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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910996/speckle-tracking-echocardiography-predicts-early-subclinical-anthracycline-cardiotoxicity-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
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Qi Tang, Yan Jiang, Yali Xu, Hongmei Xia
PURPOSE: This study aimed to assess the early changes of left ventricular (LV) and right ventricular (RV) mechanics associated with anthracycline treatment for breast cancer and to determine whether two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2D-STE) analysis could predict chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity. BACKGROUND: Anthracycline generates progressive LV dysfunction associated with a poor prognosis. Early detection of minor change of myocardial mechanics is thus important...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909859/sofa-score-and-left-ventricular-systolic-function-as-predictors-of-short-term-outcome-in-patients-with-sepsis
#2
Francesca Innocenti, Vittorio Palmieri, Aurelia Guzzo, Valerio Teodoro Stefanone, Chiara Donnini, Riccardo Pini
In a group of septic patients, we assess the short-term prognostic value of LV systolic performance, evaluated through conventional left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and left ventricular global longitudinal strain (LV GLS). One hundred forty-seven patients with sepsis were recruited; LVEF by planimetry and peak GLS by 2D speckle tracking could be assessed within 24 h. The study population was stratified according to SOFA tertiles assessed at the time of the echocardiogram (G1: SOFA score <5; G2: SOFA score 5-7; G3: SOFA score >7)...
December 1, 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908444/clinical-application-of-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-mapping-in-voxel-based-morphometry-in-the-diagnosis-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#3
H Takahashi, K Ishii, N Kashiwagi, Y Watanabe, H Tanaka, T Murakami, N Tomiyama
AIM: To evaluate the performance of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) mapping compared with voxel-based morphometry and to demonstrate the clinical usefulness of ADC mapping in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study population comprised 31 patients with AD (group A) and 24 patients without dementia (group B) who underwent three-dimensional (3D) T1-weighted imaging (WI) and two-dimensional (2D) echo-planar diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) at 3 T...
November 28, 2016: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908167/computer-aided-prognosis-for-cell-death-categorization-and-prediction-in-vivo-using-quantitative-ultrasound-and-machine-learning-techniques
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M J Gangeh, A Hashim, A Giles, L Sannachi, G J Czarnota
PURPOSE: At present, a one-size-fits-all approach is typically used for cancer therapy in patients. This is mainly because there is no current imaging-based clinical standard for the early assessment and monitoring of cancer treatment response. Here, the authors have developed, for the first time, a complete computer-aided-prognosis (CAP) system based on multiparametric quantitative ultrasound (QUS) spectroscopy methods in association with texture descriptors and advanced machine learning techniques...
December 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899069/gastric-dilatation-and-intestinal-obstruction-mimicking-acute-coronary-syndrome-with-dynamic-electrocardiographic-changes
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H M M T B Herath, Anne Thushara Matthias, B S D P Keragala, W A E Udeshika, Aruna Kulatunga
BACKGROUND: ST elevation myocardial infarction is a medical emergency and the electrocardiogram is a part of the mainstay in the initial diagnosis. A variety of non-cardiac conditions have been known to mimic the electrocardiographic changes seen in acute coronary syndrome. We present a patient presenting with acute partial intestinal obstruction causing gastric distension and intestinal dilatation who also had dynamic electrocardiographic changes, mimicking anterior ST elevation myocardial infarction...
November 29, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888153/three-dimensional-black-blood-t2-mapping-with-compressed-sensing-and-data-driven-parallel-imaging-in-the-carotid-artery
#6
Jianmin Yuan, Ammara Usman, Scott A Reid, Kevin F King, Andrew J Patterson, Jonathan H Gillard, Martin J Graves
PURPOSE: To develop a 3D black-blood T2 mapping sequence with a combination of compressed sensing (CS) and parallel imaging (PI) for carotid wall imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 3D black-blood fast-spin-echo (FSE) sequence for T2 mapping with CS and PI was developed and validated. Phantom experiments were performed to assess T2 accuracy using a Eurospin Test Object, with different combination of CS and PI acceleration factors. A 2D multi-echo FSE sequence was used as a reference to evaluate the accuracy...
November 22, 2016: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886159/cardiac-monitoring-in-patients-on-trastuzumab-correlation-of-ultrasound-and-radionuclide-ventriculography
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Erika Matos, Borut Jug, Barbara Vidergar Kralj, Branko Zakotnik
BACKGROUND: Guidance on cardiac surveillance during adjuvant trastuzumab therapy remains elusive. The recommended methods are 2-dimensional echocardiography (2D-ECHO) and electrocardiography gated equilibrium radionuclide ventriculography (RNV). We assessed the correlation and possible specific merits of these two methods. METHODS: In a prospective cohort study in patients undergoing post-anthracycline adjuvant trastuzumab therapy, clinical assessment, 2D-ECHO and RNV were performed at baseline, 4, 8 and 12 months...
November 25, 2016: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885496/descending-aortic-mechanics-and-atrial-fibrillation-a-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-transesophageal-echocardiography-study
#8
Rogério Teixeira, Ricardo Monteiro, Paulo Dinis, Maria José Santos, Ana Botelho, Nuno Quintal, Nuno Cardim, Lino Gonçalves
Vascular mechanics assessed with two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2D-STE) could be used as a new imaging surrogate of vascular stiffening. The CHA2DS2-VASc score is considered accurate as an estimate of stroke risk in non-valvular AF, although many potential stroke risk factors have not been included in this scoring method. The purpose of this research is to study the feasibility of evaluating vascular mechanics at the descending aorta in non-valvular AF patients using transesophageal 2D-STE and to analyze the association between descending aortic mechanics and stroke...
November 24, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884876/measurement-of-cortical-thickness-and-volume-of-subcortical-structures-in-multiple-sclerosis-agreement-between-2d-spin-echo-and-3d-mprage-t1-weighted-images
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A Vidal-Jordana, D Pareto, J Sastre-Garriga, C Auger, E Ciampi, X Montalban, A Rovira
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Gray matter pathology is known to occur in multiple sclerosis and is related to disease outcomes. FreeSurfer and the FMRIB Integrated Registration and Segmentation Tool (FIRST) have been developed for measuring cortical and subcortical gray matter in 3D-gradient-echo T1-weighted images. Unfortunately, most historical MS cohorts do not have 3D-gradient-echo, but 2D-spin-echo images instead. We aimed to evaluate whether cortical thickness and the volume of subcortical structures measured with FreeSurfer and FIRST could be reliably measured in 2D-spin-echo images and to investigate the strength and direction of clinicoradiologic correlations...
November 24, 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878405/a-comparison-study-between-3d-t2-weighted-space-and-conventional-2d-t2-weighted-turbo-spin-echo-in-assessment-of-carotid-plaque
#10
Peng Lv, Yuanyuan Dai, Jiang Lin, Weisheng Zhang, Hao Liu, Hui Liu, Xiao Tang
The aim of this study was to compare 3D T2-weighted sampling perfection with application optimized contrast using different flip angle evolutions (T2w SPACE) with conventional 2D T2w turbo-spin echo (TSE) in plaque imaging of carotid artery. 45 patients underwent 3.0-T MRI for carotid arteries imaging. MR sequences included T2w SPACE, T2w TSE, Time of flight (TOF) and T1-weighted (T1w) TSE. The signal intensity of intra-plaque hemorrhage (IPH), lipid-rich necrotic core (LRNC), and loose matrix (LM) were measured and their contrast ratios (CRs) against adjacent muscle were calculated...
November 22, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859827/elevated-phosphodiester-and-t2-levels-can-be-measured-in-the-absence-of-fat-infiltration-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-patients
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M T Hooijmans, E H Niks, J Burakiewicz, J J G M Verschuuren, A G Webb, H E Kan
Quantitative MRI and MRS are increasingly important as non-invasive outcome measures in therapy development for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Many studies have focussed on individual measures such as fat fraction and metabolite levels in relation to age and functionality, but much less attention has been given to how these indices relate to each other. Here, we assessed spatially resolved metabolic changes in leg muscles of DMD patients, and classified muscles according to the degree of fat replacement compared with healthy controls...
November 17, 2016: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852680/successful-recovery-and-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplant-following-chemotherapy-induced-severe-cardiomyopathy-literature-review-of-management-and-prognostic-factors
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Muhammad Asim Shahzad, Rizwan Ishtiaq, Umar Zahid, Faiz Anwer
Chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy is one of the major possible hazards that can result from potential cardiotoxic agents while treating cancer. Prognostic risk factors include the rate of drug administration, history of hypertension, female gender, extremes of age, previous history of mediastinal irradiation, cumulative dose and pre-existing heart disease. Close monitoring of the patients, timely diagnosis, use of well-known biomarkers including cardiac troponins, NT-ProBNP and imaging studies like 2D Echo or cardiac MRI are essential...
November 16, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848162/characterizing-the-spectrum-of-right-ventricular-remodelling-in-response-to-chronic-training
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Marta Sitges, Beatriz Merino, Constatine Butakoff, Maria Sanz de la Garza, Carles Paré, Silvia Montserrat, Barbara Vidal, Manel Azqueta, Georgia Sarquella, Josep Antoni Gutierrez, Ramon Canal, Josep Brugada, Bart H Bijnens
The significance and spectrum of reduced right ventricular (RV) deformation, reported in endurance athletes, is unclear. To comprehensively analyze the cardiac performance at rest of athletes, especially focusing on integrating RV size and deformation to unravel the underlying triggers of this ventricular remodelling. Hundred professional male athletes and 50 sedentary healthy males of similar age were prospectively studied. Conventional echocardiographic parameters of all four chambers were obtained, as well as 2D echo-derived strain (2DSE) in the left (LV) and in the RV free wall with separate additional analysis of the RV basal and apical segments...
November 15, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844041/chondral-lesions-in-the-patellofemoral-joint-in-mri-intra-individual-comparison-of-short-tau-inversion-recovery-sequence-stir-with-2d-multiple-echo-data-image-combination-sequence-medic
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Boris Bodelle, Wolfgang Luboldt, Julian L Wichmann, Sebastian Fischer, Thomas J Vogl, Martin Beeres
PURPOSE: To determine the value of the 2D multiple-echo data image combination (MEDIC) sequence relative to the short-tau inversion recovery (STIR) sequence regarding the depiction of chondral lesions in the patellofemoral joint. MATERIALS AND METHODS: During a period of 6 month patients with acute pain at the anterior aspect of the knee, joint effusion and suspected chondral lesion defect in the patellofemoral joint underwent MRI including axial MEDIC and STIR imaging...
2016: European Journal of Radiology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836104/3d-isotropic-t2-weighted-fast-spin-echo-vista-versus-2d-t2-weighted-fast-spin-echo-in-evaluation-of-the-calcaneofibular-ligament-in-the-oblique-coronal-plane
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H J Park, S Y Lee, Y J Choi, H P Hong, S J Park, J H Park, E Kim
AIM: To investigate whether the image quality of three-dimensional (3D) volume isotropic fast spin echo acquisition (VISTA) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the calcaneofibular ligament (CFL) view is comparable to that of 2D fast spin echo T2-weighted images (2D T2 FSE) for the evaluation of the CFL, and whether 3D VISTA can replace 2D T2 FSE for the evaluation of CFL injuries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 76 patients who underwent ankle MRI with CFL views of both 2D T2 FSE MRI and 3D VISTA...
November 8, 2016: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820133/decrease-of-cardiac-base-rotation-in-2d-speckle-tracking-indicates-drug-induced-cardiomyopathy-after-chemotherapy-in-children-with-cancer
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Kosuke Yanagimoto, Yasuhiro Okamoto, Yuichi Kodama, Takuro Nishikawa, Takayuki Tanabe, Yoshifumi Kawano
Drug-induced cardiomyopathy can be life-threatening in patients with cancer. Our objective was to explore early detection of drug-induced cardiomyopathy in children with cancer. We enrolled pediatric outpatients diagnosed with cancer between 2012 and 2013. In addition, we recruited pediatric outpatients in good general condition without cardiac disease or cancer, as controls. We measured the serum levels of biomarkers and performed chest radiography, electrocardiography, and ultrasound cardiography (UCG). We analyzed left ventricular (LV) torsion and torsion-related parameters using 2-dimensional (2D) speckle tracking on UCG...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818597/comparison-of-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-proton-density-fat-fraction-and-histological-analysis-in-the-quantification-of-liver-steatosis-in-children-and-adolescents
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Michele Di Martino, Lucia Pacifico, Mario Bezzi, Rossella Di Miscio, Beatrice Sacconi, Claudio Chiesa, Carlo Catalano
AIM: To establish a threshold value for liver fat content between healthy children and those with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) by using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), with liver biopsy serving as a reference standard. METHODS: The study was approved by the local ethics committee, and written informed consent was obtained from all participants and their legal guardians before the study began. Twenty-seven children with NAFLD underwent liver biopsy to assess the presence of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis...
October 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809540/chemisorption-of-hydroxide-on-2d-materials-from-dft-calculations-graphene-versus-hexagonal-boron-nitride
#18
Benoit Grosjean, Clarisse Péan, Alessandro Siria, Lyderic Bocquet, Rodolphe Vuilleumier, Marie-Laure Bocquet
Recent nanofluidic measurements revealed strongly different surface charge mea- surements for boron-nitride and graphitic nanotubes when in contact with saline and alkaline water.1,2 These observations contrast with the similar reactivity of a graphene layer and its boron nitride counterpart, using Density Functional Theory (DFT) frame- work, for intact and dissociative adsorption of gaseous water molecules. Here, we in- vestigate by DFT in implicit water single and multiple adsorption of anionic hydroxide on single layers...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809405/pulmonary-perfusion-quantification-with-flow-sensitive-inversion-recovery-fair-ute-mri-in-small-animal-imaging
#19
Marta Tibiletti, Andrea Bianchi, Detlef Stiller, Volker Rasche
Blood perfusion in lung parenchyma is an important property for assessing lung function. In small animals, its quantitation is limited even with radioactive isotopes or dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI techniques. In this study, the feasibility flow-sensitive alternating inversion recovery (FAIR) for the quantification of blood flow in lung parenchyma in free breathing rats at 7 T has been investigated. In order to obtain sufficient signal from the short T2 * lung parenchyma, a 2D ultra-short echo time (UTE) Look-Locker read-out has been implemented...
November 3, 2016: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801994/clinical-evaluation-of-three-dimensional-late-enhancement-mri
#20
Konstantinos Bratis, Markus Henningsson, Chrisanthos Grigoratos, Matteo Dell' Omodarme, Konstantinos Chasapides, Rene Botnar, Eike Nagel
PURPOSE: To assess the diagnostic value of three-dimensional late enhancement (3D-LGE) for the detection of myocardial necrosis in a routine clinical setting. 3D-LGE has been proposed as a novel magnetic resonance (MR) technique for the accurate detection of myocardial scar in both the ventricles and atria. Its performance in clinical practice has been poorly examined. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-seven patients referred for cardiac MR examination including scar imaging were prospectively enrolled...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
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