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Shorey Ryan C RC Ohio University, Athens, OH, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Change talk (CT), or client speech in favor of change, is a hypothesized mechanism of action in motivational interviewing (MI) for substance use disorders. Although group-based treatment is the primary treatment modality for the majority of clients seeking substance use treatment, limited research has examined group motivational interviewing (GMI) among ...
Sugawara Yasuhiro Y Department of Applied Physics, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka - - 2014
Techniques to analyze the surface of magnetic memory devices with high spatial resolution are very important to develop today's information technology. The magnetic exchange force is an interaction between spins and is very important for analyzing magnetic properties. Magnetic exchange force microscopy (MExFM), which can detect the magnetic exchange force ...
Dula Adrienne N AN From the Institute of Imaging Science (A.N.D., B.E.D., L.R.A., J.M.W., D.K., T.E.Y., S.S.), Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences (A.N.D., T.E.Y., S.S.), Program in Chemical and Physical Biology (T.E.Y., S.S.), Department of Biomedical Engineering (T.E.Y., S.S.), Department of Physics and Astronomy (T.E.Y., S.S.), Department of Cancer Biology (T.E.Y.), and Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center (T.E.Y.), Vanderbilt University Medical Center, AA-1105 Medical Center North, 1161 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37232-2310; and Department of Radiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the - - 2014
Purpose To (a) implement simulation-optimized chemical exchange saturation transfer ( CEST chemical exchange saturation transfer ) measurements sensitive to amide proton transfer ( APT amide proton transfer ) and glycosaminoglycan ( GAG glycosaminoglycan ) hydroxyl proton transfer effects in the human breast at 7 T and (b) determine the reliability ...
Gong Maogang M Department of Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 66045, - - 2014
A novel magnetic FeCo shell nanostructure is reported on page 4118 by S. Ren and co-workers. The nanostructure is observed to transition from a single domain into a magnetic vortex state by utilizing the non-magnetic core material. The authors address the challenge of how to take advantage of the epitaxial ...
Liu Fei F Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (P.R. China), Fax: - - 2014
We report the controlled synthesis of exchange-coupled face-centered tetragonal (fct) FePd/α-Fe nanocomposite magnets with variable Fe concentration. The composite was converted from Pd/Fe3 O4 core/shell nanoparticles through a high-temperature annealing process in a reducing atmosphere. The shell thickness of core/shell Pd/Fe3 O4 nanoparticles could be readily tuned, and subsequently the ...
Friebe Björn B Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, - - 2014
To determine the subjective experience of subjects undergoing 7T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compared to a mock scanner with no magnetic field. In all, 44 healthy subjects were exposed to both the B0 field of a 7T whole-body MRI and a realistic mock scanner with no magnetic field. Subjects were ...
Dale Ann Marie AM Division of General Medical Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, - - 2014
To prospectively evaluate associations between self-reported physical work exposures and incident carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Newly employed workers (n = 1,107) underwent repeated nerve conduction studies (NCS), and periodic surveys on hand symptoms and physical work exposures including average daily duration of wrist bending, forearm rotation, finger pinching, using vibrating tools, finger/thumb ...
Westrup Kátia Cristina M KC Departamento de Química, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Centro Politécnico, 81530-900, Curitiba-PR - - 2014
The selective replacement of the central iron(III) ion with vanadium(III) in a tetrairon(III) propeller-shaped single-molecule magnet has allowed us to increase the ground spin state from S=5 to S=13/2. As a consequence of the pronounced anisotropy of vanadium(III), the blocking temperature for the magnetization has doubled. Moreover, a significant remnant ...
El-Bediwi Abu Bakr - - 2014
Purpose: To assess the influence of non-ionizing radio frequency signals of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on physical properties of dental alloys and metal-ceramic adhesion. Materials and Methods: A total of 120 disk-shaped wax patterns (10 mm x 10 mm x 1 mm) were cast in a base metal alloy (Ni-Cr ...
Koyanagi Masaomi M Department of Neurosurgery, Kurashiki Central Hospital, Kurashiki-City, Japan Department of Neurosurgery, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, - - 2014
Reduced cerebrovascular reserve (CVR) is associated with increased risk of ischemic events in carotid steno-occlusive diseases. To determine whether pretreatment CVR can predict postoperative ischemic lesions after carotid artery stenting (CAS) by retrospective analysis. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 46 patients (42 men; mean age 74.2±8.3 years) who underwent CAS ...
Ambrose Nicola N Cardiovascular Sciences, NHLI, Imperial College, London, UK. - - 2014
Vascular disease is a serious complication of Behçet's syndrome (BS), occurring in up to 20% of subjects. Superficial thrombophlebitis, deep vein thrombosis, and arterial aneurysm formation are the most common manifestations. Venous thrombosis is thought to result from vessel wall inflammation. This work investigated the potential usefulness of high resolution ...
Durazzo Timothy C TC Center for Imaging of Neurodegenerative Diseases (CIND), San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, USA; Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, - - 2014
The trajectory of regional volume changes during the first year of sustained abstinence in those recovering from an alcohol use disorder is unclear because previous research typically employed only two assessment points. To better understand the trajectory of regional brain volume recovery in treatment-seeking alcohol-dependent individuals (ALC), regional brain volumes ...
McGuire Stephen A SA U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Aerospace Medicine Consultation Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH; Department of Neurology, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio, TX; Department of Neurology, 59th Medical Wing, Lackland AFB, - - 2014
Objective: Demonstrate occupational exposure to non-hypoxic hypobaria is associated with subcortical white matter hyperintensity (WMH) on fluid attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Methods: Eighty-three altitude chamber personnel (PHY), 105 U-2 pilots (U2P), and 148 age- controlled and health-matched doctorate degree controls (DOC) underwent high-resolution MRI. Subcortical WMH ...
Kim Ki Hwan KH Department of Radiology, Anam Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, South - - 2014
A 46-year-old man with a past history of retroperitoneal fibrosis was admitted with an enlarged, hard right testis. The paratesticular lesion showed heterogeneous hypoechogenicity on ultrasonography, low signal intensity on T1- and T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and lack of diffusion restriction on diffusion-weighted MRI. Following steroid treatment, the paratesticular ...
Brown David R DR Public Health Toxicologist , Wesport, CT , USA - - 2014
Abstract Context: The use of outdoor wood furnaces (OWFs) is common in many parts of the United States. Little published information exists on the concentrations of outdoor and indoor fine particulates found near OWFs. To compare PM2.5 (cts) and PM0.5 (cts) particle concentrations inside four Connecticut homes located 30.5-259 m from ...
Ikeuchi Kazuma K Nagoya University Hospital, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine , Nagoya , - - 2014
Objectives. To elucidate the epidemiology of nontraumatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH), and to estimate the annual incidence rate in Japan. Methods. We examined, over the course of 3 years, personal records and radiographic images from the national registry of documents used for the study of nontraumatic ONFH in ...
Townsend Taryn R - - 2014
Determination of progesterone receptor (PR) status in hormone dependent diseases is essential in ascertaining disease prognosis and monitoring treatment response. The development of a non-invasive means of monitoring these processes would have significant impact on early detection, cost, repeated measurements, and personalized treatment options. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is widely ...
Mamlouk Mark D MD 1 Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, - - 2014
OBJECTIVE. The objective of our study was to help clarify the role of CT-guided pudendal nerve blocks in the problematic and poorly understood entity of pudendal neuralgia (PN). SUBJECTS AND METHODS. Over a 1-year period, 52 CT-guided pudendal nerve blocks were performed in 31 patients (28 women, three men; age ...
Ghoneim Ayman A AA Department of Anesthesia and Pain Relief, National Cancer Institute, Cairo, - - 2014
The classic posterior approach to superior hypogastric plexus block (SHPB) is sometimes hindered by the iliac crest or a prominent transverse process of L5. The computed tomography (CT) - guided anterior approach might overcome these difficulties. This prospective, comparative, randomized study was aimed to compare the CT guided anterior approach ...
Aksu Banu B Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Bezmialem Vakif University, İstanbul, - - 2014
Reversible corpus callosum splenial (CCS) lesions are rare findings and usually detected incidentally. We presented a case of 15-year-old boy with a diagnoses of nephrotic syndrome. He was referred for neuropsychiatric symptoms following dose reduction on steroid treatment. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a focal lesion in the CCS, ...
Ishida Tsukasa T Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe University, Kobe, - - 2014
An 85-year-old man underwent endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for a large superficial esophageal epithelial neoplasm, which required removal of 95% of the circumference of the esophageal mucosa. Steroids were administered orally to prevent esophageal stricture starting on day 3 postoperatively. In the 6th week of steroid treatment, he developed high ...
Hayashi Shigeki S Department of Orthopaedics, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, - - 2014
To evaluate perfusion during the early phase after steroid administration in vivo using dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) with a high magnetic field MRI system. The main pathogenesis of steroid-induced osteonecrosis is considered to be ischemia. A single dose of methylprednisolone (MPSL) was injected into nine rabbits. DCE-MRI was ...
Sugaya Hisashi - - 2014
The goal of this study was to quantify the frequency of advanced spinal epidural lipomatosis (SEL) detected on lumbar magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans performed at the authors' hospital and to compare the frequency, cause, and progression of SEL in these cases with that reported in the literature. The total ...
Lefere M M Department of Radiology, University Hospitals Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, 3000, Leuven, Belgium, - - 2014
Vertebral involvement in sarcoidosis is rare and its clinical and imaging features are non-specific. Indeed, because the lesions are hard to differentiate from metastatic disease based on imaging alone, a histological confirmation is advised. Fatty replacement is a well-known finding indicating stabilization and healing in both benign and malignant conditions. ...
Ugas Marco A MA From the Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging (M.A.U., B.H.H., M.G.F., C.M.G.) and Department of Public Health Sciences (J.T.P.), University of Virginia Health System, PO Box 800170, Charlottesville, VA - - 2014
Purpose To determine if gadolinium signal intensity at direct magnetic resonance (MR) arthrography is affected by the addition of steroids, anesthetics, or iodinated contrast material. Materials and Methods This study did not require approval by the institutional review board because no patients or patient data were involved. An in vitro ...
Muto Go G Division of Rheumatic Diseases, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, 1-21-1 Toyama, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo-to, 162-8655, Japan, - - 2014
Large vessel vasculitis (LVV) is an often-reported cause of inflammation of unknown origin (IUO) in elderly people. The objective of this study was to describe the usefulness of fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) and contrast-enhanced CT in early diagnosis and treatment follow-up of patients with LVV presenting as ...
Chen Boqing - - 2014
Cervical epidural steroid injections can be performed through either interlaminar or transforaminal approaches, although the interlaminar approach is more frequently used, for cervical radicular pain as a result of cervical disc herniation or spinal stenosis. Cervical selective nerve root block (CSNRB) is an injection that uses a similar approach to ...
Wang Jinlin J Department of Respiratory Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, 151 Yanjiang Rd, Guangzhou, 510120, Guangdong Province, - - 2014
To retrospectively investigate the role of (18) F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) for the diagnosis and therapeutic response in relapsing polychondritis (RP) patients. (18)F-FDG PET/CT findings were reviewed in six RP patients. The initial scans were performed for all patients, follow-up scans were performed during steroid therapy for ...
Hagiwara Yuta Y Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Neurology, St. Marianna University School of - - 2014
A 78-year-old woman was admitted to another hospital with progressive cognitive dysfunction and right hemiparesis. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain revealed a high-intensity area in bilateral frontal lobes on T2-weighted imaging (T2WI) and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR). Brain biopsy revealed no significant findings. She was transferred to our ...
Iwanami Masaoki M Department of Neurology, Dokkyo Medical University Koshigaya - - 2014
A 75-year-old man developed hearing loss and hoarseness; 5 months later, he suffered from headache and loss of appetite. A blood test showed an inflammatory reaction, a high level of serum IgG4 (254.0 mg/dl), and positive reaction for MPO-ANCA. Gadolinium enhanced T1 weighted head magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed dural ...
Mukaino Akihiro A Section of Internal Medicine, Japanese Red Cross Nagasaki Genbaku - - 2014
A 60-year-old woman suffered from high fever(38°C)and abnormal behavior, was admitted to our hospital on the seventh day of the fever. At admission, she was stuporous, and a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis revealed pleocytosis (55/μl, monocytes). Fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) magnetic resonance (MR) images showed high-intensity signals in the medial ...
Chandra S R SR Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, - - 2014
Report of a case of young immunocompetent male adult with autopsy proven acanthamoeba meningoencephalitis. The patient presented with a protracted febrile illness of 3 months duration with features of meningoencephalitis, this was followed by rapid deterioration while on anti tuberculous therapy and steroids and ended fatally. His magnetic resonance imaging ...
Yang Hong-Qi HQ Department of Neurology, Henan Provincial People's Hospital, - - 2014
A 25-year-old woman presented with a fever, headache, vomiting and somnolence. Cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed multiple lesions in the cerebellum, brainstem, cerebral cortex and subcortex. Oligoclonal bands were positive in the cerebral spinal fluid (CSF). She experienced a good recovery after steroid treatment. Four months later, she developed ...
Tani Hiroki H Department of Internal Medicine I, Osaka Medical - - 2014
Chronic lymphocytic inflammation with pontine perivascular enhancement responsive to steroids (CLIPPERS) is a rare central nervous system inflammatory disease characterized by the punctate gadolinium enhancement peppering the pons and the cerebellar peduncles as neuroimaging. We report the case of a 66-year-old woman who presented with CLIPPERS associated with swelling in ...
Anderson Valerie C VC Advanced Imaging Research Center, L452, Oregon Health & Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, OR 97239, - - 2014
Incidental white matter hyperintensities (WMHs) are common findings on T2-weighted magnetic resonance images of the aged brain and have been associated with cognitive decline. While a variety of pathogenic mechanisms have been proposed, the origin of WMHs and the extent to which lesions in the deep and periventricular white matter ...
Kirby Miranda M Imaging Research Laboratories, Robarts Research Institute, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada Department of Medical Biophysics, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, - - 2014
Noble gas pulmonary magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is transitioning away from (3)He to (129)Xe gas, but the physiological/clinical relevance of (129)Xe apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) parenchyma measurements is not well understood. Therefore, our objective was to generate (129)Xe MRI ADC for comparison with (3)He ADC and with well-established measurements of ...
Oki Hodaka - - 2013
To compare the MR findings including diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) between symptomatic and asymptomatic patients with autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) and to determine whether DWI can be used as an objective biomarker for symptomatic AIP, which is considered an indication for steroid therapy. This retrospective study was approved by our institutional review ...
Aoki Takatoshi - - 2013
To correlate median nerve T2 signal and shape at the carpal tunnel with steroid injection (SI) response in carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) patients. One hundred and sixty-three CTS wrists of 92 consecutive patients who were scheduled to undergo SI were prospectively evaluated with 3-T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and a ...
Samardzic Dejan - - 2013
To report the brain imaging features on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in inadvertent intrathecal gadolinium administration. A 67-year-old female with gadolinium encephalopathy from inadvertent high dose intrathecal gadolinium administration during an epidural steroid injection was studied with multisequence 3T MRI. T1-weighted imaging shows pseudo-T2 appearance with diffusion of gadolinium into ...
Wald John T - - 2013
Recent studies have described the safety and efficacy of computed tomography (CT)-guided cervical transforaminal epidural steroid injections with both the anterolateral and posterior approach. Although fluoroscopy is the most common form of image guidance for these procedures, CT guidance offers many advantages. However, some key features of CT guidance in ...
Bui John J Department of Medical Imaging, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, New South Wales, - - 2013
To determine the effectiveness and safety of computerized tomography (CT) guided, lumbar transforaminal injection of steroids in the treatment of radicular pain. Systematic review of published literature. Two reviewers independently assessed 19 publications on the effectiveness and safety of CT-guided, lumbar transforaminal injection of steroids. For effectiveness, the primary outcome ...
Han Eun Ji - - 2013
Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease of unknown etiology that involves many organs, occasionally mimicking malignancy. We herein report a 50-yr-old woman of muscular sarcoidosis of chronic myopathic type, manifested by hypercalcemia and muscle wasting. Besides insignificant hilar lymphadenopathy, her sarcoidosis was confined to generalized atrophic muscles and therefore, F-18 ...
Pesaresi Ilaria - - 2013
For the first time we describe and interpret Susceptibility Weighted Imaging (SWI) and Perfusion Weighted Imaging (PWI) findings in a case of Chronic Lymphocytic Inflammation with Perivascular Pontine Enhancement Responsive to Steroids (CLIPPERS). The diagnosis of the disease was formulated on the basis of typical Magnetic Resonance (MR) findings and ...
Ramanathan Ramnath Santosh - - 2013
A 30-year-old man with a history of bipolar disease presented with 6 months of cognitive decline, unsteady gait, urinary retention, and bilateral upper extremity tremors. Multiple punctate enhancing lesions were seen on brain MRI (figure). Differential diagnosis included infection (viral, tuberculosis, or cryptococcus), toxic leukoencephalopathy, gliomatosis cerebri, angiocentric lymphoma, and ...
Kranz P G - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:Contrast is used in CT-guided epidural steroid injections to ensure proper needle placement. Once injected, undiluted contrast often obscures the needle, hindering subsequent repositioning. The purpose of this investigation was to establish the optimal contrast dilution for CT-guided epidural steroid injections.MATERIALS AND METHODS:This investigation consisted of an initial ...
Boothe Dustin D Department of Radiation Oncology, Brain Tumor Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, - - 2013
Cerebral radiation necrosis (RN) is a difficult to treat complication of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) that can result in progressive neurologic decline. Currently, steroids are the standard of care treatment for brain RN despite their adverse effect profile and limited efficacy. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the treatment ...
Kohno Naoto N Department of Neurology, Ohda Municipal Hospital , - - 2013
We report the case of a 64-year old man who presented memory disturbance, low-grade fever, weight loss, and bilateral hand tremors for three months. He was diagnosed with non-herpetic acute limbic encephalitis (NHALE). Follow-up magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed new lesions after symptomatic improvement following steroid pulse therapy. This may ...
Anagnostou Evangelos - - 2013
Although reports of single cases of painful ophthalmoplegia (PO) are common, studies considering larger case series are lacking. Here, we aimed to determine the relative frequencies of ocular neuropathies, the causes, the usefulness of diagnostic procedures and the role of steroid treatment in PO. Between January 2006 and September 2012, ...
Chao Samuel T - - 2013
The incidence of radiation necrosis has increased secondary to greater use of combined modality therapy for brain tumors and stereotactic radiosurgery. Given that its characteristics on standard imaging are no different that tumor recurrence, it is difficult to diagnose without use of more sophisticated imaging and nuclear medicine scans, although ...
Roche Andrew J - - 2013
The diagnosis of posterior ankle impingement requires an accurate history and specific examination. Computed tomography is a useful investigation to diagnose bony impingement, especially where plain radiography and/or magnetic resonance imaging are sometimes inconclusive. Accurate ultrasound-guided steroid/anesthetic injections are useful interventions to locate the symptomatic lesions and reduce symptoms and ...
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