Postoperative Resolution of MR T2 Increased Signal Intensity in Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: The Impact of Signal Change Resolution on the Outcomes

Conclusion. Postoperative ISI resolution in CSM patients reflects postoperative symptoms and surgical outcomes. Patients who exhibit ISI resolution have better clinical outcomes. Level of Evidence: 3
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CERVICAL SPINE Source Type: research

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AbstractThe healing process, occurring after intra-cardiac and intra-vascular device implantation, starts with fibrin condensation and attraction of inflammatory cells, followed by the formation of fibrous tissue that slowly covers the device. The duration of this process is variable and may be incomplete, which can lead to thrombus formation, dislodgement of the device or stenosis. To better understand this process and the neotissue formation, animal models were developed: small (rats and rabbits) and large (sheep, pigs, dogs and baboons) animal models for intra-vascular device implantation; sheep and pigs for intra-cardi...
Source: The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsWe present an integrated approach for weakly supervised multimodal image registration. Achieving promising results due to the exploration of intermediate shape features as registration guidance encourages further research in this direction.
Source: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery - Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research
Fight Aging! publishes news and commentary relevant to the goal of ending all age-related disease, to be achieved by bringing the mechanisms of aging under the control of modern medicine. This weekly newsletter is sent to thousands of interested subscribers. To subscribe or unsubscribe from the newsletter, please visit: https://www.fightaging.org/newsletter/ Longevity Industry Consulting Services Reason, the founder of Fight Aging! and Repair Biotechnologies, offers strategic consulting services to investors, entrepreneurs, and others interested in the longevity industry and its complexities. To find out m...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
AbstractPurposeTo compare the effects of gadoxetic acid and gadoteric acid on the image quality of single-breath-hold, triple (first, second, and third) arterial hepatic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).MethodsTwo hundred and eleven patients were divided into two groups according to the contrast materials used (gadoxetic acid, 108 patients and gadoteric acid, 103 patients). All 3.0-T MR examinations included triple arterial phase acquisition using the 4D enhanced T1-weighted high-resolution isotropic volume examination (eTHRIVE) keyhole technique. The image qualities of the pre-contrast and triple arterial phases were asse...
Source: Abdominal Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: The novel CI magnet is safe to use for MRI investigations of CI users in 3T MRI without a need for bandaging and has acceptable level of image artefacts.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: COCHLEAR IMPLANTS Source Type: research
AbstractWe have read the article entitled “Laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis and predictors of major complications: a retrospective cohort study” by Clarket al with great interest [1]. It has been reported that major complications following laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis are infrequent and difficult to predict by patient characteristics and preoperative imaging (magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or ultrasound (US)).
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: LETTER TO EDITOR Source Type: research
Abstract PURPOSE: Identifying imaging phenotypes and understanding their relationship with prognostic markers and patient outcomes can allow for a non-invasive assessment of cancer. The purpose of this study was to identify and validate intrinsic imaging phenotypes of breast cancer heterogeneity in pre-operative breast Dynamic Contrast Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DCE-MRI) scans and evaluate their prognostic performance in predicting 10-year recurrence. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Pre-treatment DCE-MRI scans of 95 women with primary invasive breast cancer with at least 10-years of follow-up from a clinical t...
Source: Clinical Cancer Research - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Clin Cancer Res Source Type: research
Conclusions: The present study seeks to provide new insight in the pathophysiological mechanisms linking reduced kidney function to cardiovascular disease. In addition, we aim to enlighten predictors of adverse cardiovascular outcome in living kidney donors. The study is registered at Clinical-Trials.gov (identifier: NCT03729557). PMID: 31718316 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Blood Pressure - Category: Hematology Tags: Blood Press Source Type: research
In 1983, a health professional in her 30s walked into my office and said, “I’ve been healthy all of my life. A year ago, I came down with some kind of virus — sore throat, aching muscles, swollen lymph glands, fever. My fatigue was so bad I was in bed for nearly a week. Many of the symptoms gradually improved, but the terrible fatigue and difficulty thinking have not gotten better. They’re so bad I can’t fulfill my responsibilities at home or at work. This illness is affecting my brain, stealing my energy, and affecting my immune system. It’s keeping me from realizing my dreams.” T...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Fatigue Health Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 12 November 2019Source: NeuroImageAuthor(s): Juha Salmi, Mostafa Metwaly, Jussi Tohka, Kimmo Alho, Sami Leppämäki, Pekka Tani, Anniina Koski, Tamara Vanderwal, Matti LaineAbstractIndividuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have difficulties navigating dynamic everyday situations that contain multiple sensory inputs that need to either be attended to or ignored. As conventional experimental tasks lack this type of everyday complexity, we administered a film-based multi-talker condition with auditory distractors in the background. ADHD-related aberrant brain r...
Source: NeuroImage - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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