Use of deep convolutional neural network-based features for detection of cardiac sarcoidosis from polar map

Conclusions: The classification performance of DCNN-based features outperformed the CoV-based classification performance. Experimental results suggested that DCNN-based high-dimensional features have a potential of semi-automated diagnosis of CS.
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Tags: Deep Learning In Molecular Imaging Studies Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 21 May 2019Source: Journal of the Saudi Heart AssociationAuthor(s): Waleed AlHabeeb, Fakhr Al-Ayoubi, Kamal AIGhalayini, Fahad Al Ghofaili, Yahya Al Hebaishi, Abdulrazaq Al-Jazairi, Mouaz H. Al-Mallah, Ali AlMasood, Maryam Al Qaseer, Shukri Al-Saif, Ammar Chaudhary, Abdelfatah Elasfar, Adel TashAbstractHeart failure (HF) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and negatively impacts quality of life, healthcare costs, and longevity. Although data on HF in the Arab population is scarce, recently developed regional registries are a step forward to evaluating the quality of ...
Source: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Authors: Coenen S, Weyts E, Geens P, Vermeire S, Ferrante M, Vanhaecht K, Van Assche G Abstract OBJECTIVES: Patient reported outcomes are widely used in today's clinical practice. The Short Health Scale has been proven to be an easy-to-use and reliable measure to evaluate quality of life in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. We aimed to validate this Short Health Scale in Dutch speaking patients. METHODS: A total of 157 Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis patients (46% male, median age 39 years) completed the Short Health Scale on a tablet during the outpatient clinic. Validity was assessed by co...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: There was an inverse correlation between temporal changes in the relative abundance of F. prausnitzii, but not overall butyrate producing capacity, and changes in inflammatory activity in ileal Crohn's disease. These findings indicate that F. prausnitzii may play a role in gut homeostasis, even though causality is still to be demonstrated. PMID: 31104514 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
Conclusion: Levofloxacin retained its therapeutic efficacy in patients assessed in a real-life setting, and high eradication rates were attained when it was administered as a single agent. A combination of an FQ with azithromycin induced a significant improvement of eradication rates. This strategy may be an interesting option in both first-referral and relapsing cases, although caution should be exercised when patients are at risk of developing arrhythmias, tendinitis, or other adverse effects.Chemotherapy
Source: Chemotherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Arerugi. 2019;68(3):161-164 Authors: PMID: 31105115 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Arerugi - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Arerugi Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 6 February 2019Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Kyoko Odawara, Takahiro Inoue, Yoshitaka HirookaAbstractA 75-year-old woman with no significant medical history was admitted to our hospital with congestive heart failure. Echocardiography revealed left ventricle (LV) systolic dysfunction [LV ejection fraction (LVEF) 18%] and diffuse LV hypokinesis mimicking dilated cardiomyopathy. Her brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) level was elevated (1214.3 pg/mL). Standard medications for heart failure failed to ameliorate her cardiac failure symptoms. Echocardiography on admission re...
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Abstract Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease characterized by noncaseating granulomas and is often a diagnosis of exclusion. The actual prevalence of cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) is unknown, as studies have demonstrated mixed data. CS may be asymptomatic and is likely more frequently encountered than previously thought. Sudden death may often be the presenting feature of CS. Most deaths attributed to CS are caused by arrhythmias or conduction system disease, and congestive heart failure may occur. Current expert consensus on diagnosis of CS continues to rely on endomyocardial biopsy, in the absence of which, histologic ...
Source: The American Journal of the Medical Sciences - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Med Sci Source Type: research
Conclusions CS patients showed higher FDG uptake and lower RI than non-CS patients. The regional analysis demonstrated the significant correlation between FDG uptake and SNS dysfunction. The FDG uptake region was larger than SNS dysfunction region in the patients without a history of steroid therapy. SNS dysfunction may persist even the FDG uptake was decreased after steroid therapy. $$graphic_688B7EA9-8D3C-4175-A919-8B09C8328477$$ $$graphic_45523217-7CD7-486C-990B-B1B4CFABCC3A$$
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Science: Myocardial Amyloidosis and Sarcoidosis Source Type: research
Conclusions Holter monitoring provides a useful, convenient and inexpensive mean of non-invasive screening for cardiac involvement in sarcoidosis especially in patients without cardiac symptoms. Extended holter should be a part of the routine work-up of any patient with sarcoidosis. The exact effect of steroid therapy on the arrhythmia burden remains a matter of debate. Cardiac MRI should be done to all patients with sarcoidosis having either abnormal symptoms or abnormal basic screening tools especially abnormal holter.
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Cardiac sarcoidosis is one of the most serious and unpredictable aspects of this disease state. Heart involvement frequently presents with arrhythmias or conduction disease, although myocardial infiltration resulting in congestive heart failure may also occur. The prognosis in cardiac sarcoidosis is highly variable, which relates to the heterogeneous nature of heart involvement and marked differences between racial groups. Electrocardiography and echocardiography often provide the first clue to the diagnosis, but advanced imaging studies using positron emission tomography and MRI, in combination with nuclear isotope perfus...
Source: Postgraduate Medical Journal - Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Reviews Source Type: research
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