Cecco, Stefanie Mangold, Julian L Wichmann, Akos Varga-Szemes, Daniel H Steinberg, Andrea Laghi, U Joseph Schoepf
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has become an alternative to surgical intervention for symptomatic or severe aortic valve stenosis in patients with high surgical risk. Successful TAVR requires a multimodality imaging approach for appropriate patient selection and prosthesis sizing. Here, we describe individual imaging modalities and report their respective roles in this emerging field. To date, echocardiography remains the traditional test for determining patient candidacy and prosthesis selection, but computed tomography (CT) has been taking on an increasingly important role in the evaluation of both the aortic root anatomy and aortoiliofemoral vessels as a single examination...
February 2016: Current Cardiology Reports
Stefanie Mangold, Julian L Wichmann, U Joseph Schoepf, Sheldon E Litwin, Christian Canstein, Akos Varga-Szemes, Giuseppe Muscogiuri, Stephen R Fuller, Andrew C Stubenrauch, Konstantin Nikolaou, Carlo N De Cecco
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the image quality of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) in obese patients using a 3(rd) generation, dual-source CT scanner. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 102 overweight and obese patients who had undergone CCTA. Studies were performed with 3(rd) generation dual-source CT, prospectively ECG-triggered acquisition at 120 kV, and automated tube current modulation. Advanced modeled iterative reconstruction was used. Patients were divided into three BMI groups: 1)25-29...
September 2016: European Radiology
Julian L Wichmann, Matthew R Gillott, Carlo N De Cecco, Stefanie Mangold, Akos Varga-Szemes, Ricardo Yamada, Katharina Otani, Christian Canstein, Stephen R Fuller, Thomas J Vogl, Thomas M Todoran, U Joseph Schoepf
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of a noise-optimized virtual monochromatic imaging algorithm (VMI+) on image quality and diagnostic accuracy at dual-energy computed tomography angiography (CTA) of the lower extremity runoff. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant study was approved by the local institutional review board. We evaluated dual-energy CTA studies of the lower extremity runoff in 48 patients (16 women; mean age, 63...
February 2016: Investigative Radiology
Stefanie Mangold, Paola M Cannaó, U Joseph Schoepf, Julian L Wichmann, Christian Canstein, Stephen R Fuller, Giuseppe Muscogiuri, Akos Varga-Szemes, Konstantin Nikolaou, Carlo N De Cecco
PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of an advanced monoenergetic (ME) reconstruction algorithm on CT coronary stent imaging in a phantom model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three stents with lumen diameters of 2.25, 3.0 and 3.5 mm were examined with a third-generation dual-source dual-energy CT (DECT). Tube potential was set at 90/Sn150 kV for DE and 70, 90 or 120 kV for single-energy (SE) acquisitions and advanced modelled iterative reconstruction was used. Overall, 23 reconstructions were evaluated for each stent including three SE acquisitions and ten advanced and standard ME images with virtual photon energies from 40 to 130 keV, respectively...
June 2016: European Radiology
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