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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629953/3d-black-blood-mr-angiography-of-the-carotid-arteries-a-simple-sequence-for-plaque-hemorrhage-and-stenosis-evaluation
#1
Monica Sigovan, Clément Bidet, Sébastien Bros, Loic Boussel, Laura Mechtouff, Philip M Robson, Zahi A Fayad, Antoine Millon, Philippe Douek
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of a new three-dimensional T1-weighted turbo-spin-echo sequence (3D T1-w TSE) compared to 3D contrast-enhanced angiography (CE-MRA) for stenosis measurement and compared to 2D T1-w TSE for intra-plaque hemorrhage (IPH) detection. METHODS: Eighty three patients underwent carotid MRI, using a new elliptic-centric phase encoding T1-weighted 3D TSE sequence in addition to the clinical protocol. Two observers evaluated image quality, presence of flow artifacts, and presence of intra-plaque hemorrhage, and computed the NASCET degree of stenosis for CE-MRA and for the new sequence...
June 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624098/utility-of-neurovascular-imaging-in-acute-neonatal-arterial-ischemic-stroke
#2
Ishita Siddiq, Derek Armstrong, Ann-Marie Surmava, Nomazulu Dlamini, Daune MacGregor, Mahendranath Moharir, Rand Askalan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prevalence of magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) findings and clinically characterize neonates with arterial ischemic stroke (AIS) who have abnormal or variable vasculature. STUDY DESIGN: This was a single-center, retrospective study of patients with neonatal stroke from 1991 to 2012. We reviewed charts and neuroimaging, including MRA, in neonates with AIS. Clinical data of patients with MRA findings were compared with the control group of neonates with AIS and a normal MRA...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622940/feasibility-of-performing-non-contrast-magnetic-resonance-angiography-in-pregnant-subjects-with-familial-aortopathies
#3
William E Moody, Luke Pickup, Emma Plunkett, John Fryearson, Paul F Clift, R Katie Morris, Peter J Thompson, Sara Thorne, Lucy E Hudsmith
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of aortic pathology. We sought to assess the feasibility of performing non-contrast 3D steady-state free-precession (SSFP) magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) in pregnant subjects with inherited aortopathy. METHODS: Fifteen pregnant subjects (age 27±4yr) with positive genotyping for aortopathy (Marfan, Loeys-Dietz, Ehlers-Danlos) and/or a family history of aortic dissection underwent non-contrast 3D-SSFP MRA at 1...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620564/moyamoya-syndrome-in-a-child-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1-magnetic-resonance-imaging-as-a-tool-for-clinical-decision-making
#4
Jonathan Mayl, Hanisha Patel, Tushar Chandra
Moyamoya syndrome is a rare cerebrovasculopathy of unknown etiology which is associated with multiple risk factors. Moyamoya was first discovered in Japan and is reported to have an increased prevalence in the Japanese population. The term "Moyamoya" translates into "puff of smoke" and is named after the finding of the collateral cerebral vasculature that develops secondary to occlusion of an internal carotid artery at the entrance into the circle of Willis. This collateral vasculature characterizes the disease...
May 9, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616159/thoracic-outlet-syndrome-as-a-consequence-of-isolated-atraumatic-first-rib-fracture
#5
Aleem K Mirza, Audra A Duncan
Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (nTOS) resulting from an isolated first rib fracture is extremely infrequent. We report a case of performance limiting nTOS in a college athlete who was initially evaluated and treated for upper extremity ligamentous injury with only transient improvement. Subsequent noninvasive studies were consistent with TOS physiology and MRA showed a large hypertrophic callus on the first rib adjacent to the brachial plexus. With continued athletic limitations and radiographic findings consistent with TOS, surgical decompression was performed resulting in resolution of symptoms...
June 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611828/heads-up-a-novel-provocative-maneuver-to-guide-acute-ischemic-stroke-management
#6
Latisha K Ali, Julius K Weng, Sidney Starkman, Jeffrey L Saver, Doojin Kim, Bruce Ovbiagele, Brian H Buck, Nerses Sanossian, Paul Vespa, Oh Young Bang, Reza Jahan, Gary R Duckwiler, Fernando Viñuela, David S Liebeskind
BACKGROUND: A common dilemma in acute ischemic stroke management is whether to pursue recanalization therapy in patients with large vessel occlusions but minimal neurologic deficits. We describe and report preliminary experience with a provocative maneuver, i.e. 90-degree elevation of the head of bed for 30 min, which stresses collaterals and facilitates decision-making. METHODS: A prospective cohort study of <7.5 h of acute anterior circulation territory ischemia patients with minimal deficits despite middle cerebral artery (MCA) or internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusive disease...
March 2017: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597240/mr-arthrography-of-the-hip-evaluation-of-isotropic-3d-intermediate-weighted-fse-and-hybrid-gre-t1-weighted-sequences
#7
Giovanni Foti, Antonio Campacci, Michele Conati, Mirko Trentadue, Claudio Zorzi, Giovanni Carbognin
PURPOSE: To compare the diagnostic performance of three-dimensional (3D) intermediate-weighted FSE (IW-3D) and 3D hybrid T1-weighted sequences (Hy-3D) and 2D fast-spin-echo sequences (FSE) in diagnosing chondral and labral lesions at 1.5 Tesla hip MR arthrography (MRA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Institutional review board approval was obtained and informed consent was waived. Ninety-two consecutive patients were evaluated. Chondral and labral lesions were retrospectively and independently evaluated by two radiologists...
June 9, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596974/magnetic-resonance-imaging-appearance-of-the-hip-musculature-after-arthroscopic-labral-level-iliopsoas-tenotomies
#8
Brian E Walczak, Donna G Blankenbaker, Michael R Tuite, James S Keene
BACKGROUND: Iliopsoas (IP) muscle atrophy is a known consequence of open IP tenotomy, but the severity of IP muscle atrophy that occurs after arthroscopic labral-level IP tenotomies has not been documented. PURPOSE: To document the severity of muscle atrophy that occurs in the iliacus, psoas, and adjacent hip musculature after arthroscopic labral-level IP tenotomy. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: Twenty-eight patients who had magnetic resonance arthrograms (MRAs) obtained prior to and 3 months to 5 years after arthroscopic labral-level IP tenotomies are the basis of this report...
May 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596576/knee-subchondral-bone-perfusion-and-its-relationship-to-marrow-fat-and-trabeculation-on-multi-parametric-mri-and-micro-ct-in-experimental-ckd
#9
Chao-Ying Wang, Yu-Juei Hsu, Yi-Jen Peng, Herng-Sheng Lee, Yue-Cune Chang, Chih-Shan Chang, Shih-Wei Chiang, Yi-Chih Hsu, Ming-Huang Lin, Guo-Shu Huang
The pathogenesis of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is multifactorial. In the progression of CKD arthropathy, arteriosclerosis may alter the knee subchondral bone marrow by altering blood flow through the bone vasculature. Herein, multi-parametric MRI assessment, including dynamic contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI), magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), MRI T2*, contrast enhanced MR angiography (CE-MRA), and micro-CT were applied in a rodent nephrectomy model to: 1) investigate the blood perfusion of subchondral bone marrow and its relationship to fat water content and trabeculation pattern in CKD and 2) demonstrate the feasibility of using multi-parametric MRI parameters as imaging biomarkers to evaluate the disease's progression...
June 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596191/perfusion-mr-imaging-using-a-3d-pulsed-continuous-arterial-spin-labeling-method-for-acute-cerebral-infarction-classified-as-branch-atheromatous-disease-involving-the-lenticulostriate-artery-territory
#10
Y Shinohara, A Kato, K Kuya, K Okuda, M Sakamoto, H Kowa, T Ogawa
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Branch atheromatous disease is a stroke subtype considered a risk factor for early neurologic deterioration. Meanwhile, crossed cerebellar diaschisis is thought to be influenced by the degree and location of supratentorial perfusion abnormalities and is associated with the clinical outcome in the case of an ischemic stroke. In this article, our aim was to clarify the utility of using a whole-brain 3D pulsed continuous arterial spin-labeling method as an imaging biomarker for predicting neurologic severity in branch atheromatous disease...
June 8, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591236/predictors-of-success-for-mandibular-repositioning-appliance-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome
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Thays Crosara Abrahão Cunha, Thais de Moura Guimarães, Teresa Cristina Barros Schultz, Fernanda Ribeiro de Almeida, Thulio Marquez Cunha, Paulo Cezar Simamoto, Lia Rita Azeredo Bittencourt
The characteristics of non-obese patients with mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) who will present with a good response to Mandibular Repositioning Appliance (MRA) treatment have not yet been well established in the literature. The aim of this study is to assess whether polysomnographic (PSG), demographic, anthropometric, cephalometric, and otorhinolaryngological parameters predict MRA success in the treatment of OSAS. Forty (40) males with mild and moderate OSAS were assessed pretreatment and 2-months post-treatment after wearing an MRA...
June 5, 2017: Brazilian Oral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590771/non-contrast-mr-angiography-using-three-dimensional-balanced-steady-state-free-precession-imaging-for-evaluation-of-stenosis-in-the-celiac-trunk-and-superior-mesenteric-artery-a-preliminary-comparative-study-with-computed-tomography-angiography
#12
Patricia Prando Cardia, Thiago José Penachim, Adilson Prando, Ulysses S Torres, Giuseppe D'Ippólito
OBJECTIVES: Although non-contrast magnetic resonance angiography (NC-MRA) is well established for the evaluation of renal artery stenosis, its usefulness in the evaluation of other abdominal aortic branches remains to be studied. This study aimed at evaluating the image quality and diagnostic accuracy of NC-MRA using a three-dimensional balanced steady-state free precession sequence (bSSFP) in identifying stenosis in the celiac trunk and superior mesenteric artery as compared to computed tomography angiography (CTA) as the reference standard...
June 7, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583455/brain-arteriovenous-malformations-located-in-premotor-cortex-surgical-outcomes-and-risk-factors-for-postoperative-neurological-deficits
#13
Yuming Jiao, Fuxin Lin, Jun Wu, Hao Li, Xin Chen, Zhicen Li, Ji Ma, Yong Cao, Shuo Wang, Jizong Zhao
OBJECT: The premotor cortex (PMC) is known to have a dual role in both movement and language processing. Nevertheless, surgical outcomes of premotor cortex BAVMs (PMC-BAVMs) have not been well-defined. The aim of this study was to determine the surgical outcomes and risk factors for neurological deficits (ND) after surgery in patients with PMC-BAVMs. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients with PMC-BAVMs who underwent surgical resection of the nidus. All patients had undergone preoperative functional MRI (fMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), MRI, 3D time-of-flight MRA (3D TOF-MRA) and digital subtraction angiography (DSA)...
June 2, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580625/mineralocorticoid-receptor-antagonist-pattern-of-use-in-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-findings-from-biostat-chf
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João Pedro Ferreira, Patrick Rossignol, Jean-Loup Machu, Abhinav Sharma, Nicolas Girerd, Stefan D Anker, John G Cleland, Kenneth Dickstein, Gerasimos Filippatos, Hans L Hillege, Chim C Lang, Jozine Ter Maaten, Marco Metra, Leong Ng, Piotr Ponikowski, Nilesh J Samani, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Aeilko H Zwinderman, Adriaan Voors, Faiez Zannad
AIMS: Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs) are recommended (unless contraindicated) to all patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). However, MRAs are still largely underused in routine clinical practice. This study aims to describe the determinants and pattern of use of MRAs in HFrEF. METHODS AND RESULTS: BIOSTAT-CHF is a European multicentre, prospective study which enrolled patients suboptimally treated with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors/angiotensin receptor blockers (ACEi/ARBs) and/or beta-blockers, with the aim of optimizing guideline-based use of these agents...
June 5, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579796/the-impact-of-injector-based-contrast-agent-administration-on-bolus-shape-and-magnetic-resonance-angiography-image-quality
#15
Gregor Jost, Jan Endrikat, Hubertus Pietsch
OBJECTIVE: To compare injector-based contrast agent (CA) administration with hand injection in magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). METHODS: Gadobutrol was administered in 6 minipigs with 3 protocols: (a) hand injection (one senior technician), (b) hand injection (6 less-experienced technicians), and (c) power injector administration. The arterial bolus shape was quantified by test bolus measurements. A head and neck MRA was performed for quantitative and qualitative comparison of signal enhancement...
2017: Magnetic Resonance Insights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579715/combination-of-encephalo-myo-pial-synangiosis-and-encephalo-arterio-pial-synangiosis-procedure-in-pediatric-moya-moya-disease
#16
Prastiya Gunawan, Wihasto Suryaningtyas, Darto Saharso, Risky Prasetyo
BACKGROUND: Moya-moya disease in children is a cerebrovascular disorder that may cause cerebral ischemic or hemorrhage. CASE DETAILS: We report an 8-year-old boy that was admitted with the chief complaint of repeated sudden half left body paralyze. MRA showed acute thrombotic infarction in the right hemisphere and internal carotid artery stenosis in the form of puffs of smokes. Indirect revascularization surgical procedure with combination of Encephalo-myo-pial-synangiosis (EMS) and Encephalo-arterio-pial-synangiosis (EAS) was performed...
March 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577687/true-rate-of-mineralocorticoid-receptor-antagonists-related-hyperkalemia-in-placebo-controlled-trials-a-meta-analysis
#17
Davor Vukadinović, Daniel Lavall, Aleksandra Nikolovska Vukadinović, Bertram Pitt, Stefan Wagenpfeil, Michael Böhm
BACKGROUND: Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRA) improve survival in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction but are often underused, mostly due to concerns of hyperkalemia. Because hyperkalemia occurs also on placebo, we aimed to determine the truly MRA-related rate of hyperkalemia. METHODS: We performed a meta-analysis including randomized, placebo-controlled trials reporting hyperkalemia on MRAs in patients after myocardial infarction or with chronic heart failure...
June 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577347/neuroradiographic-findings-in-22q11-2-deletion-syndrome
#18
Lauren A Bohm, Tom C Zhou, Tyler J Mingo, Sarah L Dugan, Richard J Patterson, James D Sidman, Brianne B Roby
22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2DS) is a common genetic disorder with enormous phenotypic heterogeneity. Despite the established prevalence of developmental and neuropsychiatric issues in this syndrome, its neuroanatomical correlates are not as well understood. A retrospective chart review was performed on 111 patients diagnosed with 22q11.2DS. Of the 111 patients, 24 with genetically confirmed 22q11.2 deletion and brain MRI or MRA were included in this study. The most common indications for imaging were unexplained developmental delay (6/24), seizures of unknown etiology (5/24), and unilateral weakness (3/24)...
June 3, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574637/efficacy-and-safety-of-gadobutrol-enhanced-mra-of-the-renal-arteries-results-from-grams-gadobutrol-enhanced-renal-artery-mra-study-a-prospective-intraindividual-multicenter-phase-3-blinded-study
#19
Kelly E Fabrega-Foster, Sheela Agarwal, Neda Rastegar, Daniel Haverstock, Jacob M Agris, Ihab R Kamel
PURPOSE: To compare the performance of magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) with 1M gadobutrol, a high relaxivity macrocyclic contrast agent, to 2D time-of-flight MRA (ToF-MRA) using computed tomographic angiography (CTA) as the standard of reference. Primary objectives were evaluation for superiority of structural delineation and noninferiority for detection and exclusion of clinically significant disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In all, 315 subjects underwent unenhanced and contrast-enhanced MRA with 1M gadobutrol (CE-MRA) and were scanned with 1...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574627/ct-versus-mr-techniques-in-the-detection-of-cervical-artery-dissection
#20
Uta Hanning, Peter B Sporns, Meilin Schmiedel, Erich B Ringelstein, Walter Heindel, Heinz Wiendl, Thomas Niederstadt, Ralf Dittrich
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous cervical artery dissection (sCAD) is an important etiology of juvenile stroke. The gold standard for the diagnosis of sCAD is convential angiography. However, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)/MR angiography (MRA) and computed tomography (CT)/CT angiography (CTA) are frequently used alternatives. New developments such as multislice CT/CTA have enabled routine acquisition of thinner sections with rapid imaging times. The goal of this study was to compare the capability of recent developed 128-slice CT/CTA to MRI/MRA to detect radiologic features of sCAD...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
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