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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549023/technical-feasibility-of-a-combined-noncontrast-magnetic-resonance-protocol-for-preoperative-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-evaluation
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Paola M Cannaò, Giuseppe Muscogiuri, U Joseph Schoepf, Carlo N De Cecco, Pal Suranyi, Virginia W Lesslie, Davide Piccini, Shivraman Giri, Akos Varga-Szemes
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate the technical feasibility of a noncontrast magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) protocol using investigational prototype self-navigated 3D (SN3D) radial whole-heart and quiescent-interval single-shot (QISS) pulse sequences regarding their potential in planning transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five patients (76±7 y) with severe aortic valve stenosis and prior computed tomographic angiography (CTA) for TAVR planning and 10 healthy volunteers (28±6 y) underwent noncontrast MRA on a 1...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548989/imaging-adult-patients-with-fontan-circulation
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Salil Ginde, Benjamin H Goot, Peter C Frommelt
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Survival after the Fontan procedure for palliation of single ventricle congenital heart disease has improved. However, adults with Fontan circulation are at risk for several complications including heart failure, thromboembolism, and protein-losing enteropathy. This review discusses the role of noninvasive imaging for surveillance and early detection of anatomic and functional abnormalities of the Fontan circulation that can impact the risk for Fontan failure over time...
May 25, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548970/rinsing-paired-agent-model-rpam-to-quantify-cell-surface-receptor-concentrations-in-topical-staining-applications-of-thick-tissues
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Xiaochun Xu, Yu Wang, Jialing Xiang, Jonathan T C Liu, Kenneth M Tichauer
Conventional molecular assessment of tissue through histology, if adapted to fresh thicker samples, has the potential to enhance cancer detection in surgical margins and monitoring of 3D cell culture molecular environments. However, in thicker samples, substantial background staining is common despite repeated rinsing, which can significantly reduce image contrast. Recently, 'paired-agent' methods-which employ co-administration of a control (untargeted) imaging agent-have been applied to thick-sample staining applications to account for background staining...
May 26, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548649/aqueous-humor-endothelin-1-and-total-retinal-blood-flow-in-patients-with-non-proliferative-diabetic-retinopathy
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L-A Khuu, F Tayyari, J M Sivak, J G Flanagan, S Singer, M H Brent, D Huang, O Tan, C Hudson
PurposeThe purpose of this study was to determine the association between aqueous ET-1 levels and total retinal blood flow (TRBF) in patients with non-insulin-dependent type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and early non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR).Patients and methodsA total of 15 age-matched controls and 15 T2DM patients with NPDR were recruited into the study. Aqueous humor (~80-120 μl) was collected before cataract surgery to measure the levels of ET-1 using suspension multiplex array technology...
May 26, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547872/cerebral-white-matter-lesion-burden-is-associated-with-the-degree-of-aortic-valve-calcification-and-predicts-peri-procedural-cerebrovascular-events-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-tavi
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Jonas Doerner, Patrick A Kupczyk, Marius Wilsing, Julian A Luetkens, Klaus Storm, Rolf Fimmers, Tilman Hickethier, Lars Eichhorn, Claas P Naehle, Hans H Schild, Nikos Werner, Georg Nickenig, Alexander Ghanem
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the impact of aortic valve calcification and brain morphology on acute peri-procedural cerebrovascular events (CVEs) in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). BACKGROUND: Aortic valve calcification and stenosis can be assessed with echocardiography. Cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) depicts and quantifies morphological signs of hypoperfusion and vascular embolism, which is of special interest in patients with severe aortic stenosis...
May 26, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546326/regional-pediatric-acute-stroke-protocol-initial-experience-during-3-years-and-13-recanalization-treatments-in-children
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Laurence Tabone, Nicolas Mediamolle, Celine Bellesme, Fabrice Lesage, David Grevent, Augustin Ozanne, Olivier Naggara, Beatrice Husson, Isabelle Desguerre, Catherine Lamy, Christian Denier, Manoelle Kossorotoff
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To evaluate hyperacute management of pediatric arterial ischemic stroke, setting up dedicated management pathways is the first recommended step to prove the feasibility and safety of such treatments. A regional pediatric stroke alert protocol including 2 centers in the Paris-Ile-de-France area, France, was established. METHODS: Consecutive pediatric patients (28 days-18 years) with confirmed arterial ischemic stroke who had acute recanalization treatment (intravenous r-tPA [recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator], endovascular procedure, or both) according to the regional pediatric stroke alert were retrospectively reviewed during a 40-month period...
May 25, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545684/mri-of-cystic-fibrosis-lung-manifestations-sequence-evaluation-and-clinical-outcome-analysis
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O Scholz, T Denecke, J Böttcher, C Schwarz, H-J Mentzel, F Streitparth, M H Maurer, A Pfeil, A Huppertz, A Mehl, D Staab, B Hamm, D M Renz
AIM: To evaluate different magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequences for diagnosis of pulmonary manifestations of cystic fibrosis (CF) in comparison to chest computed tomography (CT), including an extended outcome analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-eight patients with CF (15 male, 13 female, mean age 30.5±9.4 years) underwent CT and MRI of the lung. MRI (1.5 T) included different T2- and T1-weighted sequences: breath-hold HASTE (half Fourier acquisition single shot turbo spin echo) and VIBE (volumetric interpolated breath-hold examination, before and after contrast medium administration) sequences and respiratory-triggered PROPELLER (periodically rotated overlapping parallel lines with enhanced reconstruction) sequences with and without fat signal suppression, and perfusion imaging...
May 22, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545190/radiation-exposure-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-fourteen-year-review-at-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-malaysia
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Jeevinesh Naidu, Zhiqin Wong, Shanthi Palaniappan, Chai Soon Ngiu, Raja Affendi Raja Ali
Background and Aims: Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are subjected to a large amount of ionizing radiation during the course of their illness. This may increase their risk of malignancy to a greater level than that due to the disease itself. In Caucasian patients with Crohn’s disease, this has been well documented and recommendations are in place to avoid high radiation imaging protocols. However, there are limited data available on radiation exposure in Asian IBD patients.We therefore sought to identify total radiation exposure and any differences between ethnically diverse ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD) patients at our centre along with determining factors that may contribute to any variation...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544729/comparative-study-of-two-chemical-protocols-for-creating-white-spot-lesions-an-in-vitro-fluorecam-evaluation
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Moufida Abufarwa, Amal Noureldin, Phillip M Campbell, Peter H Buschang
AIM: The aim of the present study was to compare the effectiveness and practicality of two commonly-used protocols for white spot lesion creation. METHODS: Sound posterior human teeth were sectioned into halves and randomly allocated into two groups (n=20). Using the FluoreCam system, the enamel surfaces were imaged under standardized conditions, and baseline data (area, intensity, and impact) were recorded. Specimens were covered with an acid-resistant polish, leaving a 2×6-mm enamel window...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544650/diverse-application-of-mri-for-mouse-phenotyping
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REVIEW
Yijen L Wu, Cecilia W Lo
Small animal models, particularly mouse models, of human diseases are becoming an indispensable tool for biomedical research. Studies in animal models have provided important insights into the etiology of diseases and accelerated the development of therapeutic strategies. Detailed phenotypic characterization is essential, both for the development of such animal models and mechanistic studies into disease pathogenesis and testing the efficacy of experimental therapeutics. MRI is a versatile and noninvasive imaging modality with excellent penetration depth, tissue coverage, and soft tissue contrast...
May 22, 2017: Birth Defects Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543843/white-matter-biomarkers-from-fast-protocols-using-axially-symmetric-diffusion-kurtosis-imaging
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Brian Hansen, Ahmad R Khan, Noam Shemesh, Torben E Lund, Ryan Sangill, Simon F Eskildsen, Leif Østergaard, Sune N Jespersen
White matter tract integrity (WMTI) can characterize brain microstructure in areas with highly aligned fiber bundles. Several WMTI biomarkers have now been validated against microscopy and provided promising results in studies of brain development and aging, as well as in a number of brain disorders. Currently, WMTI is mostly used in dedicated animal studies and clinical studies of slowly progressing diseases, and has not yet emerged as a routine clinical tool. To this end, a less data intensive experimental method would be beneficial by enabling high resolution validation studies, and ease clinical applications by speeding up data acquisition compared with typical diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) protocols utilized as part of WMTI imaging...
May 22, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543403/decellularized-human-liver-is-too-heterogeneous-for-designing-a-generic-extracellular-matrix-mimic-hepatic-scaffold
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Giorgio Mattei, Chiara Magliaro, Andrea Pirone, Arti Ahluwalia
Decellularized human livers are considered the perfect extracellular matrix (ECM) surrogate because both three-dimensional architecture and biological features of the hepatic microenvironment are thought to be preserved. However, donor human livers are in chronically short supply, both for transplantation or as decellularized scaffolds, and will become even scarcer as life expectancy increases. It is hence of interest to determine the structural and biochemical properties of human hepatic ECM to derive design criteria for engineering biomimetic scaffolds...
May 23, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543000/fine-needle-aspiration-with-selective-use-of-core-needle-biopsy-of-major-salivary-gland-tumors
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Erica B Romano, Jason M Wagner, Anthony M Alleman, Lichao Zhao, Rachel D Conrad, Greg A Krempl
OBJECTIVES: Preferential use of fine-needle aspiration (FNA) versus core needle biopsy (CNB) for distinguishing benign from malignant major salivary gland tumors is highly debated. The main disadvantage of FNA is lower sensitivity, whereas arguments against CNB include use of a larger bore needle and greater risk of complications. The aim of this study is to evaluate our experience performing ultrasound-guided (UG) FNA with selective use of CNB based on preliminary cytopathology, and to determine whether our preoperative diagnostic approach is more sensitive and specific than FNA alone-and at least as sensitive and specific as CNB alone...
May 23, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542622/meta-analysis-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-accuracy-for-diagnosis-of-oral-cancer
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Marcelo Aldrighi Moreira, Luiza Silveira Lessa, Francieli Regina Bortoli, Abigail Lopes, Eduardo Picolo Xavier, Renan Antonio Ceretta, Fernanda Guglielmi Faustini Sônego, Cristiane Damiani Tomasi, Patricia Duarte Simões Pires, Luciane Bisognin Ceretta, Ingrid Dalira Schweigert Perry, Priscyla Waleska Simões
OBJECTIVE: To establish the diagnostic accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as an auxiliary means for the diagnosis of oral cancer through a systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS: An exhaustive search of publications from 1986 to 2016 was performed of Medline, Embase and Cochrane (and related databases), including grey literature. Primary diagnostic accuracy studies that assessed oral cancer (target condition) using MRI (index test) were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542553/quantitative-mri-for-analysis-of-peritumoral-edema-in-malignant-gliomas
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Ida Blystad, J B Marcel Warntjes, Örjan Smedby, Peter Lundberg, Elna-Marie Larsson, Anders Tisell
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Damage to the blood-brain barrier with subsequent contrast enhancement is a hallmark of glioblastoma. Non-enhancing tumor invasion into the peritumoral edema is, however, not usually visible on conventional magnetic resonance imaging. New quantitative techniques using relaxometry offer additional information about tissue properties. The aim of this study was to evaluate longitudinal relaxation R1, transverse relaxation R2, and proton density in the peritumoral edema in a group of patients with malignant glioma before surgery to assess whether relaxometry can detect changes not visible on conventional images...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542356/the-use-of-preferred-social-stimuli-as-rewards-for-rhesus-macaques-in-behavioural-neuroscience
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Helen Gray, Bradley Pearce, Alexander Thiele, Candy Rowe
Macaques are often motivated to perform in neuroscientific experiments by implementing fluid restriction protocols. Daily access to water is controlled and the monkeys are rewarded with droplets of fluid for performing correct trials in the laboratory. Although these protocols are widely used and highly effective, it is important from a 3Rs perspective to investigate refinements that may help to lessen the severity of the fluid restriction applied. We assessed the use of social stimuli (images of conspecifics) as rewards for four rhesus macaques performing simple cognitive tasks...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542094/virtual-monoenergetic-imaging-and-iodine-perfusion-maps-improve-diagnostic-accuracy-of-dual-energy-computed-tomography-pulmonary-angiography-with-suboptimal-contrast-attenuation
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Doris Leithner, Julian L Wichmann, Thomas J Vogl, Jesko Trommer, Simon S Martin, Jan-Erik Scholtz, Boris Bodelle, Carlo N De Cecco, Taylor Duguay, John W Nance, U Joseph Schoepf, Moritz H Albrecht
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of virtual monoenergetic imaging (VMI+) and dual-energy computed tomography perfusion maps (DECT-PMs) on reader confidence and diagnostic accuracy in dual-energy computed tomography pulmonary angiography (DE-CTPA) studies with suboptimal contrast attenuation, compared with standard linearly blended reconstruction series. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Dual-energy computed tomography pulmonary angiography examinations with suboptimal contrast attenuation of 68 patients with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE) were included in this institutional review board-approved retrospective study...
May 24, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541819/model-of-disc-degeneration-in-rat-tail-induced-through-a-vascular-isolation-of-vertebral-endplates
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Héctor Fernández-Susavila, Juan Pablo Pardo-Seco, Ramón Iglesias-Rey, Tomás Sobrino, Francisco Campos, Máximo Alberto Díez-Ulloa
Back pain is a major health problem. The degenerative cascade of the spine begins in the intervertebral disc, due to an impairment in the blood supply through the vertebral endplates. Our objective was to develop a novel disc degeneration model based on these premises, akin to the process in humans, in contrast to other proposed models (puncture, enzyme injection, aberrant loads,…) Material and methods: 37 Sprague-Dawley rats, 2 arms: (a) histological (n = 17, one died), en- bloc sections, Van Gieson staining, (Nisimura-Mochida criteria) and also collagen VI staining (tissue oxidative stress), four animals were euthanized every 2 weeks (2-8); and (b) imaging (n = 20, six wound sloughs), MRI 9...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541034/microfluidic-capillaric-circuit-for-rapid-and-facile-bacteria-detection
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Ayokunle Oluwafemi Olanrewaju, Andy Ng, Philippe Decorwin-Martin, Alessandra Robillard, David Juncker
Urinary tract infections (UTI) are one of the most common bacterial infections and would greatly benefit from a rapid point-of-care diagnostic test. Although significant progress has been made in developing microfluidic systems for nucleic acid and whole bacteria immunoassay tests, their practical application is limited by complex protocols, bulky peripherals, and slow operation. Here we present a microfluidic capillaric circuit (CC) optimized for rapid and automated detection of bacteria in urine. Molds for CCs were constructed using previously-established design rules, then 3D-printed and replicated into poly(dimethylsiloxane)...
May 25, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540798/pathological-effects-of-lung-radiofrequency-ablation-that-contribute-to-pneumothorax-using-a-porcine-model
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Jean Izaaryene, Frederic Cohen, Philippe Souteyrand, Pierre-Henri Rolland, Vincent Vidal, Jean-Michel Bartoli, Veronique Secq, Jean-Yves Gaubert
OBJECTIVES: The incidence of pneumothorax is 7 times higher after lung radiofrequency ablation (RFA) than after lung biopsy. The reasons for such a difference have never been objectified. The histopathologic changes in lung tissue are well-studied and established for RF in the ablation zone. However, it has not been previously described what the nature of thermal injury might be along the shaft of the RF electrode as it traverses through normal lung tissue to reach the ablation zone. The purpose of this study was to determine the changes occurring around the RF needle along the pathway between the ablated zone and the pleura...
April 17, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
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