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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104251/efficacy-safety-and-pharmacokinetics-of-natalizumab-in-japanese-multiple-sclerosis-patients-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial-and-open-label-pharmacokinetic-study
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Takahiko Saida, Jun-Ichi Kira, Shuji Kishida, Takashi Yamamura, Yukiko Sudo, Kazutaka Ogiwara, J T Tibung, Nisha Lucas, Meena Subramanyam
BACKGROUND: Natalizumab, an anti-α4 integrin monoclonal antibody, has demonstrated efficacy in phase 2 and 3 studies of predominantly Caucasian patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy, safety, pharmacokinetics (PK), and pharmacodynamics (PD) of natalizumab in Japanese RRMS patients. METHODS: This multicenter, phase 2 study included an open-label PK/PD study in 12 patients (part A) and a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized (computer-generated sequence) study in 94 patients (part B)...
January 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090589/spiral-perfusion-imaging-with-consecutive-echoes-spice%C3%A2-for-the-simultaneous-mapping-of-dsc-and-dce-mri-parameters-in-brain-tumor-patients-theory-and-initial-feasibility
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Eric S Paulson, Douglas E Prah, Kathleen M Schmainda
Dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) and dynamic susceptibility contrast (DSC) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are the perfusion imaging techniques most frequently used to probe the angiogenic character of brain neoplasms. With these methods, T1- and T2/T2*-weighted imaging sequences are used to image the distribution of gadolinium (Gd)-based contrast agents. However, it is well known that Gd exhibits combined T1, T2, and T2* shortening effects in tissue, and therefore, the results of both DCE- and DSC-MRI can be confounded by these opposing effects...
December 2016: Tomography: a Journal for Imaging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087916/-a-case-of-idiopathic-hypertrophic-cranial-pachymeningitis-presenting-as-chronic-subdural-hematoma
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Zhan He, Fang Ding, Jiandong Rong, Yongli Gan
A 26-year-old male presented with a 6-day history of paroxysmal headache which was worsen with nausea and vomiting for 1 day. Head CT on admission revealed left chronic subdural hematoma with midline shift. An emergency Burr hole drainage for hematoma was performed. Headache recurred 6 days later. MRI of the brain revealed a diffuse thickening and a gadolinium-enhancement of the falx, cranial dura mater and tentorium cerebelli on the left side with pia mater involved. Lumber puncture showed increased intracranial pressure and elevated IgG level in cerebrospinal fluid...
May 25, 2016: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078634/natalizumab-for-achieving-relapse-free-t1-gadolinium-enhancing-lesion-free-and-t2-lesion-free-status-in-japanese-multiple-sclerosis-patients-a-phase-2-trial-subanalysis
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Takahiko Saida, Jun-Ichi Kira, Shuji Kishida, Takashi Yamamura, Nobuhisa Ohtsuka, Qunming Dong, J T Tibung
INTRODUCTION: In a phase 2 trial of natalizumab in Japanese patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), treatment-related changes in relapses, brain lesions, and disability worsening were found to be comparable with those observed in the phase 3 studies of natalizumab in primarily non-Asian RRMS patients. METHODS: This subanalysis of the placebo-controlled phase 2 trial of natalizumab in Japanese RRMS patients (n = 94) evaluated the effects of natalizumab versus placebo on the proportion of patients who achieved relapse-free, T1 gadolinium-enhancing (Gd+) lesion-free, and new/newly enlarged T2 lesion-free status, defined as "no evidence of inflammatory disease activity" (NEDA)-like status, after 24 weeks of treatment...
January 11, 2017: Neurology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076722/is-there-long-term-signal-intensity-increase-in-the-central-nervous-system-on-t1-weighted-images-after-mr-imaging-with-the-hepatospecific-contrast-agent-gadoxetic-acid-a-cross-sectional-study-in-91-patients
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Johannes Kahn, Helena Posch, Ingo G Steffen, Dominik Geisel, Christian Bauknecht, Thomas Liebig, Timm Denecke
Purpose To evaluate whether there is T1-weighted signal intensity (SI) increase in the dentate nucleus (DN) and globus pallidus (GP) in relation to the middle cerebellar peduncle (MCP), pons, and thalamus after repeated administration of the liver-specific contrast agent gadoxetic acid. Materials and Methods This was an institutional review board-approved, prospectively conducted (written informed consent acquired), cross-sectional study performed in a consecutively selected patient group (n = 91; patients received one to 37 doses of gadoxetic acid) and a control group (n = 52; subjects had never received injections of gadolinium-based contrast agent) examined with a standard T1-weighted two-dimensional spin-echo pulse sequence of the brain at 1...
January 11, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067754/moderate-renal-failure-accentuates-t1-signal-enhancement-in-the-deep-cerebellar-nuclei-of-gadodiamide-treated-rats
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Marlène Rasschaert, Jean-Marc Idée, Philippe Robert, Nathalie Fretellier, Véronique Vives, Xavier Violas, Sébastien Ballet, Claire Corot
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this preclinical study was to investigate whether moderate chronic kidney disease is a factor in potentiating gadolinium (Gd) uptake in the brain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A comparative study was performed on renally impaired (subtotal nephrectomy) rats versus rats with normal renal function. The animals received 4 daily injections of 0.6 mmol Gd/kg a week for 5 weeks (cumulative dose of 12 mmol Gd/kg) of gadodiamide or saline solution. The MR signal enhancement in the deep cerebellar nuclei was monitored by weekly magnetic resonance imaging examinations...
November 28, 2016: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058227/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-transplanted-pediatric-heart-as-a-potential-predictor-of-rejection
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Steven C Greenway, Frederic Dallaire, Paul F Kantor, Anne I Dipchand, Rajiv R Chaturvedi, Monali Warade, Eugenie Riesenkampff, Shi-Joon Yoo, Lars Grosse-Wortmann
AIM: To evaluate cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) as a non-invasive tool to detect acute cellular rejection (ACR) in children after heart transplant (HT). METHODS: Thirty pediatric HT recipients underwent CMR at the time of surveillance endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) and results were compared to 14 non-transplant controls. Biventricular volumes, ejection fractions (EFs), T2-weighted signal intensities, native T1 times, extracellular volumes (ECVs) and presence of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) were compared between patients and controls and between patients with International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) grade ≥ 2R rejection and those with grade 0/1R...
December 24, 2016: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048162/su-f-r-08-can-normalization-of-brain-mri-texture-features-reduce-scanner-dependent-effects-in-unsupervised-machine-learning
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K Ogden, T Bradford, L Cussen, R O'Dwyer
PURPOSE: To reduce differences in features calculated from MRI brain scans acquired at different field strengths with or without Gadolinium contrast. METHODS: Brain scans were processed for 111 epilepsy patients to extract hippocampus and thalamus features. Scans were acquired on 1.5 T scanners with Gadolinium contrast (group A), 1.5T scanners without Gd (group B), and 3.0 T scanners without Gd (group C). A total of 72 features were extracted. Features were extracted from original scans and from scans where the image pixel values were rescaled to the mean of the hippocampi and thalami values...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046259/su-g-tep3-12-retrospective-assessment-of-r2star-using-ultra-high-field-mri-in-a-rodent-model-of-radiation-necrosis
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J Belliveau, R Menon
PURPOSE: To establish a quantitative MRI method that would be capable of predicting radiation necrosis without using a contrast agent. METHODS: Healthy male Fischer 344 rats were irradiated using an animal irradiator capable of delivering 2.3 Gy/min with a kVp of 225 V. A dose of 40 Gy was given to half the brain in a single session. Rats were scanned using a 9.4 T animal MRI before irradiation and every two weeks following radiation until either necrosis developed or they were sacrificed for health reasons...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043954/an-abnormal-periventricular-magnetization-transfer-ratio-gradient-occurs-early-in-multiple-sclerosis
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J William L Brown, Matteo Pardini, Wallace J Brownlee, Kryshani Fernando, Rebecca S Samson, Ferran Prados Carrasco, Sebastien Ourselin, Claudia A M Gandini Wheeler-Kingshott, David H Miller, Declan T Chard
In established multiple sclerosis, tissue abnormality-as assessed using magnetization transfer ratio-increases close to the lateral ventricles. We aimed to determine whether or not (i) these changes are present from the earliest clinical stages of multiple sclerosis; (ii) they occur independent of white matter lesions; and (iii) they are associated with subsequent conversion to clinically definite multiple sclerosis and disability. Seventy-one subjects had MRI scanning a median of 4.6 months after a clinically isolated optic neuritis (49 females, mean age 33...
January 2, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028445/long-standing-lumbosacral-dermoid-tumor-and-intracranial-fat-droplet-dissemination-a-case-report
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Ali Babashahi, Morteza Taheri, Arash Fattahi
BACKGROUND: Dermoid tumors are slow growing, benign CNS lesions. CASE DESCRIPTION: This case study concerns a 29-year-old female with a 6-year history of lower extremity paresthesias attributed to magnetic resonance (MR)/computed tomography (CT) documented intradural dermoid tumor that extended from L1 to S1. On MR, it was hypointense on T1, hyperintense on T2, and did not enhance with gadolinium. CT showed hyperdensity at the L1-L2 levels. The craniocervical MR imaging showed small hyperintense foci in the cisternal space favoring "fat dissemination...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027739/intracranial-arterial-wall-enhancement-using-gadolinium-enhanced-3d-black-blood-t1-weighted-imaging
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Koichi Takano, Kosuke Hida, Yasuo Kuwabara, Kengo Yoshimitsu
PURPOSE: We investigated the enhancement of the intracranial arterial walls with gadolinium-enhanced, black-blood three-dimensional T1-weighted imaging (Gd-3DBB) by using an improved motion-sensitized driven-equilibrium (iMSDE)-prepared volumetric isotropic turbo spin-echo acquisition (VISTA). METHODS: A total of 115 patients underwent FLAIR, 3D-TOF-MRA and Gd-3DBB with a 1.5-T scanner. The degree and distribution of the arterial wall enhancement on Gd-3DBB was assessed...
January 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026111/biomedical-applications-of-metal-encapsulated-fullerene-nanoparticles
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Tinghui Li, Harry C Dorn
The carbonaceous nanomaterials known as metallofullerenes have attracted considerable attention due to their attractive properties. The robust nature of the "Trojan Horse" fullerene cage provides an important structural component, which isolates the metal cluster from the bioenvironment. The large carbon surface area is ideally suited for multiple exo-functionalization approaches to modify the hydrophobic cage for a more hydrophilic bioenvironment. Additionally, peptides and other agents are readily covalently attached to this nanoprobe for targeting applications...
December 27, 2016: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018853/mri-flair-lesion-segmentation-in-multiple-sclerosis-does-automated-segmentation-hold-up-with-manual-annotation
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Christine Egger, Roland Opfer, Chenyu Wang, Timo Kepp, Maria Pia Sormani, Lothar Spies, Michael Barnett, Sven Schippling
INTRODUCTION: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become key in the diagnosis and disease monitoring of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Both, T2 lesion load and Gadolinium (Gd) enhancing T1 lesions represent important endpoints in MS clinical trials by serving as a surrogate of clinical disease activity. T2- and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) lesion quantification - largely due to methodological constraints - is still being performed manually or in a semi-automated fashion, although strong efforts have been made to allow automated quantitative lesion segmentation...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018223/pharmacological-characterization-of-the-native-store-operated-calcium-channels-of-cortical-neurons-from-embryonic-mouse-brain
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Sylvain Chauvet, Louis Jarvis, Mireille Chevallet, Niroj Shrestha, Klaus Groschner, Alexandre Bouron
In the murine brain, the first post-mitotic cortical neurons formed during embryogenesis express store-operated channels (SOCs) sensitive to Pyr3, initially proposed as a blocker of the transient receptor potential channel of C type 3 (TRPC3 channel). However, Pyr3 does not discriminate between Orai and TRPC3 channels, questioning the contribution of TRPC3 in SOCs. This study was undertaken to clarify the molecular identity and the pharmacological profile of native SOCs from E13 cortical neurons. The mRNA expression of STIM1-2 and Orai1-3 was assessed by quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012056/pachymeningitis-in-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-case-series-with-earlier-onset-in-younger-patients-and-literature-review
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Violeta Higuera-Ortiz, Abraham Reynoso, Natllely Ruiz, Rosa Delia Delgado-Hernández, Gilberto Gómez-Garza, Luis Felipe Flores-Suárez
The objective of this study is to describe the characteristics of patients with pachymeningitis (PM) in granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) from Latin America, including three young patients. This is a retrospective case series. Patients were classified according to the ACR criteria, the 2012 Chapel Hill Consensus Conference Nomenclature and the EMA algorithm. Demographic, clinical, serological, and neuroimaging characteristics are described. Thirteen patients (nine females, four males) were identified. Mean age ± SD of PM diagnosis was 35...
December 23, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011351/intracranial-hypertension-secondary-to-high-dose-cytosine-arabinoside-a-case-study
#17
Z A Nurgat, H Alzahrani, M Lawrence, A Mannan, M Ashour, W Rasheed, M Aljurf
We report a rare case of intracranial hypertension following high dose cytosine arabinoside (HiDAC) in a 20-year-old man, with precursor B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). A five drug induction protocol for ALL was initiated; post induction consolidation was with HiDAC (3 g/m(2) IV every 12 h on days 1, 3 and 5). Post consolidation, cytogenetic remission was attained and he received an intensification and maintenance regimen for ALL, for a period of approximately 24 months. Four months following the completion of his treatment, the patient relapsed within the central nervous system (CNS)...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005498/gadolinium-retention-in-the-body-and-brain-is-it-time-for-an-international-joint-research-effort
#18
Carlo Cosimo Quattrocchi, Aart J van der Molen
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January 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997580/natalizumab-related-progressive-multifocal-leukoencephalopathy-in-multiple-sclerosis-findings-from-an-italian-independent-registry
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Luca Prosperini, Nicola de Rossi, Cristina Scarpazza, Lucia Moiola, Mirco Cosottini, Simonetta Gerevini, Ruggero Capra
BACKGROUND: The monoclonal antibody natalizumab (NTZ) is a highly effective treatment for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). However, this drug is associated with increased risk of developing Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML), an opportunistic infection of central nervous system (CNS) caused by the John Cunningham polyomavirus (JCV). OBJECTIVE: To describe the 12-month clinical course of 39 patients with MS (28 women, 11 men) who developed NTZ-related PML after a mean exposure of 39 infusions...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940585/adult-primary-angiitis-of-the-central-nervous-system-isolated-small-vessel-vasculitis-represents-distinct-disease-pattern
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Hubert de Boysson, Grégoire Boulouis, Achille Aouba, Boris Bienvenu, Loïc Guillevin, Mathieu Zuber, Emmanuel Touzé, Olivier Naggara, Christian Pagnoux
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to identify whether presentations and outcomes in adult patients with isolated small-vessel primary angiitis of the CNS (PACNS) would differ from other patients with large/medium-vessel involvement. METHODS: In the French PACNS cohort, we compared the characteristics, treatments and outcomes of patients with isolated small-vessel disease (normal CT, MR and/or conventional angiograms, brain biopsy positive for vasculitis) with other patients who had large/medium-vessel involvement (vessel abnormalities on CT, MR or conventional angiograms)...
December 10, 2016: Rheumatology
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