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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072755/strategies-for-an-expanded-use-of-kidneys-from-elderly-donors
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María José Pérez-Sáez, Nuria Montero, Dolores Redondo-Pachón, Marta Crespo, Julio Pascual
The old-for-old allocation policy used for kidney transplantation (KT) has confirmed the survival benefit compared to remaining listed on dialysis. Shortage of standard donors has stimulated the development of strategies aimed to expand acceptance criteria, particularly of kidneys from elderly donors. We have systematically reviewed the literature on those different strategies. In addition to the review of outcomes of expanded criteria donor (ECD) or advanced age kidneys, we assessed the value of the Kidney Donor Profile Index (KDPI) policy, preimplantation biopsy, dual KT, machine perfusion and special immunosuppressive protocols...
January 9, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070841/reproducibility-of-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-and-dynamic-susceptibility-contrast-mri-in-the-study-of-brain-gliomas-a-comparison-of-data-obtained-using-different-commercial-software
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Gian Marco Conte, Antonella Castellano, Luisa Altabella, Antonella Iadanza, Marcello Cadioli, Andrea Falini, Nicoletta Anzalone
PURPOSE: Dynamic susceptibility contrast MRI (DSC) and dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE) are useful tools in the diagnosis and follow-up of brain gliomas; nevertheless, both techniques leave the open issue of data reproducibility. We evaluated the reproducibility of data obtained using two different commercial software for perfusion maps calculation and analysis, as one of the potential sources of variability can be the software itself. METHODS: DSC and DCE analyses from 20 patients with gliomas were tested for both the intrasoftware (as intraobserver and interobserver reproducibility) and the intersoftware reproducibility, as well as the impact of different postprocessing choices [vascular input function (VIF) selection and deconvolution algorithms] on the quantification of perfusion biomarkers plasma volume (Vp), volume transfer constant (K (trans)) and rCBV...
January 9, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069320/mild-induced-hypothermia-for-patients-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-after-decompressive-craniectomy
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Chunhai Tang, Yun Bao, Min Qi, Lizhi Zhou, Fan Liu, Jian Mao, Qingmei Lei, Songtao Qi, Binghui Qiu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of mild induced hypothermia for intracranial hypertension in patients with traumatic brain injury after decompressive craniectomy. METHODS: A total of 60 adults with intracranial pressure (ICP) of more than 20 mm Hg after decompressive craniectomy were randomly assigned to standard care (control group) or hypothermia (32°C-35°C) plus standard care. Then, ICP, cerebral perfusion pressure, Glasgow Outcome Scale score, and complications were assessed...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063057/quantitative-assessment-of-cerebral-basement-membranes-using-electron-microscopy
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Matthew MacGregor Sharp, Anton Page, Alan Morris, Roy O Weller, Roxana O Carare
In this chapter we describe in detail the tissue processing techniques we employ for the study of cerebral tissue by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). In particular, we explain a technique that enables quantification of changes in cerebral basement membranes at the ultrastructural level. This is significant, as age related pathological conditions affecting the brain are often accompanied by ultrastructural changes in the cerebral vasculature.Briefly, experimental mice are fixed by perfusion and their brains removed...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057593/mortality-and-outcome-comparison-between-brain-tissue-oxygen-combined-intracranial-pressure-cerebral-perfusion-pressure-guided-therapy-and-intracranial-pressure-cerebral-perfusion-pressure-guided-therapy-in-traumatic-brain-injury-a-meta-analysis
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Qiang Xie, Hai-Bing Wu, Yu-Feng Yan, Meng Liu, Er-Song Wang
BACKGROUND: The combination of brain tissue oxygen and standard intracranial pressure/cerebral perfusion pressure (ICP/CPP) guided therapy is thought to improve traumatic brain injury (TBI) prognosis compared with standard ICP/CPP guided therapy. However, related results of previous observational studies and recently published cohort studies and randomized controlled trials (RCTs) remain controversial. The objective was to compare the effect of combined therapy with that of standard ICP/CPP guided therapy on mortality rate, favorable outcome, ICP/CPP, and length of stay (LOS)...
January 2, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054714/reflection-imaging-of-china-ink-perfused-brain-vasculature-using-confocal-laser-scanning-microscopy-after-clarification-of-brain-tissue-by-the-spalteholz-method
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R C Gutierre, D Vannucci Campos, R A Mortara, A A Coppi, R M Arida
Confocal laser-scanning microscopy is a useful tool for visualizing neurons and glia in transparent preparations of brain tissue from laboratory animals. Currently, imaging capillaries and venules in transparent brain tissues requires the use of fluorescent proteins. Here, we show that vessels can be imaged by confocal laser-scanning microscopy in transparent cortical, hippocampal and cerebellar preparations after clarification of China ink-injected specimens by the Spalteholz method. This method may be suitable for global, three-dimensional, quantitative analyses of vessels, including stereological estimations of total volume and length and of surface area of vessels, which constitute indirect approaches to investigate angiogenesis...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050719/sudden-benzodiazepine-induced-resolution-of-post-operative-pediatric-cerebellar-mutism-syndrome-a-clinical-spect-study
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Francesco Nicita, Milena Paiano, Mauro Liberatore, Alberto Spalice, Paola Papoff, Mariacristina Ullo, Manolo Piccirilli, Anna Clerico, Amalia Schiavetti
Post-operative pediatric cerebellar mutism syndrome (PPCMS) is a clinical syndrome arising from cerebellar injury and characterized by absence of speech and other possible symptoms and signs. Rare reports described some benefit after administration of dopamine agonist therapy, but no treatment has proven efficacy. In this paper, we report on the dramatic, sudden resolution of PPCMS induced by midazolam administration in a boy who underwent posterior fossa surgery for choroid plexus papilloma of the fourth ventricle...
January 3, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048545/we-de-207a-04-advances-in-radiological-neuro-endovascular-interventional-imaging
#8
S Rudin
: 1. Parallels in the evolution of x-ray angiographic systems and devices used for minimally invasive endovascular therapy Charles Strother - DSA, invented by Dr. Charles Mistretta at UW-Madison, was the technology which enabled the development of minimally invasive endovascular procedures. As DSA became widely available and the potential benefits for accessing the cerebral vasculature from an endovascular approach began to be apparent, industry began efforts to develop tools for use in these procedures...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048454/we-de-207a-00-advances-in-image-guided-neurointerventions-clinical-pull-and-technology-push
#9
Jeffrey Siewerdsen, Rebecca Fahrig
: 1. Parallels in the evolution of x-ray angiographic systems and devices used for minimally invasive endovascular therapy Charles Strother - DSA, invented by Dr. Charles Mistretta at UW-Madison, was the technology which enabled the development of minimally invasive endovascular procedures. As DSA became widely available and the potential benefits for accessing the cerebral vasculature from an endovascular approach began to be apparent, industry began efforts to develop tools for use in these procedures...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047800/we-de-207a-01-parallels-in-the-evolution-of-x-ray-angiographic-systems-and-devices-used-for-minimally-invasive-endovascular-therapy
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C Strother
: 1. Parallels in the evolution of x-ray angiographic systems and devices used for minimally invasive endovascular therapy Charles Strother - DSA, invented by Dr. Charles Mistretta at UW-Madison, was the technology which enabled the development of minimally invasive endovascular procedures. As DSA became widely available and the potential benefits for accessing the cerebral vasculature from an endovascular approach began to be apparent, industry began efforts to develop tools for use in these procedures...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047144/we-de-207a-02-advances-in-cone-beam-ct-anatomical-and-functional-imaging-in-angio-suite-to-enable-one-stop-shop-stroke-imaging-workflow
#11
G Chen
: 1. Parallels in the evolution of x-ray angiographic systems and devices used for minimally invasive endovascular therapy Charles Strother - DSA, invented by Dr. Charles Mistretta at UW-Madison, was the technology which enabled the development of minimally invasive endovascular procedures. As DSA became widely available and the potential benefits for accessing the cerebral vasculature from an endovascular approach began to be apparent, industry began efforts to develop tools for use in these procedures...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046980/we-fg-206-05-new-arterial-spin-labeling-method-for-simultaneous-estimation-of-arterial-cerebral-blood-volume-cerebral-blood-flow-and-arterial-transit-time
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M Johnston, H Liu, C Whitlow, Y Jung
PURPOSE: To demonstrate the feasibility of a novel Arterial Spin Labeling (ASL) method for simultaneously measuring cerebral blood flow (CBF), arterial transit time (ATT), and arterial cerebral blood volume (aCBV) without the use of a contrast agent. METHODS: A series of multi-TI ASL images were acquired from one healthy subject on a 3T Siemens Skyra, with the following parameters: PCASL labeling with variable TI [300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900, 1000, 1500, 2000, 2500, 3000, 3500, 4000] ms, labeling bolus 1400 ms when TI allows, otherwise 100 ms less than TI, TR was minimized for each TI, two sinc shaped pre-saturation pulses were applied in the imaging plane immediately before 2D EPI acquisition...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046971/th-cd-206-01-expectation-maximization-algorithm-based-tissue-mixture-quantification-for-perfusion-mri
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H Han, Z Liang, L Li, L Xing
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility of estimating the tissue mixture perfusions and quantifying cerebral blood flow change in arterial spin labeled (ASL) perfusion MR images. METHODS: The proposed perfusion MR image analysis framework consists of 5 steps: (1) Inhomogeneity correction was performed on the T1- and T2-weighted images, which are available for each studied perfusion MR dataset. (2) We used the publicly available FSL toolbox to strip off the non-brain structures from the T1- and T2-weighted MR images...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046482/we-de-207a-03-recent-advances-in-devices-used-in-neuro-interventions
#14
M Gounis
: 1. Parallels in the evolution of x-ray angiographic systems and devices used for minimally invasive endovascular therapy Charles Strother - DSA, invented by Dr. Charles Mistretta at UW-Madison, was the technology which enabled the development of minimally invasive endovascular procedures. As DSA became widely available and the potential benefits for accessing the cerebral vasculature from an endovascular approach began to be apparent, industry began efforts to develop tools for use in these procedures...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035724/reduced-perfusion-in-broca-s-area-in-developmental-stuttering
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Jay Desai, Yuankai Huo, Zhishun Wang, Ravi Bansal, Steven C R Williams, David Lythgoe, Fernando O Zelaya, Bradley S Peterson
OBJECTIVE: To study resting cerebral blood flow in children and adults with developmental stuttering. METHODS: We acquired pulsed arterial spin labeling magnetic resonance imaging data in 26 participants with stuttering and 36 healthy, fluent controls. While covarying for age, sex, and IQ, we compared perfusion values voxel-wise across diagnostic groups and assessed correlations of perfusion with stuttering severity within the stuttering group and with measures of motor speed in both groups...
December 30, 2016: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035179/molecular-neuroimaging-in-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
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REVIEW
Jooyeon Jamie Im, Eun Namgung, Yejee Choi, Jung Yoon Kim, Sandy Jeong Rhie, Sujung Yoon
Over the past decade, an increasing number of neuroimaging studies have provided insight into the neurobiological mechanisms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PSTD). In particular, molecular neuroimaging techniques have been employed in examining metabolic and neurochemical processes in PTSD. This article reviews molecular neuroimaging studies in PTSD and focuses on findings using three imaging modalities including positron emission tomography (PET), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS)...
December 2016: Experimental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034995/effects-of-mri-protocol-parameters-preload-injection-dose-fractionation-strategies-and-leakage-correction-algorithms-on-the-fidelity-of-dynamic-susceptibility-contrast-mri-estimates-of-relative-cerebral-blood-volume-in-gliomas
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K Leu, J L Boxerman, B M Ellingson
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: DSC perfusion MR imaging assumes that the contrast agent remains intravascular; thus, disruptions in the blood-brain barrier common in brain tumors can lead to errors in the estimation of relative CBV. Acquisition strategies, including the choice of flip angle, TE, TR, and preload dose and incubation time, along with post hoc leakage-correction algorithms, have been proposed as means for combating these leakage effects. In the current study, we used DSC-MR imaging simulations to examine the influence of these various acquisition parameters and leakage-correction strategies on the faithful estimation of CBV...
December 29, 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031993/support-vector-machine-classification-of-arterial-volume-weighted-arterial-spin-tagging-images
#18
Yash S Shah, Luis Hernandez-Garcia, Hesamoddin Jahanian, Scott J Peltier
INTRODUCTION: In recent years, machine-learning techniques have gained growing popularity in medical image analysis. Temporal brain-state classification is one of the major applications of machine-learning techniques in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) brain data. This article explores the use of support vector machine (SVM) classification technique with motor-visual activation paradigm to perform brain-state classification into activation and rest with an emphasis on different acquisition techniques...
December 2016: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030441/does-permissive-hypoxaemia-during-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-cause-long-term-neurological-impairment-a-study-in-patients-with-h1n1-induced-severe-respiratory-failure
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Bernhard Holzgraefe, Christin Andersson, Håkan Kalzén, Viktor von Bahr, Mikael Mosskin, Elna-Marie Larsson, Kenneth Palmér, Björn Frenckner, Anders Larsson
BACKGROUND: The Extracorporeal Life Support Organisation accepts permissive hypoxaemia in adult patients during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). The neurological long-term outcome of this approach has not yet been studied. OBJECTIVES: We investigated the prevalence of brain lesions and cognitive dysfunction in survivors from the Influenza A/H1N1 2009 pandemic treated with permissive hypoxaemia during ECMO for severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)...
February 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024236/cerebral-blood-flow-and-its-connectivity-features-of-auditory-verbal-hallucinations-in-schizophrenia-a-perfusion-study
#20
Long-Biao Cui, Gang Chen, Zi-Liang Xu, Lin Liu, Hua-Ning Wang, Li Guo, Wen-Ming Liu, Ting-Ting Liu, Shun Qi, Kang Liu, Wei Qin, Jin-Bo Sun, Yi-Bin Xi, Hong Yin
The goal of the study was to investigate cerebral blood flow (CBF) and its connectivity (an across-subject covariance measure) patterns of schizophrenia (SZ) patients with auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs). A total of demographically matched 25 SZ patients with AVHs, 25 without AVHs, and 25 healthy controls (HCs) underwent resting state perfusion imaging using a pulsed arterial spin labeling sequence. CBF and its connectivity were analyzed and then CBF topological properties were calculated. AVHs patients exhibited decreased CBF in the bilateral superior and middle frontal gyri and postcentral gyri, and right supplementary motor area compared with SZ patients without AVHs...
December 11, 2016: Psychiatry Research
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