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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227912/a-hybrid-discrete-continuous-model-of-in-vitro-spheroid-tumor-growth-and-drug-response
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Giorgos Tzedakis, Evangelos Liapis, Eleftheria Tzamali, Giannis Zacharakis, Vangelis Sakkalis, Giorgos Tzedakis, Evangelos Liapis, Eleftheria Tzamali, Giannis Zacharakis, Vangelis Sakkalis, Giannis Zacharakis, Vangelis Sakkalis, Evangelos Liapis, Giorgos Tzedakis, Eleftheria Tzamali
Anti-cancer therapy efficacy in solid tumors mainly depends on drug transportation through the vasculature system and the extracellular matrix, on diffusion gradients and clonal heterogeneity within the tumor mass, as well as on the responses of the individual tumor cells to drugs and their interactions with each other and their local microenvironment. In this work, we develop a mathematical predictive model for tumor growth and drug response based on 3D spheroids experiments that possess several in vivo features of tumors and are considered better for drug screening...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227910/development-of-a-three-dimensional-lattice-free-multiscale-model-of-the-mammary-terminal-end-bud
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Joseph D Butner, Vittorio Cristini, Zhihui Wang, Joseph D Butner, Vittorio Cristini, Zhihui Wang, Vittorio Cristini, Joseph D Butner, Zhihui Wang
The terminal end bud (TEB) is a bulbous structure composed of highly proliferative cells that is responsible for mammary gland development during the pubertal stage. This is a highly organized process, involving cellular differentiation hierarchies regulated by endocrine and paracrine signaling. Here, we present development of a lattice-free, three dimensional multiscale agent based model of the TEB to study the effects of cellular phenotypic hierarchies, endocrine and paracrine signaling, and proliferation demographics on pubertal mammary gland development...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227904/a-potential-function-based-scalpel-navigation-method-that-avoids-blood-vessel-groups-during-excision-of-cancerous-tissue
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Hiroshi Noborio, Kazuma Aoki, Takahiro Kunii, Kiminori Mizushino, Hiroshi Noborio, Kazuma Aoki, Takahiro Kunii, Kiminori Mizushino, Hiroshi Noborio, Kazuma Aoki, Kiminori Mizushino, Takahiro Kunii
This study developed support software for liver surgeons; the software can apply potential functions to blood vessels and cancerous tissue and can adjust repulsion and attraction accordingly. Thus, the scalpel can be directly provided with the power to operate on cancerous cells only from a fixed distance, and accidental cutting of blood vessels can be avoided. The direct support provided by this force navigation allows physicians to safely and reliably navigate past blood vessel groups in order to precisely perform excision surgery for liver cancer...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227870/identifying-disease-network-perturbations-through-regression-on-gene-expression-and-pathway-topology-analysis
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Georgios N Dimitrakopoulos, Panos Balomenos, Aristidis G Vrahatis, Kyriakos Sgarbas, Anastasios Bezerianos, Georgios N Dimitrakopoulos, Panos Balomenos, Aristidis G Vrahatis, Kyriakos Sgarbas, Anastasios Bezerianos, Kyriakos Sgarbas, Panos Balomenos, Georgios N Dimitrakopoulos, Anastasios Bezerianos, Aristidis G Vrahatis
In Systems Biology, network-based approaches have been extensively used to effectively study complex diseases. An important challenge is the detection of network perturbations which disrupt regular biological functions as a result of a disease. In this regard, we introduce a network based pathway analysis method which isolates casual interactions with significant regulatory roles within diseased-perturbed pathways. Specifically, we use gene expression data with Random Forest regression models to assess the interactivity strengths of genes within disease-perturbed networks, using KEGG pathway maps as a source of prior-knowledge pertaining to pathway topology...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227812/the-development-of-real-time-pcr-micro-device-with-optical-sensor-for-early-detection-of-cancer
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Yusuke Kimura, Keigo Osada, Yoshinori Inoue, Masashi Ikeuchi, Koji Ikuta, Yusuke Kimura, Keigo Osada, Yoshinori Inoue, Masashi Ikeuchi, Koji Ikuta, Koji Ikuta, Yoshinori Inoue, Keigo Osada, Yusuke Kimura, Masashi Ikeuchi
We can detect cancer in the early stages by validating the expression of cancer specific nucleic acids in the blood. In this report, we have developed the micro device for performing real-time polymerase chain reaction (real-time PCR), one of the methods used for determining the quantity of nucleic acids, using a small volume of reagent. This all-in-one device can perform real-time PCR with the inclusion of heating control and the analyzing system with optical sensor.
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227791/nonlinear-3-d-simulation-of-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-therapy-in-the-kidney
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Visa Suomi, Jiri Jaros, Bradley Treeby, Robin Cleveland, Visa Suomi, Jiri Jaros, Bradley Treeby, Robin Cleveland, Jiri Jaros, Bradley Treeby, Robin Cleveland, Visa Suomi
Kidney cancer is a severe disease which can be treated non-invasively using high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) therapy. However, tissue in front of the transducer and the deep location of kidney can cause significant losses to the efficiency of the treatment. The effect of attenuation, refraction and reflection due to different tissue types on HIFU therapy of the kidney was studied using a nonlinear ultrasound simulation model. The geometry of the tissue was derived from a computed tomography (CT) dataset of a patient which had been segmented for water, bone, soft tissue, fat and kidney...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227781/measuring-the-intuitive-response-of-users-when-faced-with-different-interactive-paradigms-to-control-a-gastroenterology-cad-system
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D Abrantes, P Gomes, D Pereira, M Coimbra, D Abrantes, P Gomes, D Pereira, M Coimbra, D Pereira, D Abrantes, P Gomes, M Coimbra
The gastroenterology specialty could benefit from the introduction of Computer Assisted Decision (CAD) systems, since gastric cancer is a serious concern in which an accurate and early diagnosis usually leads to a good prognosis. Still, the way doctors interact with these systems is very important because it will often determine its embracement or rejection, as any gains in productivity will frequently hinge on how comfortable they are with it. Using other types of interaction paradigms such as voice and motion control, is important in a way that typical inputs such as keyboard and mouse are sometimes not the best choice for certain clinical scenarios...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227780/impact-of-prostate-biopsy-tumor-amount-on-imaging-based-prognostics-employing-transductive-semi-supervised-regression
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Faisal M Khan, Casimir A Kulikowski, Faisal M Khan, Casimir A Kulikowski, Casimir A Kulikowski, Faisal M Khan
For newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients with a positive biopsy, there are a variety of treatment options to consider. To aid physicians and patients in their decision making, a variety of predictive assays have emerged within the last decade, many of them imaging based. These assays build predictive models for survival analysis to provide personalized risk assessments for the patients. However, there have rarely been any published studies on how the amount of tumor in the positive prostate biopsy affects the predictive power of these imaging based assays...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227764/enhanced-dual-stage-correlated-diffusion-imaging
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Farzad Khalvati, Junjie Zhang, Masoom A Haider, Alexander Wong, Farzad Khalvati, Junjie Zhang, Masoom A Haider, Alexander Wong, Farzad Khalvati, Alexander Wong, Junjie Zhang, Masoom A Haider
Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer and third leading cause of cancer death in Canadian men. Multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) has become a powerful non-invasive diagnostic tool for the detection of prostate cancer. Among mpMRI imaging modalities, diffusion-weighed imaging has shown the most promising results in accurate detection of prostate cancer. Introduced recently, correlated diffusion imaging (CDI) is a new form of diffusion imaging which accounts for the joint correlation of diffusion signal attenuation across multiple gradient pulse strengths and timings to improve the separability of cancerous and healthy tissues...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227734/detection-of-workplace-sedentary-behavior-using-thermal-sensors
#10
J Synnott, J Rafferty, C D Nugent, J Synnott, J Rafferty, C D Nugent, J Synnott, J Rafferty, C D Nugent
Sedentary behavior has been linked to leading causes of morbidity and mortality, including cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Those who work in office workplaces are susceptible to higher levels of sedentary behavior during the working day. This paper introduces a novel approach to the detection of sedentary behavior through the use of a thermal sensor mounted on the ceiling above a busy workspace. This solution was found to more accurately record 7 out of 10 activity metrics in comparison to self-assessment, when compared to chair pressure sensor recordings...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227700/prediction-of-oral-cancer-recurrence-using-dynamic-bayesian-networks
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Konstantina Kourou, George Rigas, Konstantinos P Exarchos, Costas Papaloukas, Dimitrios I Fotiadis, Konstantina Kourou, George Rigas, Konstantinos P Exarchos, Costas Papaloukas, Dimitrios I Fotiadis, George Rigas, Konstantinos P Exarchos, Dimitrios I Fotiadis, Costas Papaloukas, Konstantina Kourou
We propose a methodology for predicting oral cancer recurrence using Dynamic Bayesian Networks. The methodology takes into consideration time series gene expression data collected at the follow-up study of patients that had or had not suffered a disease relapse. Based on that knowledge, our aim is to infer the corresponding dynamic Bayesian networks and subsequently conjecture about the causal relationships among genes within the same time-slice and between consecutive time-slices. Moreover, the proposed methodology aims to (i) assess the prognosis of patients regarding oral cancer recurrence and at the same time, (ii) provide important information about the underlying biological processes of the disease...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227684/a-novel-wireless-wearable-fluorescence-image-guided-surgery-system
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Kunshan He, Yamin Mao, Jinzuo Ye, Yu An, Shixin Jiang, Chongwei Chi, Jie Tian, Kunshan He, Yamin Mao, Jinzuo Ye, Yu An, Shixin Jiang, Chongwei Chi, Jie Tian, Shixin Jiang, Jinzuo Ye, Kunshan He, Chongwei Chi, Jie Tian, Yamin Mao, Yu An
Segmentectomy using indocyanine green (ICG) has become a primary treatment option to achieve a complete resection and preserve lung function in early-stage lung cancer. However, owing to a lack of appropriate intraoperative imaging systems, it is a huge challenge for surgeons to identify the intersegmental plane during the operation, leading to poor prognosis. Thus, we developed a novel wireless wearable fluorescence image-guided surgery system (LIGHTEN) for fast and accurate identification of intersegmental planes in human patients...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227675/investigating-an-alternative-ring-design-of-transducer-arrays-for-tumor-treating-fields-ttfields
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Mario Macedo, Cornelia Wenger, Ricardo Salvador, Sofia R Fernandes, Pedro C Miranda, Mario Macedo, Cornelia Wenger, Ricardo Salvador, Sofia R Fernandes, Pedro C Miranda, Sofia R Fernandes, Pedro C Miranda, Cornelia Wenger, Ricardo Salvador, Mario Macedo
Tumor treating fields (TTFields) is a therapy that inhibits cell proliferation and has been approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of Glioblastoma Multiforme. This anti-mitotic technique works non-invasively and regionally, and is associated with less toxicity and a better quality of life. Currently a device called Optune™ is clinically used which works with two perpendicular and alternating array pairs each consisting of 3×3 transducers. The aim of this study is to investigate a theoretical alternative array design which consists of two rings of 16 transducers and thus permits various field directions...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227670/diffuse-reflectance-spectroscopy-can-differentiate-high-grade-and-low-grade-prostatic-carcinoma
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Priya N Werahera, Edward A Jasion, E David Crawford, M Scott Lucia, Adrie van Bokhoven, Holly T Sullivan, Fernando J Kim, Paul D Maroni, J David Port, John W Daily, Francisco G La Rosa, Priya N Werahera, Edward A Jasion, E David Crawford, M Scott Lucia, Adrie van Bokhoven, Holly T Sullivan, Fernando J Kim, Paul D Maroni, J David Port, John W Daily, Francisco G La Rosa, John W Daily, Adrie Van Bokhoven, E David Crawford, J David Port, Priya N Werahera, M Scott Lucia, Holly T Sullivan, Paul D Maroni, Edward A Jasion, Francisco G La Rosa, Fernando J Kim
Prostate tumors are graded by the revised Gleason Score (GS) which is the sum of the two predominant Gleason grades present ranging from 6-10. GS 6 cancer exclusively with Gleason grade 3 is designated as low grade (LG) and correlates with better clinical prognosis for patients. GS >7 cancer with at least one of the Gleason grades 4 and 5 is designated as HG indicate worse prognosis for patients. Current transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsies often fail to correctly diagnose HG prostate cancer due to sampling errors...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227444/novel-3d-coaxial-flow-focusing-nozzle-device-for-the-production-of-monodispersed-collagen-microspheres
#15
Sravani Jaligama, Po-Jung Huang, Jun Kameoka, Sravani Jaligama, Po-Jung Huang, Jun Kameoka, Jun Kameoka, Sravani Jaligama, Po-Jung Huang
We have developed a 3D coaxial flow-focusing nozzle device for the mass production of monodispersed collagen microspheres and chemically crosslinked them using EDC (1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-carbodiimide) and N-hydroxysuccinimide (NHS). The size of the microspheres was varied between 200 μm and 600 μm by adjusting the ratio of the flow rates of the dispersed and continuous phases. MDA231-GFP cells were attached to the surface of these particles and their viability was investigated. Because they are comprised of a natural biomaterial, these collagen microspheres will have numerous applications, including bone regeneration scaffolds for tissue engineering and analyses of cancer cell interactions in a 3D environment...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227437/effects-of-extremely-low-frequency-electromagnetic-fields-on-in-vitro-cellular-cultures-hela-and-cho
#16
A F Restrepo, V E Tobar, R J Camargo, E Franco, C R Pinedo, O Gutierrez, A F Restrepo, V E Tobar, R J Camargo, E Franco, C R Pinedo, O Gutierrez, C R Pinedo, E Franco, R J Camargo, V E Tobar, O Gutierrez, A F Restrepo
This paper presents the cellular proliferation effects of the exposure to extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields (ELF-EMF) on in-vitro cellular cultures HeLa and CHO. Through the magnetic stimulation system (MSS) the cells were exposed to magnetic fields with sinusoidal waveform at 50 Hz; initially for 40 minutes at intensities of 0.4 mT, 1.4 mT, 2.13 mT, 2.49 mT and 2.53 mT in parallel and perpendicular directions to the culture plates. Subsequently, the repetitive electromagnetic field (rEMF) was applied to 2...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227436/a-microdosimetry-study-for-a-realistic-shaped-nucleus
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A Denzi, J A A Escobar, C Nasta, C Merla, B Benassi, C Consales, F Apollonio, M Liberti, A Denzi, J A A Escobar, C Nasta, C Merla, B Benassi, C Consales, F Apollonio, M Liberti, C Nasta, B Benassi, J A A Escobar, M Liberti, C Merla, C Consales, F Apollonio, A Denzi
In the last decades, the effects of ultrashort pulsed electric fields have been investigated demonstrating their capability to be involved in a great number of medical applications (e.g. cancer, gene electrotransfer, drug delivery, electrofusion). In particular, experiments in literature demonstrate that internal structures can be involved when pulse duration is reduced. Up to now, the mechanism that permits the electroporation phenomenon has not been completely understood and hence atomistic, microdosimetry and dosimetry models have been developed to help in this field...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227433/microprinted-tumor-spheroids-enable-anti-cancer-drug-screening
#18
Pradip S Thakuri, Stephanie L Ham, Hossein Tavana, Pradip S Thakuri, Stephanie L Ham, Hossein Tavana, Stephanie L Ham, Hossein Tavana
Spheroids present a biologically relevant model of avascular tumors and a unique tool for discovery of anti-cancer drugs. Despite being used in research laboratories for several decades, spheroids are not routinely used for drug discovery primarily due to the difficulty of mass-producing uniformly-sized spheroids and intense labor involved in handling, drug treatment, and analyzing them. We overcome this barrier using a novel technology to robotically microprint spheroids in standard 384-well plates. An aqueous drop containing cancer cells is dispensed into a bath of a second, immiscible aqueous phase...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227414/breast-lesion-detection-and-characterization-with-3d-features
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Arathi Sreekumari, K S Shriram, Vivek Vaidya, Arathi Sreekumari, K S Shriram, Vivek Vaidya, Vivek Vaidya, K S Shriram, Arathi Sreekumari
Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS) is highly effective as breast cancer screening adjunct technology. Automation can greatly enhance the efficiency of the clinician sifting through the quantum of data in ABUS volumes to spot lesions. We have implemented a fully automatic generic algorithm pipeline for detection and characterization of lesions on such 3D volumes. We compare a wide range of features for region description on their effectiveness at the dual goals of lesion detection and characterization. On multiple feature images, we compute region descriptors at lesion candidate locations obviating the need for explicit lesion segmentation...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227398/radiomic-analysis-of-multi-contrast-brain-mri-for-the-prediction-of-survival-in-patients-with-glioblastoma-multiforme
#20
Ahmad Chaddad, Christian Desrosiers, Matthew Toews, Ahmad Chaddad, Christian Desrosiers, Matthew Toews, Christian Desrosiers, Ahmad Chaddad, Matthew Toews
Image texture features are effective at characterizing the microstructure of cancerous tissues. This paper proposes predicting the survival times of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) patients using texture features extracted in multi-contrast brain MRI images. Texture features are derived locally from contrast enhancement, necrosis and edema regions in T1-weighted post-contrast and fluid-attenuated inversion-recovery (FLAIR) MRIs, based on the gray-level co-occurrence matrix representation. A statistical analysis based on the Kaplan-Meier method and log-rank test is used to identify the texture features related with the overall survival of GBM patients...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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