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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320182/axial-mr-diffusion-tensor-imaging-and-tractography-in-clinical-diagnosed-and-pathology-confirmed-cervical-spinal-cord-astrocytoma
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Mangsuo Zhao, Bingxin Shi, Tuoyu Chen, Yuqi Zhang, Tongchao Geng, Liyan Qiao, Mingjie Zhang, Le He, Huancong Zuo, Guihuai Wang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and diffusion tensor tractography (DTT) features of cervical spinal cord astrocytoma. METHODS: Eleven patients with cervical spinal cord astrocytomas and 10 healthy volunteers were recruited in this study. Conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and axial DTI were performed on a 3.0T MRI system. Apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC), fractional anisotropy (FA), axial diffusivity (AD), and radial diffusivity (RD) values for the lesions were measured...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320145/vision-loss-in-tuberculous-meningitis
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REVIEW
Ravindra Kumar Garg, Hardeep Singh Malhotra, Neeraj Kumar, Ravi Uniyal
Vision loss is a disabling complication of tuberculous meningitis. Approximately, 15% of survivors are either completely or partially blind. All structures of the visual pathway may be affected in tuberculous meningitis. Optic nerve and optic chiasma are most frequently and dominantly affected. Thick-gelatinous exudates lying over the base of brain, are the pathological hallmark of tuberculous meningitis and are responsible for almost all of its major complications, including vision loss. Strangulation of optic nerves and optic chiasma by the exudates, compression over optic chiasma by the dilated third ventricle, raised intracranial pressure, endarteritis, shunt failure, bacterial invasion of optic nerves and drug-induced optic nerve damage are important reasons that are considered responsible for vision loss...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318718/-treatment-of-macular-edema-comparison-of-efficacy-and-tolerability-of-subconjunctival-triamcinolone-injections-sub-tenon-s-triamcinolone-injections-and-intravitreal-dexamethasone-implant
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C Carbonnière, C Couret, A Blériot, O Lebreton, H Massé, G Le Meur, P Lebranchu, M Weber
The area of uveitis is related to numerous pathological entities. One of the main causes of decreased visual acuity in these patients is macular edema. One aspect of the treatment includes cortosteroids used peri- and intra-ocularly. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The goal of our work was to estimate the criteria of efficacy (on improvement in visual acuity and macular edema, as well as time to recurrence) and safety (on intraocular pressure and cataract) of these various routes of administration of corticosteroid after a single injection...
March 16, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317848/polyphonic-sonification-of-electrocardiography-signals-for-diagnosis-of-cardiac-pathologies
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Jakob Nikolas Kather, Thomas Hermann, Yannick Bukschat, Tilmann Kramer, Lothar R Schad, Frank Gerrit Zöllner
Electrocardiography (ECG) data are multidimensional temporal data with ubiquitous applications in the clinic. Conventionally, these data are presented visually. It is presently unclear to what degree data sonification (auditory display), can enable the detection of clinically relevant cardiac pathologies in ECG data. In this study, we introduce a method for polyphonic sonification of ECG data, whereby different ECG channels are simultaneously represented by sound of different pitch. We retrospectively applied this method to 12 samples from a publicly available ECG database...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315846/risk-factors-for-early-psychosis-in-pd-insights-from-the-parkinson-s-progression-markers-initiative
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Dominic H Ffytche, Joana B Pereira, Clive Ballard, K Ray Chaudhuri, Daniel Weintraub, Dag Aarsland
BACKGROUND: Parkinson's Disease (PD) psychosis refers to the spectrum of illusions, formed hallucinations and delusions that occur in PD. Visual hallucinations and illusions are thought to be caused by specific cognitive and higher visual function deficits and patients who develop such symptoms early in the disease course have greater rates of cognitive decline and progression to dementia. To date, no studies have investigated whether such deficits are found prior to the onset of PD psychosis...
April 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315801/use-of-indocyanine-green-fluorescence-endoscopy-to-treat-concurrent-perimedullary-and-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas-in-the-cervical-spine
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Akira Ito, Toshiki Endo, Tomoo Inoue, Hidenori Endo, Kenichi Sato, Teiji Tominaga
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative microscopic fluorescence angiography using indocyanine green (ICG) provides visual information on real-time blood flow. However, this method cannot be applied for lesions that are not visible under microscopic imaging because excitation light does not reach the targeted vascular structures. Endoscope-integrated ICG video-angiography has recently been advocated to compensate for this limitation. This is the first reported case of a spinal arteriovenous malformation in which endoscope-integrated ICG video-angiography was successfully used...
March 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315631/network-analysis-of-urocortins
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OBJECTIVES: Urocortins (Ucns), members of corticotropin releasing factor family, play critical roles in a number of pathological and physiological conditions. Many proteins have been reported to participate in Ucns signaling pathways, which formed complex interaction networks. METHODS: STITCH ('search tool for interactions of chemicals') is an interaction network database that provides exploration of the known and predicted interactions among large sets of chemicals and proteins...
November 19, 2016: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315612/ultrasound-assessment-of-peripheral-nerve-pathology-in-neurofibromatosis-type-1-and-2
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Natalie Winter, Tim W Rattay, Hubertus Axer, Eva Schäffer, Bernhard F Décard, Isabel Gugel, Martin Schuhmann, Alexander Grimm
OBJECTIVE: The neurofibromatoses (NF) type 1 and 2 are hereditary tumor predisposition syndromes caused by germline mutations in the NF1 and NF2 tumor suppressor genes. In NF1 and 2, peripheral nerve tumors occur regularly. For further characterizing nerve ultrasound was performed in patients with NF1 and 2. METHODS: Patients with established diagnosis of NF1 (n=27) and NF2 (n=10) were included. Ultrasound of peripheral nerves and cervical roots was performed during routine follow-up visits...
February 20, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315460/classification-and-characterization-of-periventricular-and-deep-white-matter-hyperintensities-on-mri-a-study-in-older-adults
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REVIEW
Ludovica Griffanti, Mark Jenkinson, Sana Suri, X X, Abda Mahmood, Nicola Filippini, Claire E Sexton, Anya Topiwala, Charlotte Allan, Mika Kivimäki, Archana Singh-Manoux, Klaus P Ebmeier, Clare E Mackay, Giovanna Zamboni
White matter hyperintensities (WMH) are frequently divided into periventricular (PWMH) and deep (DWMH), and the two classes have been associated with different cognitive, microstructural, and clinical correlates. However, although this distinction is widely used in visual ratings scales, how to best anatomically define the two classes is still disputed. In fact, the methods used to define PWMH and DWMH vary significantly between studies, making results difficult to compare. The purpose of this study was twofold: first, to compare four current criteria used to define PWMH and DWMH in a cohort of healthy older adults (mean age: 69...
March 14, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300678/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-internal-jugular-veins-in-multiple-sclerosis-inter-observer-agreement-and-comparison-with-doppler-ultrasound-examination
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S J Laukontaus, J Pekkola, J Numminen, T Kagayama, M Lepäntalo, M Färkkilä, S Atula, P Tienari, M Venermo
OBJECTIVES: Doppler ultrasound (US) has been widely used to evaluate the cervical venous system of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients according to the hypothesis of chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) with contradictory results. Venous anatomy and pathology can be examined with less operator-dependent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). DESIGN: To assess the inter-observer agreement in measuring internal jugular vein (IJV) cross-sectional area (CSA) in MR-images and to explore the agreement between US and MRI in the detection of calibres of ≤ 0...
March 11, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298864/vitrectomy-for-vitreopapillary-traction-in-a-nondiabetic-16-year-old-girl
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C K Nagesha, Pukhraj Rishi, Ekta Rishi
Vitreopapillary traction (VPT) is an unusual clinical entity and its management and prognosis have been sparsely studied. It has been described in adults with various vitreomacular pathologies and the possible effects on visual functions. However, the role of surgical intervention in altering the course of the disease is not well understood. Hereby, we describe a case of idiopathic VPT in a 16-year-old girl who presented with decreased vision and visual field changes corresponding to the area of retinal traction...
January 2017: Oman Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297595/decreased-resting-state-activity-in-the-precuneus-is-associated-with-depressive-episodes-in-recurrent-depression
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Chun-Hong Liu, Xin Ma, Zhen Yuan, Lu-Ping Song, Bing Jing, Hong-Yu Lu, Li-Rong Tang, Jin Fan, Martin Walter, Cun-Zhi Liu, Lihong Wang, Chuan-Yue Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate alterations in resting-state spontaneous brain activity in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) experiencing multiple episodes. METHODS: Between May 2007 and September 2014, 24 recurrent and 22 remitted patients diagnosed with MDD with the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders (SCID-I), and 69 healthy controls matched for age, sex, and educational level participated in this study. Among them, 1 healthy control was excluded due to excessive head motion...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296757/radiological-prediction-of-tumor-invasiveness-of-lung-adenocarcinoma-on-thin-section-ct
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Masahiro Yanagawa, Takeshi Johkoh, Masayuki Noguchi, Eiichi Morii, Yasushi Shintani, Meinoshin Okumura, Akinori Hata, Maki Fujiwara, Osamu Honda, Noriyuki Tomiyama
To evaluate thin-section computed tomography (CT) (TSCT) features that differentiate adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS), minimally invasive adenocarcinoma (MIA), and invasive adenocarcinoma (IVA), and to determine the size of solid portion on CT that correlates to pathological invasive components. Forty-eight patients were included. Nodules were classified into ground-glass nodule (GGN), part-solid, solid, and heterogeneous. Visual density of GGNs was subjectively evaluated using reference standard images: faint GGN (Ga), <-700 Hounsfield unit (HU); intermediate GGN (Gb), from -700 to -400 HU; dense GGN (Gc), >-400 HU; and mixed (Ga + Gb, Ga + Gc, and Gb + Gc)...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295386/an-integrated-segmentation-and-shape-based-classification-scheme-for-distinguishing-adenocarcinomas-from-granulomas-on-lung-ct
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Mehdi Alilou, Niha Beig, Mahdi Orooji, Anant Madabhushi, Prabhakar Rajiah, Michael Yang, Robert Gilkeson, Philip Linden, Vamsidhar Velcheti, Sagar Rakshit, Niyoti Reddy, Frank Jacono
PURPOSE: Distinguishing between benign granulmoas and adenocarcinomas is confounded by their similar visual appearance on routine CT scans. Unfortunately, owing to the inability to discriminate these lesions radigraphically, many patients with benign granulomas are subjected to unnecessary surgical wedge resections and biopsies for pathologic confirmation of cancer presence or absence. This suggests the need for improved computerized characterization of these nodules in order to distinguish between these two classes of lesions on CT scans...
March 14, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294592/comparison-of-two-cone-beam-computed-tomography-systems-in-the-visualization-of-endodontic-structures
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Sabrina Strobel, Evelyn Lenhart, Johann P Woelber, Jonathan Fleiner, Christian Hannig, Karl-Thomas Wrbas
An important part of endodontic diagnosis and treatment is the adequate visualization of root canal anatomy. The objective of the present study was to compare two different three-dimensional cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) systems, Scanora 3D and 3D Accuitomo 170, with respect to their visualization of endodontic canal systems and potential pathological alterations. Seventy extracted human teeth were investigated with regard to the radiographic detection of number of root canals, lateral canals, root canal fillings and posts, vertical root fractures, and the occurrence of image artifacts...
2017: Swiss Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293468/a-method-for-independent-component-graph-analysis-of-resting-state-fmri
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Demetrius Ribeiro de Paula, Erik Ziegler, Pubuditha M Abeyasinghe, Tushar K Das, Carlo Cavaliere, Marco Aiello, Lizette Heine, Carol di Perri, Athena Demertzi, Quentin Noirhomme, Vanessa Charland-Verville, Audrey Vanhaudenhuyse, Johan Stender, Francisco Gomez, Jean-Flory L Tshibanda, Steven Laureys, Adrian M Owen, Andrea Soddu
INTRODUCTION: Independent component analysis (ICA) has been extensively used for reducing task-free BOLD fMRI recordings into spatial maps and their associated time-courses. The spatially identified independent components can be considered as intrinsic connectivity networks (ICNs) of non-contiguous regions. To date, the spatial patterns of the networks have been analyzed with techniques developed for volumetric data. OBJECTIVE: Here, we detail a graph building technique that allows these ICNs to be analyzed with graph theory...
March 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292254/impact-of-joint-involvement-on-patients-reported-outcomes-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Chiara Tani, Linda Carli, Andrea Delle Sedie, Lucrezia Riente, Sabrina Vagnani, Rosaria Talarico, Alessandra Della Rossa, Chiara Baldini, Stefano Bombardieri, Marta Mosca
OBJECTIVE: Joint involvement is common among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Aim of this work was to evaluate the correlation between the presence of joint involvement and patient-reported pain, perception of disease activity, general health and quality of life. METHODS: Fifty consecutive SLE patients were enrolled in the study. All patients underwent a complete clinical evaluation including a 44 joint count, in addition an ultrasound evaluation of joint involvement of hands and wrists was performed...
March 14, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292194/clinical-utility-of-sympathetic-blockade-in-cardiovascular-disease-management
#18
Chan Soon Park, Hae-Young Lee
A dysregulated sympathetic nervous system is a major factor in the development and progression of cardiovascular disease; thus, understanding the mechanism and function of the sympathetic nervous system and appropriately regulating sympathetic activity to treat various cardiovascular diseases are crucial. Areas covered: This review focused on previous studies in managing hypertension, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease, heart failure, and perioperative management with sympathetic blockade. We reviewed both pharmacological and non-pharmacological management...
March 15, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291991/modified-lung-ultrasound-score-for-assessing-and-monitoring-pulmonary-aeration
#19
Silvia Mongodi, Bélaïd Bouhemad, Anita Orlando, Andrea Stella, Guido Tavazzi, Gabriele Via, Giorgio Antonio Iotti, Antonio Braschi, Francesco Mojoli
Purpose Lung Ultrasound Score (LUSS) is a useful tool for lung aeration assessment but presents two theoretical limitations. First, standard LUSS is based on longitudinal scan and detection of number/coalescence of B lines. In the longitudinal scan pleura visualization is limited by intercostal space width. Moreover, coalescence of B lines to define severe loss of aeration is not suitable for non-homogeneous lung pathologies where focal coalescence is possible. We therefore compared longitudinal vs. transversal scan and also cLUSS (standard coalescence-based LUSS) vs...
March 14, 2017: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291213/-intraoperative-fluorescence-diagnosis-using-5-aminolevulinic-acid-in-surgical-treatment-of-children-with-recurrent-neuroepithelial-tumors
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A V Kim, V A Khachatryan
AIM: To analyze the efficacy and safety of 5-aminolevulinic acid for intraoperative fluorescence diagnosis (FD) during repeated surgery for recurrent neuroepithelial tumors (NETs) in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of the results of recurrent NET resection in 13 children aged from 3 to 17 years in the period between December 2013 and May 2015. The source of 5-ALA was a drug "Alasens" that was administered at a dose of 20 mg/kg of body weight 4 h before the beginning of tumor resection...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
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