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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644901/vascular-geometry-as-a-risk-factor-for-non-penetrating-traumatic-injuries-of-the-aortic-arch
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Andreas Schicho, Lukas Luerken, Christian Stroszczynski, Ramona Meier, Andreas G Schreyer, Lena-Marie Dendl, Stephan Schleder
PURPOSE: To assess biomechanical factors in aortic arch geometry contributing to the development of non-penetrating aortic arch injury (NAAI) in multiply injured patients with an Injury Severity Score (ISS) ≥ 16. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 230 consecutive multiply injured trauma patients with an ISS ≥ 16 admitted to our Level-I trauma center during a consecutive 24-month period were prospectively included of whom 13 presented with NAAI (5.7%). Standardized whole-body CT in a 2x128-detector-row scanner included a head-and-neck CTA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640793/intraoperative-computed-tomography-ct-for-treating-giant-carotid-intracavernous-aneurysms
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Zhe Xue, Fuyu Wang, Zhenghui Sun, Hui Zhang, Chen Wu, Dongsheng Kong, Bainan Xu
BACKGROUND Giant carotid intracavernous aneurysm refers to those lesions larger than 2.5 cm and derived from a cavernous segment, accounting for about 30% of all intracranial tumors. Dynamic CT perfusion imaging (PCT) is a common method recently employed to evaluate cerebral perfusion. This study investigated the efficacy and clinical application of intraoperative CT in the surgery for giant symptomatic carotid intracavernous aneurysm. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed on 23 cases with giant symptomatic carotid intracavernous aneurysm...
June 22, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638704/lipid-and-hyperglycemia-factors-in-first-ever-penetrating-artery-infarction-a-comparison-between-different-subtypes
#3
Shaoyang Sun, Yanqiang Wang, Yuge Wang, Xuejiao Men, Jian Bao, Xueqiang Hu, Zhengqi Lu
BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis and progression of branch atheromatous disease (BAD), which differs from lipohyalinotic degeneration (LD), remains controversial. Few studies have investigated the lipid indices and glycometabolism status factors for BAD in first-ever penetrating artery infarction (PAI). METHODS: We retrospectively examined acute stroke patients with PAI admitted within 3 days after stroke. All patients underwent diffusion weight magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) and/or computed tomography angiography (CTA)...
June 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638171/3d-printed-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-phantom-for-image-guided-surgical-planning-with-a-patient-specific-fenestrated-endovascular-graft-system
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Karen M Meess, Richard L Izzo, Maciej L Dryjski, Richard E Curl, Linda M Harris, Michael Springer, Adnan H Siddiqui, Stephen Rudin, Ciprian N Ionita
Following new trends in precision medicine, Juxatarenal Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (JAAA) treatment has been enabled by using patient-specific fenestrated endovascular grafts. The X-ray guided procedure requires precise orientation of multiple modular endografts within the arteries confirmed via radiopaque markers. Patient-specific 3D printed phantoms could familiarize physicians with complex procedures and new devices in a risk-free simulation environment to avoid periprocedural complications and improve training...
February 11, 2017: Proceedings of SPIE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628707/intensive-blood-pressure-reduction-and-spot-sign-in-intracerebral-hemorrhage-a-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Andrea Morotti, H Bart Brouwers, Javier M Romero, Michael J Jessel, Anastasia Vashkevich, Kristin Schwab, Mohammad Rauf Afzal, Christy Cassarly, Steven M Greenberg, Renee Hebert Martin, Adnan I Qureshi, Jonathan Rosand, Joshua N Goldstein
Importance: The computed tomographic angiography (CTA) spot sign is associated with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) expansion and may mark those patients most likely to benefit from intensive blood pressure (BP) reduction. Objective: To investigate whether the spot sign is associated with ICH expansion across a wide range of centers and whether intensive BP reduction decreases hematoma expansion and improves outcome in patients with ICH and a spot sign. Design, Setting, and Participants: SCORE-IT (Spot Sign Score in Restricting ICH Growth) is a preplanned prospective observational study nested in the Antihypertensive Treatment of Acute Cerebral Hemorrhage II (ATACH-II) randomized clinical trial...
June 19, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628011/-criteria-for-selection-of-tumor-cells-and-prospects-for-specific-immunotherapy-for-bladder-cancer
#6
T Slavyanskaya, S -Salnikova, R Sepiashvili
Specific antitumor immunotherapy with autologous dendritic cell vaccines is one of the new approaches of modern medicine. For activation of dendritic cells highly immunogenic antigens are used, however optimal antigens in case of bladder cancer (BC) are still not researched. Cancer-testis antigens (CTA) are the most promising target in the context of creation of antitumor vaccines, because they are distinguished by pronounced immunogenicity, they are detected in different types of tumors and have limited pattern of expression in healthy tissues of grown-up organism...
May 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625908/-on-the-spot-the-use-of-4d-cta-to-differentiate-a-true-spot-sign-from-a-distal-intracranial-aneurysm
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Johanna P de Jong, Leo Kluijtmans, Martinus J van Amerongen, Mathias Prokop, Hieronymus D Boogaarts, Frederick J A Meijer
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage may arise from underlying abnormalities including aneurysms. Computed tomography angiography (CTA) is widely used for the detection of possible underlying causes, which is important since it may have immediate therapeutic consequences. In addition, CTA is used to detect the so-called "spot sign", indicating active hemorrhage which carries a worse prognosis. CTA is, however, a snapshot in time. Four-dimensional CTA (4D-CTA) is a dynamic type of imaging and has emerged as a valuable imaging technique for different neurovascular disorders...
June 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624855/ct-arthrography-visualizes-tissue-growth-of-osteochondral-defects-of-the-talus-after-microfracture
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Hong-Geun Jung, Na-Ra Kim, Ji-Young Jeon, Dong-Oh Lee, Jun-Sang Eom, Jong-Soo Lee, Sung-Wook Kim
PURPOSE: Little is known about the arthroscopic or radiographic outcomes after arthroscopic microfracture of osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLTs). The purpose of this study was to investigate tissue growth after arthroscopic microfracture of OLTs using computed tomography arthrography (CTA) and to identify the relationship between CTA findings and clinical outcomes. We hypothesized that the morphology of the repaired tissue would be similar to that of normal anatomy and correlate with the clinical outcomes...
June 17, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624404/accuracy-of-j-cto-score-derived-from%C3%A2-computed-tomography-versus-angiography-to-predict-successful-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Akiko Fujino, Satoru Otsuji, Katsuyuki Hasegawa, Toyohiro Arita, Shin Takiuchi, Kenichi Fujii, Masanori Yabuki, Motoaki Ibuki, Shinya Nagayama, Kasumi Ishibuchi, Toshikazu Kashiyama, Rui Ishii, Hiroto Tamaru, Wataru Yamamoto, Masahiko Hara, Yorihiko Higashino
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the ability of conventional versus computed tomography angiography (CTA) to predict procedural success and 30-min wire crossing rates in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for chronic total occlusion (CTO) lesions. BACKGROUND: Coronary CTA can be used to assess the morphology of CTO lesions. METHODS: We examined 205 consecutive patients (218 CTO lesions) who underwent coronary CTA pre-PCI...
June 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624401/the-external-validity-of-prediction-models-for-the-diagnosis-of-obstructive-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-with-stable-chest-pain-insights-from-the-promise-trial
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Tessa S S Genders, Adrian Coles, Udo Hoffmann, Manesh R Patel, Daniel B Mark, Kerry L Lee, Ewout W Steyerberg, M G Myriam Hunink, Pamela S Douglas
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to externally validate prediction models for the presence of obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). BACKGROUND: A better assessment of the probability of CAD may improve the identification of patients who benefit from noninvasive testing. METHODS: Stable chest pain patients from the PROMISE (Prospective Multicenter Imaging Study for Evaluation of Chest Pain) trial with computed tomography angiography (CTA) or invasive coronary angiography (ICA) were included...
June 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624005/differentiation-between-cholangiocarcinoma-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-target-sign-on-diffusion-weighted-imaging-and-hepatobiliary-phase-gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-mr-imaging-classification-tree-analysis-applying-capsule-and-septum
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Ji Hye Min, Young Kon Kim, Seo-Youn Choi, Woo Kyoung Jeong, Won Jae Lee, Sang Yun Ha, Soohyun Ahn, Hyeon Seon Ahn
OBJECTIVES: To assess the usefulness of classification tree analysis (CTA) for discrimination of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with target sign on hepatobiliary phase (HBP) and/or diffusion-weighted image (DWI) from intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC). METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board. From among the 811 patients with histopathologically proven 79 ICCs and 732 HCCs, 69 patients with 69 (87.3%) ICCs and 115 patients with 115 HCCs (15...
July 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622566/crosslinking-hydroxylated-reduced-graphene-oxide-with-raft-cta-a-nano-initiator-for-preparation-of-well-defined-amino-acid-based-polymer-nanohybrids
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Mina Namvari, Chandra S Biswas, Qiao Wang, Wenlang Liang, Florian J Stadler
Here, we demonstrate a novel reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer agent (RAFT-CTA)-modified reduced graphene oxide nanosheets (CTA-rGONSs) by crosslinking rGONSs with a RAFT-CTA via esterification reaction. These nano CTA-rGONSs were used to polymerize a hydrophobic amino acid-based methacrylamide (N-acryloyl-l-phenylalanine methyl ester) monomer with different monomer/initiator ratios. Thermogravimetric analysis showed that the polymer-graphene composites were thermally more stable than GO itself...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620616/the-impact-of-combining-a-low-tube-voltage-acquisition-with-iterative-reconstruction-on-total-iodine-dose-in-coronary-ct-angiography
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Toon Van Cauteren, Gert Van Gompel, Kaoru Tanaka, Douwe E Verdries, Dries Belsack, Koenraad H Nieboer, Inneke Willekens, Paul Evans, Sven Macholl, Guy Verfaillie, Steven Droogmans, Johan de Mey, Nico Buls
OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of combining low-tube voltage acquisition with iterative reconstruction (IR) techniques on the iodine dose in coronary CTA. METHODS: Three minipigs underwent CCTA to compare a standard of care protocol with two alternative study protocols combining low-tube voltage and low iodine dose with IR. Image quality was evaluated objectively by the CT value, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) in the main coronary arteries and aorta and subjectively by expert reading...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619833/ct-angiography-aspects-predicts-outcome-much-better-than-noncontrast-ct-in-patients-with-stroke-treated-endovascularly
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F Sallustio, C Motta, S Pizzuto, M Diomedi, B Rizzato, M Panella, F Alemseged, M Stefanini, S Fabiano, R Gandini, R Floris, P Stanzione, G Koch
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Noncontrast CT ASPECTS has been investigated as a predictor of outcome in patients with acute ischemic stroke. Our purpose was to investigate whether CTA source images are a better predictor of clinical and radiologic outcomes than NCCT ASPECTS in candidates for endovascular stroke therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CT scans of patients (n = 124) were independently evaluated by 2 readers for baseline NCCT and CTA source image ASPECTS and for follow-up ASPECTS...
June 15, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619493/dynamic-4d-cta-for-neuro-vascular-pathologies-a-case-series
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Ahmed Alnemari, Tarek R Mansour, Mohamad Bazerbashi, Mark Buehler, Jason Schroeder, Daniel Gaudin
BACKGROUND: The aim of this article is to illustrate, summarize, and review the multifaceted application of four-dimensional computed tomography angiography (4D-CTA) in the characterization and diagnosis of various cerebrovascular and tumor-associated vascular pathologies through the presentation of clinical cases including acute/chronic stroke, arteriovenous malformations, aneurysm, moya-moya disease, and the hypervascularity associated with a tumor and its relationship to pre-operative embolization...
June 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615810/computed-tomography-angiographic-study-of-internal-mammary-perforators-and-their-use-as-recipient-vessels-for-free-tissue-transfer-in-breast-reconstruction
#16
Aditya V Kanoi, Karnav B Panchal, Saugata Sen, Gautam Biswas
CONTEXT: The internal mammary artery perforator vessels (IMPV) as a recipient in free flap breast reconstruction offer advantages over the more commonly used thoracodorsal vessels and the internal mammary vessels (IMV). AIMS: This study was designed to assess the anatomical consistency of the IMPV and the suitability of these vessels for use as recipients in free flap breast reconstruction. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data from ten randomly selected female patients who did not have any chest wall or breast pathology but had undergone a computed tomography angiography (CTA) for unrelated diagnostic reasons from April 2013 to October 2013 were analysed...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614860/primary-fetal-lung-hypoplasia-pflh-imaging-and-clinical-characteristics
#17
Reuven Achiron, Yinon Gilboa, Yishay Salem, Yizhak Jacobson, Lisa Raviv-Zilka, Andreea Cioca, Debora Kidron, Zvi Kivilevitch
Purpose To describe in utero and postnatal imaging and clinical characteristics of primary fetal lung hypoplasia (PFLH). Methods A retrospective review of fetuses and neonates diagnosed in one academic tertiary center during an eleven-year period. Results 12 cases of PFLH were identified. 4 were bilateral and 8 had unilateral involvement. Prenatal sonographic characteristics, postnatal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized tomographic angiography (CTA), and histologic findings are described...
June 2017: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612276/clinical-risk-stratification-of-acute-pulmonary-embolism-comparing-the-usefulness-of-cta-obstruction-score-and-pulmonary-perfusion-defect-score-with-dual-energy-ct
#18
Wei-Fang Kong, Yu-Ting Wang, Long-Lin Yin, Hong Pu, Ke-Yan Tao
To compare the ability of CT angiography (CTA) obstruction score and perfusion defect score on dual energy CT perfusion imaging (DEPI) for clinical risk stratification of patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE). 55 patients diagnosed as acute PE either by CTA or DEPI were retrospectively enrolled. Patients were grouped into high-, intermediate-, and low-risk groups in accordance to the renewed guidelines of 2014. Consistency between DEPI and CTA in diagnosis of PE were assessed. Correlations between CT parameters and right-to-left ventricular (RV/LV) diameter ratio were evaluated...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611724/model-evaluation-in-generalized-structured-component-analysis-using-confirmatory-tetrad-analysis
#19
Ji Hoon Ryoo, Heungsun Hwang
Generalized structured component analysis (GSCA) is a component-based approach to structural equation modeling (SEM). GSCA regards weighted composites or components of indicators as proxies for latent variables and estimates model parameter via least squares without resorting to a distributional assumption such as multivariate normality of indicators. As with other SEM approaches, model evaluation is a crucial procedure in GSCA that is used to examine whether a hypothesized model is consistent with the data in hand...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609850/evaluation-of-the-starch-based-flocculants-on-flocculation-of-hairwork-wastewater
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Qing Du, Hua Wei, Aimin Li, Hu Yang
China is the world's largest producer of wigs, and the manufacturing generates large quantities of hairwork effluents. Coagulation/flocculation is an important step in the water treatment process. In this study, two versions of starch-based flocculants were successfully prepared through etherification and graft copolymerization, respectively. Starch-3-chloro-2-hydroxypropyl triethyl ammonium chloride (St-CTA-DQ) and starch-graft-poly[(2-methacryloyloxyethyl) trimethyl ammonium chloride] (St-g-PDMC-DQ) both contain strongly cationic quaternary ammonium salt groups, but have differing cationic contents, specifically, the degree of substitution (DS) and grafting ratio (G)...
June 9, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
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