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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720541/biological-sources-of-variation-of-serum-adiponectin-among-healthy-individuals-in-comparison-with-related-nutritional-and-inflammatory-markers
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Yoshihisa Shimizu, Kiyoshi Ichihara, Katsuyuki Nakajima
BACKGROUND: Serum adiponectin (AN) is a nutritional and inflammatory marker of various diseases. Its biological sources of variation (SVs) have been widely evaluated in, but its relationships with other related markers remain to be studied comprehensibly by use of multivariate analyses including factor analysis. METHODS: Serum specimens from 752 well-defined healthy subjects (295 males; 457 females) obtained from Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Vietnam were tested for total AN (tAN) and high-molecular-weight AN (hmAN) together with 71 major analytes...
July 15, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715090/learning-based-automated-segmentation-of-the-carotid-artery-vessel-wall-in-dual-sequence-mri-using-subdivision-surface-fitting
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Shan Gao, Ronald Van't Klooster, Pieter H Kitslaar, Bram F Coolen, Alexandra M van den Berg, Loek P Smits, Rahil Shahzad, Denis P Shamonin, Patrick J H de Koning, Aart J Nederveen, Rob J van der Geest
PURPOSE: The quantification of vessel wall morphology and plaque burden requires vessel segmentation, which is generally performed by manual delineations. The purpose of our work is to develop and evaluate a new 3D model-based approach for carotid artery wall segmentation from dual-sequence MRI. METHODS: The proposed method segments the lumen and outer wall surfaces including the bifurcation region by fitting a subdivision surface constructed hierarchical-tree model to the image data...
July 17, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712765/losartan-reverses-cox-2-dependent-vascular-dysfunction-in-offspring-of-hyperglycaemic-rats
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Diego Barbosa de Queiroz, Fernanda Elizabethe Ramos-Alves, Juliana Santos-Rocha, Gloria Pinto Duarte, Fabiano Elias Xavier
AIMS: This study examined whether chronic treatment with losartan, an angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R) antagonist, might reverse COX-2-mediated vascular dysfunction in mesenteric resistance arteries (MRA) from offspring of hyperglycaemic rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Male 12-month-old offspring of hyperglycaemic (O-DR) and normoglycaemic (O-CR) rats were treated with losartan (15mg·kg·day(-1)) during 2months. Third order MRA of untreated and losartan-treated O-DR and O-CR were mounted in wire myograph for isometric tension measurements...
July 13, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710237/focal-neurological-presentation-in-hashimoto-s-encephalopathy-mimicking-a-vascular-occlusion-of-the-middle-cerebral-artery
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Ahmad Alazzeh, Sarah Jaroudi, Matthew Gooch, Alan N Peiris
Hashimoto's encephalopathy is a rare form of autoimmune encephalopathy. It is likely an underdiagnosed entity especially in the setting of focal neurological defects. We report a case of a 49-year-old man who presented with "strange behavior"of a day's duration. Examination was significant only for lethargy, poor attention span and agitation. Routine labs revealed leucocytosis. Head CT scan was unremarkable. Lumbar puncture showed high white blood cells with lymphocytosis and elevated protein level. The patient was empirically treated for meningitis without improvement...
July 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708731/noncontrast-hybrid-arterial-spin-labeled-imaging-of-the-intracranial-arteries
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Ruth P Lim, Elena Trajcevska, Farah Al Rawi, Dinesh Gooneratne, Windell Ang, Yuliya Perchyonok, Gregory Fitt, Andrew Kemp, Shivraman Giri, Davide Piccini, Amy Brodtmann, Helen Dewey, Ioannis Koktzoglou
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate feasibility, image quality (IQ), and accuracy of noncontrast hybrid arterial spin labeling (NoHASL) magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) compared with time of flight (TOF) MRA and contrast-enhanced (CE) MRA in patients with known/suspected cerebrovascular ischemia. METHODS: Thirty inpatients were imaged at 1.5 T. Two neuroradiologists assessed 630 intracranial arterial segments for IQ (1, nondiagnostic; 3, satisfactory for diagnosis; and 5, excellent)...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707958/gadofosveset-enhanced-thoracic-mr-venography-a-comparative-study-evaluating-steady-state-imaging-versus-conventional-first-pass-time-resolved-dynamic-imaging
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Teik C See, Andrew J Patterson, Nicholas J Hilliard, Ed Soh, Andrew P Winterbottom, Ilse Patterson, Richard A Parker, Martin J Graves, David J Lomas
Background Dedicated blood-pool contrast agents combined with optimal angiographic protocols could improve the diagnostic accuracy of thoracic magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). Purpose To assess the clinical utility of Gadofesveset-enhanced imaging and compare an optimized steady-state (SS) sequence against conventional first-pass dynamic multi-phase (DMP) imaging. Material and Methods Twenty-nine patients (17 men, 12 women; mean age = 42.7, age range = 18-72 years) referred for MR thoracic venography were recruited...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707534/fosbury-flop-tear-of-the-rotator-cuff-diagnostic-assessment-with-magnetic-resonance-arthrography
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Frank C Kolo, Adrien Jean-Pierre Schwitzguebel, Abed Kourhani, Patrick J Denard, Caecilia Charbonnier, Alexandre Ladermann
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to assess the diagnostic performance of magnetic resonance arthrography (MRA) of the shoulder for the detection of "Fosbury flop" tears. METHODS: All patients undergoing arthroscopic rotator cuff repair were considered as potentially eligible for inclusion in this prospective case series. Preoperative MRAs were consecutively performed and compared with intraoperative findings being the gold standard control. Two experienced musculoskeletal radiologists, blinded to the arthroscopic findings, independently analyzed all MRAs for the presence of typical signs of Fosbury flop tears...
July 14, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707135/secondary-stroke-prevention-in-cryptogenic-stroke-and-embolic-stroke-of-undetermined-source-esus
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Hans-Christoph Diener, Richard Bernstein, Robert Hart
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: The purpose of the study was to review the literature on cryptogenic stroke and embolic stroke of undetermined stroke (ESUS). Cryptogenic stroke according to TOAST criteria is a stroke which is not due to cardiogenic embolism, small vessel disease with lacunes or large vessel disease of brain supplying arteries. In the context of secondary stroke prevention studies, cryptogenic stroke is not operationally defined. RECENT FINDINGS: The new concept of "embolic stroke of undetermined source" (ESUS) provides an operational definition...
September 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705823/transient-focal-neurologic-symptoms-correspond-to-regional-cerebral-hypoperfusion-by-mri-a-stroke-mimic-in-children
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L L Lehman, A R Danehy, C C Trenor, C F Calahan, M E Bernson-Leung, R L Robertson, M J Rivkin
Children who present with acute transient focal neurologic symptoms raise concern for stroke or transient ischemic attack. We present a series of 16 children who presented with transient focal neurologic symptoms that raised concern for acute stroke but who had no evidence of infarction and had unilateral, potentially reversible imaging features on vascular and perfusion-sensitive brain MR imaging. Patients were examined with routine brain MR imaging, MRA, perfusion-sensitive sequences, and DWI. Fourteen (88%) children had lateralized MRA evidence of arterial tree pruning without occlusion, all had negative DWI findings, and all showed evidence of hemispheric hypoperfusion by susceptibility-weighted imaging or arterial spin-labeling perfusion imaging at presentation...
July 13, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698881/assessment-of-haemodynamic-response-to-nonselective-beta-blockers-in-portal-hypertension-by-phase-contrast-magnetic-resonance-angiography
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Natasha McDonald, David M L Lilburn, Neil J Lachlan, Gillian Macnaught, Dilip Patel, Arjun N A Jayaswal, Peter C Hayes, Scott I Semple, Jonathan A Fallowfield
A significant unmet need exists for accurate, reproducible, noninvasive diagnostic tools to assess and monitor portal hypertension (PHT). We report the first use of quantitative MRI markers for the haemodynamic assessment of nonselective beta-blockers (NSBB) in PHT. In a randomized parallel feasibility study in 22 adult patients with PHT and a clinical indication for NSBB, we acquired haemodynamic data at baseline and after 4 weeks of NSBB (propranolol or carvedilol) using phase-contrast MR angiography (PC-MRA) in selected intra-abdominal vessels...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698731/intermittent-hemiplegia-in-a-boy-with-primary-moyamoya-disease-a-case-report-from-iran
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Reza Bidaki, Ehsan Zarepur
Moyamoya is a rare chronic progressive occlusive cerebrovascular disease. Its manifestation varies from stroke, progressive learning impairment and transient ischemic attack to headache and seizure. There is no accepted medical treatment and surgery usually, is needed. We report here a case of 8 yr old boy referred to psychiatrist outpatient. An eight yr old boy with intermittent hemiplegia was brought to Imam Ali Clinic, Yazd, Iran in 2015 because his headache and medical problem began from 6 yr old. Stress and excitement exacerbated his condition...
2017: Iranian Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694612/cerebral-and-coronary-vasculature-in-disease-associations-and-dissociations-in-the-south-indian-population
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Krishnan Srinivasan, Srinivasan Ravikumar, Sadanandavalli Retnaswami Chandra, Selva Ganapathy, G S Ravi
INTRODUCTION: Cerebrovascular accidents constitute the most common cause of disability all over the world. In India prevalence rate is 545 per 100000 and mortality rate is around 7.5 per thousand. Therefore the authors undertook a study on patients who underwent coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). They were investigated for clinical and/or radiological evidence of cerebrovascular disease (CVD) with the aim to decide on early neurological intervention. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 210 patients who had undergone CABG were evaluated with neck vessel Doppler using high resolution duplex scanner system and computed tomography (CT) scan as well as MR angiogram (MRA) in addition to assessment of co morbid risk factors...
July 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694111/the-pathophysiology-of-watershed-infarction-a-three-dimensional-time-of-flight-magnetic-resonance-angiography-study
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Caroline Weill, Laurent Suissa, Jacques Darcourt, Marie-Hélène Mahagne
BACKGROUND: Most of the time, watershed infarcts (WIs) involve steno-occlusive carotid disease. The pathophysiological mechanism could be predicted by their pattern: internal WIs (IWIs) are thought to be due to hemodynamic impairment in contrast to cortical WIs (CWIs), which are more likely to be caused by microembolic phenomena. We used a 3D time-of-flight (TOF) magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) study to assess this hypothesis. METHODS: In 45 consecutive patients with a recent WI and ipsilateral cervical carotid stenosis, clinical and radiological data were obtained retrospectively...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691526/non-enhanced-versus-low-dose-contrast-enhanced-renal-magnetic-resonance-angiography-at-7-t-a-feasibility-study
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Anja Laader, Karsten Beiderwellen, Oliver Kraff, Stefan Maderwald, Mark E Ladd, Michael Forsting, Lale Umutlu
Background Considering the currently reported association between a repetitive application and cumulative dosage of Gadolinium (Gd)-based contrast agents and Gd-deposition in brain tissue as well as the risk for the advent of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF), techniques allowing for a dose reduction become an important key aspect aside from non-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) techniques. Thus, this study was focused on the reduction and/or complete omission of contrast agent for renal MRA at 7T...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683479/-diagnostic-precision-of-the-confocal-scanning-laser-ophthalmoscopy-in-the-large-optic-disc-with-physiological-excavation-a-long-term-study
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Eva Charlotte Koch, Niklas Plange, Matthias Fuest, Hannah Schimitzek, David Kuerten
We repeatedly examined 17 subjects with presumed bilateral physiological excavation labeled as pathological and/or borderline via HRT to verify the diagnosis of physiological cupping or to monitor the long-term progression into normal tension glaucoma. Patients and Methods 17 Subjects with presumed bilateral physiological cupping and large optic discs were included in this long-term follow-up study. All subjects underwent regular detailed ophthalmologic examinations, including intraocular pressure measurement via Goldmann applanation tonometry (GAT), retinal nerve fiber layer imaging via optical coherence tonometry (OCT) and visual field testing and optic disc imaging using the HRT...
July 6, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681273/delayed-symptomatic-haemorrhage-from-the-remnants-of-a-thalamic-arteriovenous-malformation-after-previous-angiographic-cure-with-radiotherapy
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Paulina Majewska, Alpha Tsui, Alexios A Adamides
In 1995 a 16-year old girl was diagnosed with a large left thalamic AVM that was considered unsuitable for microsurgical resection and was treated with radiotherapy twice, which led to angiographic cure. She re-presented 19 years after initial treatment with a symptomatic acute thalamic haemorrhage. Her digital subtraction angiography was negative for arterio-venous shunting. MRI/MRA showed cystic change with adjacent contrast enhancement in the region of the previously irradiated arteriovenous malformation...
July 5, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670164/texture-analysis-of-torn-rotator-cuff-on-preoperative-magnetic-resonance-arthrography-as-a-predictor-of-postoperative-tendon-status
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Yeonah Kang, Guen Young Lee, Joon Woo Lee, Eugene Lee, Bohyoung Kim, Su Jin Kim, Joong Mo Ahn, Heung Sik Kang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate texture data of the torn supraspinatus tendon (SST) on preoperative T2-weighted magnetic resonance arthrography (MRA) using the gray-level co-occurrence matrix (GLCM) for prediction of post-operative tendon state. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty patients who underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair for full-thickness tears of the SST were included in this retrospective study. Based on 1-year follow-up, magnetic resonance imaging showed that 30 patients had intact SSTs, and 20 had rotator cuff retears...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666911/geometrical-complexity-of-cortical-microvascularization-in-moyamoya-disease
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Katsuya Komatsu, Takeshi Mikami, Hime Suzuki, Yukinori Akiyama, Rei Enatsu, Masahiko Wanibuchi, Nobuhiro Mikuni
BACKGROUND: Dilatation of the microvascular diameter is recognized in moyamoya disease, and referred to as microvascularization. The purpose of this study is to characterize the cortical microvascularization in moyamoya disease using imaging analysis, and to discuss the developmental mechanism of the collateral network around the cortical surface. METHODS: A total of 20 hemispheric sides of 14 patients with moyamoya disease were included in this study. From the intraoperative images, cortical surface images were extracted, and binary images were subsequently created...
June 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664028/a-case-of-acute-isolated-posterior-cerebral-artery-occlusion-successfully-treated-with-endovascular-clot-aspiration
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Taiki Yamamoto, Tomotaka Ohshima, Masaki Sato, Shunsaku Goto, Kojiro Ishikawa, Toshihisa Nishizawa, Shinji Shimato, Kyozo Kato
Posterior cerebral artery (PCA) strokes produce various symptoms. Therefore, the diagnosis is often delayed and patients arrive late for thrombolytic therapy. We report a case of acute isolated PCA occlusion that was successfully treated with endovascular clot aspiration. A 63-year-old man presented with right complete homonymous hemianopia. Diffusion-weighted image (DWI) showed a high-intensity area (HIA) in the occipital lobe, and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) showed PCA occlusion. Emergency endovascular clot aspiration was performed immediately after the diagnosis...
April 2017: NMC Case Rep J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664022/intracerebral-hemorrhage-caused-by-cerebral-hyperperfusion-after-superficial-temporal-artery-to-middle-cerebral-artery-bypass-for-atherosclerotic-occlusive-cerebrovascular-disease
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Fumihiro Matano, Yasuo Murai, Takayuki Mizunari, Koji Adachi, Shiro Kobayashi, Akio Morita
Few papers have reported detailed accounts of intracerebral hemorrhage caused by cerebral hyperperfusion after superficial temporal artery to middle cerebral artery bypass (STA-MCA) bypass for atherosclerotic occlusive cerebrovascular disease. We report a case of vasogenic edema and subsequent intracerebral hemorrhage caused by the cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome (CHS) after STA-MCA bypass for atherosclerotic occlusive cerebrovascular disease disease without intense postoperative blood pressure control. A 63-year-old man with repeating left hemiparesis underwent magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), which revealed right internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusion...
January 2017: NMC Case Rep J
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