Read by QxMD icon Read

Contrast media

D J Murphy, A Aghayev, M L Steigner
Non-invasive cross-sectional imaging techniques play a crucial role in the assessment of the varied manifestations of vascular disease. Vascular imaging encompasses a wide variety of pathology. Designing vascular imaging protocols can be challenging owing to the non-uniform velocity of blood in the aorta, differences in cardiac output between patients, and the effect of different disease states on blood flow. In this review, we provide the rationale behind-and a practical guide to-designing and implementing straightforward vascular computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) protocols...
March 14, 2018: Insights Into Imaging
Nobutaka Noto, Akiko Komori, Mamoru Ayusawa, Shori Takahashi
Kawasaki disease (KD) is a systemic vasculitis with a predilection for damage to the coronary arteries. In the acute phase, clinical decision making for KD relies on the measurements of the coronary z-score obtained by 2-dimensional echocardiography (2DE). In the convalescent phase, KD patients with coronary artery abnormalities (CAAs) eventually show arteriosclerotic vascular remodeling characterized by marked intimal proliferation and neoangiogenesis after KD vasculitis, which often induces myocardial ischemia...
February 2018: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
Ingrid Boehm, Johannes T Heverhagen
Both iodinated contrast media and gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) can induce immediate hypersensitivity reactions. In addition, iodinated contrast media have been shown to be responsible for delayed or non-immediate reactions that occur 1 h up to several days following iodinated contrast medium-injection. Here we for the first time present a female patient who acquired a delayed reaction after the application of a gadolinium-based contrast agent.
March 11, 2018: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
S C Thust, S Heiland, A Falini, H R Jäger, A D Waldman, P C Sundgren, C Godi, V K Katsaros, A Ramos, N Bargallo, M W Vernooij, T Yousry, M Bendszus, M Smits
OBJECTIVES: At a European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR) Annual Meeting 2015 workshop, commonalities in practice, current controversies and technical hurdles in glioma MRI were discussed. We aimed to formulate guidance on MRI of glioma and determine its feasibility, by seeking information on glioma imaging practices from the European Neuroradiology community. METHODS: Invitations to a structured survey were emailed to ESNR members (n=1,662) and associates (n=6,400), European national radiologists' societies and distributed via social media...
March 13, 2018: European Radiology
Véronique Beaulieu Leclerc, Olivier Roy, Kim Santerre, Stéphanie Proulx
Human corneal endothelial cells (HCECs) easily become fibroblastic-like when cultured, rendering them unsuitable for tissue engineering of the cornea. Transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) could be a key factor in this phenomenon; however, TGF-β is also known to maintain the endothelium in a quiescent state in vivo. This work aimed to compare the effects of TGF-β1 on the phenotype of HCECs during the proliferation and maturation phases. Our results show that addition of TGF-β1 during the active proliferation phase produced fibroblastic HCECs and loss of the cell junction markers ZO-1 and n-cadherin, independent from the presence of epidermal growth factor (EGF)...
March 13, 2018: Scientific Reports
Takashi Azuma, Kana Otomo, Mari Kunitou, Mai Shimizu, Kaori Hosomaru, Shiori Mikata, Yoshiki Mino, Tetsuya Hayashi
The fate of pharmaceuticals after discharged from hospital into wastewater was clarified experimentally by using a new lab-scale conventional activated sludge (CAS) treatment reactor. The 43 target compounds belong to nine therapeutic classes (antivirals, antibacterials, anticancer drugs, psychotropics, antihypertensives, analgesic-antipyretics, contrast media, herbal medicines, and phytoestrogens) were selected with inclusion of 16 newly estimated compounds. The efficiency of the present reactor was estimated by comparing the reaction rate constant of the solid-water partition coefficients (log Kd ) between liquid and solid samples and half-life during 48-h experiment obtained by using hospital effluents with those obtained by using STP wastewater...
March 12, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Yong Kook Hong, Kyung Hoon Kang, Tae Hwan Kim, Hee Chul Yang
INTRODUCTION: We report a case of vein rupture by Arrow-Trerotola percutaneous thrombolytic device (Trerotola PTD) during a treatment of thrombosed arteriovenous graft (AVG). CASE DESCRIPTION: A 77-year-old woman with a problem of thrombosed AVG underwent an endovascular treatment including a procedure of angioplasty of axillary vein. After angioplasty of axillary vein, we found a newly developed thrombus in axillary vein and performed thrombolysis using an over-the-wire 7F Trerotola PTD...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
Yu Zhang, Xiaoping Xiao, Ting Shu, Cai Jing, Xinlan Xiao, Yan-Shu Li, Zhongwei Zhang, Qun Tang
Manganese-based (chemically formulated of KMnF3) nanocrystal was evaluated as a liver-specific contrast agent for MR imaging, and also compare its imaging performance with those of two commercial hepatobiliary contrast media (Gd-EOB-DTPA and Mn-DPDP). KMnF3 nanocrystal was post-treated using plasma technique to cause severe defects, leading to appropriate water-dispersibility and high relaxivity. Severely defective KMnF3 nanocrystal (SD-KMnF3) is characteristic of high tolerance, as evidenced with cytotoxicity on macrophage cell, acute and subchronic toxicity on the healthy mouse...
March 12, 2018: Nanotechnology
Angeliki Kourmouli, Marco Valenti, Erwin van Rijn, Hubertus J E Beaumont, Olga-Ioanna Kalantzi, Andreas Schmidt-Ott, George Biskos
The use of disc diffusion susceptibility tests to determine the antibacterial activity of engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) is questionable because their low diffusivity practically prevents them from penetrating through the culture media. In this study, we investigate the ability of such a test, namely the Kirby-Bauer disc diffusion test, to determine the antimicrobial activity of Au and Ag ENPs having diameters from 10 to 40 nm on Escherichia coli cultures. As anticipated, the tests did not show any antibacterial effects of Au nanoparticles (NPs) as a result of their negligible diffusivity through the culture media...
2018: Journal of Nanoparticle Research: An Interdisciplinary Forum for Nanoscale Science and Technology
Berit Glomstad, Florian Zindler, Bjørn M Jenssen, Andy M Booth
The dispersion behavior of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) is influenced by both their physicochemical properties and by the aqueous media properties (e.g. ionic strength, presence of divalent cations and natural organic matter) in which they are dispersed. In the current study, the dispersibility and dispersion stability of four multi-walled CNTs (MWCNT) and a single walled CNT (SWCNT) with different physicochemical properties were investigated in three freshwater growth media (with and without natural organic matter; NOM) used in algae and daphnia ecotoxicity studies...
March 5, 2018: Chemosphere
C Mascoli, G L Faggioli, E Gallitto, V Vento, R Pini, A Vacirca, G Indelicato, M Gargiulo, A Stella
INTRODUCTION: Endovascular Aortic Repair (EVAR) is presently the preferred treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysm; however, it requires the injection of contrast medium, which can hamper the renal function. Other non-toxic agents, such as carbon dioxide (CO2 ) have been sporadically tested in this setting with uncertain results. Aim of the study is to investigate the efficacy of a new standardized CO2 injection method in standard EVAR procedures. METHODS: Between August and October 2016, 31 consecutive patients (median age 76...
March 6, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Katherine A Muller, Somayeh G Esfahani, Steven C Chapra, C Andrew Ramsburg
Oil-in-water emulsions are routinely used in subsurface remediation with most applications utilizing highly concentrated emulsions (i.e., ≥ 20% wt.). These high oil loadings present a challenge to remedial design as mechanistic insights into transport and retention of concentrated emulsions is limited. Column experiments were designed to examine emulsion transport and retention over a range of input concentrations (1.3 - 23% wt.). Droplet breakthrough and retention data from low concentration experiments was successfully described by existing particle transport models...
March 9, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
Yeon Soo Kim, Young Hun Choi, Yeon Jin Cho, Seunghyun Lee, Soon Ho Yoon, Chang Min Park, Hye Ryun Kang
Objective: This study assessed the risk of acute allergic-like reactions (AARs) after extravascular administration of iodinated contrast media (ICM) in at-risk patients compared with that after intravascular ICM administration. Materials and Methods: From July 2012 to January 2016, 264 patients with a history of moderate or severe reactions to ICM, with re-exposure to ICM intravascularly or extravascularly were included. The incidence of recurrent AARs after ICM re-exposure were assessed according to the administration routes by reviewing electronic medical records and comparison between the two routes...
March 2018: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
Richard W Harbron, Elizabeth A Ainsbury, Simon D Bouffler, Rick J Tanner, Mark S Pearce, Jonathan S Eakins
Studies suggest iodinated contrast media (ICM) may increase organ dose and blood cell DNA damage for a given X-ray exposure. The impact of ICM on dose/damage to extravascular cells and cancer risks is unclear. METHODS: We used Monte Carlo modelling to investigate the microscopic distribution of absorbed dose outside the lumen of arteries, capillaries and interstitial fluids containing blood and various concentrations of iodine. Models were irradiated with four X-ray spectra representing clinical procedures...
February 2018: Physica Medica: PM
Junji Kamogawa, Osamu Kato, Tatsunori Morizane
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to introduce a new method of producing three-dimensional (3D) images of vertebral venous plexuses (VVPs) by 3D-MRI with and without contrast media, to identify pathoanatomical features that might accelerate or modify spinal canal stenosis. METHODS: We used a 1.5-T MRI unit with two different 3D sequences with and without contrast media. Multi planar reconstruction (MPR) images of VVPs could be obtained by volume image subtraction methods with a workstation for dural sac from whole 3D volume MPR without contrast media, using images before and after gadoteridol injection...
March 7, 2018: Japanese Journal of Radiology
Andrew L Durham, Mei Y Speer, Marta Scatena, Cecilia M Giachelli, Catherine M Shanahan
Vascular calcification is associated with a significant increase in all-cause mortality and atherosclerotic plaque rupture. Calcification has been determined to be an active process driven in part by vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) transdifferentiation within the vascular wall. Historically, VSMC phenotype switching has been viewed as binary, with the cells able to adopt a physiological contractile phenotype or an alternate 'synthetic' phenotype in response to injury. More recent work, including lineage tracing has however revealed that VSMCs are able to adopt a number of phenotypes, including calcific (osteogenic, chondrocytic, and osteoclastic), adipogenic, and macrophagic phenotypes...
March 15, 2018: Cardiovascular Research
William Syrmis, Russell Richard, Sue Jenkins-Marsh, Siew C Chia, Phillip Good
BACKGROUND: Malignant bowel obstruction (MBO) is a common problem in patients with intra-abdominal cancer. Oral water soluble contrast (OWSC) has been shown to be useful in the management of adhesive small bowel obstruction in identifying patients who will recover with conservative management alone and also in reducing the length of hospital stay. It is not clear whether the benefits of OWSC in adhesive small bowel obstruction are also seen in patients with MBO. OBJECTIVES: To determine the reliability of OWSC media and follow-up abdominal radiographs in predicting the success of conservative treatment in resolving inoperable MBO with conservative management...
March 7, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Hua Su, Chen Ye, Qian Wen, Hong-Yan Zhu, Li-Xia Yi, Chun Zhang
BACKGROUND: It is well-recognized that injection of iodinated radiographic contrast media (CM) sometimes causes acute renal injury via multiple mechanisms, such as vasoconstriction, toxicity on glomerular endothelium and tubular epithelium and so forth. CASE PRESENTATION: A 51-year-old man developed acute renal injury with proteinuria after CM administration. To our surprise, in his renal biopsy sample the myelin figure like structure was observed in glomerular endothelium and mesangial cells by transmission electron microscopy...
March 6, 2018: BMC Nephrology
Emmanuel Mousset, Steve Pontvianne, Marie-Noëlle Pons
The fate of inorganic nitrogen species has been studied for the first time in electro-Fenton (EF) conditions in acid media. A redox cycle is first obtained and validated with a kinetic model in synthetic solution and highlights the removal of nitrite that is quickly oxidized into nitrate while the reduction conditions are sufficient to reduce nitrate into ammonium cation. However, NH4 + and gaseous nitrogen accumulate in such solution. The study in reclaimed municipal wastewater emphasize the removal of NH4 + with formation of chloramines in the presence of initial chloride ions, a species widely present in wastewater effluent...
February 26, 2018: Chemosphere
Iñigo Liberal, Nader Engheta
The control and manipulation of thermal fields is a key scientific and technological challenge, usually addressed with nanophotonic structures with a carefully designed geometry. Here, we theoretically investigate a different strategy based on epsilon-near-zero (ENZ) media. We demonstrate that thermal emission from ENZ bodies is characterized by the excitation of spatially static fluctuating fields, which can be resonantly enhanced with the addition of dielectric particles. The "spatially static" character of these temporally dynamic fields leads to enhanced spatial coherence on the surface of the body, resulting in directive thermal emission...
March 5, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"