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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224399/can-neuroimaging-differentiate-pfo-and-af-related-cardioembolic-stroke-from-the-other-embolic-sources-clinical-radiological-correlation-on-a-retrospective-study
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Alessandro Stecco, Martina Quagliozzi, Eleonora Soligo, Andrea Naldi, Alessia Cassarà, Lorenzo Coppo, Roberta Rosso, Angelo Sante Bongo, Paola Amatuzzo, Francesco Buemi, Elena Guenzi, Alessandro Carriero
PURPOSE: The aim of this retrospective study was to map the specific ischemic lesion patterns of distribution in patent foramen ovale-related stroke (PFO-stroke) and atrial fibrillation-related stroke (AF-stroke) in patients with idiopatic ischemic stroke. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 750 ischaemic strokes were screened on basis of diagnostic imaging and tests: patients with known causes were excluded. 171 patients with unknown cause were selected and divided in two groups: AF-stroke (43 patients) and PFO-stroke (128 patients)...
February 21, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188603/predictive-value-of-pre-treatment-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-adc-in-radio-chemiotherapy-treated-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#2
Mariangela Lombardi, Teresa Cascone, Elena Guenzi, Alessandro Stecco, Francesco Buemi, Marco Krengli, Alessandro Carriero
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed at evaluating the role of "baseline" apparent diffusion coefficent (ADC), in patients affected by head and neck cancer treated with radio-chemotherapy, as a potential marker of response to therapy. METHODS: Fifty-seven patients underwent pretreatment ADC maps. Minimum, maximum, and medium ADC were computed. Age, dose, treatment time, and ADC values were compared between the two groups (Group 1: local control; Group 2: relapse/persistence of disease) using the Student t test two-tailed unpaired...
February 10, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167173/defining-the-fascial-system
#3
Sue Adstrum, Gil Hedley, Robert Schleip, Carla Stecco, Can A Yucesoy
Fascia is a widely used yet indistinctly defined anatomical term that is concurrently applied to the description of soft collagenous connective tissue, distinct sections of membranous tissue, and a body pervading soft connective tissue system. Inconsistent use of this term is causing concern due to its potential to confuse technical communication about fascia in global, multiple discipline- and multiple profession-spanning discourse environments. The Fascia Research Society acted to address this issue by establishing a Fascia Nomenclature Committee (FNC) whose purpose was to clarify the terminology relating to fascia...
January 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076930/hormone-receptor-expression-in-human-fascial-tissue
#4
C Fede, G Albertin, L Petrelli, M M Sfriso, C Biz, R De Caro, C Stecco
Many epidemiologic, clinical, and experimental findings point to sex differences in myofascial pain in view of the fact that adult women tend to have more myofascial problems with respect to men. It is possible that one of the stimuli to sensitization of fascial nociceptors could come from hormonal factors such as estrogen and relaxin, that are involved in extracellular matrix and collagen remodeling and thus contribute to functions of myofascial tissue. Immunohistochemical and molecular investigations (real-time PCR analysis) of relaxin receptor 1 (RXFP1) and estrogen receptor-alpha (ERα) localization were carried out on sample of human fascia collected from 8 volunteers patients during orthopedic surgery (all females, between 42 and 70 yrs, divided into pre- and post-menopausal groups), and in fibroblasts isolated from deep fascia, to examine both protein and RNA expression levels...
November 2, 2016: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814874/long-term-impact-of-ankle-sprains-on-postural-control-and-fascial-densification
#5
Leonid Kalichman, Hila Lachman, Naama Freilich
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of a past ankle sprain (AS) on postural control and fascial changes in the adjacent body segment. METHODS: 20 young, healthy subjects with a history (≥6 months) of significant (Grades 2, 3) lateral ASs and 20 controls with no history of AS were recruited to cross-sectional case-control study. All subjects performed the Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT). The Stecco method was used to evaluate fascial densification in the calf and upper foot areas...
October 2016: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27646460/forensic-clinical-anatomy-a-new-field-of-study-with-application-to-medicolegal-issues
#6
Andrea Porzionato, Veronica Macchi, Carla Stecco, Marios Loukas, R Shane Tubbs, Raffaele De Caro
Forensic clinical anatomy is a new practical application of the discipline of Clinical Anatomy for ascertaining and evaluating medicolegal questions. In particular, individual anatomy (normal anatomy, anatomical variations, age-, disease-, or surgery-related modifications) can acquire significant relevance in various fields of legal medicine such as child abuse, sudden death, medical responsibility and/or liability, personal injury and damage. Anatomical data of forensic interest frequently arise from the correct application of methods of ascertainment; anatomical methods may then be required for further comprehensive analysis...
January 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27603407/prognostic-value-of-relative-cerebral-blood-volume-rcbv-in-patients-with-recurrent-glioblastoma-multiforme-treated-with-bevacizumab
#7
Alessandro Stecco, Paola Amatuzzo, Andrea P Sponghini, Francesca Platini, Martina Quagliozzi, Francesco Buemi, Elena Guenzi, Alessandro Carriero
BACKGROUND: To assess whether the early monitoring of the effects of bevacizumab in patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) using perfusional dynamic susceptibility contrast (DSC) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) before and after the beginning of anti-angiogenic therapy is predictive of treatment response. METHODS: Thirteen patients with recurrent GBM underwent perfusion MRI with relative cerebral blood volume (rCBV) mapping before (T0) and after the beginning (T1) of bevacizumab treatment...
September 7, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27349320/expression-of-the-endocannabinoid-receptors-in-human-fascial-tissue
#8
C Fede, G Albertin, L Petrelli, M M Sfriso, C Biz, R De Caro, C Stecco
Cannabinoid receptors have been localized in the central and peripheral nervous system as well as on cells of the immune system, but recent studies on animal tissue gave evidence for the presence of cannabinoid receptors in different types of tissues. Their presence was supposed also in myofascial tissue, suggesting that the endocannabinoid system may help resolve myofascial trigger points and relieve symptoms of fibromyalgia. However, until now the expression of CB1 (cannabinoid receptor 1) and CB2 (cannabinoid receptor 2) in fasciae has not yet been established...
June 28, 2016: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27333050/human-recombinant-hyaluronidase-injections-for-upper-limb-muscle-stiffness-in-individuals-with-cerebral-injury-a-case-series
#9
Preeti Raghavan, Ying Lu, Mona Mirchandani, Antonio Stecco
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27215430/the-triangles-of-grynfeltt-and-petit-and-the-lumbar-tunnel-an-anatomo-radiologic-study
#10
V Macchi, A Porzionato, A Morra, E E E Picardi, C Stecco, M Loukas, R S Tubbs, R De Caro
PURPOSE: Lumbar hernias are protrusions of intra-abdominal contents classically through the superior (Grynfeltt) and inferior (Petit) lumbar triangles. The anatomy of the triangles is variable and quantitative data are few. No radiological data on the anatomy of the triangles are available. METHODS: Fifty computed tomography angiography of the upper abdomen (M25, F25, mean age 72.5-year-old) were analyzed. The dimensions and the contents of the lumbar triangles were analyzed...
May 23, 2016: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27210234/fascial-manipulation-associated-with-standard-care-compared-to-only-standard-postsurgical-care-for-total-hip-arthroplasty-a%C3%A2-randomized-controlled-trial
#11
Massimo Busato, Cristian Quagliati, Lara Magri, Alessandra Filippi, Alberto Sanna, Mirco Branchini, Aurelie Marie Marchand, Antonio Stecco
BACKGROUND: Postsurgical physiotherapy programs after total hip arthroplasty (THA) show important differences between types and numbers of treatment sessions. To increase functional recovery in postsurgical patients, manual therapy can be added to traditional physiotherapy programs. Fascial manipulation (FM) has been demonstrated to be effective in decreasing pain and increasing muscular capacity. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of FM when added to a standard protocol of care...
December 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27124176/one-shot-16-rows-computed-tomography-perfusion-and-computed-tomography-angiography-after-subarachnoid-haemorrhage-in-suspected-vasospasm-role-in-selecting-cerebral-vasospasm-for-endovascular-treatment
#12
Alessandro Stecco, Francesco Fabbiano, Paola Amatuzzo, Martina Quagliozzi, Eleonora Soligo, Ignazio Divenuto, Gabriele Panzarasa, Alessandro Carriero
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness and reliability of a combined computed tomography angiography (CTA) and computed tomography perfusion (CTP) approach in the diagnosis of cerebral vasospasm after subarachnoid hemorrhage. METHODS: 19 patients with clinical signs of arterial vasospasm and positive trans-cranial Doppler (TCD) were enrolled and underwent CTP. Mean time transit (MTT), cerebral blood flow (CBF) and cerebral blood volume (CBV) values of 20 standardized ROI (regions of interest) were analysed, and CTA used to measure the gauge of 26 arterial ramifications...
April 28, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27039700/power-estimation-for-non-standardized-multisite-studies
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Anisha Keshavan, Friedemann Paul, Mona K Beyer, Alyssa H Zhu, Nico Papinutto, Russell T Shinohara, William Stern, Michael Amann, Rohit Bakshi, Antje Bischof, Alessandro Carriero, Manuel Comabella, Jason C Crane, Sandra D'Alfonso, Philippe Demaerel, Benedicte Dubois, Massimo Filippi, Vinzenz Fleischer, Bertrand Fontaine, Laura Gaetano, An Goris, Christiane Graetz, Adriane Gröger, Sergiu Groppa, David A Hafler, Hanne F Harbo, Bernhard Hemmer, Kesshi Jordan, Ludwig Kappos, Gina Kirkish, Sara Llufriu, Stefano Magon, Filippo Martinelli-Boneschi, Jacob L McCauley, Xavier Montalban, Mark Mühlau, Daniel Pelletier, Pradip M Pattany, Margaret Pericak-Vance, Isabelle Cournu-Rebeix, Maria A Rocca, Alex Rovira, Regina Schlaeger, Albert Saiz, Till Sprenger, Alessandro Stecco, Bernard M J Uitdehaag, Pablo Villoslada, Mike P Wattjes, Howard Weiner, Jens Wuerfel, Claus Zimmer, Frauke Zipp, Stephen L Hauser, Jorge R Oksenberg, Roland G Henry
A concern for researchers planning multisite studies is that scanner and T1-weighted sequence-related biases on regional volumes could overshadow true effects, especially for studies with a heterogeneous set of scanners and sequences. Current approaches attempt to harmonize data by standardizing hardware, pulse sequences, and protocols, or by calibrating across sites using phantom-based corrections to ensure the same raw image intensities. We propose to avoid harmonization and phantom-based correction entirely...
July 1, 2016: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27033474/comparison-of-retrospective-pet-and-mri-dwi-pet-mri-dwi-image-fusion-with-pet-ct-and-mri-dwi-in-detection-of-cervical-and-endometrial-cancer-lymph-node-metastases
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Alessandro Stecco, Francesco Buemi, Alessia Cassarà, Roberta Matheoud, Gian Mauro Sacchetti, Alberto Arnulfo, Marco Brambilla, Alessandro Carriero
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the accuracy of retrospective image fusion of PET/MRI-DWI with that of PET/CT and MRI-DWI alone in detecting metastatic lymph nodes in patients with cervical and endometrial carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-seven patients with endometrial (n = 14) and cervical (n = 13) cancer who had undergone preoperative MRI-DWI and PET/CT for staging were retrospectively evaluated. The accuracy, sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV), and negative predictive value (NPV) of PET/CT, MRI-DWI, and PET/MRI-DWI image fusion were calculated on a per-patient basis and on a per-node basis...
July 2016: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26891649/a-fascia-and-the-fascial-system
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EDITORIAL
Carla Stecco, Robert Schleip
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26834998/fascial-manipulation%C3%A2-for-chronic-aspecific-low-back-pain-a-single-blinded-randomized-controlled-trial
#16
Mirco Branchini, Francesca Lopopolo, Ernesto Andreoli, Ivano Loreti, Aurélie M Marchand, Antonio Stecco
BACKGROUND: The therapeutic approach to chronic aspecific low back pain (CALBP) has to consider the multifactorial aetiology of the disorder. International guidelines do not agree on unequivocal treatment indications. Recommendations for fascial therapy are few and of low level evidence but several studies indicate strong correlations between fascial thickness and low back pain. This study aims at comparing the effectiveness of Fascial Manipulation® associated with a physiotherapy program following guidelines for CALBP compared to a physiotherapy program alone...
2015: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26798331/staging-of-primary-abdominal-lymphomas-comparison-of-whole-body-mri-with-diffusion-weighted-imaging-and-18-f-fdg-pet-ct
#17
Alessandro Stecco, Francesco Buemi, Martina Quagliozzi, Mariangela Lombardi, Alberto Santagostino, Gian Mauro Sacchetti, Alessandro Carriero
Background. The purpose of this study was to compare the accuracy of whole-body MRI with diffusion-weighted sequences (WB-DW-MRI) with that of (18)F-FDG-PET/CT in the staging of patients with primary gastrointestinal lymphoma. Methods. This retrospective study involved 17 untreated patients with primary abdominal gastrointestinal lymphoma. All patients underwent (18)F-FDG-PET/CT and WB-DW-MRI. Histopathology findings or at least 6 months of clinical and radiological follow-up was the gold standard. The Musshoff-modified Ann Arbor system was used for staging, and diagnostic accuracy was evaluated on a per-node basis...
2015: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26754293/combined-multimodal-co-registration-of-pet-ct-and-mri-images-increases-diagnostic-accuracy-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-staging
#18
Alessandro Stecco, Silvio Ciolfi, Francesco Buemi, Alessia Cassarà, Gian Mauro Sacchetti, Marco Brambilla, Alessandro Carriero
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of our study was to assess the diagnostic value of multi-modal imaging through co-registration of short tau inversion recovery (STIR) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) MRI with (18)FDG-PET/CT in T and N staging of head and neck tumours. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 25 patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma who had undergone MRI and PET/CT before treatment were retrospectively evaluated. The sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV) and negative predictive value (NPV) of PET/CT, MRI and their combined use were assessed in T and N staging...
June 2016: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26736377/a-3d-sparse-motion-field-filtering-for-quantitative-analysis-of-fascial-layers-mobility-based-on-3d-ultrasound-scans
#19
G Turini, S Condino, A Stecco, V Ferrari, M Ferrari, M Gesi
In the last few years, there has been an increasing interest in the role of deep fascia mobility in musculoskeletal dynamics and chronic pain mechanisms. In a previous paper we presented an innovative semiautomatic approach to evaluate the 3D motion of the fascia using ultrasound (US) imaging, generating a sparse deformation vector field. This paper presents an improvement of our original method, focusing on the filtering of the sparse vector field and its validation. Moreover, in order to evaluate the performance of the algorithm, a method is proposed to generate synthetic deformation vector fields, including: expansion, rotation, horizontal shear, and oblique shear components...
August 2015: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26594344/viscoelastic-properties-of-hyaluronan-in-physiological-conditions
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REVIEW
Mary K Cowman, Tannin A Schmidt, Preeti Raghavan, Antonio Stecco
Hyaluronan (HA) is a high molecular weight glycosaminoglycan of the extracellular matrix (ECM), which is particularly abundant in soft connective tissues. Solutions of HA can be highly viscous with non-Newtonian flow properties. These properties affect the movement of HA-containing fluid layers within and underlying the deep fascia. Changes in the concentration, molecular weight, or even covalent modification of HA in inflammatory conditions, as well as changes in binding interactions with other macromolecules, can have dramatic effects on the sliding movement of fascia...
2015: F1000Research
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