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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405007/rapid-and-accurate-peripheral-nerve-imaging-by-multipoint-raman-spectroscopy
#1
Yasuaki Kumamoto, Yoshinori Harada, Hideo Tanaka, Tetsuro Takamatsu
Raman spectroscopy allows label-free, minimally invasive, and accurate detection of peripheral nerves. However, the conventional Raman imaging technique is time-consuming when measuring a large area of a sample. Establishing a method for rapidly acquiring spatial distribution of a bundle of peripheral nerve fibers is an essential step for Raman spectroscopy towards application in clinical surgery. Here we present a multipoint Raman spectroscopic technique for rapid peripheral nerve imaging. In only 5 seconds, spectra at 32 points situated on ex vivo rat peripheral nerve bundles and adjoining connective tissues were acquired...
April 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398071/raman-spectroscopy-of-blood-and-blood-components
#2
Chad G Atkins, Kevin Buckley, Michael W Blades, Robin F B Turner
Blood is a bodily fluid that is vital for a number of life functions in animals. To a first approximation, blood is a mildly alkaline aqueous fluid (plasma) in which a large number of free-floating red cells (erythrocytes), white cells (leucocytes), and platelets are suspended. The primary function of blood is to transport oxygen from the lungs to all the cells of the body and move carbon dioxide in the return direction after it is produced by the cells' metabolism. Blood also carries nutrients to the cells and brings waste products to the liver and kidneys...
January 1, 2017: Applied Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388498/raman-spectroscopy-for-the-detection-of-organ-distribution-and-clearance-of-pegylated-reduced-graphene-oxide-and-biological-consequences
#3
Santhakumar Syama, Willi Paul, Arumugam Sabareeswaran, Parayanthala Valappil Mohanan
Graphene, a 2D carbon material has found vast application in biomedical field because of its exciting physico-chemical properties. The large planar sheet like structure helps graphene to act as an effective carrier of drug or biomolecules in enormous amount. However, limited data available on the biocompatibility of graphene upon interaction with the biological system prompts us to evaluate their toxicity in animal model. In this study organ distribution, clearance and toxicity of PEGylated reduced nanographene (PrGO) on Swiss Albino mice was investigated after intraperitoneal and intravenous administration...
March 28, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365985/two-dimensional-correlation-spectroscopy-for-multimodal-analysis-of-ft-ir-raman-and-maldi-tof-ms-hyperspectral-images-with-hamster-brain-tissue
#4
Peter Lasch, Isao Noda
Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) techniques are useful for obtaining very detailed structural and compositional information from biomedical, pharmaceutical, or clinical samples, among others. The informative value of these methods can be further increased through the application of different HSI techniques and joint analysis of the data. However, interpretation and understanding of multimodal HSI have been impeded by difficulties in registration of the different HSI data sets and by the lack of integrative analysis concepts...
April 11, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340309/analytical-techniques-in-lipidomics-state-of-the-art
#5
Kamil Jurowski, Kamila Kochan, Justyna Walczak, Małgorzata Barańska, Wojciech Piekoszewski, Bogusław Buszewski
Current studies related to lipid identification and determination, or lipidomics in biological samples, are one of the most important issues in modern bioanalytical chemistry. There are many articles dedicated to specific analytical strategies used in lipidomics in various kinds of biological samples. However, in such literature, there is a lack of articles dedicated to a comprehensive review of the actual analytical methodologies used in lipidomics. The aim of this article is to characterize the lipidomics methods used in modern bioanalysis according to the methodological point of view: (1) chromatography/separation methods, (2) spectroscopic methods and (3) mass spectrometry and also hyphenated methods...
March 24, 2017: Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288455/diagnostic-tools-for-doctors-evaluation-of-tattoo-complications
#6
Jørgen Serup
Diagnosis of tattoo complications is a multi-facetted field since many clinical entities and disease mechanisms are represented. Infections, allergies, and pigment foreign body reactions with granuloma are the major groups. The clinician needs a structured approach to diagnosis and an armamentarium of standard tests. Diagnosis primarily builds on patient history, objective clinical examination, and punch biopsy, supplemented with microbiology testing, ultrasound scanning, and clinical photography. Evaluation of allergic tattoo reactions and allergy to pigments by patch testing is not applicable and has a falsely negative outcome except for the diagnosis of allergy to metals and preservatives...
2017: Current Problems in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285197/graphene-oxide-functionalized-long-period-grating-for-ultrasensitive-label-free-immunosensing
#7
Chen Liu, Qi Cai, Baojian Xu, Weidong Zhu, Lin Zhang, Jianlong Zhao, Xianfeng Chen
We explore graphene oxide (GO) nanosheets functionalized dual-peak long period grating (dLPG) based biosensor for ultrasensitive label-free antibody-antigen immunosensing. The GO linking layer provides a remarkable analytical platform for bioaffinity binding interface due to its favorable combination of exceptionally high surface-to-volume ratio and excellent optical and biochemical properties. A new GO deposition technique based on chemical-bonding in conjunction with physical-adsorption was proposed to offer the advantages of a strong bonding between GO and fiber device surface and a homogeneous GO overlay with desirable stability, repeatability and durability...
March 9, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258037/the-role-of-zinc-deficiency-induced-changes-in-the-phospholipid-protein-balance-of-blood-serum-in-animal-depression-model-by-raman-ftir-and-uv-vis-spectroscopy
#8
J Depciuch, M Sowa-Kućma, G Nowak, B Szewczyk, U Doboszewska, M Parlinska-Wojtan
Depression is a serious mental illness. To study the mechanisms of diseases and search for new, more effective therapies, animal models are used. Unfortunately, none of the available models does reflect all symptoms of depression. Zinc deficiency is proposed as a new animal model of depression. However, it has not been yet validated in a detailed manner. Recently, spectroscopic techniques are increasingly being used both in clinical and preclinical studies. Here we examined the effect of zinc deficiency and amitryptyline treatment on the phospholipid - protein balance in the blood serum of rats using Raman, Fourier Transform Infra Red (FTIR) and UV-vis technique...
February 28, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210442/a-portable-fiber-optic-raman-spectrometer-concept-for-evaluation-of-mineral-content-within-enamel-tissue
#9
Anna Akkus, Shan Yang, Renato Roperto, Hathem Mustafa, Sorin Teich, Ozan Akkus
BACKGROUND: Measurement of tooth enamel mineralization using a clinically viable method is essential since variation of mineralization may be used to monitor caries risk or in assessing the effectiveness of remineralization therapy. Fiber optic Raman systems are becoming more affordable and popular in context of biomedical applications. However, the applicability of fiber optic Raman systems for measurement of mineral content within enamel tissue has not been elucidated significantly in the prior literature...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192951/identification-and-quantification-of-intravenous-therapy-drugs-using-normal-raman-spectroscopy-and-electrochemical-surface-enhanced-raman-spectroscopy
#10
Stephanie Zaleski, Kathleen A Clark, Madison M Smith, Jan Y Eilert, Mark Doty, Richard P Van Duyne
Errors in intravenous (IV) drug therapies can cause human harm and even death. There are limited label-free methods that can sensitively monitor the identity and quantity of the drug being administered. Normal Raman spectroscopy (NRS) provides a modestly sensitive, label-free, and completely noninvasive means of IV drug sensing. In the case that the analyte cannot be detected within its clinical range with Raman, a label-free surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) approach can be implemented to detect the analyte of interest...
January 30, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042588/review-of-the-potential-of-optical-technologies-for-cancer-diagnosis-in-neurosurgery-a-step-toward-intraoperative-neurophotonics
#11
REVIEW
Fartash Vasefi, Nicholas MacKinnon, Daniel L Farkas, Babak Kateb
Advances in image-guided therapy enable physicians to obtain real-time information on neurological disorders such as brain tumors to improve resection accuracy. Image guidance data include the location, size, shape, type, and extent of tumors. Recent technological advances in neurophotonic engineering have enabled the development of techniques for minimally invasive neurosurgery. Incorporation of these methods in intraoperative imaging decreases surgical procedure time and allows neurosurgeons to find remaining or hidden tumor or epileptic lesions...
January 2017: Neurophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027692/comparison-of-3d-printed-poly-%C3%A9-caprolactone-scaffolds-functionalized-with-tricalcium-phosphate-hydroxyapatite-bio-oss-or-decellularized-bone-matrix
#12
Ethan Nyberg, Alexandra Rindone, Amir Dorafshar, Warren L Grayson
Three-dimensional (3D)-printing facilitates rapid, custom manufacturing of bone scaffolds with a wide range of material choices. Recent studies have demonstrated the potential for 3D-printing bioactive (i.e., osteo-inductive) scaffolds for use in bone regeneration applications. In this study, we 3D-printed porous poly-ɛ-caprolactone (PCL) scaffolds using a fused deposition modeling (FDM) process and functionalized them with mineral additives that have been widely used commercially and clinically: tricalcium phosphate (TCP), hydroxyapatite (HA), Bio-Oss (BO), or decellularized bone matrix (DCB)...
February 7, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001146/development-of-a-high-throughput-ht-raman-spectroscopy-method-for-rapid-screening-of-liquid-blood-plasma-from-prostate-cancer-patients
#13
Dinesh K R Medipally, Adrian Maguire, Jane Bryant, John Armstrong, Mary Dunne, Marie Finn, Fiona M Lyng, Aidan D Meade
Extensive research has been undertaken on the examination of tissue biopsies using vibrational spectroscopic techniques. However, fewer studies have focused on less invasive and commonly acquired blood samples. Recent studies have shown the ability of Raman and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy to discriminate between non-cancer controls and cancer cases using blood serum or plasma. Even though many studies have proposed Raman spectroscopy as a potential diagnostic tool in various cancers, the Raman spectroscopic technique has not been introduced as a routine clinical technology...
December 21, 2016: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993003/nanoarchitecture-based-sers-for-biomolecular-fingerprinting-and-label-free-disease-markers-diagnosis
#14
Sudarson Sekhar Sinha, Stacy Jones, Avijit Pramanik, Paresh Chandra Ray
Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) fingerprinting is highly promising for identifying disease markers from complex mixtures of clinical sample, which has the capability to take medical diagnoses to the next level. Although vibrational frequency in Raman spectra is unique for each biomolecule, which can be used as fingerprint identification, it has not been considered to be used routinely for biosensing due to the fact that the Raman signal is very weak. Contemporary SERS has been demonstrated to be an excellent analytical tool for practical label-free sensing applications due its ability to enhance Raman signals by factors of up to 10(8)-10(14) orders of magnitude...
December 20, 2016: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958542/snapshot-depth-sensitive-raman-spectroscopy-in-layered-tissues
#15
Wei Liu, Yi Hong Ong, Xiao Jun Yu, Jian Ju, Clint Michael Perlaki, Lin Bo Liu, Quan Liu
Depth sensitive Raman spectroscopy has been shown effective in the detection of depth dependent Raman spectra in layered tissues. However, the current techniques for depth sensitive Raman measurements based on fiber-optic probes suffer from poor depth resolution and significant variation in probe-sample contact. In contrast, those lens based techniques either require the change in objective-sample distance or suffer from slow spectral acquisition. We report a snapshot depth-sensitive Raman technique based on an axicon lens and a ring-to-line fiber assembly to simultaneously acquire Raman signals emitted from five different depths in the non-contact manner without moving any component...
December 12, 2016: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957268/evaluation-of-mineral-content-in-healthy-permanent-human-enamel-by-raman-spectroscopy
#16
Anna Akkus, Asya Akkus, Renato Roperto, Ozan Akkus, Thiago Porto, Sorin Teich, Lisa Lang
BACKGROUND: An understanding of tooth enamel mineral content using a clinically viable method is essential since variations in mineralization may serve as an early precursor of a dental health issues, and may predict progression and architecture of decay in addition to assessing the success and effectiveness of the remineralization strategies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty two human incisor teeth were obtained in compliance with the NIH guidelines and site specifically imaged with Raman microscope...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943650/modern-trends-in-biophotonics-for-clinical-diagnosis-and-therapy-to-solve-unmet-clinical-needs
#17
Christoph Krafft
This contribution covers recent original research papers in the biophotonics field. The content is organized into main techniques such as multiphoton microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, optical coherence tomography and photoacoustic tomography, and their applications in the context of fluid, cell, tissue and skin diagnostics. Special attention is paid to vascular and blood flow diagnostics, photothermal and photodynamic therapy, tissue therapy, cell characterization, and biosensors for biomarker detection...
December 2016: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933211/systematic-review-and-quality-analysis-of-emerging-diagnostic-measures-for-calcium-pyrophosphate-crystal-deposition-disease
#18
Y Wu, K Chen, R Terkeltaub
OBJECTIVES: Calcium pyrophosphate crystal deposition disease (CPPD) is common, yet prevalence and overall clinical impact remain unclear. Sensitivity and specificity of CPPD reference standards (conventional crystal analysis (CCA) and radiography (CR)) were meta-analysed by EULAR (published 2011). Since then, new diagnostic modalities are emerging. Hence, we updated 2009-2016 literature findings by systematic review and evidence grading, and assessed unmet needs. METHODS: We performed systematic search of full papers (PubMed, Scopus/EMBASE, Cochrane 2009-2016 databases)...
2016: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888307/monitoring-doxorubicin-cellular-uptake-and-trafficking-using-in-vitro-raman-microspectroscopy-short-and-long-time-exposure-effects-on-lung-cancer-cell-lines
#19
Zeineb Farhane, Franck Bonnier, Hugh J Byrne
Raman microspectroscopy is a non-invasive, in vitro analytical tool which is being increasingly explored for its potential in clinical applications and monitoring the uptake, mechanism of action and cellular interaction at a molecular level of chemotherapeutic drugs, ultimately as a potential label-free preclinical screening and companion diagnostic tool. In this study, doxorubicin (DOX), a "gold standard" chemotherapeutic drug, is employed as a model in the in vitro lung cancer cell line A549 in order to demonstrate the potential of Raman microspectroscopy to screen and identify spectroscopic markers of its trafficking and mechanism of action...
November 25, 2016: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878858/non-invasive-tools-for-the-diagnosis-of-cutaneous-melanoma
#20
REVIEW
C Fink, H A Haenssle
BACKGROUND: While the excisional biopsy and histological examination of suspicious lesions remains the current gold standard for diagnosing cutaneous melanoma (CM), there is a demand for more objective and non-invasive examination methods that may support clinicians in their decision when to biopsy or not. METHODS: This review is based on publications and guidelines retrieved by a selective search in PubMed and MEDLINE and focused on non-invasive diagnostic strategies for detecting melanoma...
November 22, 2016: Skin Research and Technology
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