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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097668/detection-and-pharmacokinetics-of-salmeterol-in-thoroughbred-horses-following-inhaled-administration
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S J Fenwick, P R Hincks, J P Scarth, M E Wieder, L L Hillyer, S W Paine
Salmeterol is a man-made beta-2-adrenergic receptor agonist used to relieve bronchospasm associated with inflammatory airway disease in horses. Whilst judicious use is appropriate in horses in training, they cannot race with clinically effective concentrations of medications under the British Horseracing Authority's Rules of Racing. Salmeterol must therefore be withdrawn prior to race day and pharmacokinetic (PK) studies used to establish formal detection time advice. Salmeterol xinafoate (Serevent Evohaler(®) ) was administered (0...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074615/a-database-of-optimized-proteomic-quantitative-methods-for-284-human-drug-disposition-related-proteins-for-applications-in-pbpk-modeling
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Marc Vrana, Dale Whittington, Vivek Nautiyal, Bhagwat Prasad
The aim of this study was to create an open access repository of validated LC-MS/MS (MRM) methods for quantifying 284 important proteins associated with drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion (ADME). Various in silico and experimental approaches were used to select surrogate peptides and optimize instrument parameters for LC-MS/MS quantification of the selected proteins. The final methods were uploaded to an online public database (ADME QPrOmics(TM); www.qpromics.uw.edu/qpromics/assay/) which provides essential information for facile method development in triple quadrupole MS instruments...
January 11, 2017: CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069067/end-stage-cystic-fibrosis-lung-disease-is-characterised-by-a-diverse-inflammatory-pattern-an-immunohistochemical-analysis
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Elise J Lammertyn, Elly Vandermeulen, Hannelore Bellon, Stephanie Everaerts, Stijn E Verleden, Kathleen Van Den Eynde, Ken R Bracke, Guy G Brusselle, Pieter C Goeminne, Erik K Verbeken, Bart M Vanaudenaerde, Lieven J Dupont
BACKGROUND: Cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease is characterised by vigorous airway inflammation eventually resulting in severe lung damage. This study aimed to describe the diversity of the inflammatory pattern in end-stage CF lungs by evaluating and quantifying which components of the innate and adaptive immunity are involved, and by assessing whether this is gender-specific. METHODS: CF explant lung tissue (n = 20) collected at time of transplantation and control tissue (n = 22) was sectioned (9 μm) and stained for neutrophils, eosinophils, mast cells, dendritic cells, macrophages, CD4 T cells, cytotoxic T cells and B cells...
January 10, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063046/messenger-rna-sequencing-of-rare-cell-populations-in-the-lung-and-lung-draining-lymph-nodes
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Alexander Ulges, Edgar Schmitt, Tobias Bopp, Matthias Klein
Next-generation sequencing (NGS) techniques provide unique prospects for in-depth transcriptome analyses. Nevertheless, the emerging and still growing knowledge about the large diversity and heterogeneity of cells that participate in immunological responses in a tissue- and micromilieu-specific manner calls for advanced isolation and sequencing methods for the accurate quantification of gene expression in small cell populations and even individual cells from any organ or tissue. One of the major limitations in performing transcriptome analyses of rare cell populations was and still is quality and quantity of RNA that often limits analyses of complex mixtures of immune cell populations...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063044/characterization-of-group-2-innate-lymphoid-cells-in-allergic-airway-inflammation-models-in-the-mouse
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Bobby W S Li, Dior M J M Beerens, Maarten D Brem, Rudi W Hendriks
Allergic asthma is a chronic inflammatory lung disease mediated by type 2 cytokines produced by T helper 2 (Th2) cells as well as the recently discovered group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2). Due to a lack of unique markers, the accurate phenotypic characterization and quantification of ILC2 requires a comprehensive panel of fluorescently labeled antibodies. The markers that are currently used to characterize ILC2 have not been standardized and often vary between research groups, which poses significant challenges when comparing data...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061019/metabolic-phenotyping-of-human-plasma-by-1-h-nmr-at-high-and-medium-magnetic-field-strengths-a-case-study-for-lung-cancer
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Louis Evelyne, Francois-Xavier Cantrelle, Liesbet Mesotten, Gunter Reekmans, Liene Bervoets, Karolien Vanhove, Michiel Thomeer, Guy Lippens, Peter Adriaensens
Accurate identification and quantification of human plasma metabolites can be challenging in crowded regions of the NMR spectrum with severe signal overlap. Therefore, this study describes metabolite spiking experiments on the basis of which the NMR spectrum can be rationally segmented into well-defined integration regions, and this for spectrometers having magnetic field strengths corresponding to (1) H resonance frequencies of 400 MHz and 900 MHz. Subsequently, the integration data of a case-control dataset of 69 lung cancer patients and 74 controls were used to train a multivariate statistical classification model for both field strengths...
January 6, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry: MRC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056732/development-of-a-radiolabeled-amlodipine-analog-for-l-type-calcium-channel-imaging
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Tahereh Firouzyar, Amir Reza Jalilian, Mohammad Reza Aboudzadeh, Hossein Sadeghpour, Mehrban Pooladi, Mahdi Shafiee-Ardestani, Ali Khalaj
PURPOSE: The non-invasive imaging and quantification of L-type calcium channels in living tissues is of great interest in diagnosis of congestive heart failure, myocardial hypertrophy, irritable bowel syndrome etc. METHODS: Technetium-<sup>99m</sup> labeled amlodipine conjugate ([<sup>99m</sup>Tc]-DTPA-AMLO) was prepared starting freshly eluted (<1 h) <sup>99m</sup>Technetium pertechnetate (86.5 MBq) and conjugated DTPA-AMLO at pH 5 in 30 min at room temperature in high radiochemical purity (>99%, RTLC; specific activity: 55-60 GBq/mmol)...
January 4, 2017: Current Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048894/su-f-i-58-image-quality-comparisons-of-different-motion-magnitudes-and-tr-values-in-mr-pet
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J Patrick, M Tavallaei, R Thompson, R Stodilka, M Drangova, S Gaede
PURPOSE: The aim of this work is to evaluate the accuracy and sensitivity of a respiratory-triggered MR-PET protocol in detecting four different sized lesions at two different magnitudes of motion, with two different TR values, using a novel PET-MR-CT compatible respiratory motion phantom. METHODS: The eight-compartment torso phantom was setup adjacent to the motion stage, which moved four spherical compartments (28, 22, 17, 10 mm diameter) in two separate (1 and 2 cm) linear motion profiles, simulating a 3...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048878/th-cd-209-08-quantification-of-the-interplay-effect-in-proton-pencil-beam-scanning-treatment-of-lung
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M Kang, S Huang, T Solberg, R Mayer, A Thomas, B Teo, J McDonough, C Simone, L Lin
PURPOSE: To quantify the dose degradation caused by the interplay effect based on a beam specific motion analysis in proton pencil beam scanning (PBS) treatment of lung tumors METHODS: PBS plans were optimized on average CT using a beam-specific PTV method for 10 consecutive patients with locally advanced non-small-cell-lung-cancer (NSCLC) treated with proton therapy to 6660/180 cGy. End inhalation (CT0) and end exhalation (CT50) were selected as the two extreme scenarios to acquire the relative stopping power ratio difference (Δrsp) for a respiration cycle...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048690/su-f-j-22-lung-volumevariability-assessed-by-bh-cbct-in-3d-surface-image-guided-deep-inspirationbreath-hold-dibh-radiotherapy-for-left-sided-breast-cancer
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A Gutierrez, D Stanley, N Papanikolaou, R Crownover
PURPOSE: With the increasing use of DIBH techniques for left-sided breast cancer, 3D surface-image guided DIBH techniques have improved patient setup and facilitated DIBH radiation delivery. However, quantification of the daily separation between the heart and left breast still presents a challenge. One method of assuring separation is to ensure consistent left lung filling. With this in mind, the aim of this study is to retrospectively quantify left lung volume from weekly breath hold-CBCTs (bh-CBCT) of left-sided breast patients treated using a 3D surface imaging system...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048559/we-ab-202-05-validation-of-lung-stress-maps-for-ct-ventilation-imaging
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G Cazoulat, J Kipritidis, S Siva, M Hofman, S Jolly, M Matuszak, J Balter, P Keall, K Brock
PURPOSE: To date, lung CT-ventilation imaging has been based on quantification of local breathing-induced changes in Hounsfield Units (HU) or volume. This work investigates the use of a stress map resulting from a biomechanical deformable image registration (DIR) algorithm as a metric of the ventilation function. METHOD: Eight lung cancer patients presenting different kinds of ventilation defects were retrospectively analyzed. Additionally, to the 4DCT acquired for radiotherapy planning, five of them had PET and three had SPECT imaging following inhalation of Ga-68 and Tc-99m, respectively...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048090/su-g-bra-06-quantification-of-tracking-performance-of-a-multi-layer-electronic-portal-imaging-device
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Y Hu, J Rottmann, M Myronakis, R Berbeco
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to quantify the improvement in tumor tracking, with and without fiducial markers, afforded by employing a multi-layer (MLI) electronic portal imaging device (EPID) over the current state-of-the-art, single-layer, digital megavolt imager (DMI) architecture. METHODS: An ideal observer signal-to-noise ratio (d') approach was used to quantify the ability of an MLI EPID and a current, state-of-the-art DMI EPID to track lung tumors from the treatment beam's-eye-view...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047137/su-g-iep3-10-molecular-imaging-with-clinical-x-ray-sources-and-compton-cameras
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D Vernekohl, M Ahmad, G Chinn, L Xing
PURPOSE: The application of Compton cameras (CC) is a novel approach translating XFCT to a practical modality realized with clinical CT systems without the restriction of pencil beams. The dual modality design offers additional information without extra patient dose. The purpose of this work is to investigate the feasibility and efficacy of using CCs for volumetric x-ray fluorescence (XF) imaging by Monte Carlo (MC) simulations and statistical image reconstruction. METHODS: The feasibility of a CC for imaging x-ray fluorescence emitted from targeted lesions is examined by MC simulations...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046830/su-f-i-57-evaluate-and-optimize-pet-acquisition-overlap-in-18f-fdg-oncology-wholebody-pet-ct-can-we-scan-pet-faster
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J Zhang, M Natwa, N C Hall, M U Knopp, B Zhang, C Tung, M V Knopp
PURPOSE: The longer patient has to remain on the table during PET imaging, the higher the likelihood of motion artifacts due to patient discomfort. This study was to investigate and optimize PET acquisition overlap in 18F-FDG oncology wholebody PET/CT to speed up PET acquisition and improve patient comfort. METHODS: Wholebody 18F-FDG PET/CT of phantoms, 8 pre-clinical patients (beagles) and 5 clinical oncology patients were performed in 90s/bed on a time-of-flight Gemini TF 64 system...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046024/chest-fat-quantification-via-ct-based-on-standardized-anatomy-space-in-adult-lung-transplant-candidates
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Yubing Tong, Jayaram K Udupa, Drew A Torigian, Dewey Odhner, Caiyun Wu, Gargi Pednekar, Scott Palmer, Anna Rozenshtein, Melissa A Shirk, John D Newell, Mary Porteous, Joshua M Diamond, Jason D Christie, David J Lederer
PURPOSE: Overweight and underweight conditions are considered relative contraindications to lung transplantation due to their association with excess mortality. Yet, recent work suggests that body mass index (BMI) does not accurately reflect adipose tissue mass in adults with advanced lung diseases. Alternative and more accurate measures of adiposity are needed. Chest fat estimation by routine computed tomography (CT) imaging may therefore be important for identifying high-risk lung transplant candidates...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036284/a-six-microrna-panel-in-plasma-was-identified-as-a-potential-biomarker-for-lung-adenocarcinoma-diagnosis
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Xin Zhou, Wei Wen, Xia Shan, Wei Zhu, Jing Xu, Renhua Guo, Wenfang Cheng, Fang Wang, Lian-Wen Qi, Yan Chen, Zebo Huang, Tongshan Wang, Danxia Zhu, Ping Liu, Yongqian Shu
Differently expressed microRNAs (miRNAs) in the plasma of lung adenocarcinoma (LA) patients might serve as biomarkers for LA detection. MiRNA expression profiling was performed using Exiqon panels followed by the verification (30 LA VS. 10 healthy controls (HCs)) with quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) in the screening phase. Identified miRNAs were confirmed through training (42 LA VS. 32 HCs) and testing stages (66 LA VS. 62 HCs) by using qRT-PCR based absolute quantification methods...
December 27, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033121/evaluation-of-pet-texture-features-with-heterogeneous-phantoms-complementarity-and-effect-of-motion-and-segmentation-method
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M Carles, I Torres-Espallardo, A Alberich-Bayarri, C Olivas, P Bello, U Nestle, L Martí-Bonmatí
A major source of error in quantitative PET/CT scans of lung cancer tumors is respiratory motion. Regarding the variability of PET texture features (TF), the impact of respiratory motion has not been properly studied with experimental phantoms. The primary aim of this work was to evaluate the current use of PET texture analysis for heterogeneity characterization in lesions affected by respiratory motion. Twenty-eight heterogeneous lesions were simulated by a mixture of alginate and (18) F-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG)...
December 29, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030927/fogging-low-concentrated-organic-acid-in-a-fattening-pig-unit-effect-on-animal-health-and-microclimate
#18
Heiko Stein, Jochen Schulz, Nicole Kemper, Alexander Tichy, Ines Krauss, Christian Knecht, Isabel Hennig-Pauka
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: In intensive pig production aerial contaminates are potential hazards for the health of animals and humans. In this study, the effect of fogging a low concentrated tartaric acid solution on pigs' health, environmental and hygiene parameters were evaluated in an inhabited fattening unit. MATERIALS AND METHOD: Pigs were housed in separate units (control group n=109 and experimental group n=110). During the whole fattening period, twice a week at 48 hour intervals, a 0...
23, 2016: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006034/peripheral-organs-of-dengue-fatal-cases-present-strong-pro-inflammatory-response-with-participation-of-ifn-gamma-tnf-alpha-and-rantes-producing-cells
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Tiago F Póvoa, Edson R A Oliveira, Carlos A Basílio-de-Oliveira, Gerard J Nuovo, Vera L A Chagas, Natália G Salomão, Ester M Mota, Marciano V Paes
Dengue disease is an acute viral illness caused by dengue virus (DENV) that can progress to hemorrhagic stages leading to about 20000 deaths every year worldwide. Despite many clinical investigations regarding dengue, the immunopathogenic process by which infected patients evolve to the severe forms is not fully understood. Apart from differences in virulence and the antibody cross reactivity that can potentially augment virus replication, imbalanced cellular immunity is also seen as a major concern in the establishment of severe dengue...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004771/spatially-resolved-proteomics-rapid-quantitative-analysis-of-laser-capture-microdissected-alveolar-tissue-samples
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Geremy Clair, Paul D Piehowski, Teodora Nicola, Joseph A Kitzmiller, Eric L Huang, Erika M Zink, Ryan L Sontag, Daniel J Orton, Ronald J Moore, James P Carson, Richard D Smith, Jeffrey A Whitsett, Richard A Corley, Namasivayam Ambalavanan, Charles Ansong
Laser capture microdissection (LCM)-enabled region-specific tissue analyses are critical to better understand complex multicellular processes. However, current proteomics workflows entail several manual sample preparation steps and are challenged by the microscopic mass-limited samples generated by LCM, impacting measurement robustness, quantification and throughput. Here, we coupled LCM with a proteomics workflow that provides fully automated analysis of proteomes from microdissected tissues. Benchmarking against the current state-of-the-art in ultrasensitive global proteomics (FASP workflow), our approach demonstrated significant improvements in quantification (~2-fold lower variance) and throughput (>5 times faster)...
December 22, 2016: Scientific Reports
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