Concomitant findings and clinical significance of a fluid crescent between the iliacus muscle and iliac bone on MRI.
Concomitant findings and clinical significance of a fluid crescent between the iliacus muscle and iliac bone on MRI. Acta Radiol. 2013 Mar 10; Authors: Eshed I, Liberman B, Inbar Y, Amitai M, Portnoy O, Hertz M, Apter S Abstract BackgroundSome routine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations show a thin line of fluid signal intensity along the iliac crest ("fluid crescent") between the iliacus muscle and the iliac bone. This fluid crescent has not been described before.PurposeTo evaluate the clinical context and significance of the fluid crescent.Material and MethodsMRI examinations of the abdomen and pelvis performed over 1 year were retrospectively reviewed twice for the presence of a fluid crescent. The relationship between the presence of a fluid crescent and associated abnormal findings, including ascites, iliopsoas compartment, and bone and soft tissue pathologies, was evaluated.ResultsForty-one out of 254 MRI studies (male:female ratio, 136:118; mean age, 42 years) demonstrated a fluid crescent (16%). Thirty-eight of them had associated MRI pathologies: edema of the hip muscles = 24, ascites = 11, iliac bone = 21, and iliopsoas compartment = 7. Correlations between the presence of a fluid crescent and pathological findings were highly significant (P
Publication date: Available online 5 December 2019Source: Molecular and Cellular EndocrinologyAuthor(s): Marcela González-Granillo, Christina Savva, Xidan Li, Moumita Ghosh Laskar, Bo Angelin, Jan-Åke Gustafsson, Marion Korach-AndréAbstractEstrogen exerts its action through the binding to two major receptors, estrogen receptor (ER)α and β. Recently, the beneficial role of selective ERβ activation in the regulation of metabolic homeostasis in obesity has been demonstrated, but its importance is still controversial. However, no data are available regarding possible gender differences in re...
We report a 75-year-old woman referred for non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction due to prominent Thebesian veins who displayed a perfusion defect in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.
Conclusion: This preliminary evidence suggests that a single intradiskal injection of AMUC particulate is safe and may provide symptomatic pain relief in some patients with discogenic pain. PMID: 31790127 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Ji X, Zhou S, Yang P, Liu F, Li Y, Li H Abstract Ultrasound (US) combined with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the diagnosis of primary hepatocellular carcinoma (PHCC) and recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma (RHCC) were compared. The clinical data of 329 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) admitted to Qingdao Women and Children's Hospital from June 2015 to December 2017 were collected. One hundred and sixty patients with PHCC were regarded as the PHCC group, and the other 169 patients with RHCC were regarded as the RHCC group. US and MRI were used in the imaging diagnosis of both groups and the...
In conclusion, the histopathological presence of Homer-Wright rosettes and immunohistochemical markers such as CD99, FLI-1 and CK are valuable factors for the diagnosis of ES, although cytogenetic analysis is considered the gold standard. Complete surgery is the most effective treatment option for ES treatment. Adjuvant radiotherapy and combination chemotherapy can also improve the survival rate of patients postoperatively. PMID: 31788090 [PubMed]
Conclusions: Positive MARS-MRI can often occur in the absence of elevated metal ion levels; elevated blood metal ion levels do not mean MARS-MRI will be positive. All patients with MoM replacements were at risk. It is imperative to assess patients regularly for symptoms that may raise clinical suspicion and maintain a low threshold to performing MARS-MRI. PMID: 31788162 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: The findings suggest gender differences in vulnerability to later alcohol use, specifically in terms of how a neurobiological susceptibility to risk insensitivity may disproportionately influence male adolescents' externalizing symptomatology. Male adolescents who do not effectively integrate risk-related signals are likely to engage in externalizing behaviors, which in turn are related to later alcohol use. Findings also suggest differential roles of risk-related brain function that contribute to gendered pathways to adolescent health-risk behaviors. PMID: 31790350 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that delayed structural maturation of the NAcc may be a risk factor for alcohol use in adolescence; however, the mechanism by which the structure of the NAcc confers risk differs by sex. PMID: 31790349 [PubMed - in process]
ConclusionDC in combination with a short centrifugation is a fast and reliable way of small-scale aseptic PFC-NE production for 19F MRI passive-targeting experiments of monocytes and inflamed tissues.Graphical abstract
This study demonstrates that body part-specific somatosensory imagery differentially activates somatosensory cortex in a topographically specific manner; evidence which was surprisingly still lacking in the literature. It also offers proof of concept for a novel somatosensory imagery-based fMRI-BCI control strategy, with particularly high potential for visually and motor-impaired patients. The strategy could also be transferred to lower MRI field strengths and to mobile functional near-infrared spectroscopy. Finally, given that communication BCIs provide the BCI user with a form of feedback based on their brain signals and...