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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325553/sitagliptin-improved-glucose-assimilation-in-detriment-of-fatty-acid-utilization-in-experimental-type-ii-diabetes-role-of-glp-1-isoforms-in-glut4-receptor-trafficking
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E Ramírez, B Picatoste, A González-Bris, M Oteo, F Cruz, A Caro-Vadillo, J Egido, J Tuñón, M A Morcillo, Ó Lorenzo
BACKGROUND: The distribution of glucose and fatty-acid transporters in the heart is crucial for energy consecution and myocardial function. In this sense, the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) enhancer, sitagliptin, improves glucose homeostasis but it could also trigger direct cardioprotective actions, including regulation of energy substrate utilization. METHODS: Type-II diabetic GK (Goto-Kakizaki), sitagliptin-treated GK (10 mg/kg/day) and wistar rats (n = 10, each) underwent echocardiographic evaluation, and positron emission tomography scanning for [18F]-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (18FDG)...
January 11, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325551/relationship-between-cardiac-microvascular-dysfunction-measured-with-82rubidium-pet-and-albuminuria-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
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Louis Potier, Renata Chequer, Ronan Roussel, Kamel Mohammedi, Souad Sismail, Agnès Hartemann, Chloé Amouyal, Michel Marre, Dominique Le Guludec, Fabien Hyafil
BACKGROUND: Albuminuria is of one the strongest predictors of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in diabetes. Diabetes is associated with cardiac microvascular dysfunction (CMD), a powerful, independent prognostic factor for cardiac mortality. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between CMD and microvascular complications in patients without known CVD. METHODS: In this monocentric study, myocardial flow reserve (MFR) was measured with cardiac 82Rubidium positron emission tomography (Rb-PET) in 311 patients referred to nuclear medicine department of Bichat University Hospital for screening of coronary artery disease from 2012 to 2014...
January 11, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322379/attenuation-correction-and-metal-artifact-reduction-in-fdg-pet-ct-for-prosthetic-heart-valve-and-cardiac-implantable-device-endocarditis
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Asbjørn M Scholtens, Hein J Verberne
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 10, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321427/cardiac-sarcoidosis-concomitant-with-large-vessel-aortitis-detected-by-18f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography
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Yoshihiro Higuchi, Yasutaka Kimoto, Rika Tanoue, Tomotake Tokunou, Kenichiro Tomonari, Toyoki Maeda, Takahiko Horiuchi
We herein report a case of concurrent cardiac sarcoidosis and large-vessel aortitis detected by 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) and followed up during immunosuppressive therapy. After high-dose prednisolone administration (1 mg/kg), serial FDG-PET showed that almost all of the abnormal FDG uptake in the heart and extracardiac region, including the abdominal to bilateral iliac arteries, had been disappeared. During the tapering of prednisolone, additive methotrexate therapy was needed to treat the recurrence of cardiac sarcoidosis...
January 11, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319785/diagnostic-accuracy-and-prognostic-value-of-simultaneous-hybrid-18f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-cardiac-sarcoidosis
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Eleanor C Wicks, Leon J Menezes, Anna Barnes, Saidi A Mohiddin, Neha Sekhri, Joanna C Porter, Helen L Booth, Emily Garrett, Riyaz S Patel, Menelaos Pavlou, Ashley M Groves, Perry M Elliott
Aims: Cardiac death is the leading cause of mortality in patients with sarcoidosis, yet cardiac involvement often remains undetected. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) and 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography (PET) have been used to diagnose cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) yet never simultaneously in a cohort. This study sought to assess the diagnostic and prognostic utility of simultaneous hybrid cardiac PET/MR. Methods and results: Fifty-one consecutive patients with suspected CS (age 50 ± 13 years, 31 males) underwent simultaneous PET/MR following a high-fat/low-carbohydrate diet and 12-h fast...
January 8, 2018: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306462/how-common-is-isolated-cardiac-sarcoidosis-extra-cardiac-and-cardiac-findings-on-clinical-examination-and-whole-body-18f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography
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Daniel Juneau, Pablo Nery, Juan Russo, Robert A de Kemp, Eugene Leung, Rob S B Beanlands, David H Birnie
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis is a systemic inflammatory disease which can involve nearly any organ. Clinically manifest cardiac involvement occurs in perhaps 5% of patients with sarcoidosis. The reported prevalence of isolated cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) varies widely with reported rates of 27-54%. The explanation for this variability is likely multi-factorial but perhaps mostly related to the diagnostic method(s) for assessing extra-cardiac involvement. The primary aim of this study was to assess the rate of isolated CS in a homogeneous, prospectively recruited cohort of patients with clinically manifest CS, using whole body FDG PET-CT imaging as a gold standard...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276787/late-disruption-of-a-polyethylene-terephthalate-aortic-graft-30-years-after-initial-graft-placement
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Akihito Matsushita, Yu Tsunoda, Takashi Hattori, Wahei Mihara
A 71 year old male who had undergone extra-anatomic bypass grafting between the ascending aorta and the thoraco-abdominal aorta at 41 years of age for aortic coarctation was admitted with back pain and dyspnea. A 16 mm Cooley double velour knitted polyethylene terephthalate (PET) graft was used in the initial operation in 1983. Computed tomography showed disruption of the initial PET graft perforating the right atrium, and a pseudoaneurysm at the distal anastomosis. The patient was in acute cardiac failure because of left to right shunting...
2018: EJVES Short Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273695/cardiac-displacement-during-13n-ammonia-myocardial-perfusion-pet-ct-comparison-between-adenosine-and-regadenoson-induced-stress
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Elise Vleeming, Sergiy Lazarenko, Friso van der Zant, Xiao-Bo Pan, Jerome Declerck, Maurits Wondergem, Remco Knol
PURPOSE: In this study, differences are investigated in cardiac displacement during adenosine stress versus regadenoson stress in 13N-Ammonia(13NH3) MP PET/CT scans. METHODS: A total of 61 MP PET/CTs were acquired using either adenosine (n=30) or regadenoson (n=31) as a stressor. For both groups, cardiac displacement during rest and stress was measured three-dimensionally, relative to either a fixed reference frame or the previous frame, in each 1-minute frame of a list-mode PET acquisition of 25 minutes...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261619/discordant-findings-on-18f-naf-and-99mtc-hdp-bone-scans-in-a-patient-with-attr-cardiac-amyloidosis
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Quinn K T Ng, Pooja Sethi, Tara A Saunders, Miguel Hernandez Pampaloni, Robert R Flavell
Cardiac amyloidosis is an important cause of restrictive cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure. Bone scintigraphy with [Tc]hydroxymethylene diphosphonate (Tc-HDP) and [F]sodium fluoride (F-NaF) have been investigated in the noninvasive diagnosis of transthyretin (ATTR)-related cardiac amyloidosis. We present a case of a 76-year-old man with metastatic prostate cancer who underwent Tc-HDP bone scintigraphy with an incidental finding of diffuse left ventricular abnormal uptake suggesting ATTR cardiac amyloidosis...
December 19, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261337/current-and-emerging-imaging-techniques-in-the-diagnosis-and-assessment-of-pulmonary-hypertension
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Christopher S Johns, Jim M Wild, Smitha Rajaram, Andy J Swift, David G Kiely
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a challenging condition to diagnose and treat. Over the last two decades, there have been significant advances in therapeutic approaches and imaging technologies. Current guidelines emphasize the importance of cardiac catheterization; however, the increasing availability of non-invasive imaging has the potential to improve diagnostic rates, whilst providing additional information on patient phenotypes. Areas covered: This review discusses the role of imaging in the diagnosis, prognostic assessment and follow-up of patients with PH...
December 20, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260333/improved-visualization-of-breast-tissue-on-a-dedicated-breast-pet-system-through-ergonomic-redesign-of-the-imaging-table
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Michael K O'Connor, Thuy D Tran, Tiffinee N Swanson, Lacey R Ellingson, Katie N Hunt, Dana H Whaley
BACKGROUND: Breast lesions closer than 2 cm to the chest wall are difficult to position in the field of view of dedicated breast PET (db-PET) systems. This inability to detect such lesions is a significant limitation of these systems. The primary objective of this study was to determine if modifications to the design of the imaging table and detector used for a db-PET system would enable improved visualization of breast tissue close to the chest wall. All studies were performed on a commercially available db-PET system (Mammi-PET)...
December 19, 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249347/enhancement-of-dynamic-myocardial-perfusion-pet-images-based-on-low-rank-plus-sparse-decomposition
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Lijun Lu, Xiaomian Ma, Hassan Mohy-Ud-Din, Jianhua Ma, Qianjin Feng, Arman Rahmim, Wufan Chen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The absolute quantification of dynamic myocardial perfusion (MP) PET imaging is challenged by the limited spatial resolution of individual frame images due to division of the data into shorter frames. This study aims to develop a method for restoration and enhancement of dynamic PET images. METHODS: We propose that the image restoration model should be based on multiple constraints rather than a single constraint, given the fact that the image characteristic is hardly described by a single constraint alone...
February 2018: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245258/primary-atrial-fibromyxosarcoma-with-multiple-system-metastases-a-case-report
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Jingping Qiu, Lingrong Tang, Yang Han, Chun Wang, Tianxiang Gu, Guang Li
RATIONALE: Fibromyxosarcoma is common in head and neck, vessel, omentum, and reproductive system, with low-grade malignant behavior. However, primary atrial fibromyxosarcoma with highly malignant behavior is extremely rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 34-year-old female presented with oppression in the chest, short breath, and onset of headache as initial symptoms. The preoperative echocardiogram showed a medium-size echogenic mass close to the posterior leaflet of the mitral valve in the left atrium...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243072/volume-based-glucose-metabolic-analysis-of-fdg-pet-ct-the-optimum-threshold-and-conditions-to-suppress-physiological-myocardial-uptake
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Osamu Manabe, Markus Kroenke, Tadao Aikawa, Atsuto Murayama, Masanao Naya, Atsuro Masuda, Noriko Oyama-Manabe, Kenji Hirata, Shiro Watanabe, Tohru Shiga, Chietsugu Katoh, Nagara Tamaki
OBJECTIVE: FDG PET/CT plays a significant role in the diagnosis of inflammatory heart diseases and cardiac tumors. We attempted to determine the optimal FDG uptake threshold for volume-based analyses and to evaluate the relationship between the myocardial physiological uptake volume in FDG PET and several clinical factors. METHODS: A total of 190 patients were retrospectively analyzed. The cardiac metabolic volume (CMV) was defined as a volume within the boundary determined by a threshold (SUVmean of blood pool × 1...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240557/impact-of-motion-compensation-and-partial-volume-correction-for-18f-naf-pet-ct-imaging-of-coronary-plaque
#15
J Cal-González, C Tsoumpas, M L Lassen, S Rasul, L Koller, M Hacker, K Schäfers, T Beyer
Recent studies have suggested that 18F-NaF-PET enables visualization and quantification of plaque micro-calcification in the coronary tree. However, PET imaging of plaque calcification in the coronary arteries is challenging because of the respiratory and cardiac motion as well as partial volume effects. The objective of this work is to implement an image reconstruction framework, which incorporates compensation for respiratory as well as cardiac motion (MoCo) and partial volume correction (PVC), for cardiac 18F-NaF PET imaging in PET/CT...
December 14, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236988/diagnostic-and-prognostic-value-of-myocardial-blood-flow-quantification-as-non-invasive-indicator-of-cardiac-allograft-vasculopathy
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Paco E Bravo, Brian A Bergmark, Tomas Vita, Viviany R Taqueti, Ankur Gupta, Sara Seidelmann, Thomas E Christensen, Michael T Osborne, Nishant R Shah, Nina Ghosh, Jon Hainer, Courtney F Bibbo, Meagan Harrington, Fred Costantino, Mandeep R Mehra, Sharmila Dorbala, Ron Blankstein, Akshay Desai, Lynne Stevenson, Michael M Givertz, Marcelo F Di Carli
Aims: Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) is a leading cause of death in orthotopic heart transplant (OHT) survivors. Effective non-invasive screening methods are needed. Our aim was to investigate the added diagnostic and prognostic value of myocardial blood flow (MBF) to standard myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with positron emission tomography (PET) for CAV detection. Methods and results: We studied 94 OHT recipients (prognostic cohort), including 66 who underwent invasive coronary angiography and PET within 1 year (diagnostic cohort)...
December 8, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231290/cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-clinical-performance-of-somatostatin-receptor-positron-emission-tomography-in-cardiac-sarcoidosis
#17
Carmen Pizarro, Folke Kluenker, Darius Dabir, Daniel Thomas, Florian C Gaertner, Markus Essler, Christian Grohé, Georg Nickenig, Dirk Skowasch
AIMS: Cardiac affection constitutes a major limiting condition in systemic sarcoidosis. The primary objective of this study was to investigate the persistence rate of cardiac sarcoid involvement by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging in patients diagnosed with cardiac sarcoidosis (CS). Moreover, we examined the additional insights into myocardial damage's characteristics gained by somatostatin receptor scintigraphy. METHODS AND RESULTS: In a pilot study, we had previously identified cardiac involvement-diagnosed by CMR imaging-to be present in 29 of 188 patients (15...
December 12, 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230607/the-effect-of-high-count-rates-on-cardiac-perfusion-quantification-in-a-simultaneous-pet-mr-system-using-a-cardiac-perfusion-phantom
#18
Jim O' Doherty, Zacharias Chalampalakis, Paul Schleyer, Muhummad Sohaib Nazir, Amedeo Chiribiri, Paul K Marsden
BACKGROUND: PET-MRI is under investigation as a new strategy for quantitative myocardial perfusion imaging. Consideration is required as to the maximum scanner count rate in order to limit dead-time losses resulting from administered activity in the scanner field of view during the first pass of the radiotracer. RESULTS: We performed a decaying-source experiment to investigate the high count-rate performance of a PET-MR system (Siemens mMR) over the expected range of activities during a clinical study...
December 11, 2017: EJNMMI Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215412/serial-fdg-pet-ct-imaging-in-the-management-of-cardiac-sarcoidosis
#19
William Bremer, Nadera J Sweiss, Yang Lu
A 60-year-old woman with biopsy-proven cardiac sarcoidosis status post implantable cardioverter defibrillator placement presented with periodic dizziness and dyspnea on exertion. Myocardial perfusion scan demonstrated a moderate sized, fixed perfusion defect along the mid to proximal anteroseptal wall of the left ventricle, with better perfusion on stress images. FDG-PET/CT demonstrated corresponding focal FDG avidity of the mid to proximal anteroseptal wall, suggestive of active cardiac sarcoidosis. Because of severe side effects, mycophenolate mofetil was discontinued, and the patient received low-dose steroid therapy...
December 5, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208596/urinary-8-hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine-as-a-myocardial-oxidative-stress-marker-is-associated-with-ventricular-tachycardia-in-patients-with-active-cardiac-sarcoidosis
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Hironori Ishiguchi, Shigeki Kobayashi, Takeki Myoren, Michiaki Kohno, Takuma Nanno, Wakako Murakami, Seiko Oda, Keishi Oishi, Shinichi Okuda, Munemasa Okada, Kazuyoshi Suga, Masafumi Yano
BACKGROUND: Recently, we reported that urinary 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (U-8-OHdG), an oxidative stress marker, reflected inflammatory activity in cardiac sarcoidosis (CS). Here, we investigated whether U-8-OHdG levels were associated with ventricular tachycardia (VT) in patients with CS. METHODS AND RESULTS: This prospective cohort study enrolled 62 consecutive patients with CS, of whom 36 were diagnosed as having active CS based on abnormal 18F-flurodeoxyglucose accumulation in the heart on positron-emission tomography/computed tomography...
December 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
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