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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319954/comparison-of-initial-vasopressors-used-for-delayed-cerebral-ischemia-after-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#1
Bhaskar Roy, Louise D McCullough, Rajat Dhar, James Grady, Yu-Bo Wang, Robert J Brown
BACKGROUND: The main reason for morbidity after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) is delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI). The mainstay of medical therapy for treating DCI is induced hypertension with vasopressors to restore cerebral perfusion. Both phenylephrine (PE) and norepinephrine (NE) are commonly used for induced hypertension, but the impact of the initial choice of vasopressor on the efficacy, adverse effects, or outcome after hemodynamic therapy for DCI is unknown. METHODS: Sixty-three patients with aSAH between January 2012 and October 2014, who developed DCI (defined as new focal deficit or decline in Glasgow Coma Score) and in which PE (n = 45) or NE (n = 18) treatment was initiated were evaluated in this retrospective study...
March 21, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319500/clinical-response-profile-of-metastatic-advanced-pulmonary-neuroendocrine-tumors-to-peptide-receptor-radionuclide-therapy-with-177lu-dotatate
#2
Rahul V Parghane, Sanjay Talole, Kumar Prabhash, Sandip Basu
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to perform multiparametric response assessment of metastatic/advanced pulmonary neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) to Lu-DOTATATE peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) (clinical, biochemical, molecular/structural imaging, and survival assessment) and to study the relationship between response, mortality, and overall survival with dual-tracer molecular imaging parameters. METHODS: Twenty-two patients (6 women, 16 men; median age, 44 years; range, 16-72 years) of histopathologically proven pulmonary NETs with metastatic/advanced disease were included and analyzed retrospectively...
March 17, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319472/infective-endocarditis-in-children-an-update
#3
Garth Dixon, Georgi Christov
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Infective endocarditis in children remains a clinical challenge. Here, we review the impact of the updated 2015 American Heart Association and European Society of Cardiology guidelines on management as well as the significance of the new predisposing factors, diagnostic and treatment options, and the impact of the 2007-2008 change in prophylaxis recommendations. RECENT FINDINGS: The new 2015 infective endocarditis guidelines introduced the endocarditis team, added the new imaging modalities of computer tomography and PET-computer tomography into the diagnostic criteria and endorsed the concept of safety of relatively early surgical treatment...
March 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318888/characterization-of-the-lung-parenchyma-using-ultrasound-multiple-scattering
#4
Kaustav Mohanty, John Blackwell, Thomas Egan, Marie Muller
The purpose of the study described here was to showcase the application of ultrasound to quantitative characterization of the micro-architecture of the lung parenchyma to predict the extent of pulmonary edema. The lung parenchyma is a highly complex and diffusive medium for which ultrasound techniques have remained qualitative. The approach presented here is based on ultrasound multiple scattering and exploits the complexity of ultrasound propagation in the lung structure. The experimental setup consisted of a linear transducer array with an 8-MHz central frequency placed in contact with the lung surface...
March 16, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318196/-paradoxical-reaction-to-antituberculosis-treatment-in-an-immunocompetent-girl-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis
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Ignacio Ruiz Del Olmo Izuzquiza, Claudia Orden Rueda, Laura Ochoa Gómez, Nuria Clavero Montañés, Enrique Berdún Chéliz, Carmelo Guerrero Laleona
Paradoxical reaction to antituberculosis treatment is rare in paediatric population. We report a 9-year-old girl with high fever and productive cough for the last three weeks. Tuberculine test and Quantiferon were positive, erythrocyte sedimentation rate was 64 mm/h, culture and polymerase chain reaction for M. tuberculosis negative, and chest X ray showed a widened right mediastinum. Tuberculosis was diagnosed, therefore treatment with standard doses of rifampicin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide and ethambutol was started...
April 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317170/added-clinical-value-of-applying-myocardial-deformation-imaging-to-assess-right-ventricular-function
#6
REVIEW
Vladislavs Sokalskis, Diletta Peluso, Annika Jagodzinski, Christoph Sinning
Right heart dysfunction has been found to be a strong prognostic factor predicting adverse outcome in various cardiopulmonary diseases. Conventional echocardiographic measurements can be limited by geometrical assumptions and impaired reproducibility. Speckle tracking-derived strain provides a robust quantification of right ventricular function. It explicitly evaluates myocardial deformation, as opposed to tissue Doppler-derived strain, which is computed from tissue velocity gradients. Right ventricular longitudinal strain provides a sensitive tool for detecting right ventricular dysfunction, even at subclinical levels...
March 19, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317064/altered-synchrony-of-right-ventricular-contraction-in-borderline-pulmonary-hypertension
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Bouchra Lamia, Jean-François Muir, Luis-Carlos Molano, Catherine Viacroze, Jacques Benichou, Philippe Bonnet, Jean Quieffin, Antoine Cuvelier, Robert Naeije
Imaging studies have shown that pulmonary hypertension (PH) is associated with inhomogenous right ventricular (RV) regional contraction, or dyssynchrony, and that this is of prognostic relevance. This study aimed at the identification and functional significance of RV dyssynchrony in borderline PH defined by a mean pulmonary artery pressure between (mPAP) 20 and 25 mmHg. RV dyssynchrony was measured by 2-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography in 17 patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), 13 patients with borderline PH and 14 controls...
March 19, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316980/clinical-and-prognostic-significance-of-positive-hepatojugular-reflux-on-discharge-in-acute-heart-failure-insights-from-the-escape-trial
#8
Hesham R Omar, Maya Guglin
Background. There has been a decline in emphasis of the value of physical examination in heart failure (HF) with increased reliance on cardiac imaging. We aim to study the clinical and prognostic significance of positive hepatojugular reflux (HJR) on discharge in patients hospitalized with HF. Methods. Using the ESCAPE trial data, patients were compared according to the presence or absence of a positive HJR on discharge. The primary study endpoints were all-cause mortality and a composite endpoint of death, rehospitalization, and cardiac transplant during the first 6 months after discharge...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316225/-the-clinical-impact-of-artery-first-approach-combined-with-vascular-resection-and-reconstruction-in-the-treatment-of-pancreatic-head-carcinoma
#9
J L Huang, W G Li, F Z Chen, Z J Su, F M Li, B Liu
Objective: To evaluate the application of artery first, combined vascular resection and reconstruction in the treatment of pancreatic head carcinoma. Methods: The clinical data of 13 patients with pancreatic head cancer were retrospectively analyzed from February 2014 to March 2016 in the Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen University. Preoperative computed tomography of high resolution layer or magnetic resonance imaging examination demonstrated pancreatic head carcinoma, as well as close adhesion, stenosis, compression or displacement of superior mesenteric vein or portal vein wall...
March 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315014/association-of-native-t1-times-with-biventricular-function-and-hemodynamics-in-precapillary-pulmonary-hypertension
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Yin Yin Chen, Hong Yun, Hang Jin, De Hong Kong, Yu Liang Long, Cai Xia Fu, Shan Yang, Meng Su Zeng
In precapillary pulmonary hypertension (PH) patients, we sought to (1) investigate the relationship between ventricular insertion point (VIP) T1 times, hemodynamic parameters, and biventricular function, and (2) determine the predictors of anterior and inferior VIP T1 time. Twenty-two patients with precapillary PH underwent 1.5-T cardiac MR, right heart catheterization (RHC), and echocardiography. A group of 10 healthy age- and sex-matched volunteers served as controls. Biventricular function, morphology and mass were obtained from short-axis cine images...
March 17, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314540/technological-advances-shed-light-on-left-ventricular-cardiac-disturbances-in-cystic-fibrosis
#11
REVIEW
Zahra N Sayyid, Zachary M Sellers
Cystic fibrosis (CF), the most common autosomal recessive lethal disease in Caucasians, causes chronic pulmonary disease and can lead to cor pulmonale with right ventricular dysfunction. The presence of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) in cardiac myocardia has prompted debate regarding possible defective ion channel-induced cardiomyopathy. Clinical heart disease in CF is considered rare and is restricted to case reports. It has been unclear if this is due to the lack of physiological importance of CFTR in the heart, the relatively short lifespan of those with CF, or a technical inability to detect subclinical disease...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314534/total-cavopulmonary-connection-with-a-new-bioabsorbable-vascular-graft-first-clinical-experience
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Leo A Bockeria, Oleg Svanidze, Alex Kim, Konstantin Shatalov, Vladimir Makarenko, Martijn Cox, Thierry Carrel
OBJECTIVES: To assess safety and clinical performance of a novel bioabsorbable vascular graft in pediatric patients with univentricular cardiac malformation who received surgical correction via an extracardiac cavopulmonary conduit. METHODS: The implanted graft material is designed to attract patient's own cells and proteins, which trigger a cascade of physiological events leading to endogenous tissue restoration. As the graft resorbs progressively after implantation, components of native tissue including collagen, endothelial lining, and capillary blood vessels develop and organize into a natural tissue...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306332/contrast-enhanced-pulmonary-mra-for-the-primary-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-embolism-current-state-of-the-art-and-future-directions
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Donald G Benson, Mark L Schiebler, Michael D Repplinger, Christopher J François, Thomas M Grist, Scott B Reeder, Scott K Nagle
Computed tomographic pulmonary angiography (CTPA) is currently considered the imaging standard of care for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE). Recent advances in contrast enhanced pulmonary magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) techniques have led to increased use of this modality for the detection of PE in the proper clinical setting. This review is intended to provide an introduction to the state of the art techniques used in pulmonary MRA for the detection of PE and to discuss possible future directions for this modality...
March 17, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306214/the-prognostic-value-of-early-radiographic-response-in-children-and-adolescents-with-embryonal-rhabdomyosarcoma-stage-iv-metastases-confined-to-the-lungs-a-report-from-the-cooperative-weichteilsarkom-studiengruppe-cws
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Monika Sparber-Sauer, Thekla von Kalle, Guido Seitz, Tobias Dantonello, Monika Scheer, Marc Münter, Joerg Fuchs, Ruth Ladenstein, Stefan S Bielack, Thomas Klingebiel, Ewa Koscielniak
BACKGROUND: Patients with metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) have a poor prognosis apart from children with embryonal RMS whose metastases are confined to the lungs (PRME). The prognostic significance of response in patients with metastatic disease is still unknown and optimal treatment remains to be defined. METHODS: Patient-, tumor- and treatment-related factors of patients with PRME treated on multiple prospective trials of the Cooperative Weichteilsarkom Studiengruppe (CWS) (1981-2013) were analyzed with a focus on response to induction chemotherapy...
March 17, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302764/-18-f-gp1-a-novel-fluorine-18-labeled-tracer-designed-for-pet-imaging-of-thrombi-with-high-detection-sensitivity-and-low-background
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Jessica Lohrke, Holger Siebeneicher, Markus Berger, Michael Reinhardt, Mathias Berndt, Andre Mueller, Marion Zerna, Norman Koglin, Felix Oden, Marcus Bauser, Matthias Friebe, Ludger M Dinkelborg, Joachim Huetter, Andrew W Stephens
Thromboembolic diseases such as myocardial infarction, stroke, transient ischemic attacks and pulmonary embolism are major causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. GPIIb/IIIa is the key receptor involved in platelet aggregation and is a validated target for therapeutic approaches and diagnostic imaging. The aim of this study was to develop and characterize a specific small molecule tracer for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging that binds with high affinity to GPIIb/IIIa receptors and has suitable pharmacokinetic properties to overcome limitations of previous approaches...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302592/spectral-detector-ct-for-cardiovascular-applications
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Prabhakar Rajiah, Suhny Abbara, Sandra Simon Halliburton
Spectral detector computed tomography (SDCT) is a novel technology that uses two layers of detectors to simultaneously collect low and high energy data. Spectral data is used to generate conventional polyenergetic images as well as dedicated spectral images including virtual monoenergetic and material composition (iodine-only, virtual unenhanced, effective atomic number) images. This paper provides an overview of SDCT technology and a description of some spectral image types. The potential utility of SDCT for cardiovascular imaging and the impact of this new technology on radiation and contrast dose are discussed through presentation of initial patient studies performed on a SDCT scanner...
March 17, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302097/objective-response-to-mtor-inhibition-in-a-metastatic-collision-tumor-of-the-liver-composed-of-melanoma-and-adenocarcinoma-with-tsc1-loss-a-case-report
#17
Munveer S Bhangoo, Jenny Y Zhou, Siraj M Ali, Russell Madison, Alexa B Schrock, Carrie Costantini
BACKGROUND: Collision tumors are uncommon but well described clinical entities composed of distinct tumor histologies occurring within the same anatomic site. Optimal management of patients with collision tumors remains highly variable and depends on clinical characteristics such as the involved tumor types, predominant histology, as well as the extent of disease. Comprehensive genomic profiling is a means of identifying genomic alterations to suggest benefit from targeted therapy. CASE PRESENTATION: A 78-year-old woman presented to medical oncology with liver metastases occurring within the background of a 1-year history of uveal melanoma...
March 16, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301535/quantitative-assessment-of-pulmonary-alveolar-proteinosis-pap-with-ultra-dose-ct-and-correlation-with-pulmonary-function-tests-pfts
#18
Xin Sui, Qianni Du, Kai-Feng Xu, Xinlun Tian, Lan Song, Xiao Wang, Xiaoli Xu, Zixing Wang, Yuyan Wang, Jun Gu, Wei Song, Zhengyu Jin
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether ultra-low-dose chest computed tomography (CT) can be used for visual assessment of CT features in patients with pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) and to evaluate the relationship between the quantitative analysis of the ultra-low-dose CT scans and the pulmonary function tests (PFTs). METHODS: Thirty-eight patients (mean [SD] age, 44.47 [12.28] years; 29 males, 9 females) with PAP were enrolled and subjected to two scans each with low-dose CT (reference parameters: 120 kV and 50 mAs) and ultra-low-dose CT (reference parameters, 80 kV, 25 mAs)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301228/the-evolving-classification-of-pulmonary-hypertension
#19
Michelle Foshat, Nahal Boroumand
CONTEXT: - An explosion of information on pulmonary hypertension has occurred during the past few decades. The perception of this disease has shifted from purely clinical to incorporate new knowledge of the underlying pathology. This transfer has occurred in light of advancements in pathophysiology, histology, and molecular medical diagnostics. OBJECTIVES: - To update readers about the evolving understanding of the etiology and pathogenesis of pulmonary hypertension and to demonstrate how pathology has shaped the current classification...
March 16, 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301100/comparison-of-mr-flow-quantification-in-peripheral-and-main-pulmonary-arteries-in-patients-after-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-surgery-a-retrospective-study
#20
Tobias Rutz, Christian Meierhofer, Susanne Naumann, Stefan Martinoff, Peter Ewert, Heiko C Stern, Sohrab Fratz
PURPOSE: To compare the quantification of pulmonary stroke volume (SV) by phase contrast magnetic resonance (PC-MR) in the main pulmonary artery (MPA) to the sum of SVs in both peripheral pulmonary arteries (PPA) in different right ventricular (RV) outflow pathologies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pulmonary SV was determined by PC-MR in the MPA and the PPA in healthy individuals (H, n = 54), patients after correction for tetralogy of Fallot with significant pulmonary regurgitation and without pulmonary or RV outflow tract stenosis (PR, n = 50), and in patients with RV outflow tract or pulmonary valve stenosis (PS, n = 50)...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
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