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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients commonly have attention and concentration problems. However, it remains unclear how HIV infection affects the attention network. Therefore, blood oxygenation level dependent functional magnetic resonance imaging (BOLD-fMRI) was performed in 36 subjects (18 HIV and 18 seronegative [SN] controls) during a(More)
Functional MRI studies are very sensitive to motion; head movements of as little as 1-mm translations or 1 degrees rotations may cause spurious signals. An algorithm was developed that uses k-space MRI data to monitor subject motion during functional MRI time series. A k-space weighted average of squared difference between the initial scan and subsequent(More)
Pathologic studies have shown an increased lipid content in areas of myocardial infarction (MI). We sought to show the ability of precontrast T1-weighted MRI to noninvasively detect fat deposition in MI and show its association with infarct age. Thirty-two patients with MI were studied. Precontrast inversion-recovery (IR) cine steady-state free precession(More)
The purpose of the study was to prospectively evaluate a T1-weighted technique for detection of myocardial edema resulting from recent myocardial infarction (MI) or intervention. This study was HIPAA compliant and institutional review board approved. Fifteen men and one woman (mean age, 57.8 years+/-11.5 [standard deviation]) were examined with T1-weighted(More)
Using inversion recovery steady-state free precession segmented k-space imaging for the detection of myocardial infarction, we noticed that some structures appeared in the wrong locations of the image. In this work, the spatial displacement is demonstrated and explained from both theoretical and experimental points of view. The effect is due to a change in(More)
PURPOSE To monitor gadolinium pharmacokinetics in the hearts of patients with chronic myocardial infarcts and to determine the variability of contrast agent concentrations and accuracy of infarct detection over an hour time period. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-five patients with chronic myocardial infarcts were examined. T1 measurements were performed(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the 5 years' experience of a postoperative pain service according to quality standards management. MATERIAL AND METHODS The goals of pain treatment were determined from the description of the initial inquiries performed in 1994. Decrease in the postoperative pain for all the patients operated at the first and the third postoperative(More)
Two cases of cardiac herniation and volvulus that occurred after right pneumonectomy are presented. Both asymptomatic patients demonstrated an unusual bulging contour to the right side of the heart on radiographs obtained in the recovery room, before complete herniation and volvulus occurred. In an autopsy preparation, a similar right contour was produced(More)
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