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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339127/quantitative-ultrasound-texture-analysis-for-differentiating-preterm-from-term-fetal-lungs
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Sleiman R Ghorayeb, Luis A Bracero, Matthew J Blitz, Zara Rahman, Martin L Lesser
OBJECTIVES: To differentiate preterm (<37 weeks' gestation) from term (≥37 weeks' gestation) fetal lungs by using quantitative texture analysis of ultrasound images. METHODS: This study retrospectively evaluated singleton gestations with valid dating at 20 weeks' gestational age (GA) or later between January 2015 and December 2015. Images were obtained from Voluson E8 ultrasound systems (GE Healthcare, Milwaukee, WI). A region of interest was selected in each fetal lung image at the level of the 4 heart chambers from an area that appeared most representative of the overall lung tissue and had the least shadow...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335271/distribution-of-iron-oxide-core-titanium-dioxide-shell-nanoparticles-in-vx2-tumor-bearing-rabbits-introduced-by-two-different-delivery-modalities
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Tamer Refaat, Derek West, Samar El Achy, Vamsi Parimi, Jasmine May, Lun Xin, Kathleen R Harris, William Liu, Michael Beau Wanzer, Lydia Finney, Evan Maxey, Stefan Vogt, Reed A Omary, Daniele Procissi, Andrew C Larson, Tatjana Paunesku, Gayle E Woloschak
This work compares intravenous (IV) versus fluoroscopy-guided transarterial intra-catheter (IC) delivery of iron oxide core-titanium dioxide shell nanoparticles (NPs) in vivo in VX2 model of liver cancer in rabbits. NPs coated with glucose and decorated with a peptide sequence from cortactin were administered to animals with developed VX2 liver cancer. Two hours after NPs delivery tumors, normal liver, kidney, lung and spleen tissues were harvested and used for a series on histological and elemental analysis tests...
August 3, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332562/new-insights-on-the-biomineralisation-process-developing-in-human-lungs-around-inhaled-asbestos-fibres
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Fabrizio Bardelli, Giulia Veronesi, Silvana Capella, Donata Bellis, Laurent Charlet, Alessia Cedola, Elena Belluso
Once penetrated into the lungs of exposed people, asbestos induces an in vivo biomineralisation process that leads to the formation of a ferruginous coating embedding the fibres. The ensemble of the fibre and the coating is referred to as asbestos body and is believed to be responsible for the high toxicological outcome of asbestos. Lung tissue of two individuals subjected to prolonged occupational exposure to crocidolite asbestos was investigated using synchrotron radiation micro-probe tools. The distribution of K and of elements heavier than Fe (Zn, Cu, As, and Ba) in the asbestos bodies was observed for the first time...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327992/cyst-fluid-from-cystic-malignant-brain-tumors-a-reservoir-of-nutrients-including-growth-factor-like-nutrients-for-tumor-cells
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Daniel Dahlberg, Eduard A Struys, Erwin E Jansen, Lars Mørkrid, Øivind Midttun, Bjørnar Hassel
BACKGROUND: Brain tumors may have cysts, whose content of nutrients could influence tumor cell microenvironment and growth. OBJECTIVE: To measure nutrients in cyst fluid from glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) and metastatic brain tumors. METHODS: Quantification of nutrients in cyst fluid from 12 to 18 GBMs and 4 to 10 metastatic brain tumors. RESULTS: GBM cysts contained glucose at 2.2 mmol/L (median value; range <0.8-3...
January 25, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325447/statistical-tools-for-the-temporal-analysis-and-classification-of-lung-lesions
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Stelmo Magalhães Barros Netto, Aristófanes Corrêa Silva, Hélio Lopes, Anselmo Cardoso de Paiva, Rodolfo Acatauassú Nunes, Marcelo Gattass
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Lung cancer remains one of the most common cancers globally. Temporal evaluation is an important tool for analyzing the malignant behavior of lesions during treatment, or of indeterminate lesions that may be benign. This work proposes a methodology for the analysis, quantification, and visualization of small (local) and large (global) changes in lung lesions. In addition, we extract textural features for the classification of lesions as benign or malignant. METHODS: We employ the statistical concept of uncertainty to associate each voxel of a lesion to a probability that changes occur in the lesion over time...
April 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321891/comparative-pharmacokinetic-study-of-pyranocoumarins-and-khellactone-in-normal-and-acute-lung-injury-rats-after-oral-administration-of-peucedanum-praeruptorum-dunn-extracts-using-a-rapid-and-sensitive-lc-ms-ms-method
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An Kang, Tong Xie, Dong Zhu, Yu Dong, Hongmei Wen, Yuqiong Pei, Jinjun Shan, Liuqing Di
Pyranocoumarins are the main constitutes in Peucedanum praeruptorum Dunn, and possess various biological activities. In this article, we developed and validated a rapid and sensitive liquid chromatography (LC) tandem mass spectrometry method for targeted quantification of praeruptorin A, praeruptorin B, praeruptorin E and khellactone, a common metabolite of these pyranocoumarins in rat plasma samples. We then performed a comparative pharmacokinetic study of these pyranocoumarins and khellactone in normal and LPS induced acute lung injury (ALI) rats following oral administration of Peucedanum praeruptorum Dunn extracts...
March 21, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317134/use-of-rna-seq-to-determine-variation-in-canine-cytochrome-p450-mrna-expression-between-blood-liver-lung-kidney-and-duodenum-in-healthy-beagles
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M Visser, K Weber, G Rincon, D Merritt
RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) is a powerful tool for the evaluation and quantification of transcriptomes and expression patterns in animals, tissues, or pathological conditions. The purpose of this study was to determine the physiologic expression of cytochrome P450 (CYP) mRNA transcripts in whole blood, kidney, duodenum, liver, and lung in healthy, adult male (n = 4) and female (n = 4) beagles via RNA-seq. mRNA expression was above background (transcripts per million) for 45 canine CYPs, with liver, duodenum, and lung expressing a high number of xenobiotic metabolizing CYPs, while prominent endogenous metabolizing CYP expression was present in blood and kidney...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303910/automated-protein-biomarker-analysis-on-line-extraction-of-clinical-samples-by-molecularly-imprinted-polymers
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Cecilia Rossetti, Magdalena A Świtnicka-Plak, Trine Grønhaug Halvorsen, Peter A G Cormack, Börje Sellergren, Léon Reubsaet
Robust biomarker quantification is essential for the accurate diagnosis of diseases and is of great value in cancer management. In this paper, an innovative diagnostic platform is presented which provides automated molecularly imprinted solid-phase extraction (MISPE) followed by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) for biomarker determination using ProGastrin Releasing Peptide (ProGRP), a highly sensitive biomarker for Small Cell Lung Cancer, as a model. Molecularly imprinted polymer microspheres were synthesized by precipitation polymerization and analytical optimization of the most promising material led to the development of an automated quantification method for ProGRP...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297921/dephasing-and-diffusion-on-the-alveolar-surface
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L R Buschle, F T Kurz, T Kampf, W L Wagner, J Duerr, W Stiller, P Konietzke, F Wünnemann, M A Mall, M O Wielpütz, H P Schlemmer, C H Ziener
We propose a surface model of spin dephasing in lung tissue that includes both susceptibility and diffusion effects to provide a closed-form solution of the Bloch-Torrey equation on the alveolar surface. The nonlocal susceptibility effects of the model are validated against numerical simulations of spin dephasing in a realistic lung tissue geometry acquired from synchotron-based μCT data sets of mouse lung tissue, and against simulations in the well-known Wigner-Seitz model geometry. The free induction decay is obtained in dependence on microscopic tissue parameters and agrees very well with in vivo lung measurements at 1...
February 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291991/modified-lung-ultrasound-score-for-assessing-and-monitoring-pulmonary-aeration
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Silvia Mongodi, Bélaïd Bouhemad, Anita Orlando, Andrea Stella, Guido Tavazzi, Gabriele Via, Giorgio Antonio Iotti, Antonio Braschi, Francesco Mojoli
Purpose Lung Ultrasound Score (LUSS) is a useful tool for lung aeration assessment but presents two theoretical limitations. First, standard LUSS is based on longitudinal scan and detection of number/coalescence of B lines. In the longitudinal scan pleura visualization is limited by intercostal space width. Moreover, coalescence of B lines to define severe loss of aeration is not suitable for non-homogeneous lung pathologies where focal coalescence is possible. We therefore compared longitudinal vs. transversal scan and also cLUSS (standard coalescence-based LUSS) vs...
March 14, 2017: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285688/plasma-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-mutation-testing-with-a-chip-based-digital-pcr-system-in-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Norimitsu Kasahara, Hirotsugu Kenmotsu, Masakuni Serizawa, Rina Umehara, Akira Ono, Yasushi Hisamatsu, Kazushige Wakuda, Shota Omori, Kazuhisa Nakashima, Tetsuhiko Taira, Tateaki Naito, Haruyasu Murakami, Yasuhiro Koh, Keita Mori, Masahiro Endo, Takashi Nakajima, Masanobu Yamada, Masatoshi Kusuhara, Toshiaki Takahashi
OBJECTIVES: Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation testing is a companion diagnostic to determine eligibility for treatment with EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Recently, plasma-based EGFR testing by digital polymerase chain reaction (dPCR), which enables accurate quantification of target DNA, has shown promise as a minimally invasive diagnostic. Here, we aimed to evaluate the accuracy of a plasma-based EGFR mutation test developed using chip-based dPCR-based detection of 3 EGFR mutations (exon 19 deletions, L858R in exon 21, and T790M in exon 20)...
April 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285180/noninvasive-bioluminescence-imaging-of-akt-kinase-activity-in-subcutaneous-and-orthotopic-nsclc-xenografts-correlation-of-akt-activity-with-tumor-growth-kinetics
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Karina Suchowski, Thomas Pöschinger, Alnawaz Rehemtulla, Michael Stürzl, Werner Scheuer
Aberrant signaling through the AKT kinase mediates oncogenic phenotypes including cell proliferation, survival, and therapeutic resistance. Here, we utilize a bioluminescence reporter for AKT kinase activity (BAR) to noninvasively assess the therapeutic efficacy of the EGFR inhibitor erlotinib in KRAS-mutated lung cancer therapy. A549 non-small cell lung cancer cell line, engineered to express BAR, enabled the evaluation of compounds targeting the EGFR/PI3K/AKT pathway in vitro as well as in mouse models. We found that erlotinib treatment of resistant A549 subcutaneous and orthotopic xenografts resulted in significant AKT inhibition as determined by an 8- to 13-fold (P < ...
March 9, 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285073/development-of-an-uplc-ms-ms-method-for-quantification-of-avitinib-ac0010-and-its-five-metabolites-in-human-cerebrospinal-fluid-application-to-a-study-of-the-blood-brain-barrier-penetration-rate-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
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Weicong Wang, Xin Zheng, Hanping Wang, Lu Wang, Ji Jiang, Pei Hu
Avitinib (AC0010) is a mutant-selective epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKI), designed to be a targeted therapeutic agent for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients harboring EGFR active and T790M resistant mutations. A rapid and sensitive ultra-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) method was developed and validated for the determination of Avitinib and its five metabolites (M1, M2, M4, M7, MII-6) in human cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The samples were purified by protein precipitation and separated on a BEH C18 column (2...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275353/advances-in-the-evaluation-of-respiratory-pathophysiology-during-exercise-in-chronic-lung-diseases
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REVIEW
Denis E O'Donnell, Amany F Elbehairy, Danilo C Berton, Nicolle J Domnik, J Alberto Neder
Dyspnea and exercise limitation are among the most common symptoms experienced by patients with various chronic lung diseases and are linked to poor quality of life. Our understanding of the source and nature of perceived respiratory discomfort and exercise intolerance in chronic lung diseases has increased substantially in recent years. These new mechanistic insights are the primary focus of the current review. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) provides a unique opportunity to objectively evaluate the ability of the respiratory system to respond to imposed incremental physiological stress...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269748/e2f3-transcription-factor-a-promising-biomarker-in-lung-cancer
#15
Hala Abdel Al, Ola Nada
BACKGROUND: Many researches aiming to explore the pathogenesis of lung cancer have extensively studied the molecular alteration in such disease. OBJECTIVE: In the present study we measured the blood E2F3 mRNA using real-time RT-PCR technique in order to evaluate its clinical significance in early diagnosis and monitoring of lung cancer. METHODS: This case-control study included 50 lung cancer patients, 20 patients with benign lung diseases and 20 healthy controls...
February 27, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268557/prediction-of-malignant-and-benign-of-lung-tumor-using-a-quantitative-radiomic-method
#16
Jun Wang, Xia Liu, Di Dong, Jiangdian Song, Min Xu, Yali Zang, Jie Tian
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality around the world, the early diagnosis of lung cancer plays a very important role in therapeutic regimen selection. However, lung cancers are spatially and temporally heterogeneous; this limits the use of invasive biopsy. But radiomics which refers to the comprehensive quantification of tumour phenotypes by applying a large number of quantitative image features has the ability to capture intra-tumoural heterogeneity in a non-invasive way. Here we carry out a radiomic analysis of 150 features quantifying lung tumour image intensity, shape and texture...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262749/identification-of-stable-housekeeping-genes-in-response-to-ionizing-radiation-in-cancer-research
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Gopal Iyer, Albert R Wang, Sean R Brennan, Shay Bourgeois, Eric Armstrong, Pari Shah, Paul M Harari
Housekeeping genes (HKGs) are essential for basic maintenance of a variety of cellular processes. They ideally maintain uniform expression independent of experimental conditions. However, the effects of ionizing radiation (IR) on HKG expression is unclear. Statistical algorithms, geNorm and Normfinder were used for estimating the stability of HKGs as raw quantification cycle (Cq) values were not a reliable factor for normalization. Head and neck, non-small lung and pancreas cells were exposed to 2, 4 and 6 Gy IR doses and expression of fourteen HKGs was measured at 5 min to 48 h post-irradiation within a given tissue...
March 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261749/intra-image-referencing-for-simplified-assessment-of-her2-expression-in-breast-cancer-metastases-using-the-affibody-molecule-aby-025-with-pet-and-spect
#18
Dan Sandberg, Vladimir Tolmachev, Irina Velikyan, Helena Olofsson, Anders Wennborg, Joachim Feldwisch, Jörgen Carlsson, Henrik Lindman, Jens Sörensen
PURPOSE: In phase I/II-studies radiolabelled ABY-025 Affibody molecules identified human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) expression in breast cancer metastases using PET and SPECT imaging. Here, we wanted to investigate the utility of a simple intra-image normalization using tumour-to-reference tissue-ratio (T/R) as a HER2 status discrimination strategy to overcome potential issues related to cross-calibration of scanning devices. METHODS: Twenty-three women with pre-diagnosed HER2-positive/negative metastasized breast cancer were scanned with [(111)In]-ABY-025 SPECT/CT (n = 7) or [(68)Ga]-ABY-025 PET/CT (n = 16)...
March 6, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260630/development-and-validation-of-an-elisa-method-for-the-quantification-of-nivolumab-in-plasma-from-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
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Alicja Puszkiel, Gaëlle Noé, Pascaline Boudou-Rouquette, Chloé Le- Cossec, Jennifer Arrondeau, Jean-Stephane Giraud, Audrey Thomas-Schoemann, Jérôme Alexandre, Michel Vidal, François Goldwasser, Benoit Blanchet
Nivolumab, an anti PD-1 monoclonal antibody, has been approved for the treatment of previously treated advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The aim of this study was to develop and validate an ELISA method for the quantification of nivolumab in plasma from patients with NSCLC in order to perform future pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) studies. A home-made ELISA was developed and validated according to the general recommendations for the immunoassays. Then, the ELISA method was applied to quantify plasma trough levels (Cmin) of nivolumab (3mg/kg every two weeks) in 27 NSCLC patients at days 14, 28 and 42 after start of treatment...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257099/electrochemical-detecting-lung-cancer-associated-antigen-based-on-graphene-gold-nanocomposite
#20
Zheng Wei, Junping Zhang, Aihua Zhang, Yanchun Wang, Xiaoping Cai
Using a Au nanoparticle/reduced graphene oxide composite (AuNP-RGO), a signal-enhanced electrochemical immunosensor without label was created to detect neuron-specific enolase (NSE). Furthermore, an environmentally-friendly method was developed to prepare AuNP-RGO by employing chitosan (CS), which served as reducing and stabilizing agent. We showed that the sensitivity of the immunosensor designed in this report was remarkably enhanced because of the numerous active sites in the sensor provided by the AuNP-RGO nanostructure...
March 2, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
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