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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632590/comparison-of-anterior-and-posterior-surgery-for-degenerative-cervical-myelopathy-an-mri-based-propensity-score-matched-analysis-using-data-from-the-prospective-multicenter-aospine-csm-north-america-and-international-studies
#1
So Kato, Aria Nouri, Dongjin Wu, Satoshi Nori, Lindsay Tetreault, Michael G Fehlings
BACKGROUND: Surgeons often choose between 2 different approaches (anterior and posterior) for surgical treatment of degenerative cervical myelopathy on the basis of imaging features of spinal cord compression, the number of levels affected, and the spinal alignment. However, there is a lack of consensus on which approach is preferable. The objective of the present study was to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based propensity-score-matched analysis to compare postoperative outcomes between the anterior and posterior surgical approaches for degenerative cervical myelopathy...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631523/the-association-among-prematurity-cochlear-hyperintensity-and-hearing-loss
#2
Michael A Wien, Matthew T Whitehead
Background Prematurity is a major risk factor for neonatal hearing loss. Recent advancements in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have made it possible to evaluate structural details of the membranous labyrinths in premature infants that have heretofore been inaccessible. Objective We compared the prevalence of abnormal cochlear signal intensity in premature and term neonates and evaluated for a potential link with hearing loss. Materials and methods We retrospectively reviewed 148 consecutive MR exams performed in premature (< 37 weeks' gestation) and term neonates performed over a 30-month period...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628999/synthesis-characterisation-and-phase-transition-behaviour-of-temperature-responsive-physically-crosslinked-poly-n-vinylcaprolactam-based-polymers-for-biomedical-applications
#3
Shane C Halligan, Maurice B Dalton, Kieran A Murray, Yixiao Dong, Wenxin Wang, John G Lyons, Luke M Geever
Poly (N-vinylcaprolactam) (PNVCL) is a polymer which offers superior characteristics for various potential medical device applications. In particular it offers unique thermoresponsive capabilities, which fulfils the material technology constraints required in targeted drug delivery applications. PNVCL phase transitions can be tailored in order to suit the requirements of current and next generation devices, by modifying the contents with regard to the material composition and aqueous polymer concentration. In this study, physically crosslinked Poly (N-vinylcaprolactam)-Vinyl acetate (PNVCL-VAc) copolymers were prepared by photopolymerisation...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628416/case-243-extramedullary-hematopoiesis-in-an-adrenal-myelolipoma
#4
James Tanner, Shalini Malhotra, Hesham El-Daly, Edmund M Godfrey
History A 30-year-old man presented to the emergency department with epigastric pain. He was vomiting and in distress, and he had a history of thalassemia. Physical examination findings were unremarkable. Pertinent blood results were a hemoglobin level of 10.5 g/dL (6.52 mmol/L) (normal range, 13.5-18.0 g/dL [8.38-11.17 mmol/L]) and a bilirubin level of 62 µmol/L (normal range, 3-17 µmol/L). The remaining hematologic and biochemical results were normal. Aortic dissection was suspected clinically, so the patient was referred for imaging...
July 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627135/in-situ-electrochemistry-of-rechargeable-battery-materials-status-report-and-perspectives
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REVIEW
Yijun Yang, Xizheng Liu, Zhonghua Dai, Fangli Yuan, Yoshio Bando, Dmitri Golberg, Xi Wang
The development of rechargeable batteries with high performance is considered to be a feasible way to satisfy the increasing needs of electric vehicles and portable devices. It is of vital importance to design electrodes with high electrochemical performance and to understand the nature of the electrode/electrolyte interfaces during battery operation, which allows a direct observation of the complicated chemical and physical processes within the electrodes and electrolyte, and thus provides real-time information for further design and optimization of the battery performance...
June 19, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627125/the-role-of-long-term-physical-exercise-on-performance-and-brain-activation-during-the-stroop-colour-word-task-in-fibromyalgia-patients
#6
S Martinsen, P Flodin, J Berrebi, M Löfgren, I Bileviciute-Ljungar, K Mannerkorpi, M Ingvar, P Fransson, E Kosek
The Stroop colour word test (SCWT) has been widely used to assess changes in cognitive performance such as processing speed, selective attention and the degree of automaticity. Moreover, the SCWT has proven to be a valuable tool to assess neuronal plasticity that is coupled to improvement in performance in clinical populations. In a previous study, we showed impaired cognitive processing during SCWT along with reduced task-related activations in patients with fibromyalgia. In this study, we used SCWT and functional magnetic resonance imagingFMRI to investigate the effects of a 15-week physical exercise intervention on cognitive performance, task-related cortical activation and distraction-induced analgesia (DIA) in patients with fibromyalgia and healthy controls...
June 18, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625724/the-binary-system-of-ibuprofen-nicotinamide-under-nanoscale-confinement-from-cocrystal-to-coamorphous-state
#7
Yanping Bi, Deli Xiao, Shuai Ren, Shuyan Bi, Jianzhu Wang, Fei Li
Coamorphous systems have gained success in stabilizing amorphous drugs and improving their solubility and dissolution. Here we proposed to confine a binary mixture of drug and coformer (CF) within nanopores to obtain a nano-confined coamorphous (NCA) system. For proving feasibility of this proposal, a poorly water-soluble drug (ibuprofen, IBP) and a frequently used pharmaceutical CF (nicotinamide, NIC) were loaded into nanopores of mesoporous silica microspheres (MSMs). The solid state of NCA system was characterized by differential scanning calorimetry, X-ray powder diffraction, infrared spectrum and solid state nuclear magnetic resonance...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624082/the-influence-of-carrier-material-on-some-physical-and-structural-properties-of-carrot-juice-microcapsules
#8
Emilia Janiszewska-Turak, Nicolò Dellarosa, Urszula Tylewicz, Luca Laghi, Santina Romani, Marco Dalla Rosa, Dorota Witrowa-Rajchert
This study investigates the effect of carrier type on the physical and structural properties of microcapsules of pure carrot juice. Low-crystallised maltodextrin (MD), gum arabic (GA), mixtures of MD and GA (1:1; 2:1; 3:1) and whey protein isolate (WPI) were used as carriers. Microencapsulation was carried out in a spray-drier at inlet air temperature of 160°C. Powders were investigated for dry matter, water activity, diameter, carotene content and hygroscopicity. In addition, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and time domain nuclear magnetic resonance (TD-NMR) were applied to analyse microcapsules glass transition temperature (Tg)...
December 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624057/surveillance-strategies-in-the-follow-up-of-melanoma-patients-too-much-or-not-enough
#9
James Kurtz, Georgia M Beasley, Doreen Agnese, Kari Kendra, Thomas E Olencki, Alicia Terando, J Harrison Howard
BACKGROUND: After appropriate initial therapy for patients with stage II-III melanoma, there is no consensus regarding surveillance. Thus, follow-up is highly variable among institutions and individual providers. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network recommends routine clinical examination and consideration of imaging for stage IIB-IIIC every 3-12 mo with no distinction between stages. Detection of recurrence is important as novel systemic therapies and surgical resection of recurrence may provide survival benefits...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623562/physical-rupture-of-the-xylem-in-developing-sweet-cherry-fruit-causes-progressive-decline-in-xylem-sap-inflow-rate
#10
Eckhard Grimm, Daniel Pflugfelder, Dagmar van Dusschoten, Andreas Winkler, Moritz Knoche
Xylem flow is progressively shut down during maturation beginning with minor veins at the stylar end and progressing to major veins and finally to bundles at the stem end. This study investigates the functionality of the xylem vascular system in developing sweet cherry fruit (Prunus avium L.). The tracers acid fuchsin and gadoteric acid were fed to the pedicel of detached fruit. The tracer distribution was studied using light microscopy and magnetic resonance imaging. The vasculature of the sweet cherry comprises five major bundles...
June 16, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623036/-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-dysplasia-literature-review-and-case-report
#11
William Alejandro Camargo-Ariza, Silvia Juliana Galvis-Blanco, Tatiana Del Pilar Camacho-Enciso, Carlos Alberto Quiroz-Romero, Juan José Bermudez-Echeverry
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia is an inherited autosomal dominant pathology with an estimated prevalence of 1:2,500 to 1:5,000, being higher in males (3:1). It is characterized histologically by replacement of cardiomyocytes by fibro-adipose tissue, which predisposes to ventricular arrhythmias, right ventricular failure, and sudden cardiac death. The main goal of treatment is to reduce the risk of sudden death and improve the quality of life of patients. We present the case of a 23 year old woman whose clinical symptoms started with palpitations, chest pain with physical activity, syncope and headache 6 years ago during her first pregnancy...
June 13, 2017: Archivos de Cardiología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622994/ultrasound-assisted-acid-hydrolysis-of-cellulose-to-chemical-building-blocks-application-to-furfural-synthesis
#12
Daniel Santos, Ubiratan F Silva, Fabio A Duarte, Cezar A Bizzi, Erico M M Flores, Paola A Mello
In this work, the use of ultrasound energy for the production of furanic platforms from cellulose was investigated and the synthesis of furfural was demonstrated. Several systems were evaluated, as ultrasound bath, cup horn and probe, in order to investigate microcrystalline cellulose conversion using simply a diluted acid solution and ultrasound. Several acid mixtures were evaluated for hydrolysis, as diluted solutions of HNO3, H2SO4, HCl and H2C2O4. The influence of the following parameters in the ultrasound-assisted acid hydrolysis (UAAH) were studied: sonication temperature (30 to 70°C) and ultrasound amplitude (30 to 70% for a cup horn system) for 4 to 8molL(-1) HNO3 solutions...
April 25, 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622410/accuracy-of-deformable-image-registration-on-magnetic-resonance-images-in-digital-and-physical-phantoms
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Rachel B Ger, Jinzhong Yang, Yao Ding, Megan C Jacobsen, Clifton D Fuller, Rebecca M Howell, Heng Li, R Jason Stafford, Shouhao Zhou, Laurence E Court
PURPOSE: Accurate deformable image registration is necessary for longitudinal studies. The error associated with commercial systems has been evaluated using computed tomography (CT). Several in-house algorithms have been evaluated for use with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), but there is still relatively little information about MRI deformable image registration. This work presents an evaluation of two deformable image registration systems, one commercial (Velocity) and one in-house (demons-based algorithm), with MRI using two different metrics to quantify the registration error...
June 16, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621599/comparison-of-ultrasonography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-arthroscopy-for-diagnosing-medial-meniscal-lesions-in-dogs-with-cranial-cruciate-ligament-deficiency
#14
Samuel P Franklin, James L Cook, Cristi R Cook, Layla S Shaikh, Kevin M Clarke, Shannon P Holmes
OBJECTIVE To compare the accuracy of ultrasonography and MRI for diagnosing medial meniscal lesions in dogs with cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) deficiency. DESIGN Diagnostic test evaluation. ANIMALS 26 dogs (31 stifle joints) with CCL deficiency. PROCEDURES A single surgeon physically examined each dog and performed ultrasonography and arthroscopy of affected stifle joints to identify medial meniscal lesions. Video recordings of the arthroscopic procedure were saved and subsequently reviewed by the same surgeon and by a second surgeon working independently and blinded to results of all examinations...
July 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621042/clinical-evaluation-of-anomalous-aortic-origin-of-a-coronary-artery-aaoca
#15
Silvana Molossi, Hitesh Agrawal
The clinical evaluation of patients with an anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA), a congenital abnormality of the origin or course of a coronary artery that arises from the aorta, is challenging given its first presentation being sudden cardiac arrest in about half of the patients. Symptoms of chest pain, shortness of breath and syncope during exertion should be of concern in evaluating young athletes and nonathletes. The lack of abnormal signs on the physical exam and electrocardiogram further adds to the difficulty in establishing the diagnosis...
June 16, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619436/tumefactive-demyelinating-lesions-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Hussein Algahtani, Bader Shirah, Ali Alassiri
Tumefactive multiple sclerosis or tumefactive demyelinating lesion (TDL) is one of the rare variants of multiple sclerosis (MS) posing a diagnostic challenge and a therapeutic enigma since it is difficult to distinguish from a true central nervous system (CNS) neoplasm or other CNS lesions on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The prevalence of TDL is estimated to be 1-3/1000 cases of MS with an annual incidence of 0.3/100,000. This could be an underestimate due to unavailability of a global MS registry and under-reporting of this condition...
May 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618993/new-perspectives-on-biomedical-applications-of-iron-oxide-nanoparticles
#17
Massimiliano Magro, Davide Baratella, Emanuela Bonaiuto, Jessica de Almeida Roger, Fabio Vianello
Iron oxide nanomaterials are considered promising tools for improved therapeutic efficacy and diagnostic applications in biomedicine. Accordingly, engineered iron oxide nanomaterials are increasingly proposed in biomedicine, and the interdisciplinary researches involving physics, chemistry, biology (nanotechnology) and medicine have led to exciting developments in the last decades. The progresses of the development of magnetic nanoparticles with tailored physico-chemical and surface properties produced a variety of clinically relevant applications, spanning from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), drug delivery, magnetic hyperthermia, to in vitro diagnostics...
June 16, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616638/piriformis-muscle-syndrome-with-assessment-of-sciatic-nerve-using-diffusion-tensor-imaging-and-tractography-a-case-report
#18
Keizo Wada, Tomohiro Goto, Tomoya Takasago, Daisuke Hamada, Koichi Sairyo
Piriformis muscle syndrome (PMS) is difficult to diagnose by objective evaluation of sciatic nerve injury. Here we report a case of PMS diagnosed by diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and tractography of the sciatic nerve, which can assess and visualize the extent of nerve injury. The patient was a 53-year-old man with a 2-year history of continuous pain and numbness in the left leg. His symptoms worsened when sitting. Physical examination, including sensorimotor neurologic tests, the deep tendon reflex test, and the straight leg raise test, revealed no specific findings...
June 14, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616240/metastatic-pancreatic-carcinoma-masquerading-as-cystic-lung-disease-a-rare-presentation
#19
Emily Stern, Taha Huseini, YiJin Kuok, Fiona Lake
This 52-year-old male ex-smoker presented with a six-month history of progressive breathlessness and weight loss. He deteriorated acutely, and was admitted with severe type 1 respiratory failure. Apart from diffuse coarse crackles on chest auscultation, physical examination was unremarkable. High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) showed diffuse cystic changes throughout the lungs. A diagnosis of pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis (PLCH) was considered. Further workup identified a coincidental pancreatic lesion of uncertain significance, which remained indeterminate on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and on positron emission tomography (PET)...
September 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611080/magnetic-resonance-imaging-assessed-inflammation-in-the-wrist-is-associated-with-patient-reported-physical-impairment-global-assessment-of-disease-activity-and-pain-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-longitudinal-results-from-two-randomised-controlled-trials
#20
Daniel Glinatsi, Joshua F Baker, Merete L Hetland, Kim Hørslev-Petersen, Bo J Ejbjerg, Kristian Stengaard-Pedersen, Peter Junker, Torkell Ellingsen, Hanne M Lindegaard, Ib Hansen, Tine Lottenburger, Jakob M Møller, Lykke Ørnbjerg, Aage Vestergaard, Anne Grethe Jurik, Henrik S Thomsen, Trine Torfing, Signe Møller-Bisgaard, Mette B Axelsen, Mikkel Østergaard
OBJECTIVES: To examine whether MRI assessed inflammation and damage in the wrist of patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are associated with patient-reported outcomes (PROs). METHODS: Wrist and hand MRIs of 210 patients with early RA from two investigator-initiated, randomised controlled studies (CIMESTRA/OPERA) were assessed according to the Outcome Measures in Rheumatology RA MRI score (RAMRIS) for synovitis, tenosynovitis, osteitis, bone erosions and joint space narrowing (JSN) at baseline, 1 and 5 years follow-up...
June 13, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
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