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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203585/can-grafts-provide-superior-tendon-healing-and-clinical-outcomes-after-rotator-cuff-repairs-a-meta-analysis
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Yohei Ono, Diego Alejandro Dávalos Herrera, Jarret M Woodmass, Richard S Boorman, Gail M Thornton, Ian K Y Lo
BACKGROUND: Arthroscopic repair of large to massive rotator cuff tears commonly retear. To improve healing rates, a number of different approaches have been utilized, including the use of grafts, which may enhance the biomechanical and biologic aspects of the repair construct. However, the outcomes after the use of grafts are diverse. PURPOSE: To systematically review the literature for large to massive rotator cuff tears to determine whether the use of grafts generally provides superior tendon healing and clinical outcomes to the repairs without grafts...
December 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192624/mr-based-synthetic-ct-generation-using-a-deep-convolutional-neural-network-method
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Xiao Han
PURPOSE: Interests have been rapidly growing in the field of radiotherapy to replace CT with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), due to superior soft tissue contrast offered by MRI and the desire to reduce unnecessary radiation dose. MR-only radiotherapy also simplifies clinical workflow and avoids uncertainties in aligning MR with CT. Methods, however, are needed to derive CT-equivalent representations, often known as synthetic CT (sCT), from patient MR images for the purpose of dose calculation and DRR-based patient positioning...
February 13, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176964/efficacy-and-safety-of-biological-and-targeted-synthetic-dmards-a-systematic-literature-review-informing-the-2016-update-of-the-asas-eular-recommendations-for-the-management-of-axial-spondyloarthritis
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Alexandre Sepriano, Andrea Regel, Désirée van der Heijde, Jürgen Braun, Xenofon Baraliakos, Robert Landewé, Filip Van den Bosch, Louise Falzon, Sofia Ramiro
OBJECTIVES: To update the evidence for the efficacy and safety of (b)biological and (ts)targeted-synthetic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) to inform the 2016 update of the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society/European League Against Rheumatism (ASAS/EULAR) recommendations for the management of axSpA. METHODS: Systematic literature review (2009-2016) for randomised controlled trials (RCT), including long-term extensions, strategy trials and observational studies (the latter was only for safety assessment and a comparator was required)...
2017: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176598/intraosseous-epidermoid-cyst-of-the-distal-phalanx-reconstructed-with-synthetic-bone-graft
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Hiromi Sasaki, Satoshi Nagano, Hirofumi Shimada, Takayuki Nakashima, Masahiro Yokouchi, Yasuhiro Ishidou, Takao Setoguchi, Setsuro Komiya
Intraosseous epidermoid cysts are exceedingly rare. Known as pseudotumors, not true neoplasms, intraosseous epidermoid cysts usually involve the phalanges, the skull, and the toes. Intraosseous epidermoid cysts typically present as destructive osteolytic lesions on X-ray, mimicking malignant bone tumors. Here, we present two cases of an intraosseous epidermoid cyst in the distal phalanx treated with curettage and synthetic bone graft, followed by a review of the relevant literature. In both cases, the patient presented with a painful enlargement of the fingertip following a minor trauma...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176263/multi-site-harmonization-of-diffusion-mri-data-in-a-registration-framework
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Hengameh Mirzaalian, Lipeng Ning, Peter Savadjiev, Ofer Pasternak, Sylvain Bouix, Oleg Michailovich, Sarina Karmacharya, Gerald Grant, Christine E Marx, Rajendra A Morey, Laura A Flashman, Mark S George, Thomas W McAllister, Norberto Andaluz, Lori Shutter, Raul Coimbra, Ross D Zafonte, Mike J Coleman, Marek Kubicki, Carl-Fredrik Westin, Murray B Stein, Martha E Shenton, Yogesh Rathi
Diffusion MRI (dMRI) data acquired on different scanners varies significantly in its content throughout the brain even if the acquisition parameters are nearly identical. Thus, proper harmonization of such data sets is necessary to increase the sample size and thereby the statistical power of neuroimaging studies. In this paper, we present a novel approach to harmonize dMRI data (the raw signal, instead of dMRI derived measures such as fractional anisotropy) using rotation invariant spherical harmonic (RISH) features embedded within a multi-modal image registration framework...
February 7, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167076/brain-network-alterations-in-the-inflammatory-soup-animal-model-of-migraine
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Lino Becerra, James Bishop, Gabi Barmettler, Vanessa Kainz, Rami Burstein, David Borsook
Advances in our understanding of the human pain experience have shifted much of the focus of pain research from the periphery to the brain. Current hypotheses suggest that the progression of migraine depends on abnormal functioning of neurons in multiple brain regions. Accordingly, we sought to capture functional brain changes induced by the application of an inflammatory cocktail known as inflammatory soup (IS), to the dura mater across multiple brain networks. Specifically, we aimed to determine whether IS alters additional neural networks indirectly related to the primary nociceptive pathways via the spinal cord to the thalamus and cortex...
February 3, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159433/-mri-of-the-pulmonary-parenchyma-towards-clinical-applicability
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G Dournes, J Macey, E Blanchard, P Berger, F Laurent
Lung parenchyma has long been considered out of the scope of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) clinical applicability. However, technological advances have emerged to soluce the technical difficulties and thus, applications in clinical practice have become realistic. Nevertheless, various approaches have been proposed and there is a need to synthetize the most recent literature data in order to envision a rationale to build lung MR protocols for clinical use. In addition, these technological innovations may modify the usual paradigms of lung MRI, which are still not consensual...
January 31, 2017: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145700/synthetic-approach-to-determine-the-effect-of-nuclear-spin-distance-on-electronic-spin-decoherence
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Michael J Graham, Chung-Jui Yu, Matthew D Krzyaniak, Michael R Wasielewski, Danna E Freedman
Nuclear-electronic interactions are a fundamental phenomenon which impacts fields from magnetic resonance imaging to quantum information processing (QIP). The realization of QIP would transform diverse areas of research including accurate simulation of quantum dynamics and cryptography. One promising candidate for the smallest unit of QIP, a qubit, is electronic spin. Electronic spins in molecules offer significant advantages with regard to QIP, and for the emerging field of quantum sensing. Yet relative to other qubit candidates, they possess shorter superposition lifetimes, known as coherence times or T2, due to interactions with nuclear spins in the local environment...
February 15, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144135/liposomes-derivatized-with-multimeric-copies-of-kccysl-peptide-as-targeting-agents-for-her-2-overexpressing-tumor-cells
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Paola Ringhieri, Silvia Mannucci, Giamaica Conti, Elena Nicolato, Giulio Fracasso, Pasquina Marzola, Giancarlo Morelli, Antonella Accardo
Mixed liposomes, obtained by coaggregation of 1,2-dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine and of the synthetic monomer containing a gadolinium complex ([C18]2DTPA[Gd]) have been prepared. Liposomes externally decorated with KCCYSL (P6.1 peptide) sequence in its monomeric, dimeric, and tetrameric forms are studied as target-selective delivery systems toward cancer cells overexpressing human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER-2) receptors. Derivatization of liposomal surface with targeting peptides is achieved using the postmodification method: the alkyne-peptide derivative Pra-KCCYSL reacts, through click chemistry procedures, with a synthetic surfactant modified with 1, 2, or 4 azido moieties previously inserted in liposome formulation...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114107/generation-of-synthetic-ct-data-using-patient-specific-daily-mr-image-data-and-image-registration
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Kim Melanie Kraus, Oliver Jäkel, Nina I Niebuhr, Asja Pfaffenberger
To fully exploit the advantages of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for radiotherapy (RT) treatment planning, a method is required to overcome the problem of lacking electron density information. We aim to establish and evaluate a new method for computed tomography (CT) data generation based on MRI and image registration. The thereby generated CT data is used for dose accumulation. We developed a process flow based on an initial pair of rigidly co-registered CT and T2-weighted MR image representing the same anatomical situation...
February 21, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113704/infarct-localization-from-myocardial-deformation-prediction-and-uncertainty-quantification-by-regression-from-a-low-dimensional-space
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Nicolas Duchateau, Mathieu De Craene, Pascal Allain, Eric Saloux, Maxime Sermesant
Diagnosing and localizing myocardial infarct is crucial for early patient management and therapy planning. We propose a new method for predicting the location of myocardial infarct from local wall deformation, which has value for risk stratification from routine examinations such as (3D) echocardiography. The pipeline combines non-linear dimensionality reduction of deformation patterns and two multi-scale kernel regressions. Confidence in the diagnosis is assessed by a map of local uncertainties, which integrates plausible infarct locations generated from the space of reduced dimensionality...
May 3, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113549/mri-based-bayesian-personalization-of-a-tumor-growth-model
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Matthieu Le, Herve Delingette, Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer, Elizabeth Gerstner, Tracy Batchelor, Jan Unkelbach, Nicholas Ayache
The mathematical modeling of brain tumor growth has been the topic of numerous research studies. Most of this work focuses on the reaction-diffusion model, which suggests that the diffusion coefficient and the proliferation rate can be related to clinically relevant information. However, estimating the parameters of the reaction-diffusion model is difficult because of the lack of identifiability of the parameters, the uncertainty in the tumor segmentations, and the model approximation, which cannot perfectly capture the complex dynamics of the tumor evolution...
April 29, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113339/high-resolution-self-gated-dynamic-abdominal-mri-using-manifold-alignment
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Xin Chen, Muhammad Usman, Christian Baumgartner, Daniel Balfour, Paul Marsden, Andrew Reader, Claudia Prieto, Andrew Peter King
We present a novel retrospective self-gating method based on manifold alignment (MA), which enables reconstruction of free-breathing, high spatial and temporal resolution abdominal MRI sequences. Based on a radial golden-angle (RGA) acquisition trajectory, our method enables a multi-dimensional self-gating signal to be extracted from the k-space data for more accurate motion representation. The k-space radial profiles are evenly divided into a number of overlapping groups based on their radial angles. MA is then used to simultaneously learn and align the low dimensional manifolds of all groups, and embed them into a common manifold...
January 20, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110476/three-dimensional-texture-features-from-intensity-and-high-order-derivative-maps-for-the-discrimination-between-bladder-tumors-and-wall-tissues-via-mri
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Xiaopan Xu, Xi Zhang, Qiang Tian, Guopeng Zhang, Yang Liu, Guangbin Cui, Jiang Meng, Yuxia Wu, Tianshuai Liu, Zengyue Yang, Hongbing Lu
PURPOSE: This study aims to determine the three-dimensional (3D) texture features extracted from intensity and high-order derivative maps that could reflect textural differences between bladder tumors and wall tissues, and propose a noninvasive, image-based strategy for bladder tumor differentiation preoperatively. METHODS: A total of 62 cancerous and 62 wall volumes of interest (VOI) were extracted from T2-weighted MRI datasets of 62 patients with pathologically confirmed bladder cancer...
January 21, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097250/spinal-cord-compression-from-wegener-s-granulomatosis-an-unusual-presentation
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Deb Roy, Prashanth J Rao, Kevin Phan, Ralph J Mobbs, Michael Selby
Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) causing spinal cord compression is very rare with only few cases reported in literature. We present a case report with review of literature. A 55-year-old lady with known WG presented with acute on chronic spinal cord compression. MRI scan revealed spinal cord compression anteriorly and posteriorly at T2-T5 level. Patient underwent urgent surgical decompression with excision of the posterior dural lesion with synthetic duraplasty. Patient made good neurological recovery. Histopathology revealed features consistent with WG...
December 2016: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091590/high-performance-magneto-fluorescent-nanoparticles-assembled-from-terbium-and-gadolinium-1-3-diketones
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Rustem Zairov, Asiya Mustafina, Nataliya Shamsutdinova, Irek Nizameev, Beatriz Moreira, Svetlana Sudakova, Sergey Podyachev, Alfia Fattakhova, Gulnara Safina, Ingemar Lundstrom, Aidar Gubaidullin, Alberto Vomiero
Polyelectrolyte-coated nanoparticles consisting of terbium and gadolinium complexes with calix[4]arene tetra-diketone ligand were first synthesized. The antenna effect of the ligand on Tb(III) green luminescence and the presence of water molecules in the coordination sphere of Gd(III) bring strong luminescent and magnetic performance to the core-shell nanoparticles. The size and the core-shell morphology of the colloids were studied using transmission electron microscopy and dynamic light scattering. The correlation between photophysical and magnetic properties of the nanoparticles and their core composition was highlighted...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090604/xq-nlm-denoising-diffusion-mri-data-via-x-q-space-non-local-patch-matching
#17
Geng Chen, Yafeng Wu, Dinggang Shen, Pew-Thian Yap
Noise is a major issue influencing quantitative analysis in diffusion MRI. The effects of noise can be reduced by repeated acquisitions, but this leads to long acquisition times that can be unrealistic in clinical settings. For this reason, post-acquisition denoising methods have been widely used to improve SNR. Among existing methods, non-local means (NLM) has been shown to produce good image quality with edge preservation. However, currently the application of NLM to diffusion MRI has been mostly focused on the spatial space (i...
October 2016: Medical Image Computing and Computer-assisted Intervention: MICCAI ..
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090247/optimal-parameter-map-estimation-for-shape-representation-a-generative-approach
#18
Shireen Y Elhabian, Praful Agrawal, Ross T Whitaker
Probabilistic label maps are a useful tool for important medical image analysis tasks such as segmentation, shape analysis, and atlas building. Existing methods typically rely on blurred signed distance maps or smoothed label maps to model uncertainties and shape variabilities, which do not conform to any generative model or estimation process, and are therefore suboptimal. In this paper, we propose to learn probabilistic label maps using a generative model on given set of binary label maps. The proposed approach generalizes well on unseen data while simultaneously capturing the variability in the training samples...
April 2016: Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: from Nano to Macro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087505/2016-update-of-the-asas-eular-management-recommendations-for-axial-spondyloarthritis
#19
Désirée van der Heijde, Sofia Ramiro, Robert Landewé, Xenofon Baraliakos, Filip Van den Bosch, Alexandre Sepriano, Andrea Regel, Adrian Ciurea, Hanne Dagfinrud, Maxime Dougados, Floris van Gaalen, Pál Géher, Irene van der Horst-Bruinsma, Robert D Inman, Merryn Jongkees, Uta Kiltz, Tore K Kvien, Pedro M Machado, Helena Marzo-Ortega, Anna Molto, Victoria Navarro-Compàn, Salih Ozgocmen, Fernando M Pimentel-Santos, John Reveille, Martin Rudwaleit, Jochen Sieper, Percival Sampaio-Barros, Dieter Wiek, Jürgen Braun
To update and integrate the recommendations for ankylosing spondylitis and the recommendations for the use of tumour necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi) in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) into one set applicable to the full spectrum of patients with axSpA. Following the latest version of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Standardised Operating Procedures, two systematic literature reviews first collected the evidence regarding all treatment options (pharmacological and non-pharmacological) that were published since 2009...
January 13, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079361/controllable-synthesis-of-a-smart-multifunctional-nanoscale-metal-organic-framework-for-magnetic-resonance-optical-imaging-and-targeted-drug-delivery
#20
Xuechuan Gao, Manjue Zhai, Weihua Guan, Jingjuan Liu, Zhiliang Liu, Alatangaole Damirin
As a result of their extraordinarily large surfaces and well-defined pores, the design of a multifunctional metal-organic framework (MOF) is crucial for drug delivery but has rarely been reported. In this paper, a novel drug delivery system (DDS) based on nanoscale MOF was developed for use in cancer diagnosis and therapy. This MOF-based tumor targeting DDS was fabricated by a simple postsynthetic surface modification process. First, magnetic mesoporous nanomaterial Fe-MIL-53-NH2 was used for encapsulating the drug and served as a magnetic resonance contrast agent...
February 1, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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