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Ha Young Park, Hyung Joo Oh, Ki-Hyun Kim, Tae-Ok Kim, Cheol-Kyu Park, Hong-Jun Shin, Jung-Hwan Lim, Yong-Soo Kwon, In-Jae Oh, Yu-Il Kim, Sung-Chul Lim, Young-Chul Kim, Yoo-Duk Choi
BACKGROUND: Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene mutation is a reliable predictive factor for response to EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). The quantified EGFR value may also predict response and survival within an EGFR mutated group. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of 836 lung cancer patients. The patient sample was divided into two groups based on the mean delta cycle threshold (∆Ct) value. EGFR mutation tests using peptide nucleic acid (PNA)-mediated clamping polymerase chain reaction (PCR) were performed...
September 1, 2016: Thoracic Cancer
Bernd Schmidt, Grit Rehbein, Michael Fleischhacker
Extracellular miRNAs cannot only be isolated from different body fluids like plasma and serum, but also from bronchial lavage samples (BL) obtained by bronchoscopy. Alterations in the expression of microRNAs might be useful for a discrimination of lung cancer patients from patients with a benign lung disease. We profiled extracellular microRNAs from three BL pools of lung cancer patients and three BL pools from a control group (patients with a benign lung disease) with TaqMan MicroRNA Array cards. For the confirmation of these results, we analyzed a panel of eight miRNAs in a qRT-PCR of the BL of 30 different lung cancer and non-cancerous patients...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Nan Yu, Xia Wei, Yan Li, Lei Deng, Chen-Wang Jin, Youmin Guo
The aim of this study was to investigate the vascular alteration of the whole lung and individual lobes in patients with COPD, and assess the association between pulmonary vessels and the extent and distribution of emphysema as well as pulmonary function by a 3-dimensional automated approach.A total of 83 computed tomography images from COPD patients were analyzed. Automated computerized approach was used to measure the total number of vessels at the fifth generation. The extent of emphysema (%LAA-950) in the whole lung and individual lobes were also calculated automatically...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Cecilia Rossetti, Maren C S Levernæs, Léon Reubsaet, Trine G Halvorsen
Mass spectrometric assays are now of great relevance for trace compound analysis in complex matrices such as serum and plasma samples. Especially in the quantification of low abundant protein-biomarkers, the choice of the sample preparation is crucial. In the present paper immunocapture and Molecular Imprinted Polymers (MIPs) have been applied in the determination of pro-gastrin-releasing peptide, a Small Cell Lung Cancer marker. These affinity-based techniques were compared in terms of matrix effect, limits of detection, repeatability and extraction specificity...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
Hooman Hamedani, Stephen Kadlecek, Yi Xin, Sarmad Siddiqui, Heather Gatens, Joseph Naji, Masaru Ishii, Maurizio Cereda, Milton Rossman, Rahim Rizi
PURPOSE: To present a method for simultaneous acquisition of alveolar oxygen tension (PA O2 ), specific ventilation (SV), and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) of hyperpolarized (HP) gas in the human lung, allowing reinterpretation of the PA O2 and SV maps to produce a map of oxygen uptake (R). METHOD: An imaging scheme was designed with a series of identical normoxic HP gas wash-in breaths to measure ADC, SV, PA O2 , and R in less than 2 min. Signal dynamics were fit to an iterative recursive model that regionally solved for these parameters...
October 13, 2016: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Ying Hou, Stephanie Lee, Vishesh Agrawal, John Romano, Elizabeth H Baldini, Aileen B Chen, David E Kozono, Joseph H Killoran, Matthew Wagar, Fred L Hacker, Hugo Jwl Aerts, John H Lewis, Raymond H Mak
INTRODUCTION: Quantification of volume changes on cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) during lung stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) may provide a useful radiological marker for radiation response and for adaptive treatment planning. This study quantifies inter-scan and inter-observer variability in tumour volume delineation on CBCT. METHODS: Three clinicians independently contoured the primary gross tumour volume (GTV) manually on CBCTs taken immediately before SBRT treatment (pre) and after the same SBRT treatment (post) for 19 NSCLC patients...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
Yasuhiko Koga, Takahiro Satoh, Kyoichi Kaira, Masashi Koka, Takeshi Hisada, Junko Hirato, Bolag Altan, Masakiyo Yatomi, Akihiro Ono, Yosuke Kamide, Yasuo Shimizu, Haruka Aoki-Saito, Hiroaki Tsurumaki, Kimihiro Shimizu, Akira Mogi, Tamotsu Ishizuka, Masanobu Yamada, Kunio Dobashi
OBJECTIVES: Studies have shown that inhaled mine dust, such as asbestos, can be translocated to various organs including the lymph nodes. Recently, we have established a protocol that enables us to identify inhaled elements using paraffin embedded lung specimens by in-air microparticle-induced X-ray emission (micro-PIXE). However, little research has examined the concentration of these inhaled fibers in various organs or the mechanisms of their translocation. In this study, we compared the concentration of inhaled fibers in the lung parenchyma to the concentration in the hilar lymph node as well as to determine the elemental spatial distribution of the inhaled fibers in a patient with occupational asbestos exposure...
October 3, 2016: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
Uta Duppel, Matthias Woenckhaus, Christian Schulz, Johannes Merk, Wolfgang Dietmaier
Aberrant promoter methylation of tumor relevant genes frequently occurs in early steps of carcinogenesis and during tumor progression. Epigenetic alterations could be used as potential biomarkers for early detection and for prediction of prognosis and therapy response in lung cancer. The present study quantitatively analyzed the methylation status of known and potential gatekeeper and tumor suppressor genes [O-6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT), Ras association domain family member 1A (RASSF1A), Ras protein activator like 1 (RASAL1), programmed cell death 4 (PDCD4), metastasis suppressor 1 (MTSS1) and tumor suppressor candidate 3 (TUSC3)] in 42 lung cancers and in corresponding non-malignant bronchus and lung tissue using bisulfite-conversion independent methylation-quantification of endonuclease-resistant DNA (MethyQESD)...
October 2016: Oncology Letters
Souradipta Ganguly, Taposh Kumar G, Sudarshan Mantha, Koustubh Panda
The bioavailability, tissue distribution and metabolic fate of the major tea polyphenols, catechins and theaflavins as well as their gallated derivatives are yet to be precisely elucidated on a single identification platform for assessment of their relative bioefficacy in vivo. This is primarily due to the lack of suitable analytical tools for their simultaneous determination especially in an in vivo setting, which continues to constrain the evaluation of their relative health beneficiary potential and therefore prospective therapeutic application...
2016: PloS One
Nathalie Rizzo-Padoin, Michael Chaussard, Nicolas Vignal, Ewa Kotula, Vadim Tsoupko-Sitnikov, Sofia Vaz, Fortune Hontonnou, Wang-Qing Liu, Jean-Luc Poyet, Michel Vidal, Pascal Merlet, Benoit Hosten, Laure Sarda-Mantel
INTRODUCTION: Melanoma is a highly malignant cutaneous tumor of melanin-producing cells. MEL050 is a synthetic benzamide-derived molecule that specifically binds to melanin with high affinity. Our aim was to implement a fully automated radiosynthesis of [(18)F]MEL050, using for the first time, the AllInOne™ synthesis module (Trasis), and to evaluate the potential of [(18)F]MEL050 for the detection of pigmented melanoma in mice primary subcutaneous tumors and pulmonary metastases, and to compare it with that of [(18)F]FDG...
August 24, 2016: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
Junling Ren, Dan Zhang, Yujie Liu, Ruiqing Zhang, Huiling Fang, Shuai Guo, Dan Zhou, Mo Zhang, Yupin Xu, Ling Qiu, Zhili Li
In this study, we have employed graphene oxide as a matrix to simultaneously and directly quantify serum nonesterified and esterified fatty acids (FAs) using matrix-assisted laser/desorption ionization-Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (MALDI-FTICR MS). Twelve serum nonesterified FAs combined with their individual esterified FAs (i.e., C16:0, C16:1, C18:0, C18:1, C18:2, C18:3, C20:2, C20:3, C20:4, C20:5, C22:5, and C22:6) were quantified based on their calibration curves with the correlation coefficients of >0...
September 30, 2016: Scientific Reports
Toshihide Nishimura, Haruhiko Nakamura
Molecular therapies targeting lung cancers with mutated epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) by EGFR-tyrosin kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs), gefitinib and erlotinib, changed the treatment system of lung cancer. It was revealed that drug efficacy differs by race (e.g., Caucasians vs. Asians) due to oncogenic driver mutations specific to each race, exemplified by gefitinib / erlotinib. The molecular target drugs for lung cancer with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene translocation (the fusion gene, EML4-ALK) was approved, and those targeting lung cancers addicted ROS1, RET, and HER2 have been under development...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Brian K Walsh, Craig D Smallwood
Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is a noninvasive, non-radiologic imaging modality that may be useful for the quantification of lung disorders and titration of mechanical ventilation. The principle of operation is based on changes in electrical conductivity that occur as a function of changes in lung volume during ventilation. EIT offers potentially important benefits over standard imaging modalities because the system is portable and non-radiologic and can be applied to patients for long periods of time...
October 2016: Respiratory Care
Fernanda Balbinot, Álvaro da Costa Batista Guedes, Douglas Zaione Nascimento, Juliana Fischman Zampieri, Giordano Rafael Tronco Alves, Edson Marchiori, Adalberto Sperb Rubin, Bruno Hochhegger
Histological examination has always been the gold standard for the detection and quantification of lung remodeling. However, this method has some limitations regarding the invasiveness of tissue acquisition. Quantitative imaging methods enable the acquisition of valuable information on lung structure and function without the removal of tissue from the body; thus, they are useful for disease identification and follow-up. This article reviews the various quantitative imaging modalities used currently for the non-invasive study of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, and interstitial lung diseases...
September 23, 2016: Lung
Simon R Lea, Hannah J Metcalfe, Jonathan Plumb, Christian Beerli, Chris Poll, Dave Singh, Katharine H Abbott-Banner
BACKGROUND: Increased pulmonary ceramide levels are suggested to play a causative role in lung diseases including COPD. Neutral sphingomyelinase-2 (nSMase-2) and acid SMase (aSMase), which hydrolyze sphingomyelin to produce ceramide, are activated by a range of cellular stresses, including inflammatory cytokines and pathogens, but notably cigarette smoke appears to only activate nSMase-2. Our primary objective was to investigate nSMase-2 and aSMase protein localization and quantification in lung tissue from nonsmokers (NS), smokers (S), and COPD patients...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Mizuho Nishio, Kazuaki Nakane, Yutaka Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Homology is a mathematical concept that can be used to quantify degree of contact. Recently, image processing with the homology method has been proposed. In this study, we used the homology method and computed tomography images to quantify emphysema. METHODS: This study included 112 patients who had undergone computed tomography and pulmonary function test. Low-attenuation lung regions were evaluated by the homology method, and homology-based emphysema quantification (b 0, b 1, nb 0, nb 1, and R) was performed...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Claudia Torino, Luna Gargani, Rosa Sicari, Krzysztof Letachowicz, Robert Ekart, Danilo Fliser, Adrian Covic, Kostas Siamopoulos, Aristeidis Stavroulopoulos, Ziad A Massy, Enrico Fiaccadori, Alberto Caiazza, Thomas Bachelet, Itzchak Slotki, Alberto Martinez-Castelao, Marie-Jeanne Coudert-Krier, Patrick Rossignol, Faikah Gueler, Thierry Hannedouche, Vincenzo Panichi, Andrzej Wiecek, Giuseppe Pontoriero, Pantelis Sarafidis, Marian Klinger, Radovan Hojs, Sarah Seiler-Mussler, Fabio Lizzi, Dimitrie Siriopol, Olga Balafa, Linda Shavit, Rocco Tripepi, Francesca Mallamaci, Giovanni Tripepi, Eugenio Picano, Gérard Michel London, Carmine Zoccali
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Accumulation of fluid in the lung is the most concerning sequela of volume expansion in patients with ESRD. Lung auscultation is recommended to detect and monitor pulmonary congestion, but its reliability in ESRD is unknown. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: In a subproject of the ongoing Lung Water by Ultra-Sound Guided Treatment to Prevent Death and Cardiovascular Complications in High Risk ESRD Patients with Cardiomyopathy Trial, we compared a lung ultrasound-guided ultrafiltration prescription policy versus standard care in high-risk patients on hemodialysis...
September 22, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
Yu Du, Hong-Nian Jin, Rui Zhao, Dong Zhao, Ye Xue, Bao-Li Zhu, Da-Wei Guan, Xiao-Li Xie, Qi Wang
Pulmonary edema is a common finding in fatal methamphetamine intoxication. However, the underlying mechanism remains poorly understood. This study investigated the molecular pathology of alveolar damage involving pulmonary edema in forensic autopsy cases. Seven candidate reference genes (RPL13A, YWHAZ, GUSB, SDHA, GAPDH, B2M, and ACTB) were evaluated in the lung by the geNorm module in qBase(plus) software. RPL13A, YWHAZ, and GUSB were identified as the most stable reference genes. Using these validated reference genes, intrapulmonary mRNA expressions of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1), claudin-5 (CLDN-5), and aquaporins (AQPs) were examined...
September 21, 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
Meri De Angelis, Florian Giesert, Brian Finan, Christoffer Clemmensen, Timo D Müller, Daniela Vogt-Weisenhorn, Matthias H Tschöp, Karl-Werner Schramm
Thyroid hormones (THs) play a critical role in the regulation of many biological processes such as growth, metabolism and development both in humans and wildlife. In general, TH levels are measured by immunoassay (IA) methods but the specificity of the antibodies used in these assays limits selectivity. In the last decade, several analytical methods using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) and tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) have been developed to measure THs. These new techniques proved to be more accurate than the IA analysis and they were widely used for the determination of TH level in different human and animal tissues...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
Tejinder Kataria, Shyam Singh Bisht, Deepak Gupta, Ashu Abhishek, Trinanjan Basu, Kushal Narang, Shikha Goyal, Pragya Shukla, Manish Bansal, Hardeep Grewal, Kulbeer Ahlawat, Susovan Banarjee, Manoj Tayal
BACKGROUND: Radiotherapy for carcinoma of breast and thoracic structures involves inadvertent radiation to heart and coronary arteries (CA). Coronary artery stenosis in high radiation dose segments has been documented. Cardiac and respiratory motion induced displacement of CA and internal risk volume (IRV) margin remains inadequately quantified. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty cases of carcinoma breast, lung and lung metastasis were enrolled in this study. ECG gated intravenous contrast enhanced computed tomography (CECT) scans were performed in inspiratory breath hold (IBH) and expiratory breath hold (EBH)...
September 15, 2016: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
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