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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742016/intraoperative-ultrasonography-of-the-biliary-tract-using-saline-as-a-contrast-agent-a-fast-and-accurate-technique-to-identify-complex-biliary-anatomy
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Abhijit Chandra, Vivek Gupta, Rahul Rahul, Manoj Kumar, Ajeet Maurya
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative assessment of biliary tract anatomy is relevant for a number of benign and malignant hepatobiliary diseases. During biliary reconstruction, drainage of all relevant bile ducts is imperative to prevent atrophy of undrained segment, cholangitis and secondary biliary cirrhosis. Intraoperative cholangiography, though widely used for intraoperative imaging of the biliary tract, involves heavy equipment use, radiation risk and has a limited role in the evaluation of isolated segmental bile ducts...
August 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733016/interaction-between-cavitation-microbubble-and-cell-a-simulation-of-sonoporation-using-boundary-element-method-bem
#2
Xiasheng Guo, Chenliang Cai, Guangyao Xu, Yanye Yang, Juan Tu, PinTong Huang, Dong Zhang
Sonoporation has been widely accepted as a significant tool for gene delivery as well as some bio-effects like hemolysis, bringing in high demands of looking into its underlying mechanism. A two-dimensional (2D) boundary element method (BEM) model was developed to investigate microbubble-cell interaction, especially the morphological and mechanical characteristics around the close-to-bubble point (CP) on cell membrane. Based on time evolution analysis of sonoporation, detailed information was extracted from the model for analysis, including volume expansion ratio of the bubble, areal expansion ratio of the cell, jet velocity and CP displacement...
November 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727997/therapeutic-intranasal-instillation-of-allergen-loaded-microbubbles-suppresses-experimental-allergic-asthma-in-mice
#3
Blaise Corthésy, Gilles Bioley
Despite proven efficiency, subcutaneous immunotherapy for aeroallergens is impaired by the duration of the protocol, the repeated injections and potential side-effects associated with the doses of allergen administered. Intranasal delivery of immunotherapeutic agents may overcome several of these drawbacks, provided that an efficient allergen delivery vehicle can be identified. This study evaluates whether intranasally delivered gas-filled microbubble (MB)-associated ovalbumin (OVA), used as a model allergen, can serve as a therapeutic treatment in a mouse model of established allergic asthma...
July 12, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721044/stimulated-phase-shift-acoustic-nanodroplets-enhance-vancomycin-efficacy-against-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-biofilms
#4
Hao Guo, Ziming Wang, Quanyin Du, Pan Li, Zhigang Wang, Aimin Wang
PURPOSE: Bacterial biofilms on the surface of prostheses are becoming a rising concern in managing prosthetic joint infections. The inherent resistant features of biofilms render traditional antimicrobial therapy unproductive and revision surgery outcomes uncertain. This situation has prompted the exploration of novel antimicrobial strategies. The synergy of ultrasound microbubbles and vancomycin has been proposed as an efficient alternative for biofilm eradication. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the anti-biofilm effect of stimulated phase-shift acoustic nanodroplets (NDs) combined with vancomycin...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721041/high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-triggered-nanoscale-bubble-generating-liposomes-for-efficient-and-safe-tumor-ablation-under-photoacoustic-imaging-monitoring
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Gang Feng, Lan Hao, Chunyan Xu, Haitao Ran, Yuanyi Zheng, Pan Li, Yang Cao, Qi Wang, Jizhu Xia, Zhigang Wang
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is widely applied to tumors in clinical practice due to its minimally invasive approach. However, several issues lower therapeutic efficiency in some cases. Many synergists such as microbubbles and perfluorocarbon nanoparticles have recently been used to improve HIFU treatment efficiency, but none were determined to be effective and safe in vivo. In this study, nanoscale bubble-generating liposomes (liposomes containing ammonium bicarbonate [Lip-ABC]) were prepared by film hydration followed by sequential extrusion...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720900/low-frequency-ultrasound-induced-vegf-suppression-and-synergy-with-dendritic-cell-mediated-anti-tumor-immunity-in-murine-prostate-cancer-cells-in-vitro
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Wei Zhang, Wen-De Shou, Yan-Jun Xu, Wen-Kun Bai, Bing Hu
High tumor vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) levels are associated with poor treatment outcomes in prostate cancer (PCa), and immune deficiency in the PCa microenvironment, especially suppression of dendritic cell (DC) proliferation, has been confirmed. In this study, we (1) investigated whether VEGF participates in DC suppression in murine PCa cells (RM-1), (2) down-regulated VEGF expression using low-frequency ultrasound and microbubbles (UM), and (3) further explored any synergistic effect on immunological activation...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719818/insights-into-the-unique-functionality-of-inorganic-micro-nanoparticles-for-versatile-ultrasound-theranostics
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REVIEW
Xiaoqin Qian, Xiaoxia Han, Yu Chen
The clinical ultrasound (US)-based theranostic biomedicine suffers from the critical issue that traditional microbubbles (MBs) have lots of drawbacks such as low stability, large particle size, difficult structural control, etc. The unique composition, structure and functionality of inorganic micro/nanoplatforms have shown their great prospect for solving these critical issues and drawbacks of traditional organic MBs. This review summarizes and discusses the state-of-art development on exploring inorganic micro/nanoparticles for versatile US-based biomedical applications, ranging from US imaging, photoacoustic imaging, sonodynamic therapy, high intensity-focused US ablation and US-triggered chemotherapy...
July 11, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719058/corrigendum-click-chemistry-mediated-rapid-microbubble-capture-for-acute-thrombus-ultrasound-molecular-imaging
#8
Tuantuan Wang, Chuxiao Yuan, Bingyang Dai, Yang Liu, Mingxi Li, Zhenqiang Feng, Qing Jiang, Zhihong Xu, Ningwei Zhao, Ning Gu, Fang Yang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 18, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718774/effects-of-microchannel-confinement-on-acoustic-vaporisation-of-ultrasound-phase-change-contrast-agents
#9
Shengtao Lin, Ge Zhang, Chee Hau Leow, Meng-Xing Tang
The sub-micron phase change contrast agent (PCCA) composed of a perfluorocarbon liquid core can be activated into gaseous state and form stable echogenic microbubbles for contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging. It has shown great promises in imaging microvasculature, tumour microenvironment, and cancer cells. Although PCCAs have been extensively studied for different diagnostic and therapeutic applications, the effect of biologically geometrical confinement on the acoustic vaporisation of PCCAs is still not clear...
July 18, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718042/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-for-focal-liver-lesions-how-accurate-is-it
#10
Richard G Barr
With the recent FDA approval for characterization of focal liver lesions (FLL) in both pediatric and adult patients using Lumason (sulfur hexafluoride microbubbles), increased use of ultrasound contrast for routine clinical use is expected. This agent has been available for many years in Europe and Asia, and a large body of literature is available regarding the sensitivity and specificity of this agent. In addition, a few studies have directly compared CEUS to CECT and CEMRI for the characterization of focal liver lesions...
July 17, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711016/therapeutic-supermolecular-micelles-of-vitamin-e-succinate-grafted-%C3%AE%C2%B5-polylysine-as-potential-carriers-for-curcumin-enhancing-tumour-penetration-and-improving-therapeutic-effect-on-glioma
#11
He-Lin Xu, Zi-Liang Fan, De-Li ZhuGe, Bi-Xin Shen, Bing-Hui Jin, Jian Xiao, Cui-Tao Lu, Ying-Zheng Zhao
Severe toxicity and poor tumour penetration are two intrinsic limited factors to hinder the broad clinical application for most of first-line chemotherapeutics. In this study, a novel vitamin E succinate-grafted ε-polylysine (VES-g-PLL) polymer was synthesized by using ε-polylysine as backbone. By adjusting VES graft ratio, VES-g-PLL (50) with a theoretic VES graft ratio of 50% could self-assemble into a supermolecular micelle with a hydrodynamic diameter (Dh) of ca.20nm, and Zeta potential of 19.6mV. VES-g-PLL micelles themselves displayed a strong anti-tumour effect on glioma...
July 12, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710483/near-infrared-induced-phase-shifted-icg-fe3o4-loaded-plga-nanoparticles-for-photothermal-tumor-ablation
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Chengcheng Niu, Yan Xu, Senbo An, Ming Zhang, Yihe Hu, Long Wang, Qinghai Peng
Near-infrared (NIR) laser-induced photothermal therapy (PTT) uses a photothermal agent to convert optical energy into thermal energy and has great potential as an effective local, minimally invasive treatment modality for killing cancer cells. To improve the efficacy of PTT, we developed poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) nanoparticles (NPs) encapsulating superparamagnetic iron oxide (Fe3O4), indocyanine green (ICG), and perfluoropentane (PFP) as synergistic agents for NIR laser-induced PTT. We fabricated a novel type of phase-shifting fluorescent magnetic NPs, Fe3O4/ICG@PLGA/PFP NPs, that effectively produce heat in response to NIR laser irradiation for an enhanced thermal ablation effect and a phase-shift thermoelastic expansion effect, and thus, can be used as a photothermal agent...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710005/cationic-microbubbles-and-antibiotic-free-miniplasmid-for-sustained-ultrasound-mediated-transgene-expression-in-liver
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Simona Manta, Gilles Renault, Anthony Delalande, Olivier Couture, Isabelle Lagoutte, Johanne Seguin, Franck Lager, Pascal Houzé, Patrick Midoux, Michel Bessodes, Daniel Scherman, Michel-Francis Bureau, Corinne Marie, Chantal Pichon, Nathalie Mignet
Despite the increasing number of clinical trials in gene therapy, no ideal methods still allow non-viral gene transfer in deep tissues such as the liver. We were interested in ultrasound (US)-mediated gene delivery to provide long term liver expression. For this purpose, new positively charged microbubbles were designed and complexed with pFAR4, a highly efficient small length miniplasmid DNA devoid of antibiotic resistance sequence. Sonoporation parameters, such as insonation time, acoustic pressure and duration of plasmid injection were controlled under ultrasound imaging guidance...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706248/acoustic-transfection-for-genomic-manipulation-of-single-cells-using-high-frequency-ultrasound
#14
Sangpil Yoon, Pengzhi Wang, Qin Peng, Yingxiao Wang, K Kirk Shung
Efficient intracellular delivery of biologically active macromolecules has been a challenging but important process for manipulating live cells for research and therapeutic purposes. There have been limited transfection techniques that can deliver multiple types of active molecules simultaneously into single-cells as well as different types of molecules into physically connected individual neighboring cells separately with high precision and low cytotoxicity. Here, a high frequency ultrasound-based remote intracellular delivery technique capable of delivery of multiple DNA plasmids, messenger RNAs, and recombinant proteins is developed to allow high spatiotemporal visualization and analysis of gene and protein expressions as well as single-cell gene editing using clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)-associated protein-9 nuclease (Cas9), a method called acoustic-transfection...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700167/-relevance-of-contrast-ultrasound-with-microbubbles-in-vascular-medecine
#15
Andreas Erdmann, Barbara Ney, Adriano Alatri, Luca Calanca, Lucia Mazzolai
Application of ultrasound contrast media has become a standard in diagnostic imaging in cardiology and in the characterization of focal lesions in multiple organs, especially of the liver. In the past years there was a growing body of evidence for their usefulness in vascular medicine. The development of contrast media, microbubbles with a stabilizing envelope and filled with gaz, small enough to pass through pulmonary capillaries made real-time imaging of organ perfusion possible. Ultrasound contrast media are rapidly eliminated by exhalation and can safely be administered to patients with renal failure...
December 7, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699518/nano-sized-ultrasound-contrast-agents-for-cancer-therapy-and-theranostics
#16
Hao Li, Shenglong Gan, Shi-Ting Feng, Guofu Zhou, Zhi Dong, Rongqin Zheng, Zi-Ping Li
Ultrasound contrast agents (UCA) represented by gas-filled microbubble, can provide simultaneous and co-localized enhancement on image contrast to help disease diagnosis by highlighting tissue borders. Nowadays, Some UCAs (e.g. Levovist®, Optison®, Definity®, and Sonovue®) are commercially available, and have been clinically utilized for enhanced ultrasonography in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia and so on. However, their large diameters (1~10 μm) mainly hinder more precise and deeper applications in the imaging of capillary-abundant organs or tissues (e...
July 10, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699308/phospholipid-capped-mesoporous-nanoparticles-for-targeted-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-ablation
#17
Adem Yildirim, Rajarshi Chattaraj, Nicholas T Blum, Dennis Shi, Kaushlendra Kumar, Andrew P Goodwin
The mechanical effects of cavitation can be effective for therapy but difficult to control, thus potentially leading to off-target side effects in patients. While administration of ultrasound active agents such as fluorocarbon microbubbles and nanodroplets can locally enhance the effects of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), it has been challenging to prepare ultrasound active agents that are small and stable enough to accumulate in tumors and internalize into cancer cells. Here, this paper reports the synthesis of 100 nm nanoparticle ultrasound agents based on phospholipid-coated, mesoporous, hydrophobically functionalized silica nanoparticles that can internalize into cancer cells and remain acoustically active...
July 12, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693905/a-temporal-and-spatial-analysis-approach-to-automated-segmentation-of-microbubble-signals-in-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-images-application-to-quantification-of-active-vascular-density-in-human-lower-limbs
#18
Wing Keung Cheung, Katherine J Williams, Kirsten Christensen-Jeffries, Brahman Dharmarajah, Robert J Eckersley, Alun H Davies, Meng-Xing Tang
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) using microbubble contrast agents has shown great promise in visualising and quantifying active vascular density. Most existing approaches for vascular density quantification using CEUS are calculated based on image intensity and are susceptible to confounding factors and imaging artefact. Poor reproducibility is a key challenge to clinical translation. In this study, a new automated temporal and spatial signal analysis approach is developed for reproducible microbubble segmentation and quantification of contrast enhancement in human lower limbs...
July 7, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693494/variation-of-sentinel-lymphatic-channels-slcs-and-sentinel-lymph-nodes-slns-assessed-by-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-in-breast-cancer-patients
#19
Ying Wang, Wenbin Zhou, Cuiying Li, Haiyan Gong, Chunlian Li, Nianzhao Yang, Xiaoming Zha, Lin Chen, Tiansong Xia, Xiaoan Liu, Minghai Wang, Qiang Ding
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to assess the feasibility of detecting the variation of sentinel lymphatic channels (SLCs) and sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) in breast cancer patients using contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS). METHODS: A total of 46 breast cancer patients were prospectively recruited in the study. All the participants received intradermal and peritumoral injection of microbubbles as contrast agent, and SLCs and SLNs were assessed preoperatively...
July 10, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693344/ultrasound-mediated-drug-delivery-by-gas-bubbles-generated-from-a-chemical-reaction
#20
Sungmun Lee, Leena Al-Kaabi, Aurélie Mawart, Ahsan Khandoker, Habiba Alsafar, Herbert F Jelinek, Kinda Khalaf, Ji-Ho Park, Yeu-Chun Kim
Highly echogenic and ultrasound-responsive microbubbles such as nitrogen, and perfluorocarbons have been exploited as ultrasound-mediated drug carriers. Here, we propose an innovative method for drug delivery using microbubbles generated from a chemical reaction. In a novel drug delivery system, luminol encapsulated in folate-conjugated bovine serum albumin nanoparticles (Fol-BSAN) can generate nitrogen gas (N2) by chemical reaction when it reacts with hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), one of reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
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