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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148219/breaking-free-from-vascular-confinement-status-and-prospects-for-submicron-ultrasound-contrast-agents
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REVIEW
Carly Pellow, David E Goertz, Gang Zheng
The development of encapsulated microbubbles (~1-6 μm) has expanded the utility of ultrasound from soft tissue anatomical imaging to not only functional intravascular imaging, but therapeutic interventions, with compelling studies of elicited biological effects. The large diameter of these bubbles has confined their utility to the vasculature, but converging interdisciplinary research pathways are giving rise to new submicron ultrasound contrast agents capable of extending their effects beyond the vascular compartment...
November 17, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142190/detection-of-atherosclerotic-plaques-in-the-rabbit-aorta-using-ultrasound-microbubbles-conjugated-to-interleukin-18-antibodies
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Zhen-Zhen Jiang, Xia-Tian Liu, Cai-Ye Ma, Cong He, Xing-Yun Li, Chuan-Lin Hou, Zu-Sheng Cheng, Guo-Yuan Xia
BACKGROUND The purpose of the study was to investigate the ability of microbubbles (MBs) targeting interleukin-18 (IL-18) to detect plaques in a rabbit atherosclerotic plaque model. MATERIAL AND METHODS A rabbit atherosclerotic plaque model was established. The locations of the atherosclerotic plaques were verified by two-dimensional scanning and color Doppler flow imaging. An IL-18 antibody was conjugated to naked MBs (MBc) using the biotin-streptavidin conjugation method, resulting in the formation of MBIL-18...
November 16, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137794/monitoring-the-effect-of-sonoporation-on-the-cells-using-electrochemical-approach
#3
Mohammad Ali Khayamian, Majid Baniassadi, Mohammad Abdolahad
Sonoporation is applied to enhance the permeability of the cell to bioactive materials by employing the acoustic cavitation of microbubbles. This phenomena would be helpful in molecular biology, delivery of large molecules into the cells and gene therapy. Many methods have been applied to monitor the biological effects and trace of sonoporation on the cells such as scanning/transmission electron microscopy, confocal imaging and flow cytometry. Here, we monitored the effect of sonoporation on the cells using electrochemical method with an integrated three electrode system...
March 2018: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137770/numerical-investigation-of-the-inertial-cavitation-threshold-under-multi-frequency-ultrasound
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Dingjie Suo, Bala Govind, Shengqi Zhang, Yun Jing
Through the introduction of multi-frequency sonication in High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), enhancement of efficiency has been noted in several applications including thrombolysis, tissue ablation, sonochemistry, and sonoluminescence. One key experimental observation is that multi-frequency ultrasound can help lower the inertial cavitation threshold, thereby improving the power efficiency. However, this has not been well corroborated by the theory. In this paper, a numerical investigation on the inertial cavitation threshold of microbubbles (MBs) under multi-frequency ultrasound irradiation is conducted...
March 2018: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136193/early-first-trimester-uteroplacental-flow-and-the-progressive-disintegration-of-spiral-artery-plugs-new-insights-from-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-and-tissue-histopathology
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V H J Roberts, T K Morgan, P Bednarek, M Morita, G J Burton, J O Lo, A E Frias
STUDY QUESTION: Does the use of a vascular contrast agent facilitate earlier detection of maternal flow to the placental intervillous space (IVS) in the first trimester of pregnancy? SUMMARY ANSWER: Microvascular filling of the IVS was demonstrated by contrast-enhanced ultrasound from 6 weeks of gestation onwards, earlier than previously believed. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: During placental establishment and remodeling of maternal spiral arteries, endovascular trophoblast cells invade and accumulate in the lumen of these vessels to form 'trophoblast plugs'...
November 10, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135012/shrinking-microbubbles-with-microfluidics-mathematical-modelling-to-control-microbubble-sizes
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A Salari, V Gnyawali, I M Griffiths, R Karshafian, M C Kolios, S S H Tsai
Microbubbles have applications in industry and life-sciences. In medicine, small encapsulated bubbles (<10 μm) are desirable because of their utility in drug/oxygen delivery, sonoporation, and ultrasound diagnostics. While there are various techniques for generating microbubbles, microfluidic methods are distinguished due to their precise control and ease-of-fabrication. Nevertheless, sub-10 μm diameter bubble generation using microfluidics remains challenging, and typically requires expensive equipment and cumbersome setups...
November 14, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133392/closed-loop-control-of-targeted-ultrasound-drug-delivery-across-the-blood-brain-tumor-barriers-in-a-rat-glioma-model
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Tao Sun, Yongzhi Zhang, Chanikarn Power, Phillip M Alexander, Jonathan T Sutton, Muna Aryal, Natalia Vykhodtseva, Eric L Miller, Nathan J McDannold
Cavitation-facilitated microbubble-mediated focused ultrasound therapy is a promising method of drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) for treating many neurological disorders. Unlike ultrasound thermal therapies, during which magnetic resonance thermometry can serve as a reliable treatment control modality, real-time control of modulated BBB disruption with undetectable vascular damage remains a challenge. Here a closed-loop cavitation controlling paradigm that sustains stable cavitation while suppressing inertial cavitation behavior was designed and validated using a dual-transducer system operating at the clinically relevant ultrasound frequency of 274...
November 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127707/acoustic-characterization-and-enhanced-ultrasound-imaging-of-long-circulating-lipid-coated-microbubbles
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Hongbo Li, Yanye Yang, Meimei Zhang, Liping Yin, Juan Tu, Xiasheng Guo, Dong Zhang
OBJECTIVES: A long-circulating lipid-coated ultrasound (US) contrast agent was fabricated to achieve a longer wash-out time and gain more resistance against higher-mechanical index sonication. Systemic physical, acoustic, and in vivo imaging experiments were performed to better understand the underlying mechanism enabling the improvement of contrast agent performance by adjusting the physical and acoustic properties of contrast agent microbubbles. METHODS: By simply altering the gas core, a kind of US contrast agent microbubble was synthesized with a similar lipid-coating shell as SonoVue microbubbles (Bracco SpA, Milan, Italy) to achieve a longer wash-out time and higher inertial cavitation threshold...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127239/a-novel-method-for-quantitative-myocardial-contrast-echocardiography-in-mice
#9
Erika Alvarez, Nancy D Dalton, Yusu Gu, Dan Smith, Alice Luong, Masahiko Hoshijima, Kirk L Peterson, Joshua Rychak
The small size of the mouse heart frequently imparts technical challenges when applying conventional in vivo imaging methods for assessing heart function. Here we describe the use of high frequency ultrasound imaging in conjunction with a size-tuned blood pool contrast agent for quantitatively assessing myocardial perfusion in living mice. A perflurocarbon microbubble formulation exhibiting a narrow size distribution was developed, and echogenicity assessed at 18 MHz in vitro. Adult mice were subjected to permanent ligation of the left anterior descending artery...
November 10, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125333/enhanced-pre-operative-axillary-staging-using-intradermal-microbubbles-and-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-to-detect-and-biopsy-sentinel-lymph-nodes-in-breast-cancer-a-potential-replacement-for-axillary-surgery
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Karina Cox, Sian Taylor-Phillips, Nisha Sharma, Jennifer Weeks, Philippa Mills, Ali Sever, Adrian Lim, Isobel Haigh, Mohamed Hashem, Tania D'Silva, Keshthra Satchithananda, Mengxing Tang, Matthew Wallis
OBJECTIVE: To compare the experience of 4 UK Centres in the use of intradermal microbubbles and contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) to pre-operatively identify and biopsy sentinel lymph nodes (SLN) in patients with breast cancer. METHODS: In all centres, breast cancer patients had a microbubble/ CEUS SLN core biopsy prior to axillary surgery and patients in Centres 1 and 2 had a normal grey-scale axillary ultrasound. Data was collected between 2010 and 2016; 1361 from Centre 1 (prospective, sequential), 376 from Centre 2 (retrospective, sequential), 122 from Centre 3 (retrospective, selected) and 48 from Centre 4 (prospective, selected)...
November 10, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124623/removal-of-ligand-bound-liposomes-from-cell-surfaces-by-microbubbles-exposed-to-ultrasound
#11
Stuart Ibsen, Ruben Mora, Guixin Shi, Carolyn Schutt, Wenjin Cui, Michael Benchimol, Viviana Serra, Sadik Esener
Gas-filled microbubbles attached to cell surfaces can interact with focused ultrasound to create microstreaming of nearby fluid. We directly observed the ultrasound/microbubble interaction and documented that under certain conditions fluorescent particles that were attached to the surface of live cells could be removed. Fluorescently labeled liposomes that were larger than 500 nm in diameter were attached to the surface of endothelial cells using cRGD targeting to αvβ3 integrin. Microbubbles were attached to the surface of the cells through electrostatic interactions...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Biological Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110266/reparative-effects-of-poloxamer-p188-in-astrocytes-exposed-to-controlled-microcavitation
#12
Johnwesly Kanagaraj, Bo Chen, Shu Xiao, Michael Cho
Blast-induced traumatic brain injury (bTBI) is a neurological dysfunction that can result from a sudden exposure to shockwave and lead to adverse health consequences. Currently, there are no preventive measures that specifically target bTBI. Several hypotheses have been formulated to explain such injuries, including the generation of microcavitation (e.g., microbubbles) in the brain that subsequently collapses with high pressure. This study was designed to explore and elucidate potential therapeutic effects of surfactants (poloxamers P188) to partially repair the damaged brain tissue due to bTBI...
November 6, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109793/acute-inflammatory-response-following-increased-blood-brain-barrier-permeability-induced-by-focused-ultrasound-is-dependent-on-microbubble-dose
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Dallan McMahon, Kullervo Hynynen
Rationale: Focused ultrasound (FUS), in conjunction with circulating microbubbles (MBs), can be used to transiently increase the permeability of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in a targeted manner, allowing therapeutic agents to enter the brain from systemic circulation. While promising preclinical work has paved the way for the initiation of 3 human trials, there remains concern regarding neuroinflammation following treatment. The aim of this study was to assess the magnitude of this response following sonication and explore the influence of MB dose...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109773/quantitative-three-dimensional-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-imaging-first-in-human-pilot-study-in-patients-with-liver-metastases
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Ahmed El Kaffas, Rosa Maria Silveira Sigrist, George Fisher, Sunitha Bachawal, Joy Liau, Huaijun Wang, Alexander Karanany, Isabelle Durot, Jarrett Rosenberg, Dimitre Hristov, Jürgen K Willmann
Purpose: To perform a clinical assessment of quantitative three-dimensional (3D) dynamic contrast-enhanced ultrasound (DCE-US) feasibility and repeatability in patients with liver metastasis, and to evaluate the extent of quantitative perfusion parameter sampling errors in 2D compared to 3D DCE-US imaging. Materials and Methods: Twenty consecutive 3D DCE-US scans of liver metastases were performed in 11 patients (45% women; mean age, 54.5 years; range, 48-60 years; 55% men; mean age, 57.6 years; range, 47-68 years)...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109764/focused-ultrasound-immunotherapy-for-central-nervous-system-pathologies-challenges-and-opportunities
#15
REVIEW
Colleen T Curley, Natasha D Sheybani, Timothy N Bullock, Richard J Price
Immunotherapy is rapidly emerging as the cornerstone for the treatment of several forms of metastatic cancer, as well as for a host of other pathologies. Meanwhile, several new high-profile studies have uncovered remarkable linkages between the central nervous and immune systems. With these recent developments, harnessing the immune system for the treatment of brain pathologies is a promising strategy. Here, we contend that MR image-guided focused ultrasound (FUS) represents a noninvasive approach that will allow for favorable therapeutic immunomodulation in the setting of the central nervous system...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104425/analysis-of-drag-reduction-methods-and-mechanisms-of-turbulent
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REVIEW
Gu Yunqing, Liu Tao, Mu Jiegang, Shi Zhengzan, Zhou Peijian
Turbulent flow is a difficult issue in fluid dynamics, the rules of which have not been totally revealed up to now. Fluid in turbulent state will result in a greater frictional force, which must consume great energy. Therefore, it is not only an important influence in saving energy and improving energy utilization rate but also an extensive application prospect in many fields, such as ship domain and aerospace. Firstly, bionic drag reduction technology is reviewed and is a hot research issue now, the drag reduction mechanism of body surface structure is analyzed, such as sharks, earthworms, and dolphins...
2017: Applied Bionics and Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101838/a-molecular-intravascular-ultrasound-contrast-agent-allows-detection-of-activated-platelets-on-the-surface-of-symptomatic-human-plaques
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Alexander Maier, Patricia Plaza-Heck, Fabian Meixner, Felix Guenther, Beat A Kaufmann, Mara Kramer, Timo Heidt, Andreas Zirlik, Ingo Hilgendorf, Jochen Reinöhl, Peter Stachon, Peter Bronsert, Ralf Birkemeyer, Irene Neudorfer, Karlheinz Peter, Christoph Bode, Constantin von Zur Mühlen
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Activated platelets are amongst the most attractive imaging targets in atherosclerosis due to their important role in early processes of atherogenesis and thrombus formation. We developed a molecular intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) approach to detect activated platelets ex vivo on the surface of human plaques, using an IVUS system applied in clinical routine. METHODS: Human carotid endarterectomy specimens were obtained directly from the operating room and exposed to artificial arterial flow conditions for incubation with the contrast agent...
October 24, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097799/dual-targeting-improves-capture-of-ultrasound-microbubbles-towards-activated-platelets-but-yields-no-additional-benefit-for-imaging-of-arterial-thrombosis
#18
F Günther, T Heidt, M Kramer, E Khanicheh, A L Klibanov, A Geibel-Zehender, E A Ferrante, I Hilgendorf, D Wolf, A Zirlik, J Reinöhl, C Bode, K Peter, B A Kaufmann, C von Zur Mühlen
Platelets can be found on the surface of inflamed and ruptured atherosclerotic plaques. Thus, targeting of activated platelets may allow for molecular imaging of vulnerable atherosclerotic lesions. We here investigated microbubbles (MB) functionalized with the selectin ligand sialyl Lewis(a) individually (MBsLea) or dually with sLe(a) and an antibody targeting ligand-induced binding sites of the activated GPIIb/IIIa receptor (MBDual). Assessed by in vitro flow chamber, targeted MB exhibited increased adhesion to platelets as compared to MBControl...
November 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096372/dna-loaded-microbubbles-with-crosslinked-bovine-serum-albumin-shells-for-ultrasound-promoted-gene-delivery-and-transfection
#19
Jianwei Du, Xiao Zhao, Bangbang Li, Yun Mou, Youxiang Wang
The microbubble is a kind of clinically applied ultrasound contrast agent in disease diagnosis that can also rupture under sonication to increase membrane permeability and promote gene entry into targeted cells. However, the development of ultrasound-mediated gene delivery might be restricted because genes and microbubbles were separated and would not reach the targeted cells simultaneously. Herein, a kind of crosslinked positive microbubbles (CPMBs) were prepared to load DNA as gene vectors to promote gene delivery efficiency...
October 12, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094174/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-of-malignant-liver-lesions
#20
Isabelle Durot, Stephanie R Wilson, Jürgen K Willmann
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is a safe, relatively inexpensive, and widely available imaging technique using dedicated imaging ultrasound sequences and FDA-approved contrast microbubbles that allow detection and characterization of malignant focal liver lesions with high diagnostic accuracy. CEUS provides dynamic real-time imaging with high spatial and temporal capability, allowing for unique contributions to the already established protocols for diagnosing focal liver lesions using CT and MR imaging...
November 1, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
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