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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109698/microbubble-assisted-ultrasound-induced-transient-phosphatidylserine-translocation
#1
Jean-Michel Escoffre, Marc Derieppe, Bart Lammertink, Clemens Bos, Chrit Moonen
Microbubble-assisted ultrasound (sonopermeabilization) results in reversible permeabilization of the plasma membrane of cells. This method is increasingly used in vivo because of its potential to deliver therapeutic molecules with limited cell damage. Nevertheless, the effects of sonopermeabilization on the plasma membrane remain not fully understood. We investigated the influence of sonopermeabilization on the transverse mobility of phospholipids, especially on phosphatidylserine (PS) externalization. We performed studies using optical imaging with Annexin V and FM1-43 probes to monitor PS externalization of rat glioma C6 cells...
January 18, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108988/blood-brain-barrier-closure-time-after-controlled-ultrasound-induced-opening-is-independent-of-opening-volume
#2
Meaghan A O'Reilly, Olivia Hough, Kullervo Hynynen
OBJECTIVES: Microbubble-mediated focused ultrasound (US) opening of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) has shown promising results for the treatment of brain tumors and conditions such as Alzheimer disease. Practical clinical implementation of focused US treatments would aim to treat a substantial portion of the brain; thus, the safety of opening large volumes must be investigated. This study investigated whether the opened volume affects the time for the BBB to be restored after treatment...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106938/vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-targeted-paclitaxel-loaded-liposome-microbubbles-and-inhibition-of-human-epidermoid-2-cell-proliferation
#3
Lian Zhou, Wenlong Luo
BACKGROUND: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays an important role in the formation of capillary blood vessels. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the inhibitory effect of VEGF-targeted paclitaxel (PTX)-loaded liposome microbubbles (VTPLLMs) on the proliferation of human epidermoid (Hep-2) laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). METHODS: Six groups were randomly divided. The inhibitory effects on Hep-2 proliferation were assessed by a methylthiazol tetrazolium (MTT) method...
January 20, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104976/clinical-role-of-non-invasive-assessment-of-portal-hypertension
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EDITORIAL
Massimo Bolognesi, Marco Di Pascoli, David Sacerdoti
Measurement of portal pressure is pivotal in the evaluation of patients with liver cirrhosis. The measurement of the hepatic venous pressure gradient represents the reference method by which portal pressure is estimated. However, it is an invasive procedure that requires significant hospital resources, including experienced staff, and is associated with considerable cost. Non-invasive methods that can be reliably used to estimate the presence and the degree of portal hypertension are urgently needed in clinical practice...
January 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100836/a-sterile-animal-model-for-neuroinflammation
#5
Lawrence K Fung
MRI-guided pulsed focused ultrasound combined with systemic infusion of contrast agent microbubbles induces local neuroinflammation in the rat.
January 18, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099112/science-to-practice-multiparametric-molecular-and-functional-us-imaging-goes-three-dimensional
#6
Fabian Kiessling
Although microbubbles can boost the diagnostic value of ultrasonography (US), they are not routinely applied in clinical tumor diagnosis. This can be explained by the limited reproducibility of US examinations and the fact that single or few recorded image sections may not be representative of the entire tumor. Three-dimensional (3D) US may help to overcome these limitations. Therefore, Wang and coworkers applied a 3D matrix transducer to monitor response of colon cancer xenografts to antiangiogenic therapy with functional and molecular US imaging...
February 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097007/safety-assessment-in-rats-and-dogs-of-acoustic-cluster-therapy-a-novel-concept-for-ultrasound-mediated-targeted-drug-delivery
#7
Oddvar Myhre, Marie Bjørgan, Derek Grant, Svein-Olaf Hustvedt, Per C Sontum, Hubert Dirven
Acoustic Cluster Therapy (ACT) represents a novel concept for targeted drug delivery. Ultrasound is applied to activate intravenously administered free-flowing clusters of microbubbles and microdroplets within the target pathology, depositing 20-30 μm large bubbles in the microvasculature for 5-10 min. Further application of ultrasound induces biomechanical effects which increase vascular permeability and enhance localized extravasation of coadministered drugs. Herein we report investigations done to assess the preclinical safety of ACT, using doses up to 1 mL/kg (3 μL perfluoromethyl-cyclopentane/kg)...
December 2016: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094067/differential-intensity-projection-for-visualisation-and-quantification-of-plaque-neovascularisation-in-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-images-of-carotid-arteries
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Wing Keung Cheung, Benoy N Shah, Antonio Stanziola, Dorothy M Gujral, Navtej S Chahal, David O Cosgrove, Roxy Senior, Meng-Xing Tang
Studies have reported that intraplaque neovascularisation (IPN) is closely correlated with plaque vulnerability. In this study, a new image processing approach, differential intensity projection (DIP), was developed to visualise and quantify IPN in contrast-enhanced non-linear ultrasound image sequences of carotid arteries. DIP used the difference between the local temporal maximum and the local temporal average signals to identify bubbles against tissue non-linear artefact and noise. The total absolute and relative areas occupied by bubbles within each plaque were calculated to quantify IPN...
January 13, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092011/microbubble-moving-in-blood-flow-in-microchannels-effect-on-the-cell-free-layer-and-cell-local-concentration
#9
David Bento, Lúcia Sousa, Tomoko Yaginuma, Valdemar Garcia, Rui Lima, João M Miranda
Gas embolisms can hinder blood flow and lead to occlusion of the vessels and ischemia. Bubbles in microvessels circulate as tubular bubbles (Taylor bubbles) and can be trapped, blocking the normal flow of blood. To understand how Taylor bubbles flow in microcirculation, in particular, how bubbles disturb the blood flow at the scale of blood cells, experiments were performed in microchannels at a low Capillary number. Bubbles moving with a stream of in vitro blood were filmed with the help of a high-speed camera...
March 2017: Biomedical Microdevices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088911/microbubbles-a-novel-strategy-for-chemotherapy
#10
Mu-Hua Luo, Chih-Kuang Yeh, Bing Situ, Jin-Sui Yu, Bing-Cheng Li, Zhi-Yi Chen
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound microbubbles have conventionally been used for diagnostic purposes. In recent years, however, new types of microbubbles have emerged as important carriers for drug delivery. Moreover, studies have shown that ultrasound microbubbles can serve as valuable and noninvasive tools in cancer therapy; thus the use of ultrasound microbubbles to deliver chemotherapeutic drugs to malignant tissues is a promising possibility. METHODS: In this review, we briefly describe the status of ultrasound microbubbles in clinical practice and then discuss the development of targeted microbubbles...
January 12, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088847/vapor-and-gas-bubble-growth-dynamics-around-laser-irradiated-water-immersed-plasmonic-nanoparticles
#11
Yuliang Wang, Mikhail E Zaytsev, Hai Le The, Jan C T Eijkel, Harold J W Zandvliet, Xuehua Zhang, Detlef Lohse
Microbubbles produced by exposing water-immersed metallic nanoparticles to resonant light play an important role in emerging and efficient plasmonic-enhanced processes for catalytic conversion, solar energy harvesting, biomedical imaging, and cancer therapy. How do these bubbles form, and what is their gas composition? In this paper, the growth dynamics of nucleating bubbles around laser-irradiated, water-immersed Au plasmonic nanoparticles are studied to determine the exact origin of the occurrence and growth of these bubbles...
January 20, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081299/ultrasound-detection-of-regional-oxidative-stress-in-deep-tissues-using-novel-enzyme-loaded-nanoparticles
#12
Emilia S Olson, Inanc Ortac, Christopher Malone, Sadik Esener, Robert Mattrey
Oxidative stress is a powerful tool that is critical to immune mediated responses in healthy individuals, yet additionally plays a crucial role in development of cancer, inflammatory pathologies, and tissue ischemia. Despite this, there remain relatively few molecular tools to study oxidative stress, particularly in living mammals. To develop an intravenously injectable probe capable of labeling sites of oxidative stress in vivo, 200 nm catalase synthetic hollow enzyme loaded nanospheres (catSHELS) are designed and fabricated using a versatile enzyme nanoencapsulation method...
January 12, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072481/can-contrast-enhanced-sonography-detect-bowel-wall-fibrosis-in-mixed-inflammatory-and-fibrotic-crohn-disease-lesions-in-an-animal-model
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Jonathan R Dillman, Jonathan M Rubin, Laura A Johnson, David S Moons, Peter D R Higgins
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether contrast-enhanced sonographic quantitative perfusion parameters can detect bowel wall fibrosis in the setting of mixed inflammatory and fibrotic lesions in a Crohn disease animal model. METHODS: This study was approved by the institutional Committee on the Use and Care of Animals. Multiple (range, 1-5) 2,4,6-trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid-ethanol enemas were used to create intestinal inflammatory lesions with variable fibrosis in female Lewis rats...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072475/safety-of-sulfur-hexafluoride-microbubbles-in-sonography-of-abdominal-and-superficial-organs-retrospective-analysis-of-30-222-cases
#14
Chunlin Tang, Kejing Fang, Yanli Guo, Rui Li, Xiaozhou Fan, Ping Chen, Zhaohui Chen, Qiangwei Liu, Ye Zou
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety of the sulfur hexafluoride microbubble contrast agent SonoVue (Bracco SpA, Milan, Italy) and to implement precautions with the intent of further improving the safety of this contrast agent. METHODS: A total of 30,222 patients undergoing contrast-enhanced sonography of abdominal and superficial organs in our hospital from January 2005 to December 2014 were retrospectively investigated. SonoVue was used as the ultrasound contrast agent...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069241/intracellular-triggered-release-of-dna-quaternary-ammonium-polyplex-by-ultrasound
#15
Wei-Hao Liao, Ming-Yen Hsiao, Chia-Wen Lo, Hui-Shan Yang, Ming-Kuan Sun, Feng-Huei Lin, Yung Chang, Wen-Shiang Chen
2-Methacryloyloxy ethyl trimethyl ammonium chloride (TMA) is a potent polymeric plasma DNA (pDNA) carrier. The present study shows that TMA/pDNA polyplexes could be internalized into cells efficiently, but could not mediate gene transfection on its own. The transfection process of TMA/pDNA polyplexes is turned on only when ultrasound (US) was applied 4-8h after incubating TMA/pDNA polyplexes with target cells (with a gene expression 1000 times that of the immediate US group). US is a widely used physical method for gene delivery; its transfection efficiency can be significantly enhanced when combined with cationic polymer vectors...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069233/a-facile-sonochemical-synthesis-of-shell-stabilized-reactive-microbubbles-using-surface-thiolated-bovine-serum-albumin-with-the-traut-s-reagent
#16
Xiaochen Ma, Adrien Bussonniere, Qingxia Liu
The short lifetime of proteinaceous microbubbles produced using conventional sonication method has hindered their applications in drug delivery and metal removal from wastewater. In this study, we aimed to synthesize stable proteinaceous microbubbles and to demonstrate their reactivity. Our model protein, bovine serum albumin (BSA) was treated with 2-iminothiolane hydrochloride (Traut's reagent) to convert primary amines to thiols before the synthesis of microbubbles. Microbubbles produced with the Traut's reagent-treated BSA (BSA-SH MBs) were initially concentrated at median sizes of 0...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069230/acoustic-microbubble-dynamics-with-viscous-effects
#17
Kawa Manmi, Qianxi Wang
Microbubble dynamics subject to ultrasound are associated with important applications in biomedical ultrasonics, sonochemistry and cavitation cleaning. The viscous effects in this phenomenon is essential since the Reynolds number Re associated is about O(10). The flow field is characterized as being an irrotational flow in the bulk volume but with a thin vorticity layer at the bubble surface. This paper investigates the phenomenon using the boundary integral method based on the viscous potential flow theory...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069209/superhydrophobic-silica-nanoparticles-as-ultrasound-contrast-agents
#18
Qiaofeng Jin, Chih-Yu Lin, Shih-Tsung Kang, Yuan-Chih Chang, Hairong Zheng, Chia-Min Yang, Chih-Kuang Yeh
Microbubbles have been widely studied as ultrasound contrast agents for diagnosis and as drug/gene carriers for therapy. However, their size and stability (lifetime of 5-12min) limited their applications. The development of stable nanoscale ultrasound contrast agents would therefore benefit both. Generating bubbles persistently in situ would be one of the promising solutions to the problem of short lifetime. We hypothesized that bubbles could be generated in situ by providing stable air nuclei since it has been found that the interfacial nanobubbles on a hydrophobic surface have a much longer lifetime (orders of days)...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062179/effects-of-non-focused-microbubble-enhanced-and-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-on-hemostasis-in-a-rabbit-model-of-liver-trauma
#19
Da-Wei Zhao, Meng Tian, Jian-Zhong Zou, Yuan-Yi Zheng, Tao Li
Uncontrolled hemorrhage after trauma to the liver can lead to death. The present study compared the effects of non-focused microbubble-enhanced ultrasound and high-intensity focused ultrasound on hepatic hemostasis in the injured liver. Blood perfusion level, serum liver enzyme levels and the aspartate transaminase/alanine transaminase ratio differed between the two types of treatment (all p values < 0.05). Hepatic cells in the microbubble-enhanced ultrasound group exhibited edema and compressed the hepatic sinus and blood vessels in the portal area...
January 3, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060884/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-with-vegfr2-targeted-microbubbles-for-monitoring-regorafenib-therapy-effects-in-experimental-colorectal-adenocarcinomas-in-rats-with-dce-mri-and-immunohistochemical-validation
#20
Ralf Stefan Eschbach, Dirk-Andre Clevert, Heidrun Hirner-Eppeneder, Michael Ingrisch, Matthias Moser, Jessica Schuster, Dina Tadros, Moritz Schneider, Philipp Maximilian Kazmierczak, Maximilian Reiser, Clemens C Cyran
OBJECTIVES: To investigate contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) with VEGFR2-targeted microbubbles for monitoring therapy effects of regorafenib on experimental colon carcinomas in rats with correlation to dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) and immunohistochemistry. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human colorectal adenocarcinoma xenografts (HT-29) were implanted subcutaneously in n = 21 (n = 11 therapy group; n = 10 control group) female athymic nude rats (Hsd: RH-Foxn1rnu)...
2017: PloS One
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