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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654386/dual-energy-spect-and-the-development-of-peptide-p5-14-for-imaging-amyloidosis
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Jonathan S Wall, Stephen J Kennel, Emily B Martin
Amyloidosis is associated with a number of rare diseases and is characterized by the deposition, in abdominothoracic organs and peripheral nerves, of extracellular protein fibrils, which leads to dysfunction and severe morbidity. Effective clinical evaluation and management of patients with systemic amyloidosis are hampered by the lack of a noninvasive, quantitative method for detecting whole-body amyloid load. We have used a battery of assays including dual-energy SPECT imaging and comparative effectiveness studies in support of translation of a synthetic polybasic peptide, p5+14, as a novel radiotracer for visualization of amyloidosis by molecular imaging...
January 1, 2017: Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652893/low-bone-mineral-density-and-the-severity-of-cholestasis-in-biliary-atresia
#2
Krittapak Homchan, Tawatchai Chaiwatanarat, Wanvisa Udomsinprasert, Voranush Chongsrisawat, Yong Poovorawan, Sittisak Honsawek
AIM: To investigate the prevalence of osteopenia and osteoporosis in postoperative biliary atresia (BA) children and the association of bone mineral density (BMD) and biochemical parameters in postKasai BA subjects. METHODS: A total of 70 patients with postKasai BA were enrolled in this prospective study. The patients were classified into two groups according to their jaundice status. BMD of the lumbar spine was analyzed using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. RESULTS: The prevalence of low bone mass (osteopenia and osteoporosis) in BA patients were 51...
June 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652104/quantifying-pelvic-periprosthetic-bone-remodeling-using-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-region-free-analysis
#3
Andrew M Parker, Lang Yang, Mohsen Farzi, José M Pozo, Alejandro F Frangi, J Mark Wilkinson
The gold standard tool for measuring periprosthetic bone mineral density (BMD) is dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). However, resolution of the method is limited due to the aggregation of pixel data into large regions of interest for clinical and statistical analysis. We have previously validated a region-free analysis method (DXA-RFA) for quantitating BMD change at the pixel level around femoral prostheses. Here, we applied the DXA-RFA method to the pelvis, and quantitated its precision in this setting using repeated DXA scans taken on the same day after repositioning in 29 patients after total hip arthroplasty...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652048/the-efficacy-of-low-intensity-vibration-to-improve-bone-health-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-is-highly-dependent-on-compliance-and-muscle-response
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Chamith S Rajapakse, Mary B Leonard, Elizabeth A Kobe, Michelle A Slinger, Kelly A Borges, Erica Billig, Clinton T Rubin, Felix W Wehrli
RATIONAL AND OBJECTIVES: Low intensity vibration (LIV) may represent a nondrug strategy to mitigate bone deficits in patients with end-stage renal disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty end-stage renal patients on maintenance hemodialysis were randomized to stand for 20 minutes each day on either an active or placebo LIV device. Analysis at baseline and completion of 6-month intervention included magnetic resonance imaging (tibia and fibula stiffness; trabecular thickness, number, separation, bone volume fraction, plate-to-rod ratio; and cortical bone porosity), dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (hip and spine bone mineral density [BMD]), and peripheral quantitative computed tomography (tibia trabecular and cortical BMD; calf muscle cross-sectional area)...
June 23, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651068/effect-of-choukroun-platelet-rich-fibrin-combined-with-autologous-micro-morselized-bone-on-the-repair-of-mandibular-defects-in-rabbits
#5
Tian Zhou, Hua-Wei Yang, Zhuo-Wei Tian, Yang Wang, Xiao-Shan Tang, Jing-Zhou Hu
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to explore the effect of Choukroun platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) combined with autologous micro-morselized bone on the repair of mandibular defects in rabbits. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-six healthy New Zealand rabbits were selected for the present study. After models of mandibular defects were established, rabbits were randomly divided into Choukroun PRF, autologous micro-morselized bone (autologous), Choukroun PRF combined with autologous bone (combined) and model groups...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650619/dual-alkali-solvent-system-for-co2-capture-from-flue-gas
#6
Yang Li, H Paul Wang, Chang-Yu Liao, Xinglei Zhao, Tung-Li Hsiung, Shou-Heng Liu, Shih-Ger Ted Chang
A novel two-aqueous-phase CO2 capture system, namely Dual Alkali Solvent (DAS) system, has been developed. Unlike traditional solvent-based CO2 capture systems in which the same solvent is used for both CO2 absorption and stripping, the solvent of the DAS system consists of two aqueous phases. The upper phase, which contains an organic alkali 1-(2-hydroxyethyl) piperazine (HEP), is used for CO2 absorption. The lower phase, which consists of a mixture of K2CO3/KHCO3 aqueous solution and KHCO3 precipitate, is used for CO2 stripping...
June 26, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650589/immediate-initiation-of-antiretroviral-therapy-for-hiv-infection-accelerates-bone-loss-relative-to-deferring-therapy-findings-from-the-start-bone-mineral-density-substudy-a-randomized-trial
#7
Jennifer F Hoy, Birgit Grund, Mollie Roediger, Ann V Schwartz, John Shepherd, Anchalee Avihingsanon, Sharlaa Badal-Faesen, Stephane de Wit, Simone Jacoby, Alberto La Rosa, Sanjay Pujari, Mauro Schechter, David White, Nicole Wyman Engen, Kristine Ensrud, Peer D Aagaard, Andrew Carr
Both HIV infection and antiretroviral therapy (ART) are associated with lower bone mineral density (BMD) and increased fracture risk. Because the relative contributions of ART and untreated HIV to BMD loss are unclear, it is important to quantify the effect of ART on bone. We compared the effect of early ART initiation (CD4 >500 cells/μL) with deferred ART on change in BMD in the START Bone Mineral Density substudy, a randomized trial evaluating the effect of immediate ART initiation versus deferring ART (to CD4 <350 cells/μL)...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649720/in-season-changes-in-heart-rate-recovery-are-inversely-related-to-time-to-exhaustion-but-not-aerobic-capacity-in-rowers
#8
Kristin Haraldsdottir, Stacey Brickson, Jennifer Sanfilippo, Warren Dunn, Andrew Watson
PURPOSE: Determine if in-season changes in heart rate recovery (HRR) are related to aerobic fitness and performance in collegiate rowers. METHODS: 22 female collegiate rowers completed testing before and after their competitive season. Body fat percentage (BF%) was determined by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry. Maximal aerobic capacity (VO2max ) and time to exhaustion (Tmax ) were determined during maximal rowing ergometer testing followed by 1 minute of recovery...
June 26, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649158/implementation-of-material-decomposition-using-an-emccd-and-cmos-based-micro-ct-system
#9
Alexander R Podgorsak, Sv Setlur Nagesh, Daniel R Bednarek, Stephen Rudin, Ciprian N Ionita
This project assessed the effectiveness of using two different detectors to obtain dual-energy (DE) micro-CT data for the carrying out of material decomposition. A micro-CT coupled to either a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) or an electron multiplying CCD (EMCCD) detector was used to acquire image data of a 3D-printed phantom with channels filled with different materials. At any instance, materials such as iohexol contrast agent, water, and platinum were selected to make up the scanned object...
February 11, 2017: Proceedings of SPIE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649021/k-edge-eliminated-material-decomposition-method-for-dual-energy-x-ray-ct
#10
Tiao Zhao, Liang Li, Zhiqiang Chen
In medical dual-energy CT, projection-domain decomposition is typically used to process the acquired two projection datasets. However, when a high atomic-number contrast-agent is introduced, its K-edge discontinuity challenges this method. In this work, we take advantage of the fact that the contrast agent and its solvent are known in advance and propose to first decompose the attenuation coefficient functions of the contrast agent and its solvent to estimate the attenuation contribution of the K-shell photoelectric...
June 17, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648836/cortical-and-trabecular-bone-analysis-of-patients-with-high-bone-mass-from-the-barcelona-osteoporosis-cohort-using-3-dimensional-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-a-case-control-study
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Guillermina Orduna, Ludovic Humbert, Roger Fonolla, Jordi Romera, M Lourdes Cos, Aboro Rial, Xavier Nogués, Adolfo Diez-Perez, Leonardo Mellibovsky
High bone mass (HBM), a rare phenotype, can be detected by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scanning. Measurements with peripheral quantitative computed tomography at the tibia have found increased trabecular bone mineral density and changes in cortical bone density and structure, all of which lead to increased bone strength. However, no studies on cortical and trabecular bone have been performed at the femur. The recently developed 3-dimensional (3D)-DXA software algorithm quantifies the trabecular and cortical volumetric bone mineral density (vBMD) and the anatomical distribution of cortical thickness using routine hip DXA scans...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648063/chiral-discrimination-of-diamines-by-a-binaphthalene-bridged-porphyrin-dimer
#12
Wenxin Lu, Huifang Yang, Xinyao Li, Chiming Wang, Xiaopeng Zhan, Dongdong Qi, Yongzhong Bian, Jianzhuang Jiang
A pair of 1,1'-binaphthalene-bridged bisporphyrins, (R)- and (S)-H1, were designed to examine their chiral discrimination abilities toward a range of model diamines by using UV-vis absorption, CD, and (1)H NMR spectroscopy with the assistance of DFT molecular modeling. The spectroscopic titrations revealed that (R)-/(S)-H1 could encapsulate (R)-/(S)-DACH and (R)-/(S)-PPDA in the chiral bisporphyrin cavities, leading to the selective formation of sandwich-type 1:1 complexes via dual Zn-N coordination interactions...
June 24, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647284/the-effects-of-high-intensity-interval-training-on-muscle-size-and-quality-in-overweight-and-obese-adults
#13
Malia N M Blue, Abbie E Smith-Ryan, Eric T Trexler, Katie R Hirsch
OBJECTIVES: Despite growing popularity of high intensity interval training (HIIT) for improving health and fitness, limited data exist identifying the effects of HIIT on muscle characteristics. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the effects of a 3-week HIIT intervention on muscle size and quality in overweight and obese men and women. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. METHODS: Forty-four overweight and obese men and women (mean±SD; age: 35...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646531/morin-a-novel-lxr%C3%AE-%C3%AE-dual-antagonist-has-potent-therapeutic-efficacy-for-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-diseases
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Ming Gu, Yu Zhang, Chuhe Liu, Dongshan Wang, Li Feng, Shengjie Fan, Baican Yang, Qingchun Tong, Guang Ji, Cheng Huang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Morin is a natural occurring flavonoid in many dietary plants and has a wide range of beneficial effects on metabolism; however, the mechanism underlying its action remains elusive. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Reporter assay and the Time-Resolved Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer assay were used to identify morin as a dual antagonist of LXRα and LXRβ. High fat-diet mixed with morin (100 mg/100 g diet) was administrated to high-fat diet-induced obese or LXRβ(-/-) mice combining with Western blot and RT-PCR analysis to evaluate the pharmacological effect and mechanism of morin treatment...
June 23, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646476/the-relationship-between-circulating-adiponectin-leptin-and-vaspin-with-bone-mineral-density-bmd-arterial-calcification-and-stiffness-a-cross-sectional-study-in-post-menopausal-women
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N Tanna, K Patel, A E Moore, D Dulnoan, S Edwards, G Hampson
OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationship between circulating adiponectin, leptin and vaspin with bone mineral density (BMD), arterial stiffness and vascular calcification in post-menopausal women. We hypothesised that adipokines produced by adipose tissue may be mediators of bone and cardiovascular disease (CVD) and explain, in part, the observed association between osteoporosis and CVD. DESIGN: We studied 386 ambulant community dwelling postmenopausal women aged (mean [SD] 61 [6...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646101/serum-androgen-profile-and-physical-performance-in-women-olympic-athletes
#16
Emma Eklund, Bo Berglund, Fernand Labrie, Kjell Carlström, Lena Ekström, Angelica Lindén Hirschberg
BACKGROUND: The role of endogenous androgens for body composition and physical performance in women athletes is still not elucidated. AIM: To examine the serum androgen profile in relation to body composition and physical performance in women Olympic athletes and to compare endocrine variables and body composition to controls. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study, conducted between 2011 and 2015 at the Women's Health Research Unit, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm...
June 23, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644463/hypersensitive-dual-function-luminescence-switching-of-a-silver-chalcogenolate-cluster-based-metal-organic-framework
#17
Ren-Wu Huang, Yong-Sheng Wei, Xi-Yan Dong, Xiao-Hui Wu, Chen-Xia Du, Shuang-Quan Zang, Thomas C W Mak
Silver(i) chalcogenide/chalcogenolate clusters are promising photofunctional materials for sensing, optoelectronics and solar energy harvesting applications. However, their instability and poor room-temperature luminescent quantum yields have hampered more extensive study. Here, we graft such clusters to adaptable bridging ligands, enabling their interconnection and the formation of rigid metal-organic frameworks. By controlling the spatial separation and orientation of the clusters, they then exhibit enhanced stability (over one year) and quantum yield (12...
July 2017: Nature Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644005/from-electrochemistry-to-electroluminescence-development-and-application-in-ratiometric-aptasensor-for-aflatoxin-b1
#18
Long Wu, Fan Ding, Wenmin Yin, Jing Ma, Biru Wang, Axiu Nie, Heyou Han
Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), one of the most toxic chemical carcinogens, has been widely studied. It remains challenging to develop simple, accurate and sensitive analytical methods for the detection of AFB1 in food matrices. In this work, based on dual-signaling strategy, a ratiometric aptasensor was designed and verified for the accurate and sensitive detection of AFB1. The electrochemical method was first used as a model to verify the specific interaction between AFB1 and the aptamer, in which ferrocene (Fc) and methylene blue (MB) anchored DNA sequences were acted as dual signals...
June 23, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643467/a-core-shell-satellite-structured-fe3-o4-g-c3-n4-ucnps-peg-for-t1-t2-weighted-dual-modal-mri-guided-photodynamic-therapy
#19
Lili Feng, Dan Yang, Fei He, Shili Gai, Chunxia Li, Yunlu Dai, Piaoping Yang
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) produced in the specific tumor site plays the key role in photodynamic therapy (PDT). Herein, a multifunctional nanoplatform is designed by absorbing ultrasmall upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) on mesoporous graphitic-phase carbon nitride (g-C3 N4 ) coated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanospheres, then further modified with polyethylene glycol (PEG)molecules (abbreviated as Fe3 O4 @g-C3 N4 -UCNPs-PEG). The inert g-C3 N4 layer between Fe3 O4 core and outer UCNPs can substantially depress the quenching effect of Fe3 O4 on the upconversion emission...
June 23, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643359/an-open-8-channel-parallel-transmission-coil-for-static-and-dynamic-7t-mri-of-the-knee-and-ankle-joints-at-multiple-postures
#20
Jin Jin, Ewald Weber, Aurelien Destruel, Kieran O'Brien, Bassem Henin, Craig Engstrom, Stuart Crozier
PURPOSE: We present the initial in vivo imaging results of an open architecture eight-channel parallel transmission (pTx) transceive radiofrequency (RF) coil array that was designed and constructed for static and dynamic 7T MRI of the knee and ankle joints. METHODS: The pTx coil has a U-shaped dual-row configuration (200 mm overall length longitudinally) that allows static and dynamic imaging of the knee and ankle joints at various postures and during active movements...
June 22, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
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