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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444761/photon-counting-ct-for-simultaneous-imaging-of-multiple-contrast-agents-in-the-abdomen-an-in-vivo-study
#1
Rolf Symons, Bernhard Krauss, Pooyan Sahbaee, Tyler E Cork, Manu N Lakshmanan, David A Bluemke, Amir Pourmorteza
PURPOSE: To demonstrate the feasibility of spectral imaging using photon-counting detector (PCD) x-ray computed tomography (CT) for simultaneous material decomposition of 3 contrast agents in vivo in a large animal model. METHODS: This Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee-approved study used a canine model. Bismuth subsalicylate was administered orally 24-72 hours before imaging. PCD CT was performed during intravenous administration of 40-60 ml gadoterate meglumine; 3...
April 26, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441829/-primary-ciliary-dyskinesia-with-hydin-gene-mutations-in-a-child-and-literature-review
#2
L L Chen, Y G Yang, J Z Wu, X R Chen
Objective: To review children's primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) in the pathogenesis, clinical manifestation, diagnosis and treatment. Method: To summarize and analyze the clinical data of a patient who was admitted to the first affiliated hospital of Xiamen University with primary ciliary dyskinesia in April 2014 while referring to related literature. Result: An 11 years old boy, weighting about 22 kg, had a course of more than 10 years with repeated cough, stuffy and runny nose shortly after the birth. Examinations after admission to hospital showed that he presented with visible clubbing, bilateral paranasal sinus area tenderness, pharynx posterior wall with visible yellow pussy stuff drip and bilateral lung had scattered wet rales...
April 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438194/malaria-profiles-and-challenges-in-artemisinin-resistance-containment-in-myanmar
#3
Thet Wai Nwe, Tin Oo, Khin Thet Wai, Shuisen Zhou, Johan van Griensven, Palanivel Chinnakali, Safieh Shah, Aung Thi
BACKGROUND: This study examined evolving malaria profiles from January, 2010 to December, 2014 to evaluate achievements and challenges of implementing measures to prevent and control spread of artemisinin resistance in Myanmar. METHODS: Using National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) data, a cross-sectional descriptive study of 52 townships in artemisinin-resistant containment areas in Myanmar was conducted. Annual program data were analysed, and trends over time are graphically presented...
April 25, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432996/toxicological-effects-of-phenol-on-four-marine-microalgae
#4
Weiyan Duan, Fanping Meng, Yufei Lin, Guoshan Wang
The toxic effects of phenol on four marine microalgae (Dunaliella salina, Platymonas subcordiformis, Phaeodactylum tricornutum Bohlin, and Skeletonema costatum) were evaluated. The 96h EC50 values were 72.29, 92.97, 27.32, and 27.32mgL(-1), respectively, which were lower than those values of freshwater microalgae reported in the literature. During a 96-h exposure to a sub-lethal concentration of phenol (1/2 96h EC50) with green alga (D. salina) and diatom (S. costatum), reactive oxygen species (ROS) accumulation, and chlorophyll a (Chl a) content decrease were simultaneously observed in diatom cells after 48h treatment...
April 13, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428276/micellar-delivery-of-mir-34a-modulator-rubone-and-paclitaxel-in-resistant-prostate-cancer
#5
Di Wen, Yang Peng, Feng Lin, Rakesh K Singh, Ram I Mahato
Treatment of prostate cancer with paclitaxel (PTX) often fails due to development of chemoresistance caused by downregulation of the tumor suppressor gene miR-34a. In this study, we demonstrate that co-delivery of PTX and 2'-hydroxy-2,4,4',5,6'-pentamethoxychalcone (termed rubone) drives upregulation of miR-34a and chemosensitizes PTX-resistant prostate cancer cells, killing both cancer stem-like cells (CSCs) and bulk tumor cells. Rubone upregulated miR-34a and reversed its downstream target genes in DU145-TXR and PC3-TXR cells...
April 20, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427341/reactive-oxygen-species-mediate-tapetal-programmed-cell-death-in-tobacco-and-tomato
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Shi-Xia Yu, Qiang-Nan Feng, Hong-Tao Xie, Sha Li, Yan Zhang
BACKGROUND: Hybrid vigor is highly valued in the agricultural industry. Male sterility is an important trait for crop breeding. Pollen development is under strict control of both gametophytic and sporophytic factors, and defects in this process can result in male sterility. Both in the dicot Arabidopsis and in the moncot rice, proper timing of programmed cell death (PCD) in the tapetum ensures pollen development. Dynamic ROS levels have been reported to control tapetal PCD, and thus pollen development, in Arabidopsis and rice...
April 20, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426452/defining-the-most-appropriate-delivery-mode-in-women-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-systematic-review
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Arthur Foulon, Jean-Louis Dupas, Charles Sabbagh, Julien Chevreau, Lionel Rebibo, Franck Brazier, Guillaume Bouguen, Jean Gondry, Mathurin Fumery
INTRODUCTION: High cesarean section (CS) rates are observed in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but limited data are available to support this decision. We conducted a comprehensive review to evaluate the most appropriate mode of delivery in women with IBD according to disease phenotype and activity, as well as surgical history. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched MEDLINE (source PubMed) and international conference abstracts, and included all studies that evaluated digestive outcome after delivery in patients with IBD...
May 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425493/characterization-of-different-microbubbles-in-assisting-focused-ultrasound-induced-blood-brain-barrier-opening
#8
Sheng-Kai Wu, Po-Chun Chu, Wen-Yen Chai, Shih-Tsung Kang, Chih-Hung Tsai, Ching-Hsiang Fan, Chih-Kuang Yeh, Hao-Li Liu
Microbubbles (MBs) serve as a critical catalyst to amplify local cavitation in CNS capillary lumen to facilitate focused ultrasound (FUS) to transiently open the blood-brain barrier (BBB). However, limited understanding is available regarding the effect of different microbubbles to induce BBB opening. The aim of this study is to characterize different MBs on their effect in FUS-induced BBB opening. Three MBs, SonoVue, Definity, and USphere, were tested, with 0.4-MHz FUS exposure at 0.62-1.38 of mechanical index (MI) on rats...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424988/overcoming-chemotherapy-drug-resistance-by-targeting-inhibitors-of-apoptosis-proteins-iaps
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REVIEW
Rama Rathore, Jennifer E McCallum, Elizabeth Varghese, Ana-Maria Florea, Dietrich Büsselberg
Inhibitors of apoptosis (IAPs) are a family of proteins that play a significant role in the control of programmed cell death (PCD). PCD is essential to maintain healthy cell turnover within tissue but also to fight disease or infection. Uninhibited, IAPs can suppress apoptosis and promote cell cycle progression. Therefore, it is unsurprising that cancer cells demonstrate significantly elevated expression levels of IAPs, resulting in improved cell survival, enhanced tumor growth and subsequent metastasis. Therapies to target IAPs in cancer has garnered substantial scientific interest and as resistance to anti-cancer agents becomes more prevalent, targeting IAPs has become an increasingly attractive strategy to re-sensitize cancer cells to chemotherapies, antibody based-therapies and TRAIL therapy...
April 19, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423083/autophagy-protects-against-neural-cell-death-induced-by-piperidine-alkaloids-present-in-prosopis-juliflora-mesquite
#10
Victor D A Silva, Carlos Cuevas, Patricia Muñoz, Monica Villa, Ulises Ahumada-Castro, Sandro Huenchuguala, Cleonice C Dos Santos, Fillipe M DE Araujo, Rafael S Ferreira, Vanessa B DA Silva, Juliana H C E Silva, Érica N Soares, Eudes S Velozo, Juan Segura-Aguilar, Silvia L Costa
Prosopis juliflora is a shrub that has been used to feed animals and humans. However, a synergistic action of piperidine alkaloids has been suggested to be responsible for neurotoxic damage observed in animals. We investigated the involvement of programmed cell death (PCD) and autophagy on the mechanism of cell death induced by a total extract (TAE) of alkaloids and fraction (F32) from P. juliflora leaves composed majoritary of juliprosopine in a model of neuron/glial cell co-culture. We saw that TAE (30 µg/mL) and F32 (7...
January 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413282/comparison-of-success-of-tracheal-intubation-using-macintosh-laryngoscope-assisted-bonfils-fiberscope-and-truview-video-laryngoscope-in-simulated-difficult-airway
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Bangaru Vivek, R Sripriya, Gayatri Mishra, M Ravishankar, S Parthasarathy
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Restriction of head and neck movements prevents the alignment of the oral, pharyngeal, and laryngeal axes and increases the incidence of difficult tracheal intubation in patients with cervical spine fractures. Video laryngoscopes have gained an important role in the management of difficult intubation, especially in situations with limited head and neck movements. This study compares the success of intubation using Macintosh laryngoscope assisted Bonfils(®) fiberscope (ML-BF) with Truview(PCD) video laryngoscope (TV) in patients with simulated restricted head and neck movements...
January 2017: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412051/-impact-of-postoperative-cognitive-decline-in-quality-of-life-a-prospective-study
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Joana Borges, Joana Moreira, Adriano Moreira, Alice Santos, Fernando J Abelha
BACKGROUND: Regardless the progress in perioperative care postoperative cognitive decline (PCD) has been accepted unequivocally as a significant and frequent complication of surgery in older patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of postoperative cognitive decline and its influence on quality of life three months after surgery. METHODS: Observational, prospective study in a Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) in patients aged above 45 years, after elective major surgery...
April 12, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408202/airway-clearance-techniques-for-primary-ciliary-dyskinesia-is-the-cystic-fibrosis-literature-portable
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REVIEW
Lynne Marie Schofield, Alistair Duff, Cathy Brennan
Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) is a rare inherited disease with impaired mucociliary clearance. Airway clearance techniques (ACTs) are commonly recommended for patients with PCD to facilitate mucus clearance, despite a lack of evidence in this group. Current physiotherapy practice in PCD is based on evidence extrapolated from the field of Cystic Fibrosis (CF). This paper focuses on the available evidence and outlines challenges in extrapolating evidence between the conditions for best clinical practice.
March 16, 2017: Paediatric Respiratory Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403885/lung-structure-and-function-similarities-between-primary-ciliary-dyskinesia-and-mild-cystic-fibrosis-a-pilot-study
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Marco Maglione, Silvia Montella, Carmine Mollica, Vincenzo Carnovale, Paola Iacotucci, Fabiola De Gregorio, Antonella Tosco, Mariarosaria Cervasio, Valeria Raia, Francesca Santamaria
BACKGROUND: Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) and cystic fibrosis (CF) are increasingly compared. There are no chest magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) comparative studies of PCD and CF. We assessed clinical, functional, microbiological and MRI findings in PCD and mild CF patients in order to evaluate different expression of lung disease. METHODS: Twenty PCD (15.1 years) and 20 CF subjects with mild respiratory impairment (16 years, 70% with pancreatic insufficiency) underwent MRI, spirometry, and sputum cultures when clinically stable...
April 12, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396103/beneficial-effects-of-gluten-free-diet-in-potential-coeliac-disease-in-adult-population
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Nicola Imperatore, Raffaella Tortora, Giovanni Domenico De Palma, Pietro Capone, Nicolò Gerbino, Sara Donetto, Anna Testa, Nicola Caporaso, Antonio Rispo
BACKGROUND: To date, potential coeliac disease (PCD) occurring in adults remains an almost unexplored condition. AIMS: To explore the prognostic role of Marsh grade in adult PCD patients, and to evaluate the effects of gluten-containing diet (GCD) in asymptomatic PCD patients. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated all consecutive adult PCD patients followed-up for at least 6 years. Patients were divided into: Group A (patients with Marsh 0 histology) and Group B (Marsh 1 patients)...
March 22, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395407/-the-clinical-characteristics-of-17-cases-of-primary-ciliary-dyskinesia
#16
X L Tian, S B Wang, S Y Zheng, X Li, K F Xu
Objective: To review the clinical data of cases of primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD), and to explore the clinical characteristics for the understanding of PCD. Methods: We retrospectively summarized 17 patients with PCD diagnosed in Peking Union Medical College Hospital from Jan 2009 to Dec 2014. There were 7 male and 10 female patients, with the age from 6 to 57 years at the time of diagnosis. The mean onset age of the disease was 11.7±2.1 years, and the mean age at diagnosis was 29.5±3.5 years. We analyzed their clinical symtoms, radiologic images, pulmonary function test and the electron microscopic findings for the clinical characteristics of PCD...
April 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392615/ultra-high-spatial-resolution-multi-energy-ct-using-photon-counting-detector-technology
#17
S Leng, R Gutjahr, A Ferrero, S Kappler, A Henning, A Halaweish, W Zhou, J Montoya, C McCollough
Two ultra-high-resolution (UHR) imaging modes, each with two energy thresholds, were implemented on a research, whole-body photon-counting-detector (PCD) CT scanner, referred to as sharp and UHR, respectively. The UHR mode has a pixel size of 0.25 mm at iso-center for both energy thresholds, with a collimation of 32 × 0.25 mm. The sharp mode has a 0.25 mm pixel for the low-energy threshold and 0.5 mm for the high-energy threshold, with a collimation of 48 × 0.25 mm. Kidney stones with mixed mineral composition and lung nodules with different shapes were scanned using both modes, and with the standard imaging mode, referred to as macro mode (0...
February 11, 2017: Proceedings of SPIE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392613/lung-nodule-volume-quantification-and-shape-differentiation-with-an-ultra-high-resolution-technique-on-a-photon-counting-detector-ct-system
#18
W Zhou, J Montoya, R Gutjahr, A Ferrero, A Halaweish, S Kappler, C McCollough, S Leng
A new ultra high-resolution (UHR) mode has been implemented on a whole body photon counting-detector (PCD) CT system. The UHR mode has a pixel size of 0.25 mm by 0.25 mm at the iso-center, while the conventional (macro) mode is limited to 0.5 mm by 0.5 mm. A set of synthetic lung nodules (two shapes, five sizes, and two radio-densities) was scanned using both the UHR and macro modes and reconstructed with 2 reconstruction kernels (4 sets of images in total). Linear regression analysis was performed to compare measured nodule volumes from CT images to reference volumes...
February 11, 2017: Proceedings of SPIE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392108/anterior-posterior-gradient-in-neural-stem-and-daughter-cell-proliferation-governed-by-spatial-and-temporal-hox-control
#19
Ignacio Monedero Cobeta, Behzad Yaghmaeian Salmani, Stefan Thor
A readily evident feature of animal central nervous systems (CNSs), apparent in all vertebrates and many invertebrates alike, is its "wedge-like" appearance, with more cells generated in anterior than posterior regions. This wedge could conceivably be established by an antero-posterior (A-P) gradient in the number of neural progenitor cells, their proliferation behaviors, and/or programmed cell death (PCD). However, the contribution of each of these mechanisms, and the underlying genetic programs, are not well understood...
April 24, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390491/ferric-reducing-antioxidant-potential-frap-of-antioxidants-using-reaction-flow-chromatography
#20
A Jones, S Pravadali-Cekic, G R Dennis, R Bashir, P J Mahon, R A Shalliker
High performance liquid chromatography coupled with post column derivatisation (HPLC-PCD) may be used to profile the antioxidant content of a sample. There are, however, drawbacks in the use of HPLC-PCD setups; namely the high volume reaction coils that are typically used lowering the observed separation efficiency. Reaction flow chromatography has the ability to overcome these inefficiencies by using a more efficient mixing technique inside the outlet fitting itself, post column reaction loops can be removed with resulting improvement in signal to noise response, plus the separation efficiency is maintained...
May 15, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
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