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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334078/high-prf-ultrafast-sliding-compound-doppler-imaging-fully-qualitative-and-quantitative-analysis-of-blood-flow
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Jinbum Kang, Won Seuk Jang, Yangmo Yoo
Ultrafast compound Doppler imaging based on plane-wave excitation (UCDI) can be used to evaluate cardiovascular diseases using high frame rates. In particular, it provides a fully quantifiable flow analysis over a large region of interest with high spatio-temporal resolution. However, the pulse-repetition frequency (PRF) in the UCDI method is limited for high-velocity flow imaging since it leverages between the number of plane-wave angles (<i>N</i>) and acquisition time. In this paper, we present high PRF ultrafast sliding compound Doppler imaging method (HUSDI) to improve quantitative flow analysis...
January 15, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333788/enhancement-of-standard-ecgs-by-a-new-method-for-multi-cycle-superimposition-and-summation
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Aharon Frimerman, Simcha Meisel, Avraham Shotan, David S Blondheim
BACKGROUND: Since the introduction of the electrocardiogram (ECG) in 1902, the fundamentals of ECG data acquisition, display, and interpretation in the clinical arena have not changed much. OBJECTIVES: To present a new method to enhance and improve acquisition, analysis, and display of the standard ECG. METHODS: We performed ECG enhancement by superimposition and summation of multiple standard ECG cycles of each lead, by temporal alignment to peak R wave and voltage alignment to an improved baseline, at the T-P segment...
January 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332573/torsades-de-pointes-in-patients-with-polymyalgia-rheumatica
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Pietro Enea Lazzerini, Iacopo Bertolozzi, Maurizio Acampa, Rosella Fulceri, Franco Laghi-Pasini, Pier Leopoldo Capecchi
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) represents the most common inflammatory rheumatic disease of the elderly. It is characterized by synovitis of proximal joints and extra-articular synovial structures, along with chronic high-grade systemic inflammation. PMR is closely related to giant cell arteritis (GCA), a large-vessel vasculitis that involves the major branches of the aorta, particularly the extracranial branches of carotid artery including temporal arteries. It is currently believed that PMR and GCA may represent different manifestations of the same disease process...
January 10, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328431/bioinformatic-analysis-of-gene-expression-profiling-of-intracranial-aneurysm
#4
Lijuan Bo, Bo Wei, Zhanfeng Wang, Chaohui Li, Zheng Gao, Zhuang Miao
Intracranial aneurysm (IA) is a severe clinical condition of primary concern and currently, there is no effective therapeutic reagent. The present study aimed to investigate the molecular mechanism of IA via bioinformatic analysis. Various gene expression profiles (GSE26969) were downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database, including 3 IA and 3 normal superficial temporal artery samples. Firstly, the limma package in R language was used to identify differentially expressed genes (DEGs; P‑value <0...
December 29, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327374/dynamic-coronary-mr-angiography-in-a-pig-model-with-hyperpolarized-water
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Kasper Wigh Lipsø, Esben Søvsø Szocska Hansen, Rasmus Stilling Tougaard, Christoffer Laustsen, Jan Henrik Ardenkjaer-Larsen
PURPOSE: To investigate dynamic coronary MR angiography using hyperpolarized water as a positive contrast agent. Hyperpolarization can increase the signal by several orders of magnitude, and has recently been translated to human cardiac application. The aim was to achieve large 1 H signal enhancement to allow high-resolution imaging of the coronary arteries. METHODS: Protons in D2 O were hyperpolarized by dissolution dynamic nuclear polarization. A total of 18 mL of hyperpolarized water was injected into the coronary arteries of healthy pigs (N = 9; 3 injections in 3 animals)...
January 12, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327348/respiratory-dysfunction-progresses-with-age-in-kcna1-null-mice-a-model-of-sudden-unexpected-death-in-epilepsy
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Kristina A Simeone, Jodi Hallgren, Charles S Bockman, Ankita Aggarwal, Vikash Kansal, Lauren Netzel, Shruthi H Iyer, Stephanie A Matthews, Malavika Deodhar, Peter J Oldenburg, Peter W Abel, Timothy A Simeone
OBJECTIVE: Increased breathing rate, apnea, and respiratory failure are associated with sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). We recently demonstrated the progressive nature of epilepsy and mortality in Kcna1-/- mice, a model of temporal lobe epilepsy and SUDEP. Here we tested the hypothesis that respiratory dysfunction progresses with age in Kcna1-/- mice, thereby increasing risk of respiratory failure and sudden death (SD). METHODS: Respiratory parameters were determined in conscious mice at baseline and following increasing doses of methacholine (MCh) using noninvasive airway mechanics (NAM) systems...
January 12, 2018: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326849/spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-findings-in-carotid-artery-disease
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Akın Çakır, Eyüp Düzgün, Serkan Demir, Yavuz Çakır, Melih Hamdi Ünal
Objectives: To evaluate the effect of carotid artery disease on retinal morphology by means of spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). Materials and Methods: We examined 23 eyes with internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis and 24 age- and gender-matched healthy eyes as a control group in this prospective, case-control study. Compherensive ophthalmic examination and SD-OCT scan were performed to all the patients. The average RNFL and macular thicknesses (MT) in the nine macular ETDRS areas were the major OCT measurements for our study...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324756/associations-of-plasma-clusterin-and-alzheimer-s-disease-related-mri-markers-in-adults-at-mid-life-the-cardia-brain-mri-sub-study
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Thaddeus Haight, R Nick Bryan, Osorio Meirelles, Russell Tracy, Myriam Fornage, Melissa Richard, Ilya Nasrallah, Kristine Yaffe, David R Jacobs, Cora Lewis, Pamela Schreiner, Stephen Sidney, Christos Davatzikos, Lenore J Launer
BACKGROUND: Clinical and epidemiological studies of older persons have implicated clusterin in Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathogenesis. In the context of identifying early biomarkers of risk, we examined associations of plasma clusterin and characteristics of AD in middle-aged individuals from the community. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Subjects were 639 cognitively normal individuals (mean age 50 ± 3.5) from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Brain MRI sub-study...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310957/revascularization-for-aplastic-or-twiglike-middle-cerebral-artery-a-case-report
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Yuki Matsunaga, Tsuyoshi Izumo, Yoichi Morofuji, Nobutaka Horie, Kentaro Hayashi, Takayuki Matsuo
An aplastic or twiglike middle cerebral artery (Ap/T-MCA) is a congenital anomaly related to interference of normal embryonic development of the middle cerebral artery (MCA). This condition may cause ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes as a result of hypoperfusion, vulnerable collateral circulation, and associated aneurysms. We reported a case of Ap/T-MCA with transient ischemic attack, which was successfully treated with revascularization. A 19-year-old woman with a history of transient left upper limb hemiparesis, dysesthesia, and headache visited our hospital...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305273/adult-onset-hemorrhagic-quasi-moyamoya-disease-with-unilateral-steno-occlusive-lesion-in-a-patient-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1
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Yusuke S Hori, Yuki Ebisudani, Mizuho Aoi, Toru Fukuhara
BACKGROUND: Quasi-moyamoya disease is a condition that occurs in association with a specific underlying condition or disease such as atherosclerotic disease or neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). Pediatric cases are frequently reported, and an ischemic and bilateral presentation is more common than a hemorrhagic and unilateral presentation. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 39-year-old woman previously diagnosed with NF1 presented to our department with nausea and left hemiparesis...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303488/small-intestinal-ischemia-and-reperfusion-bioimpedance-measurements
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Runar James Strand-Amundsen, Christian Tronstad, Havard Kalvoy, Tom Erik Ruud, Jan Olav Hogetveit, Orjan Grottem Martinsen, Tor Inge Tønnessen
Trans-intestinal bioimpedance measurements have previously been used to investigate changes in electrical parameters during 6 hours of ischemia in the small intestine. Knowledge is lacking regarding the time course of trans-intestinal bioimpedance parameters during reperfusion. As reperfusion is an important part in the clinical treatment of intestinal ischemia, we need to know how it affects the bioimpedance measurements. Approach: We performed bioimpedance measurements, using a two-electrode setup on selected segments of the jejunum in 15 pigs...
January 5, 2018: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303444/reductions-in-brain-pericytes-are-associated-with-arteriovenous-malformation-vascular-instability
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Ethan A Winkler, Harjus Birk, Jan-Karl Burkhardt, Xiaolin Chen, John K Yue, Diana Guo, W Caleb Rutledge, George F Lasker, Carlene Partow, Tarik Tihan, Edward F Chang, Hua Su, Helen Kim, Brian P Walcott, Michael T Lawton
OBJECTIVE Brain arteriovenous malformations (bAVMs) are rupture-prone tangles of blood vessels with direct shunting of blood flow between arterial and venous circulations. The molecular and/or cellular mechanisms contributing to bAVM pathogenesis and/or destabilization in sporadic lesions have remained elusive. Initial insights into AVM formation have been gained through models of genetic AVM syndromes. And while many studies have focused on endothelial cells, the contributions of other vascular cell types have yet to be systematically studied...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301706/an-experimental-study-and-finite-element-modeling-of-head-and-neck-cooling-for-brain-hypothermia
#13
Hui Li, Roland K Chen, Yong Tang, William Meurer, Albert J Shih
Reducing brain temperature by head and neck cooling is likely to be the protective treatment for humans when subjects to sudden cardiac arrest. This study develops the experimental validation model and finite element modeling (FEM) to study the head and neck cooling separately, which can induce therapeutic hypothermia focused on the brain. Anatomically accurate geometries based on CT images of the skull and carotid artery are utilized to find the 3D geometry for FEM to analyze the temperature distributions and 3D-printing to build the physical model for experiment...
January 2018: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300175/comparison-of-arterial-input-functions-measured-from-ultra-fast-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-and-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography-in-prostate-cancer-patients
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Shiyang Wang, Zheng Feng Feng Lu, Xiaobing Fan, Milica Medved, Xia Jiang, Steffen Sammet, Ambereen Yousuf, Federico Pineda, Aytekin Oto, Gregory S Karczmar
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of arterial input functions (AIFs) measured from dynamic contrast enhanced (DCE) MRI following a low dose of contrast media injection. The AIFs measured from DCE computed tomography (CT) were used as 'gold standard'. Total twenty patients received CT and MRI scans on the same day. Patients received 120mL Iohexol in DCE-CT and a low dose of (0.015mM/kg) of gadobenate dimeglumine in DCE-MRI. The AIFs were measured in the iliac artery and normalized to the CT and MRI contrast agent doses...
January 4, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290619/-a-giant-cell-arteritis-revealing-a-goodpasture-s-syndrome
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Pascaline M Alix, Amélie Belloi, Émilie Berthoux, Frédérique Dijoud, Emmanuel Villar, Caroline Pariset
Goodpasture's syndrome is a triad of anti-glomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) circulating antibodies, glomerulonephritis and pulmonary hemorrhage. We reported a 65-year-old woman with headaches, asthenia and weight loss. Giant cell arteritis was confirmed by temporal artery biopsy. The patient had associated renal condition with moderate acute renal failure, proteinuria and haematuria. Renal biopsy showed extracapillary glomerulonephritis and linear staining of immunoglobulins G along glomerular basement membrane...
December 28, 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288193/assessment-of-endothelialization-of-aneurysm-wall-over-time-in-a-rabbit-model-through-cd31-scoring
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Praveen Kolumam Parameswaran, Daying Dai, Yong-Hong Ding, Tina Gunderson, David F Kallmes, Kadirvel Ramanathan
BACKGROUND: Intracranial aneurysms represent a significant health concern and are poorly understood despite decades of research. Our study focused on understanding temporal patterns of endothelial cell distribution in different spatial locations within the aneurysm early after creation in a rabbit model. METHODS: Elastase induced saccular aneurysms were created in rabbits and harvested on day 1 (n=3) and after 2 (n=5), 4 (n=4), 8 (n=5), and 12 (n=6) weeks. Sham operated controls (n=3) were harvested on the same day...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285355/glioblastoma-fed-by-middle-meningeal-artery-and-displaying-cyst-formation-soon-after-repeated-implantation-of-carmustine-wafers-a-case-report
#17
Shun Yamamuro, Yuya Hanashima, Sodai Yoshimura, Hiroyuki Aoki, Koki Kamiya, Yusuke Takamine, Hiroshi Negishi, Atsuo Yoshino
The present study reported an unusual case of temporal lobe glioblastoma (GBM) fed from the middle meningeal artery that progressed rapidly. A 66-year-old male was admitted to the Department of Neurosurgery at Nihon University Itabashi Hosipital (Tokyo, Japan) with epilepsy. Magnetic resonance imaging disclosed a small well-enhanced right middle fossa mass lesion, which was relatively boundary-clear and attached to the dura mater. An angiogram showed a stain fed from the right middle meningeal artery. The mass lesion was removed completely by surgery and diagnosed pathologically as GBM...
December 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284902/elongated-miofascial-temporal-flap-in-comparison-with-standard-surgical-procedure-of-temporal-muscle-reconstruction
#18
Dino Dizdarevic, Tarik Masic, Edi Muslic
Introduction: Flap of the temporal muscle (m. temporalis) with its natural position, its mass and its length, compared with other bound and free microvascular flaps, is the method of choice for covering the middle part of the face after the removal of large tumor masses. Material: The study included a sample of 36 patients who were surgically treated due to malignant process at the middle face level with the performed partial, total or bilateral maxillectomy at the Clinic for Maxillofacial Surgery, University Clinical Center in Sarajevo...
October 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283130/color-doppler-imaging-of-the-retrobulbar-circulation-and-plasmatic-biomarkers-of-vascular-risk-in-age-related-macular-degeneration-a-pilot-study
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Fermin Rodrigo, José María Ruiz-Moreno, Juan Bernabé García, María Eugenia Torregrosa, José Vicente Segura, David P Piñero
PURPOSE: To evaluate preliminarily and compare the level of plasmatic biomarkers of vascular risk in patients with and without exudative age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) and to relate it to vascular resistance alterations in the ophthalmic artery (OA), central retinal artery (CRA), posterior temporal ciliary artery (PTCA), and posterior nasal ciliary artery (PNCA). METHODS: Color Doppler imaging of the OA, CRA, PTCA, and PNCA was performed in 30 eyes of 30 cataract patients (control group) as well as in 30 eyes of 30 patients with naive exudative ARMD (study group), measuring the peak systolic velocity, end-diastolic velocity (EDV), and Pourcelot resistive index (RI)...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282438/management-of-unruptured-traumatic-middle-meningeal-artery-pseudoaneurysms-through-onyx-embolization
#20
Nicolas K Khattar, Andrew C White, Enzo M Fortuny, Rob T Hruska, Robert F James
Traumatic pseudoaneurysms of the middle meningeal artery (MMA) represent less than 1% of all intracranial aneurysms, and occur mostly in association with temporal bone fractures following head trauma. Given the unknown natural history, it is unclear whether they should be treated. We present two cases of MMA pseudoaneurysms discovered during trauma workups. The first patient is a 44-year-old male with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) following a motor vehicle accident. The patient was found to have two right-sided middle meningeal artery pseudoaneurysms that were treated successfully with Onyx® (Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN) embolization...
October 23, 2017: Curēus
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