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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430714/ultrasound-molecular-imaging-of-inflammation-in-mouse-abdominal-aorta
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Shiying Wang, Sunil Unnikrishnan, Elizabeth B Herbst, Alexander L Klibanov, Frank William Mauldin, John A Hossack
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to demonstrate a new clinically translatable ultrasound molecular imaging approach, modulated acoustic radiation force-based imaging, which is capable of rapid and reliable detection of inflammation as validated in mouse abdominal aorta. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Animal studies were approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee at the University of Virginia. C57BL/6 mice stimulated with tumor necrosis factor α, or fed with a high-fat diet, were used as inflammation (MInflammation) and diet-induced obesity (DIO) (MDIO) models, respectively...
April 20, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427743/microbubble-detection-and-ultrasound-guided-vacuum-assisted-biopsy-of-axillary-lymph-nodes-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
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P Britton, P Willsher, K Taylor, F Kilburn-Toppin, E Provenzano, P Forouhi, J Benson, A Agrawal, J R Forman, M G Wallis
AIMS: To assess the feasibility of undertaking microbubble-guided vacuum-assisted biopsy (VAB) of the sentinel lymph node (SLN) and determine its sensitivity in detecting metastases. Patient experience and the impact of VAB on subsequent axillary surgery were also evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with a normal axillary ultrasound or benign core biopsy planned for surgical SLN biopsy were recruited. Part 1 of the study was used to establish the technique of ultrasound microbubble contrast to detect the SLN...
April 17, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427634/enhanced-porosity-and-permeability-of-three-dimensional-alginate-scaffolds-via-acoustic-microstreaming-induced-by-low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound
#3
Gepu Guo, Yong Ma, Yang Guo, Chunbing Zhang, Xiasheng Guo, Juan Tu, Alfred C H Yu, Junru Wu, Dong Zhang
The shear stress resulting from the microstreaming induced by low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) has been often used to improve the permeability of cell membrane or porous engineering scaffolds. In the present study, three-dimensional (3-D) scaffold culture systems were constituted to simulate the in vivo microenvironment, providing benefits for cell growth. In order to investigate the mechanism underlying the enhanced porosity and permeability of the 3-D alginate scaffolds by using LIPUS with varied acoustic intensities, two quantitative imaging techniques (i...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426149/click-chemistry-mediated-rapid-microbubble-catching-for-acute-thrombus-ultrasound-molecular-imaging
#4
Tuantuan Wang, Chuxiao Yuan, Bingyang Dai, Yang Liu, Mingxi Li, Zhenqiang Feng, Qing Jiang, Zhihong Xu, Ningwei Zhao, Ning Gu, Fang Yang
Bioorthogonal coupling chemistry has been studied as one significant advantage for molecular imaging as it offers rapid, efficient, and strong binding, which may also benefit in stability, production, and chemical conjugation. The inverse-electron-demand Diels-Alder reaction between s-tetrazine and trans-cyclooctene (TCO) is an example of a highly selective and rapid bioorthogonal coupling reaction to be used successfully to prepare targeted molecular imaging probes. Herein, based on a two-step pretargeting bioorthogonal chemistry, we report a fast and reliable highly sensitive approach to achieve activated-platelet-specific CD62p targeted thrombus ultrasound molecular imaging...
April 20, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425493/characterization-of-different-microbubbles-in-assisting-focused-ultrasound-induced-blood-brain-barrier-opening
#5
Sheng-Kai Wu, Po-Chun Chu, Wen-Yen Chai, Shih-Tsung Kang, Chih-Hung Tsai, Ching-Hsiang Fan, Chih-Kuang Yeh, Hao-Li Liu
Microbubbles (MBs) serve as a critical catalyst to amplify local cavitation in CNS capillary lumen to facilitate focused ultrasound (FUS) to transiently open the blood-brain barrier (BBB). However, limited understanding is available regarding the effect of different microbubbles to induce BBB opening. The aim of this study is to characterize different MBs on their effect in FUS-induced BBB opening. Three MBs, SonoVue, Definity, and USphere, were tested, with 0.4-MHz FUS exposure at 0.62-1.38 of mechanical index (MI) on rats...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424441/spontaneous-echocardiographic-contrast-due-to-ductus-venosus
#6
İlker Ertuğrul, Vehbi Doğan, Senem Özgür, Utku Arman Örün, Selmin Karademir
Spontaneous echocardiographic contrast is defined as a phenomenon of discrete reflections appearing in the cardiac chambers or great vessels. It has been associated with several conditions leading to microbubble formation or low blood flow. This is a report of a neonate with spontaneous echocardiographic contrast related to patent ductus venosus.
March 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418846/drug-carrying-microbubbles-as-a-theranostic-tool-in-convection-enhanced-delivery-for-brain-tumor-therapy
#7
Pin-Yuan Chen, Chih-Kuang Yeh, Po-Hung Hsu, Chung-Yin Lin, Chiung-Yin Huang, Kuo-Chen Wei, Hao-Li Liu
Convection-enhanced delivery (CED) is a promising technique for infusing a therapeutic agent through a catheter with a pressure gradient to create bulk flow for improving drug spread into the brain. So far, gadopentetate dimeglumine (Gd-DTPA) is the most commonly applied surrogate agent for predicting drug distribution through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However, Gd-DTPA provides only a short observation duration, and concurrent infusion provides an indirect measure of the exact drug distribution. In this study, we propose using microbubbles as a contrast agent for MRI monitoring, and evaluate their use as a drug-carrying vehicle to directly monitor the infused drug...
March 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417266/guided-longer-pulses-from-a-diagnostic-ultrasound-and-intraclot-microbubble-enhanced-catheter-directed-thrombolysis-in-vivo
#8
Shunji Gao, Qiong Zhu, Xiaoxiao Dong, Zhong Chen, Zheng Liu, Feng Xie
The mechanism of ultrasound thrombolysis (UT) is generally attributed to cavitation. The insufficiency of microbubbles (MB) to serve as cavitation nuclei in the vessel-obstructing thrombi significantly reduces the effectiveness of UT. Taking advantage of the widely performed catheter-directed therapy (CDT), in a thrombo-embolized rabbit IVC model with a simultaneous catheter directed rt-PA thrombolysis procedure, guided moderate mechanical index longer pulses from a modified diagnostic ultrasound transducer, combined with an intraclot infusion of MB, significantly accelerated the thrombolysis process...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413493/tgf-%C3%AE-1-and-timp1-double-directional-raav-targeted-by-utmd-in-atherosclerotic-vulnerable-plaque
#9
Yijin Su, Changsong Xu, Kunyu Li, Bo Wang, Jufang Chen, Long Liu, Lizhou Lin, Qingqing Dong, Lianfang Du
In the present study, we determined whether ultrasound-targeted microbubble destruction (UTMD) combined with dual targeting of transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinase (TIMP) 1 recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV) can stabilize atherosclerotic vulnerable plaques. First, we used rabbit model to detect the TGF-β1/TIMP1 virus therapy result. H&E staining was used to evaluate the tissues. The protein levels of TGF-β1 and TIMP1 were detected in rabbit models. The THP-1 cells were induced into macrophages, and transfected with TGF-β1 and TIMP1 rAAV under optimized UTMD...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408200/angiogenesis-targeting-microbubbles-combined-with-ultrasound-mediated-gene-therapy-in-brain-tumors
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En-Ling Chang, Chien-Yu Ting, Po-Hong Hsu, Yu-Chun Lin, En-Chi Liao, Chiung-Yin Huang, Yuan-Chih Chang, Hong-Lin Chan, Chi-Shiun Chiang, Hao-Li Liu, Kuo-Chen Wei, Ching-Hsiang Fan, Chih-Kuang Yeh
The major challenges in gene therapy for brain cancer are poor transgene expression due to the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and neurologic damage caused by conventional intracerebral injection. Non-viral gene delivery using ultrasound-targeted microbubble (MB) oscillation via the systematic transvascular route is attractive, but there is currently no high-yielding and targeted gene expression method. In this study, we developed a non-viral and angiogenesis-targeting gene delivery approach for efficient brain tumor gene therapy without brain damage...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397054/effects-of-rna-interference-combined-with-ultrasonic-irradiation-and-sonovue-microbubbles-on-expression-of-stat3-gene-in-keratinocytes-of-psoriatic-lesions
#11
Li-Wei Ran, Hao Wang, Dong Lan, Hong-Xia Jia, Si-Si Yu
The most effective sequence of small interfering RNA (siRNA) silencing STAT3 of psoriatic keratinocytes (KCs) was screened out, and the effects of the most effective siRNA combined with ultrasonic irradiation and SonoVue microbubbles on the expression of STAT3 of KCs and the dose- and time-response were investigated. Three chemically-synthetic siRNAs targeting STAT3 carried by Lipofectamine 3000 were transfected into KCs, and the effects on STAT3 expression were detected, then the most effective siRNA was selected for the subsequent experiments...
April 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395964/inertial-cavitation-ultrasound-with-microbubbles-improves-reperfusion-efficacy-when-combined-with-tissue-plasminogen-activator-in-an-in%C3%A2-vitro-model-of-microvascular-obstruction
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Akash Goyal, Francois T H Yu, Mathea G Tenwalde, Xucai Chen, Andrew Althouse, Flordeliza S Villanueva, John J Pacella
We have previously reported that long-tone-burst, high-mechanical-index ultrasound (US) and microbubble (MB) therapy can restore perfusion in both in vitro and in vivo models of microvascular obstruction (MVO). Addition of MBs to US has been found to potentiate the efficacy of thrombolytics on large venous thrombi; however, the optimal US parameters for achieving microvascular reperfusion of MVO caused by microthrombi, when combined with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), are unknown. We sought to elucidate the specific effects of US, with and without tPA, for effective reperfusion of MVO in an in vitro model using both venous and arterial microthrombi...
April 7, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395123/focused-ultrasound-as-a-novel-strategy-for-alzheimer-s-disease-therapeutics
#13
Ying Meng, Matthew Volpini, Sandra Black, Andres M Lozano, Kullervo Hynynen, Nir Lipsman
Despite decades of advances in the pathology, genetics and imaging of Alzheimer's disease (AD), there remain no effective treatments that significantly alter its natural history. Several late phase clinical trials, focused largely on amyloid beta metabolism and clearance, have unfortunately demonstrated no significant benefit in early AD patients. Recent work investigating blood-brain barrier opening using focused ultrasound in transgenic animal models has shown that repeated ultrasound administration coupled with microbubble-containing contrast can reduce plaque burden and reverse memory deficits...
April 10, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391597/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-imaging-in-vivo-with-laser-activated-nanodroplets
#14
Heechul Yoon, Steven K Yarmoska, Alexander S Hannah, Changhan Yoon, Kristina A Hallam, Stanislav Y Emelianov
PURPOSE: This study introduces a real-time contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging method with recently developed laser-activated nanodroplets (LANDs), a new class of phase-change nanometer-scale contrast agents that provides perceptible, sustained high-contrast with ultrasound. METHODS: In response to pulsed laser irradiation, the LANDs-, which contain liquid perfluorohexane and optical fuses-blink (vaporize and recondense). That is, they change their state from liquid nanodroplets to gas microbubbles, and then back to liquid nanodroplets...
April 9, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390769/vascular-applications-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-imaging
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Kunal S Mehta, Jake J Lee, Ashraf A Taha, Efthymios Avgerinos, Rabih A Chaer
OBJECTIVE: Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) imaging is a powerful noninvasive modality offering numerous potential diagnostic and therapeutic applications in vascular medicine. CEUS imaging uses microbubble contrast agents composed of an encapsulating shell surrounding a gaseous core. These microbubbles act as nearly perfect intravascular reflectors of ultrasound energy and may be used to enhance the overall contrast and quality of ultrasound images. The purpose of this narrative review is to survey the current literature regarding CEUS imaging and discuss its diagnostic and therapeutic roles in current vascular and selected nonvascular applications...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385471/differentiation-of-inflammatory-from-fibrotic-ileal-strictures-among-patients-with-crohn-s-disease-through-analysis-of-time-intensity-curves-obtained-after-microbubble-contrast-agent-injection
#16
Emilio Quaia, Antonio Giulio Gennari, Edwin J R van Beek
The aim of the study described here was to assess whether the analysis of time-intensity curves obtained after microbubble contrast agent injection could differentiate inflammatory from fibrotic ileal strictures among patients with Crohn's disease. Sixty-five consecutive patients (40 male and 25 female; mean age ± SD, 42.2 ± 12.22 y) with stricture of the terminal ileal loop from Crohn's disease were scanned after microbubble injection. Time-intensity curves were obtained from quantitative analysis, and peak enhancement, rise time, time to peak, area under the time-intensity curve (AUC), AUC during wash-in (AUCWI) and AUC during wash-out (AUCWO) were compared between patients with inflammatory strictures and patients with fibrotic strictures...
April 3, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383307/the-thrombolytic-effect-of-diagnostic-ultrasound-induced-microbubble-cavitation-in-acute-carotid-thromboembolism
#17
Thomas R Porter, Feng Xie, John Lof, Jeffry Powers, Francois Vignon, William Shi, Matthew White
BACKGROUND: Acute ischemic stroke is often due to thromboembolism forming over ruptured atherosclerotic plaque in the carotid artery (CA). The presence of intraluminal CA thrombus is associated with a high risk of thromboembolic cerebral ischemic events. The cavitation induced by diagnostic ultrasound high mechanical index (MI) impulses applied locally during a commercially available intravenous microbubble infusion has dissolved intravascular thrombi, especially when using longer pulse durations...
April 5, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382699/washout-ratio-in-the-hepatic-vein-measured-by-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-to-distinguish-between-inflammatory-and-noninflammatory-hepatic-disorders-in-dogs
#18
K Morishita, A Hiramoto, A Michishita, S Takagi, T Osuga, S Y Lim, K Nakamura, N Sasaki, H Ohta, M Takiguchi
BACKGROUND: Perflubutane microbubbles, a second-generation ultrasound contrast agent, are phagocytized by Kupffer cells. This characteristic may be useful to differentiate diffuse hepatic diseases in dogs. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To determine whether the washout ratio in the hepatic vein (HV) measured by contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) can distinguish between inflammatory and noninflammatory hepatic disorders in dogs. ANIMALS: Forty-one client-owned dogs with hepatic disorders including 14 with hepatitis, 7 with primary hypoplasia of the portal vein (PHPV), 9 with congenital portosystemic shunt (cPSS), and 11 with other hepatopathy were enrolled...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379267/honey-i-shrunk-the-bubbles-microfluidic-vacuum-shrinkage-of-lipid-stabilized-microbubbles
#19
Vaskar Gnyawali, Byeong-Ui Moon, Jennifer Kieda, Raffi Karshafian, Michael C Kolios, Scott S H Tsai
We present a microfluidic technique that shrinks lipid-stabilized microbubbles from O(100) to O(1) μm in diameter - the size that is desirable in applications as ultrasound contrast agents. We achieve microbubble shrinkage by utilizing vacuum channels that are adjacent to the microfluidic flow channels to extract air from the microbubbles. We tune a single parameter, the vacuum pressure, to accurately control the final microbubble size. Finally, we demonstrate that the resulting O(1) μm diameter microbubbles have similar stability to microfluidically generated microbubbles that are not exposed to vacuum shrinkage...
April 5, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377361/-evaluation-of-renal-tissue-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-with-ultrasound-radiation-force-and-targeted-microbubbles
#20
Bao-Ping Wang, Li-Hong Luo, Feng-Lin Wu
OBJECTIVE: To study the sensitivity and feasibility of detecting microvascular inflammation in renal ischemia- reperfusion injury using microbubbles (MB) targeted to the intercellular adhesion molecule ICAM-1 and ultrasound radiation force (USRF). METHODS: Mouse models of kidney ischemia-reperfusion were randomized into 5 groups with reperfusion time of 1, 3, 6, 12, and 24 h (IRlh, IR3h, IR6h, IR12h, and IR24h group, respectively). Each group was subdivided into targeted MB group (MBICAM group) and targeted MB +USRF group (MBICAM+USRF group)...
March 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
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