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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936764/osteomyelitis-of-the-foot-non-surgical-management-spect-ct-scanning-and-minimising-the-duration-of-antibiotic-use
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William J Jeffcoate
In a paper in this issue of Diabetologia (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00125-017-4417-x ), Vouillarmet and colleagues have explored the use of single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/computed tomography (CT) to define remission during non-surgical management of osteomyelitis of the foot. Their experience in a non-controlled observational study of 45 individuals was that a negative white blood cell-SPECT/CT scan is a reliable marker of remission, while a positive scan at the end of antibiotic treatment may be relatively useful in the prediction of future short- to medium-term relapse...
September 21, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936173/combining-spect-and-quantitative-eeg-analysis-for-the-automated-differential-diagnosis-of-disorders-with-amnestic-symptoms
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Yvonne Höller, Arne C Bathke, Andreas Uhl, Nicolas Strobl, Adelheid Lang, Jürgen Bergmann, Raffaele Nardone, Fabio Rossini, Harald Zauner, Margarita Kirschner, Amirhossein Jahanbekam, Eugen Trinka, Wolfgang Staffen
Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and Electroencephalography (EEG) have become established tools in routine diagnostics of dementia. We aimed to increase the diagnostic power by combining quantitative markers from SPECT and EEG for differential diagnosis of disorders with amnestic symptoms. We hypothesize that the combination of SPECT with measures of interaction (connectivity) in the EEG yields higher diagnostic accuracy than the single modalities. We examined 39 patients with Alzheimer's dementia (AD), 69 patients with depressive cognitive impairment (DCI), 71 patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI), and 41 patients with amnestic subjective cognitive complaints (aSCC)...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935985/polarization-entangled-photon-generation-using-partial-spatially-coherent-pump-beam
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Yaseera Ismail, Stuti Joshi, Francesco Petruccione
The generation of two photon fields, to date, has been demonstrated utilizing a fully coherent pump beam. In this paper we demonstrate, the theoretical and experimental generation of polarization entangled single photon pairs by varying the spatial coherence of the pump beam. The effect of the pump beam spatial coherence on the visibility of a polarization-entangled single photon source is investigated. A comparison of the visibility measurements using a fully coherent and partially coherent pump beam is performed...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935882/clinical-and-radiological-diversity-in-genetically-confirmed-primary-familial-brain-calcification
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Shingo Koyama, Hidenori Sato, Ryota Kobayashi, Shinobu Kawakatsu, Masayuki Kurimura, Manabu Wada, Toru Kawanami, Takeo Kato
Primary familial brain calcification (PFBC) is a rare neuropsychiatric disorder with characteristic symmetrical brain calcifications. Patients with PFBC may have a variety of symptoms, although they also may be clinically asymptomatic. Parkinsonism is one of the most common movement disorders; however, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. This condition is typically transmitted in an autosomal dominant fashion. To date, mutations in SLC20A2, PDGFRB, PDGFB, and XPR1 have been reported to cause PFBC. The aim of the study was to identify the genetic cause of brain calcification in probands from three PFBC families and in 8 sporadic patients and to perform clinical and radiological assessments focusing on parkinsonism in mutation carriers...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935488/utility-of-tc-99m-mdp-bone-spect-in-evaluation-of-osseous-involvement-in-craniofacial-malignancies
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Shabana Saeed, Saif Ul Haq, Muhammad Sohaib, Ali Nawaz Khan
PURPOSE: To assess the role of technetium-99m methoxy diphosphonate (Tc-99m MDP) single photon emission tomography (SPECT) imaging for the detection of osseous invasion in craniofacial malignancies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was performed in 45 subjects using Tc-99m MDP (740 MBq). Out of 45 subjects, 30 were patients had different craniofacial malignancies, and 15 subjects who did not have any malignancy served as controls. Planar imaging was performed. Anterior, lateral and oblique lateral views of the skull were obtained...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933857/giant-enhancement-of-cathodoluminescence-of-monolayer-transitional-metal-dichalcogenides-semiconductors
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Shoujun Zheng, Jinkyu So, Fucai Liu, Zheng Liu, Nikolay I Zheludev, Hong Jin Fan
Monolayer two-dimensional transitional metal dichalcogenides, such as MoS2, WS2 and WSe2, are direct band gap semiconductors with large exciton binding energy. They attract growing attentions for opto-electronic applications including solar cells, photo-detectors, light-emitting diodes and photo-transistors, capacitive energy storage, photodynamic cancer therapy and sensing on flexible platforms. While light-induced luminescence has been widely studied, luminescence induced by injection of free electrons could promise another important applications of these new materials...
September 21, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933068/functional-neuroimaging-in-obesity-research
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Liliana Letra, Daniela Pereira, Miguel Castelo-Branco
Functional neuroimaging is beginning to yield valuable insights into the neurobiological underpinnings of the effects of obesity on neural circuits. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), positron emission tomography (PET), and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) studies have been used to identify aberrant activation patterns in regions implicated in reward (e.g., striatum, orbitofrontal cortex, insula), emotion and memory (e.g., amygdala, hippocampus), sensory and motor processing (e...
2017: Advances in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931815/silicon-single-photon-avalanche-diodes-with-nano-structured-light-trapping
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Kai Zang, Xiao Jiang, Yijie Huo, Xun Ding, Matthew Morea, Xiaochi Chen, Ching-Ying Lu, Jian Ma, Ming Zhou, Zhenyang Xia, Zongfu Yu, Theodore I Kamins, Qiang Zhang, James S Harris
Silicon single-photon avalanche detectors are becoming increasingly significant in research and in practical applications due to their high signal-to-noise ratio, complementary metal oxide semiconductor compatibility, room temperature operation, and cost-effectiveness. However, there is a trade-off in current silicon single-photon avalanche detectors, especially in the near infrared regime. Thick-junction devices have decent photon detection efficiency but poor timing jitter, while thin-junction devices have good timing jitter but poor efficiency...
September 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931769/evaluation-of-early-phase-biodistribution-in-123-i-ioflupane-spect
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Masaki Takahashi, Shoichi Toki, Yukitaka Yamashita, Akihiro Kaneko
It is reported that pharmacokinetics after intravenous injection of (123)I-ioflupane may reflect cerebral blood flow. In this study, the early-phase pharmacokinetics of (123)I-ioflupane in 10 healthy volunteers was analyzed over time using dynamic single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) immediately after intravenous injection. We also examined the correlation between the (123)I-IMP imaging and the (123)I-ioflupane early-phase image for 14 cases in which both dopamine transporter (DaT) imaging by (123)I-ioflupane and cerebral blood flow imaging by (123)I-IMP were performed on the same camera...
2017: Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928704/prediction-of-cognitive-decline-from-white-matter-hyperintensity-and-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Ken-Ichi Tabei, Hirotaka Kida, Tetsuo Hosoya, Masayuki Satoh, Hidekazu Tomimoto
BACKGROUND: While several studies support an association of white matter hyperintensity (WMH) volume and regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) with cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease (AD), no reports have simultaneously considered the effects of both factors on cognitive decline. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present study was to compare WMH volume and rCBF in relation to cognitive function by developing a new software program to fuse magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) data...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928072/orbitofrontal-epilepsy-case-series-and-review-of-literature
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Imane Samah Chibane, Olivier Boucher, François Dubeau, Thi Phuoc Yen Tran, Ismail Mohamed, Richard McLachlan, R Mark Sadler, Richard Desbiens, Lionel Carmant, Dang Khoa Nguyen
BACKGROUND: Orbitofrontal epilepsy (OFE) is less known and is poorly characterized in comparison with temporal lobe epilepsy, partly because it is rare and possibly because it is unrecognized and therefore underestimated. OBJECTIVE: This paper aimed to better characterize seizure semiology, presurgical findings, and surgical outcomes in patients with OFE. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all confidently established OFE cases from six Canadian epilepsy monitoring units between 1988 and 2014, and in the literature between 1972 and 2017...
September 16, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927802/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-an-111-in-labeled-exendin-4-derivative-as-a-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-probe-for-imaging-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells
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Hiroyuki Kimura, Naotaka Fujita, Kaori Kanbe, Hirokazu Matsuda, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Kenji Arimitsu, Hiroyuki Fujimoto, Keita Hamamatsu, Yusuke Yagi, Masahiro Ono, Nobuya Inagaki, Hideo Saji
A non-invasive method of pancreatic β-cell mass measurement is needed to enhance our understanding of the pathogenesis of diabetes, facilitate the early diagnosis of this disease, and promote the development of novel therapeutics. Here, we described the synthesis of a novel indium-111 ((111)In) exendin-4 derivative, [Lys(12)(In-BnDTPA-Ahx)]exendin-4, through a process involving isothiocyanate-benzyl-DTPA (BnDTPA) and 6-aminohexanoic acid (Ahx) attached to an ɛ-amino group at the lysine-12 residue. We further evaluated the potential use of this derivative as a SPECT probe for pancreatic β-cell imaging...
September 7, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927325/molecular-imaging-of-hydrolytic-enzymes-using-pet-and-spect
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Brian P Rempel, Eric W Price, Christopher P Phenix
Hydrolytic enzymes are a large class of biological catalysts that play a vital role in a plethora of critical biochemical processes required to maintain human health. However, the expression and/or activity of these important enzymes can change in many different diseases and therefore represent exciting targets for the development of positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) radiotracers. This review focuses on recently reported radiolabeled substrates, reversible inhibitors, and irreversible inhibitors investigated as PET and SPECT tracers for imaging hydrolytic enzymes...
January 2017: Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926500/occipital-lobe-and-posterior-cingulate-perfusion-in-the-prediction-of-dementia-with-lewy-body-pathology-in-a-clinical-sample
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Angus M J Prosser, Livia Tossici-Bolt, Christopher M Kipps
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnostic value of occipital lobe and posterior cingulate perfusion in predicting dopamine transporter imaging outcome using a quantitative measure of analysis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In total, 99 patients with cognitive complaints who had undergone both technetium-99m-hexamethylpropyleneamine oxime single-photon emission computed tomography (Tc-HMPAO SPECT) and I ioflupane (I-FP-CIT also called DaTSCAN) imaging in a dementia diagnostic center were analyzed...
September 18, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925651/exercise-stress-testing-indications-and-common-questions
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Kathryn K Garner, William Pomeroy, James J Arnold
Exercise stress testing is a validated diagnostic test for coronary artery disease in symptomatic patients, and is used in the evaluation of patients with known cardiac disease. Testing of asymptomatic patients is generally not indicated. It may be performed in select deconditioned adults before starting a vigorous exercise program, but no studies have compared outcomes from preexercise testing vs. encouraging light exercise with gradual increases in exertion. Preoperative exercise stress testing is helpful for risk stratification in patients undergoing vascular surgery or who have active cardiac symptoms before undergoing nonemergent noncardiac surgery...
September 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924570/implementation-and-ct-sampling-characterization-of-a-third-generation-spect-ct-system-for-dedicated-breast-imaging
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Jainil P Shah, Steve D Mann, Randolph L McKinley, Martin P Tornai
Stand-alone cone beam computed tomography (CT) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) systems capable of complex acquisition trajectories have previously been developed for breast imaging. Fully three-dimensional (3-D) motions of SPECT systems provide views into the chest wall and throughout the entire volume. The polar tilting capability of the CBCT system has shown improvement in sampling close to the chest wall, while eliminating cone beam artifacts. Here, a single hybrid SPECT-CT system, with each individual modality capable of independently traversing complex trajectories around a common pendant breast volume, was developed...
July 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924226/electrically-driven-single-photon-emission-from-an-isolated-single-molecule
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Li Zhang, Yun-Jie Yu, Liu-Guo Chen, Yang Luo, Ben Yang, Fan-Fang Kong, Gong Chen, Yang Zhang, Qiang Zhang, Yi Luo, Jin-Long Yang, Zhen-Chao Dong, J G Hou
Electrically driven molecular light emitters are considered to be one of the promising candidates as single-photon sources. However, it is yet to be demonstrated that electrically driven single-photon emission can indeed be generated from an isolated single molecule notwithstanding fluorescence quenching and technical challenges. Here, we report such electrically driven single-photon emission from a well-defined single molecule located inside a precisely controlled nanocavity in a scanning tunneling microscope...
September 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923025/intrafamilial-phenotypic-heterogeneity-in-a-taiwanese-family-with-a-mapt-p-r5h-mutation-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Hui-Chi Lin, Chin-Hsien Lin, Pei-Lung Chen, Shih-Jung Cheng, Pei-Hao Chen
BACKGROUND: Frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous neurodegenerative disorder characterized by deficits in executive function that frequently overlaps with parkinsonism and motor neuron disorders. Several genes have been identified to cause autosomal dominant forms of FTD, including the gene coding for the protein associated with microtubule tau (MAPT). While most reported pathogenic mutations in MAPT occur in exons 9-13, few families have been reported with mutations outside of this region...
September 18, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922189/acr-acnm-practice-parameter-for-the-performance-of-dopamine-transporter-dat-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-spect-imaging-for-movement-disorders
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Rathan M Subramaniam, Kirk A Frey, Christopher H Hunt, Gustavo A Mercier, Lilja B Solnes, Patrick M Colletti, Yang Lu, Bital Savir-Baruch, Hadyn T Williams
This American College of Radiology and American College of Nuclear Medicine joint clinical practice parameter is for performance of dopamine transporter single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging, for patients with movement disorders. Parkinsonian syndrome (PS) consists of a group of neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson disease (PD), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), multiple system atrophy (MSA), corticobasal degeneration (CBD), and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). Accurate diagnosis of PS is critical for clinical management...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921944/plasmonic-silicon-quantum-dots-enabled-high-sensitivity-ultra-broadband-photodetection-of-graphene-based-hybrid-phototransistors
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Zhenyi Ni, Lingling Ma, Sichao Du, Yang Xu, Meng Yuan, Hehai Fang, Zhen Wang, Mingsheng Xu, Dongsheng Li, Jianyi Yang, Weida Hu, Xiaodong Pi, Deren Yang
Highly sensitive photodetection even approaching the single-photon level is critical to many important applications. Graphene-based hybrid phototransistors are particularly promising for high-sensitivity photodetection because they have high photoconductive gain due to the high mobility of graphene. Given their remarkable optoelectronic properties and solution-based processing, colloidal quantum dots (QDs) have been preferentially used to fabricate graphene-based hybrid phototransistors. However, the resulting QD/graphene hybrid phototransistors face the challenge of extending the photodetection into the technologically important mid-infrared (MIR) region...
September 18, 2017: ACS Nano
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