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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336782/functional-imaging-signature-of-patients-presenting-with-polycythemia-paraganglioma-syndromes
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Ingo Janssen, Clara Chi Chen, Zhenping Zhuang, Corina M Millo, Katherine Wolf, Alexander Ling, Frank I Lin, Karen T Adams, Peter Herscovitch, Richard A Feelders, Antonio T Fojo, David Taieb, Electron Kebebew, Karel Pacak
Rationale: Pheochromocytoma/paraganglioma (PPGL) syndromes associated with polycythemia have previously been described in association with mutations in the von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) gene. Recently, mutations in the prolyl hydroxylase gene (PHD) 1 and 2 and in the hypoxia-inducible factor 2 alpha (HIF2A) were also found to be associated with multiple and recurrent PPGL. Such patients also presented with PPGL and polycythemia, and later on, some presented with duodenal somatostatinoma. In additional patients presenting with PPGL and polycythemia, no further mutations have been discovered...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334037/ang1-treatment-reduces-muscle-pathology-and-prevents-a-decline-in-perfusion-in-dmd-mice
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Kelly M Gutpell, Nikola Tasevski, Boaz Wong, William Thomas Hrinivich, Feng Su, Jennifer Hadway, Lise Desjardins, Ting-Yim Lee, Lisa Marie Hoffman
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and other pro-angiogenic growth factors have been investigated to enhance muscle tissue perfusion and repair in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Current understanding is limited by a lack of functional data following in vivo delivery of these growth factors. We previously used dynamic contrast-enhanced computed tomography to monitor disease progression in murine models of DMD, but no study to date has utilized this imaging technique to assess vascular therapy in a preclinical model of DMD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333933/geometry-dependent-functional-changes-in-ipsc-derived-cardiomyocytes-probed-by-functional-imaging-and-rna-sequencing
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Christopher A Werley, Miao-Ping Chien, Jellert Gaublomme, Karthik Shekhar, Vincent Butty, B Alexander Yi, Joel M Kralj, William Bloxham, Laurie A Boyer, Aviv Regev, Adam E Cohen
Human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CM) are a promising platform for cardiac studies in vitro, and possibly for tissue repair in humans. However, hiPSC-CM cells tend to retain morphology, metabolism, patterns of gene expression, and electrophysiology similar to that of embryonic cardiomyocytes. We grew hiPSC-CM in patterned islands of different sizes and shapes, and measured the effect of island geometry on action potential waveform and calcium dynamics using optical recordings of voltage and calcium from 970 islands of different sizes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331783/nanoparticle-functionalization-and-its-potentials-for-molecular-imaging
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REVIEW
Rukmani Thiruppathi, Sachin Mishra, Mathangi Ganapathy, Parasuraman Padmanabhan, Balázs Gulyás
Functionalization enhances the properties and characteristics of nanoparticles through surface modification, and enables them to play a major role in the field of medicine. In molecular imaging, quality functional images are required with proper differentiation which can be seen with high contrast to obtain viable information. This review article discusses how functionalization enhances molecular imaging and enables multimodal imaging by which images with combination of functions particular to each modality can be obtained...
March 2017: Advanced Science (Weinheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330539/-state-of-the-art-work-up-of-dementia-disorder
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Steen Gregers Hasselbalch
Early diagnosis of a dementia disorder is required for early support, treatment and information. A basic programme including history taking, somatic and neurological examination, blood screening and a structural scan will suffice in typical cases. For patients with uncertain or atypical symptoms or disease course, supplementary investigations are warranted, including biomarkers in cerebrospinal fluid, functional imaging and neuropsychological testing. Also, imaging of specific protein accumulations in Alzheimer's disease may serve to monitor disease progression and effects of interventions...
March 20, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327958/risk-factors-and-a-prognostic-score-for-survival-after-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-for-relapsed-or-refractory-hodgkin-lymphoma
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P J Bröckelmann, H Müller, O Casasnovas, M Hutchings, B von Tresckow, M Jürgens, S J McCall, F Morschhauser, M Fuchs, P Borchmann, C H Moskowitz, A Engert
BACKGROUND: Novel agents are changing the treatment of relapsed or refractory Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). Nevertheless, high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem-cell transplantation (ASCT) are considered standard of care in eligible patients. To identify patients who could benefit most from novel therapeutic approaches, we investigated a comprehensive set of risk factors for survival after ASCT. METHODS: In this multinational prognostic multivariable modeling study, 23 potential risk factors (RF) were retrospectively evaluated in HL patients from nine prospective trials with multivariable Cox proportional hazards regression analyses (part I)...
March 8, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325028/tracking-intrinsic-connectivity-brain-network-features-during-successive-pseudo-resting-states-and-interoceptive-task-fmri
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Behnaz Jarrahi, Dante Mantini
Advanced multivariate analyses of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data based on blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) contras have revealed that the human brain organizes its activities into multiple intrinsic connectivity networks (ICNs). Several fMRI studies have evaluated the modulations of these networks during different cognitive or emotional tasks using blind source separation techniques particularly the independent component analysis (ICA). In this exploratory study, we applied ICA methodology to examine ICN modulations under different interoceptive conditions...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324613/analysis-of-protein-kinetics-using-fluorescence-recovery-after-photobleaching-frap
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Nickolaos Nikiforos Giakoumakis, Maria Anna Rapsomaniki, Zoi Lygerou
Fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP) is a cutting-edge live-cell functional imaging technique that enables the exploration of protein dynamics in individual cells and thus permits the elucidation of protein mobility, function, and interactions at a single-cell level. During a typical FRAP experiment, fluorescent molecules in a defined region of interest within the cell are bleached by a short and powerful laser pulse, while the recovery of the fluorescence in the region is monitored over time by time-lapse microscopy...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324609/optical-coherence-microscopy
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Rainer A Leitgeb
The present chapter aims at demonstrating the capabilities of optical coherence microscopy (OCM) for applications in biomedical imaging. We furthermore review the functional imaging capabilities of OCM focusing on lable-free optical angiography. We conclude with a section on digital wavefront control and a short outlook on future developments, in particular for contrast enhancement techniques.
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324047/functional-imaging-in-the-follow-up-of-enteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-clinical-usefulness-and-indications
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Elettra Merola, Marianne E Pavel, Francesco Panzuto, Gabriele Capurso, Noemi Cicchese, Anja Rinke, Thomas M Gress, Elsa Iannicelli, Daniela Prosperi, Patrizia Pizzichini, Vikas Prasad, Patrizia Kump, Rainer Lipp, Stefano Partelli, Massimo Falconi, Bertram Wiedenmann, Gianfranco Delle Fave
Context: Functional imaging tests (FITs) detecting somatostatin receptors expression (i.e., Somatostatin Receptor Scintigraphy, 68Ga-DOTA-peptide positron emission tomography/computed tomography) have a pivotal role in the diagnosis of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), while their indication during follow-up still needs to be clarified. Objective: Investigate the role of FITs after diagnosis of metastatic enteropancreatic NETs, identifying patients who might benefit from these exams...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323985/utility-of-fdg-pet-imaging-for-risk-stratification-of-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumours-in-men-1
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E R Kornaczewski Jackson, O P Pointon, R Bohmer, J R Burgess
Context: Patients with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 (MEN 1) are at high risk of malignant pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumours (pNETs). Structural imaging is typically used to screen for pNETs, but is suboptimal for stratifying malignant potential. Objective: To determine the utility of Fluorodeoxyglucose (18F) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) for predicting the malignant potential of pNETs in MEN 1. Design: Retrospective observational study...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322235/impact-of-tryptophan-depletion-on-executive-system-function-during-menopause-is-moderated-by-childhood-adversity
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Sheila Shanmugan, James Loughead, Wen Cao, Mary D Sammel, Theodore D Satterthwaite, Kosha Ruparel, Ruben C Gur, C Neill Epperson
Many healthy women with no history of cognitive dysfunction experience subjective executive difficulties during menopause. Preclinical literature suggests latent effects of early life adversity on serotonin function may play a role in this phenomenon. However, evidence in human participants regarding the mechanisms by which loss of estradiol contributes to this vulnerability is lacking. Here we examined the impact of tryptophan depletion (TD) and adverse childhood experiences (ACE) on brain activation during a working memory task in menopausal women...
March 21, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320226/functional-neuroimaging-predictors-of-self-reported-psychotic-symptoms-in-adolescents
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Josiane Bourque, Philip A Spechler, Stéphane Potvin, Robert Whelan, Tobias Banaschewski, Arun L W Bokde, Uli Bromberg, Christian Büchel, Erin Burke Quinlan, Sylvane Desrivières, Herta Flor, Vincent Frouin, Penny Gowland, Andreas Heinz, Bernd Ittermann, Jean-Luc Martinot, Marie-Laure Paillère-Martinot, Sarah C McEwen, Frauke Nees, Dimitri Papadopoulos Orfanos, Tomáš Paus, Luise Poustka, Michael N Smolka, Nora C Vetter, Henrik Walter, Gunter Schumann, Hugh Garavan, Patricia J Conrod
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the neural correlates of psychotic-like experiences in youths during tasks involving inhibitory control, reward anticipation, and emotion processing. A secondary aim was to test whether these neurofunctional correlates of risk were predictive of psychotic symptoms 2 years later. METHOD: Functional imaging responses to three paradigms-the stop-signal, monetary incentive delay, and faces tasks-were collected in youths at age 14, as part of the IMAGEN study...
March 21, 2017: American Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320209/anterolateral-ligament-of-the-knee-anatomy-function-imaging-and-treatment
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Ronak M Patel, Robert H Brophy
The anterolateral ligament (ALL) of the knee has gained attention recently for its potential role in rotational stability of the knee, especially in association with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Anatomic studies have characterized the ALL as it runs in an anteroinferior and oblique direction from the lateral distal femur to the anterolateral proximal tibia, although the prevalence and variance of this ligament are not well understood. Magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound have identified the ligament and linked it with the classically described Segond fracture...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319023/isolated-bilateral-simplex-ureteric-ectopia-bladder-capacity-as-an-indicator-of-continence-outcome
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Vasilis Stavrinides, Paul Charlesworth, Dan Wood, Divyesh Desai, Abraham Cherian, Imran Mushtaq, Peter Cuckow, Naima Smeulders
INTRODUCTION: Isolated bilateral simplex ectopic ureters (BSEUs) are rare but pose a therapeutic challenge: ureteric reimplantation alone does not accomplish continence in all. Identifying the patients needing additional procedures for continence early could prevent multiple operations. OBJECTIVE: Potential preoperative indicators for postoperative continence are explored in eight BSEU girls without cloacal, anorectal, or spinal anomalies. STUDY DESIGN: With institutional approval, all patients with BSEU between 1985 and 2012 were retrospectively reviewed...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316623/a-review-of-the-role-of-neurotensin-and-its-receptors-in-colorectal-cancer
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REVIEW
Shengyang Qiu, Gianluca Pellino, Francesca Fiorentino, Shahnawaz Rasheed, Ara Darzi, Paris Tekkis, Christos Kontovounisios
Neurotensin (NTS) is a physiologically occurring hormone which affects the function of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. In recent years, NTS, acting through its cellular receptors (NTSR), has been implicated in the carcinogenesis of several cancers. In colorectal cancer (CRC), a significant body of evidence, from in vitro and in vivo studies, is available which elucidates the molecular biology of NTS/NTSR signalling and the resultant growth of CRC cells. There is growing clinical data from human studies which corroborate the role NTS/NTSR plays in the development of human CRC...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304116/diagnostic-accuracy-of-computed-tomography-guided-biopsy-in-pathological-fractures
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Christopher M Stokes, Osama Elsewaisy, Grant Pang, John L Slavin, Stephen M Schlicht, Peter F M Choong
BACKGROUND: Obtaining a histological diagnosis is essential for appropriate management of pathological fractures. Computed tomography (CT) is an accurate method of obtaining diagnosis for musculoskeletal tumours. We analysed whether diagnostic accuracy was maintained in the evaluation of pathological fractures. METHODS: A retrospective review of 101 consecutive patients presenting to our tertiary musculoskeletal tumour centre with pathological fracture was performed...
March 17, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287937/multimodality-imaging-findings-in-carcinoid-tumors-a-head-to-toe-spectrum
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Ameya Jagdish Baxi, Kedar Chintapalli, Amol Katkar, Carlos S Restrepo, Sonia L Betancourt, Abhijit Sunnapwar
Carcinoid tumors are a rare biologically heterogeneous group of neuroendocrine tumors with a spectrum ranging from benign indolent to aggressive metastatic tumors. They belong to the category of amine precursor uptake and decarboxylase tumors, or apudomas. The most common sites for primary locations are the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts; however, any organ can be involved. The clinical presentation depends on location, aggressiveness, production of biologically active amines and peptides, paraneoplastic syndromes, and tendency for metastasis...
March 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286922/should-response-adapted-therapy-now-be-the-standard-of-care-for-advanced-hodgkin-s-lymphoma
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REVIEW
Peter Johnson, Jemma Longley
The choice of treatment for advanced Hodgkin's lymphoma has traditionally been made using an assessment of the baseline risk factors and a judgement of the balance between efficacy and toxicity for the group in question. The use of functional imaging with 2-(18F)-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography (PET) early in the course of therapy offers a way to make treatment better adjusted to the most important feature of Hodgkin's lymphoma: the response to therapy. Recent studies have shown that excellent results can be achieved by using early FDG-PET to modulate therapy, with escalation for those with an unsatisfactory response and treatment reduction for those with the most chemosensitive disease...
March 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283730/-importance-of-diffusion-imaging-in-liver-metastases
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P Riffel, S O Schoenberg, J Krammer
CLINICAL/METHODICAL ISSUE: Detection and characterization of focal liver lesions. STANDARD RADIOLOGICAL METHODS: Due to its excellent soft tissue contrast, the availability of liver-specific contrast agents and the possibility of functional imaging, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the method of choice for the evaluation of focal liver lesions. METHODICAL INNOVATIONS: Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) enables generation of functional information about the microstructure of a tissue besides morphological information...
March 10, 2017: Der Radiologe
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