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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904495/higher-frequency-of-brain-abnormalities-in-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-patients-without-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Li-Na Gu, Min Zhang, Hui Zhu, Jing-Yao Liu
Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder often co-exists with primary Sjögren's syndrome. We compared the clinical features of 16 neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder patients with (n = 6) or without primary Sjögren's syndrome (n = 10). All patients underwent extensive clinical, laboratory, and MRI evaluations. There were no statistical differences in demographics or first neurological involvement at onset between neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder patients with and without primary Sjögren's syndrome...
October 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903568/effects-of-trans-endocardial-delivery-of-bone-marrow-derived-cd133-cells-on-left-ventricle-perfusion-and-function-in-patients-with-refractory-angina-final-results-of-randomized-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-regent-vsel-trial
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Wojciech Wojakowski, Tomasz Jadczyk, Aleksandra Michalewska-Wludarczyk, Zofia Parma, Miroslaw Markiewicz, Wojciech Rychlik, Magdalena Kostkiewicz, Katarzyna Gruszczynska, Anna Blach, Monika Dzierzak-Mietla, Wojciech Wanha, Joanna Ciosek, Beata Ochala, Lukasz Rzeszutko, Wieslaw Cybulski, Lukasz Partyka, Wojciech Zasada, Witold Wludarczyk, Sebastian Dworowy, Waclaw B Kuczmik, Grzegorz Smolka, Tomasz Z Pawlowski, Andrzej Ochala, Michal Tendera
RATIONALE: New therapies for refractory angina are needed. OBJECTIVE: Assessment of trans-endocardial delivery of bone marrow (BM) CD133(+)cells in patients with refractory angina. METHODS AND RESULTS: Randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial enrolled 31 patients with recurrent CCS II-IV angina despite optimal medical therapy, ≥ one myocardial segment with inducible ischemia in Tc-99m SPECT who underwent BM biopsy and were allocated to cells (n=16) or placebo (n=15)...
November 30, 2016: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903195/dosimetric-effects-of-onyx-embolization-on-gamma-knife-arteriovenous-malformation-dose-distributions
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David J Schlesinger, Håkan Nordström, Anders Lundin, Zhiyuan Xu, Jason P Sheehan
OBJECTIVE Patients with arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) treated with Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) subsequent to embolization suffer from elevated local failure rates and differences in adverse radiation effects. Onyx is a common embolic material for AVMs. Onyx is formulated with tantalum, a high atomic number (Z = 73) element that has been investigated as a source of dosimetric uncertainty contributing to the less favorable clinical results. However, prior studies have not modeled the complicated anatomical and beam geometries characteristic of GKRS...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895410/collision-tumor-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-involving-the-liver-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Gyu Ho Choi, Sun Young Ann, Soon Il Lee, Suk Bae Kim, Il Han Song
Primary hepatic neuroendocrine carcinoma (NEC) with concurrent occurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) of the liver is very rare. Only 8 cases have been reported in the literature. Concurrent occurrence of HCC and NEC in the liver is classified as combined type or collision type by histological distributional patterns; only 2 cases have been reported. Herein, we report a case of collision type concurrent occurrence of HCC and NEC, in which primary hepatic NEC was in only a small portion of the nodule, which is different from the 2 previously reported cases...
November 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893992/prediction-of-myocardial-infarction-by-assessing-regional-cardiac-wall-in-cmr-images-through-active-mesh-modeling
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Hossein Yousefi-Banaem, Saeed Kermani, Sasan Asiaei, Hamid Sanei
Myocardial infarction is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. In this study, using Cine MRI images, the infarct region was precisely determined by examining the local migration path length of critical points on myocardium borders and the fractional thickening effects. First, MRI Cine images of Epi/Endocardium were processed in 3D for all slices, and then incorporated in all frames to build a dynamic model. Epi/Endocardium images were segmented using Heiberg algorithm, and then by a robust restricted block matching algorithm, the sparse points were tracked...
November 14, 2016: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893494/a-comparison-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-electroneuromyography-for-denervated-muscle-diagnosis
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Betül Tepeli, Metin Karataş, Mehmet Coşkun, Oya Ümit Yemişçi
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for muscle denervation due to focal lesions of the median nerve and to compare electrophysiological findings with MRI findings. METHODS: Twenty-six patients with electrophysiological studies diagnose for focal lesions of the median nerve were included in this study. Electrophysiological studies and MRI were conducted on 34 patients' hands. Patient hands were divided into two groups based on edema findings revealed by the MRI: group 1 (edema-negative group; n = 24) and group 2 (edema-positive group; n = 10)...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893375/liver-segmentation-on-ct-and-mr-using-laplacian-mesh-optimization
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Gabriel Chartrand, Thierry Cresson, Ramnada Chav, Akshat Gotra, An Tang, Jacques A de Guise
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this paper is to describe a semi-automated segmentation method for the liver and evaluate its performance on CT-scan and MR images. METHODS: First, an approximate 3D model of the liver is initialized from a few usergenerated contours to globally outline the liver shape. The model is then automatically deformed by a Laplacian mesh optimization scheme until it precisely delineates the patient's liver. A correction tool was implemented to allow the user to improve the segmentation until satisfaction...
November 21, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891069/automatic-segmentation-of-human-cortical-layer-complexes-and-architectural-areas-using-ex-vivo-diffusion-mri-and-its-validation
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Matteo Bastiani, Ana-Maria Oros-Peusquens, Arne Seehaus, Daniel Brenner, Klaus Möllenhoff, Avdo Celik, Jörg Felder, Hansjürgen Bratzke, Nadim J Shah, Ralf Galuske, Rainer Goebel, Alard Roebroeck
Recently, several magnetic resonance imaging contrast mechanisms have been shown to distinguish cortical substructure corresponding to selected cortical layers. Here, we investigate cortical layer and area differentiation by automatized unsupervised clustering of high-resolution diffusion MRI data. Several groups of adjacent layers could be distinguished in human primary motor and premotor cortex. We then used the signature of diffusion MRI signals along cortical depth as a criterion to detect area boundaries and find borders at which the signature changes abruptly...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890751/atlantoaxial-fixation-for-basilar-invagination-without-obvious-atlantoaxial-instability-group-b-basilar-invagination-outcome-analysis-of-63-surgically-treated-cases
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Atul Goel, Prashant Sathe, Abhidha Shah
BACKGROUND: The authors discuss the rationale of surgical treatment of Group B basilar invagination by atlantoaxial facet joint stabilization and segmental arthrodesis. MATERIAL: During the period January 2010 to April 2016, 63 patients having Group B basilar invagination were surgically treated. All patients had varying degree of myelopathy related functional disability. Fifty-two patients had both Chiari malformation and syringomyelia. All patients were treated by atlantoaxial plate and screw fixation with the techniques described by us in 1994 and 2004...
November 24, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890738/ventricular-arrhythmias-associated-with-left-ventricular-non-compaction-electrophysiological-characteristics-mapping-and-ablation
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Daniele Muser, Jackson J Liang, Walter R T Witschey, Rajeev K Pathak, Simon Castro, Silvia Magnani, Erica S Zado, Fermin C Garcia, Benoit Desjardins, David J Callans, David S Frankel, Francis E Marchlinski, Pasquale Santangeli
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC) is a primary cardiomyopathy that can present with recurrent ventricular arrhythmias (VAs). Data on the benefit of catheter ablation (CA) of VAs in LVNC are lacking. OBJECTIVES: To describe the electrophysiologic features and outcomes of CA of VAs in LVNC. METHODS: The cohort consisted of 9 patients (age 42±15 years) with diagnosis of LVNC based upon established criteria and VA (VT in 3 and frequent PVCs in 6) despite treatment with a mean of 2±1 antiarrhythmic drugs (AADs)...
November 23, 2016: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888604/mri-depiction-and-3d-visualization-of-three-anterior-cruciate-ligament-bundles
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H Otsubo, Y Akatsuka, H Takashima, T Suzuki, D Suzuki, T Kamiya, Y Ikeda, T Matsumura, T Yamashita, K Shino
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is divided into three fiber bundles (AM-M: anteromedial-medial, AM-L: anteromedial-lateral, PL: posterolateral). We attempted to depict the three bundles of the human ACL on MRI images and to obtain 3-dimensional visualization of them. Twenty-four knees of healthy volunteers (14 males, 10 females) were scanned by 3T-MRI using the fat suppression 3D coherent oscillatory state acquisition for the manipulation of imaging contrast (FS 3D-COSMIC). The scanned images were reconstructed after the isotropic voxel data, which allows the images to be reconstructed in any plane, was acquired...
November 26, 2016: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886012/histogram-based-feature-extraction-from-individual-gray-matter-similarity-matrix-for-alzheimer-s-disease-classification
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Iman Beheshti, Norihide Maikusa, Hiroshi Matsuda, Hasan Demirel, Gholamreza Anbarjafari
Automatic computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) systems have been widely used in classification of patients who suffer from Alzheimer's disease (AD). This paper presents an automatic CAD system based on histogram feature extraction from single-subject gray matter similarity-matrix for classifying the AD patients from healthy controls (HC) using structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data. The proposed CAD system is composed of five stages. In the first stage, segmentation is employed to perform pre-processing on the MRI images, and segment into gray matter, white matter, and cerebrospinal fluid using the voxel-based morphometric toolbox procedure...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884115/chemical-shift-mr-imaging-in-the-lumbar-vertebra-the-effect-of-field-strength-scanner-vendors-and-flip-angles-in-repeatability-of-signal-intensity-index-measurement
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Zebin Xiao, Jian Li, Chengqi Li, Yuyang Zhang, Dejun She, Dairong Cao
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the reproducibility of signal intensity index (SII) measurements with MRI systems from different vendors and with different field strengths, and to test the effectiveness of flip angle. METHODS: Thirty-two healthy volunteers (mean age 35.3 ± 9.3 years) were enrolled in this ethics committee-approved study. Chemical shift MR imaging was performed on 1.5- and 3.0-T MR systems from three vendors. Two independent observers measured SII values in five lumbar segments...
November 25, 2016: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882612/the-relationship-between-geometry-of-the-extensor-mechanism-of-the-knee-and-risk-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury
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Josh C Carter, Daniel R Sturnick, Pamela M Vacek, Michael J DeSarno, Erin C Argentieri, James R Slauterbeck, Robert J Johnson, Bruce D Beynnon
The complex inter-segmental forces that are developed across an extended knee by body weight and contraction of the quadriceps muscle group transmits an anteriorly-directed force on the tibia that strain the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). We hypothesized that a relationship exists between geometry of the knees extensor mechanism and the risk of sustaining a non-contact ACL injury. Geometry of the extensor mechanism was characterized using MRI scans of the knees of 88 subjects that suffered their first non-contact ACL injury and 88 matched control subjects with normal knees that were on the same team...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882326/ventricular-fibrillation-induced-cardiac-arrest-results-in-regional-cardiac-injury-preferentially-in-left-anterior-descending-coronary-artery-territory-in-piglet-model
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Giridhar Kaliki Venkata, John R Forder, Dan Clark, Andre Shih, Sharda Udassi, Srinivasarao Badugu, Melissa A Lamb, Stacy L Porvasnik, Renata S Shih, Dalia Colon-Lopez, Arno L Zaritsky, Ikram U Haque, Jai P Udassi
Objective. Decreased cardiac function after resuscitation from cardiac arrest (CA) results from global ischemia of the myocardium. In the evolution of postarrest myocardial dysfunction, preferential involvement of any coronary arterial territory is not known. We hypothesized that there is no preferential involvement of any coronary artery during electrical induced ventricular fibrillation (VF) in piglet model. Design. Prospective, randomized controlled study. Methods. 12 piglets were randomized to baseline and electrical induced VF...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881948/reproducibility-and-bias-in-healthy-brain-segmentation-comparison-of-two-popular-neuroimaging-platforms
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Dana L Tudorascu, Helmet T Karim, Jacob M Maronge, Lea Alhilali, Saeed Fakhran, Howard J Aizenstein, John Muschelli, Ciprian M Crainiceanu
We evaluated and compared the performance of two popular neuroimaging processing platforms: Statistical Parametric Mapping (SPM) and FMRIB Software Library (FSL). We focused on comparing brain segmentations using Kirby21, a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) replication study with 21 subjects and two scans per subject conducted only a few hours apart. We tested within- and between-platform segmentation reliability both at the whole brain and in 10 regions of interest (ROIs). For a range of fixed probability thresholds we found no differences between-scans within-platform, but large differences between-platforms...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879305/partial-segmental-thrombosis-of-the-corpus-cavernosum-presenting-with-perineal-pain
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Michelle Christodoulidou, Arie Parnham, Navin Ramachandran, Asif Muneer
We describe the case of a man aged 43 years who presented with a 2-week history of a palpable lump in the right proximal penile shaft. This was preceded by a 6-month history of perineal pain, accompanied by erectile dysfunction. An urgent MRI scan of his penis identified a thrombus within the right crus and corpus of the penis. His thrombophilia screen was normal. The patient was started on oral anticoagulation and a phosphodiesterase inhibitor (PDE-5i) to prevent thrombus progression and maintain erectile function...
November 22, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878570/synchronous-double-cancers-of-primary-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-cholangiolocellular-carcinoma-a-case-report
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Kazuhiro Suzumura, Yasukane Asano, Tadamichi Hirano, Toshihiro Okada, Naoki Uyama, Nobuhiro Aizawa, Hiroko Iijima, Keiji Nakasho, Shuhei Nishiguchi, Jiro Fujimoto
Synchronous double cancers consisting of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cholangiolocellular carcinoma (CoCC) are extremely rare. We herein report a surgical case of synchronous double cancers in a patient with primary HCC and CoCC. A 45-year-old man with hepatitis B was admitted to our hospital with hepatic tumors. The level of protein induced by vitamin K antagonist (PIVKA-II) was found to be elevated. Computed tomography (CT) revealed a 23-mm tumor with early-phase enhancement and late-phase washout in the 6th segment of the liver, and a 10-mm tumor with slight early-phase enhancement and late-phase washout in the 7th segment of the liver...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878463/tracking-of-the-inferior-alveolar-nerve-its-implication-in-surgical-planning
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Jimoh O Agbaje, Elke Van de Casteele, Ahmed S Salem, Dickson Anumendem, Ivo Lambrichts, Constantinus Politis
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study is to assess the correlation between the mandibular canal tracing done on cone beam CT (CBCT) data, with the size, shape, and position of the neurovascular bundle (NB) obtained by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Six human cadaver mandibles were scanned with a CBCT Promax® scanner (Planmeca, Helsinki, Finland) and with an Ingenia® 3.0 T MR system (Philips, Amsterdam, The Netherlands). The NB was segmented from the MRI dataset, while the mandibular canal (MC) tracing was done on the CBCT images...
November 22, 2016: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876653/manual-segmentation-of-the-human-bed-nucleus-of-the-stria-terminalis-using-3t-mri
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Justin D Theiss, Caitlin Ridgewell, Maureen McHugo, Stephan Heckers, Jennifer Urbano Blackford
The bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST)-a small gray matter region located in the basal forebrain-has been implicated in both anxiety and addiction based on compelling evidence from rodent and non-human primate studies. However, the BNST's small size and proximity to other gray matter regions has hindered non-invasive study in human subjects using standard neuroimaging methods. While initial studies have benefitted from a BNST mask created from a single human subject using a 7T scanner, individual variability is likely-especially in patient populations-thus a manual segmentation protocol is needed...
November 19, 2016: NeuroImage
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