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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732213/comparison-of-blood-collection-tubes-from-three-different-manufacturers-for-the-collection-of-cell-free-dna-for-liquid-biopsy-mutation-testing
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Christina Alidousty, Danielle Brandes, Carina Heydt, Svenja Wagener, Maike Wittersheim, Stephan Christian Schäfer, Barbara Holz, Sabine Merkelbach-Bruse, Reinhard Büttner, Jana Fassunke, Anne Maria Schultheis
The improvement in sensitive techniques has allowed the detection of tumor-specific aberrations in circulating tumor (ct) DNA. Amplification-refractory mutation system PCR has been used for the analysis of ctDNA to detect resistance-causing mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor gene (eg, EGFR T790M) in lung cancer patients. So far, Streck tubes have been widely used as standard blood collection tubes. Here, we compared blood collection tubes manufactured by Streck with tubes from Roche and Qiagen regarding their utility in stabilizing ctDNA in plasma samples...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723112/surfen-assembled-graphene-oxide-for-fluorescence-turn-on-detection-of-sulfated-glycosaminoglycans-in-biological-matrix
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Yen-Ting Wang, Wei-Lung Tseng
Sulfated glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) not only serve as a biomarker for mucopolysaccharidoses disease but also participate in various biological processes, such as blood clot medication (heparin) and signal transduction (heparan sulfate). However, few fluorescent sensors, such as 1,9-dimethylmethylene blue, have been developed for the detection of sulfated GAGs in the real world. Herein, we fabricated a surfen/few-layer graphene oxide (FLGO) nanocomplex for sensing sulfated GAGs in biological fluids. Surfen molecules are self-assembled onto the surface of FLGO through electrostatic attraction, and their fluorescence was then quenched by the creation of the FLGO-surfen complex (static quenching) and partially combined with the energy transfer from surfen to FLGO (dynamic quenching)...
June 23, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719441/fourteen-day-in-vivo-testing-of-a-compliant-thoracic-artificial-lung
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David J Skoog, Joshua R Pohlmann, David S Demos, Christopher N Scipione, Amit Iyengar, Rebecca E Schewe, Ahmed B Suhaib, Kelly L Koch, Keith E Cook
The compliant thoracic artificial lung (cTAL) has been studied in acute in vivo and in vitro experiments. The cTAL's long-term function and potential use as a bridge to lung transplantation are assessed presently. The cTAL without anticoagulant coatings was attached to sheep (n = 5) via the pulmonary artery and left atrium for 14 days. Systemic heparin anticoagulation was used. Compliant thoracic artificial lung resistance, cTAL gas exchange, hematologic parameters, and organ function were recorded. Two sheep were euthanized for nondevice-related issues...
July 14, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714884/design-and-implementation-of-a-smart-home-system-using-multisensor-data-fusion-technology
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Yu-Liang Hsu, Po-Huan Chou, Hsing-Cheng Chang, Shyan-Lung Lin, Shih-Chin Yang, Heng-Yi Su, Chih-Chien Chang, Yuan-Sheng Cheng, Yu-Chen Kuo
This paper aims to develop a multisensor data fusion technology-based smart home system by integrating wearable intelligent technology, artificial intelligence, and sensor fusion technology. We have developed the following three systems to create an intelligent smart home environment: (1) a wearable motion sensing device to be placed on residents' wrists and its corresponding 3D gesture recognition algorithm to implement a convenient automated household appliance control system; (2) a wearable motion sensing device mounted on a resident's feet and its indoor positioning algorithm to realize an effective indoor pedestrian navigation system for smart energy management; (3) a multisensor circuit module and an intelligent fire detection and alarm algorithm to realize a home safety and fire detection system...
July 15, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705307/a-new-method-for-enhanced-expectoration-of-sputum-by-vibratory-stimulation-of-the-cervical-trachea
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Mitsuhiro Kamimura, Nobuhisa Kameyama, Chie Homma, Tatsuya Ibe, Shinjiro Takeoka, Atsuto Mouri, Yoichiro Hamamoto
BACKGROUND: Expectoration of sputum can be difficult for patients with respiratory conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic bronchitis, or bronchiectasis because of the effects of decreased pulmonary function, respiratory muscle fatigue, altered sputum properties, and impaired ciliary function. We developed a new method for the vibratory stimulation of the cervical trachea and this study aimed to compare it with the Acapella (a current oscillation device) method...
July 2017: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701178/the-future-of-mechanical-ventilation-lessons-from-the-present-and-the-past
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REVIEW
Luciano Gattinoni, John J Marini, Francesca Collino, Giorgia Maiolo, Francesca Rapetti, Tommaso Tonetti, Francesco Vasques, Michael Quintel
The adverse effects of mechanical ventilation in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) arise from two main causes: unphysiological increases of transpulmonary pressure and unphysiological increases/decreases of pleural pressure during positive or negative pressure ventilation. The transpulmonary pressure-related side effects primarily account for ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) while the pleural pressure-related side effects primarily account for hemodynamic alterations. The changes of transpulmonary pressure and pleural pressure resulting from a given applied driving pressure depend on the relative elastances of the lung and chest wall...
July 12, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685333/chrysotile-and-rock-wool-fibers-induce-chromosome-aberrations-and-dna-damage-in-v79-lung-fibroblast-cells
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Yan Cui, Ji Ma, Wei Ye, Zhixia Han, Faqin Dong, Jianjun Deng, Qingbi Zhang
According to global estimates, at least 107,000 people die each year from asbestos-related lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis resulting from occupational exposure. Chrysotile accounts for approximately 90% of asbestos used worldwide. Artificial substitutes can also be cytotoxic to the same degree as chrysotile. But only a few researchers focused on their genetic effects and mutagenicity information which is useful in evaluating the carcinogenicity of chemicals. In this study, chrysotile from Mangnai, Qinghai, China, and an artificial substitute, rock wool fiber were prepared as suspensions and were tested at concentrations of 50, 100, and 200 μg/ml in V79 lung fibroblasts...
July 7, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659880/alkyl-protocatechuate-loaded-nanostructured-lipid-systems-as-a-treatment-strategy-for-paracoccidioides-brasiliensis-and-paracoccidioides-lutzii-in-vitro
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Kaila P Medina-Alarcón, Junya L Singulani, Aline R Voltan, Janaina C O Sardi, Maicon S Petrônio, Mariana B Santos, Carlos R Polaquini, Luis O Regasini, Vanderlan S Bolzani, Dulce H S da Silva, Marlus Chorilli, Maria J S Mendes-Giannini, Ana M Fusco-Almeida
Dodecyl protocatechuate (dodecyl) is a derivative of protocatechuic acid (3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid) that possesses anti-oxidant and antifungal properties. Nanostructured lipid systems (NLS) can potentiate the action of many antifungal agents, reducing the required dose and side effects by improving their activity. This work aimed to evaluate dodecyl protocatechuate loaded into a NLS (NLS+dodecyl) as a strategy for the treatment of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis and P. lutzii in vitro. Antifungal activity against P...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658585/transport-and-flow-characteristics-of-an-oscillating-cylindrical-fiber-for-total-artificial-lung-application
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Adnan Qamar, Joseph L Bull
Mass transport and fluid dynamics characteristics in the vicinity of an oscillating cylindrical fiber with an imposed pulsatile inflow condition are computationally investigated in the present study. The work is motivated by a recently proposed design modification to the Total Artificial Lung (TAL) device, which is expected to provide better gas exchange. Navier-Stokes computations, coupled with convection-diffusion equation are performed to assess flow dynamics and mass transport behavior around the oscillating fiber...
June 28, 2017: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657784/effect-of-emphysema-extent-on-serial-lung-function-in-patients-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Vincent Cottin, David M Hansell, Nicola Sverzellati, Derek Weycker, Katerina M Antoniou, Mark Atwood, Gerry Oster, Klaus-Uwe Kirchgaessler, Harold R Collard, Athol U Wells
Rationale Patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema may have artificially preserved lung volumes. Objectives This post-hoc analysis investigated the relationship between baseline emphysema and fibrosis extents, and pulmonary function changes over 48 weeks. Methods Data were pooled from two Phase III, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials of interferon γ-1b in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (GIPF-001 [NCT00047645]; GIPF-007 [NCT00075998]). Patients with Week 48 data, baseline high-resolution computed tomography images and forced expiratory volume in 1 second/forced vital capacity ratios <0...
June 28, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657112/design-and-validation-of-a-ct-guided-robotic-system-for-lung-cancer-brachytherapy
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Huaisu Dou, Shan Jiang, Zhiyong Yang, Luqing Sun, Xiaodong Ma, Bin Huo
PURPOSE: Currently, lung brachytherapy in clinical setting is a complex procedure. Operation accuracy depends on accurate positioning of the template, however it is difficult to guarantee the positioning accuracy manually. Application of robotic assisted systems can simplify the procedure and improve the manual positioning accuracy. Therefore, a novel CT-guided robotic system was developed to assist the lung cancer brachytherapy. METHODS: A four degree-of-freedom (DOF) robot, controlled by a lung brachytherapy treatment planning system (TPS) software, was designed and manufactured to assist the template positioning...
June 28, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649372/the-use-of-high-frequency-ventilation-during-general-anaesthesia-an-update
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REVIEW
Karolina Galmén, Piotr Harbut, Jacob Freedman, Jan G Jakobsson
Various forms of high-frequency ventilation (HFV) have been described. HFV is broadly defined as artificial ventilation of the lungs with sub-deadspace tidal volumes delivered using supra-physiological frequencies. HFV has been used in anaesthesia and intensive care for special procedures and conditions since the 1960s. Clinical interest in the use and the technical evolution of HFV has developed over time. There is a renewed interest in HFV for avoiding parenchymal movement during stereotactic tumour ablation...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649247/an-antigen-presenting-and-apoptosis-inducing-polymer-microparticle-prolongs-alloskin-graft-survival-by-selectively-and-markedly-depleting-alloreactive-cd8-t-cells
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Wei Wang, Khawar Ali Shahzad, Miaochen Li, Aifeng Zhang, Lei Zhang, Tao Xu, Xin Wan, Chuanlai Shen
Selectively depleting the pathogenic T cells is a fundamental strategy for the treatment of allograft rejection and autoimmune disease since it retains the overall immune function of host. The concept of killer artificial antigen-presenting cells (KaAPCs) has been developed by co-coupling peptide-major histocompatibility complex (pMHC) multimer and anti-Fas monoclonal antibody (mAb) onto the polymeric microparticles (MPs) to induce the apoptosis of antigen-specific T cells. But little information is available about its in vivo therapeutic potential and mechanism...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643320/revised-protocol-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-ecmo-therapy-in-severe-ards-recommendations-of-the-veno-venous-ecmo-expert-panel-appointed-in-february-2016-by-the-national-consultant-on-anesthesiology-and-intensive-care
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Romuald Lango, Zbigniew Szkulmowski, Dariusz Maciejewski, Andrzej Sosnowski, Krzysztof Kusza
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) has become well established technique of the treatment of severe acute respiratory failure (Veno-Venous ECMO) or circulatory failure (Veno-Arterial ECMO) which enables effective blood oxygenation and carbon dioxide removal for several weeks. Veno-Venous ECMO (V-V ECMO ) is a lifesaving treatment of patients in whom severe ARDS makes artificial lung ventilation unlikely to provide satisfactory blood oxygenation for preventing further vital organs damage and progression to death...
2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630204/a-low-molecular-weight-alginate-oligosaccharide-disrupts-pseudomonal-microcolony-formation-and-enhances-antibiotic-effectiveness
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Manon F Pritchard, Lydia C Powell, Alison A Jack, Kate Powell, Konrad Beck, Hannah Florance, Julian Forton, Philip D Rye, Arne Dessen, Katja E Hill, David W Thomas
In chronic respiratory disease the formation of dense, 3-dimensional 'micro colonies' by Pseudomonas aeruginosa within the airway plays an important role in contributing to resistance to treatment. An in vitro biofilm model of pseudomonal microcolony formation using artificial sputum (AS) medium was established to study the effects of low molecular weight alginate oligomers (OligoG CF-5/20) on pseudomonal growth, microcolony formation and the efficacy of colistin. The studies employed clinical cystic fibrosis (CF) isolates (n=3) and reference non-mucoid and mucoid multi-drug resistant (MDR) CF isolates (n=7)...
June 19, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605194/discovery-of-two-bacterial-nitric-oxide-responsive-proteins-and-their-roles-in-bacterial-biofilm-regulation
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Sajjad Hossain, Lisa-Marie Nisbett, Elizabeth M Boon
Bacterial biofilms form when bacteria adhere to a surface and produce an exopolysaccharide matrix ( Costerton Science 1999 , 284 , 1318 ; Davies Science 1998 , 280 , 295 ; Flemming Nat. Rev. Microbiol. 2010 , 8 , 623 ). Because biofilms are resistant to antibiotics, they are problematic in many aspects of human health and welfare, causing, for instance, persistent fouling of medical implants such as catheters and artificial joints ( Brunetto Chimia 2008 , 62 , 249 ). They are responsible for chronic infections in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients and in open wounds, such as those associated with burns and diabetes...
June 12, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595469/application-of-the-icrp-respiratory-tract-model-to-estimate-pulmonary-retention-of-industrially-sampled-indium-containing-dusts
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Aleksandr B Stefaniak, M Abbas Virji, Melissa A Badding, Kristin J Cummings
Inhalation of indium-containing dusts is associated with the development of indium lung disease. Workers may be exposed to several different chemical forms of indium; however, their lung dosimetry is not fully understood. We characterized the physicochemical properties and measured the lung dissolution kinetics of eight indium-containing dusts. Indium dissolution rates in artificial lung fluids spanned two orders of magnitude. We used the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) human respiratory model (HRTM) to estimate pulmonary indium deposition, retention and biokinetic clearance to blood...
June 8, 2017: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586311/mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Xiaohong Li, Shaojie Yue, Ziqiang Luo
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a major cause of respiratory failure in critically ill patients and common outcome of various lung interstitial diseases. Its mortality remains high, and no effective pharmacotherapy, in addition to artificial ventilation and transplantation, exists. As such, the administration of mesenchymal stem or stromal cells (MSCs) is currently investigated as a new therapeutic method for pulmonary fibrosis. Clinical trials on MSC-based therapy as a potential treatment for lung injury and fibrosis are also performed...
May 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585921/detection-of-lung-cancer-in-exhaled-breath-with-electronic-nose-using-support-vector-machine-analysis
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Madara Tirzīte, Māris Bukovskis, Gunta Strazda, Normunds Jurka, Immanuels Taivans
Lung cancer is one of the most common malignancies with a low five-year survival rate. There are no cheap, simple and widely available screening methods for early diagnostics of lung cancer. The aim of the study was to determine whether analysis of the exhaled breath with an artificial olfactory sensor using support vector analysis can differentiate lung cancer patients from healthy individuals and patients with other lung diseases regardless of the stage of lung cancer and the most common comorbidities...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566606/pulmonary-endometriosis-which-probably-occurred-through-hematogenous-metastasis-after-artificial-abortion
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Kazushi Fujimoto, Hajime Kasai, Masaki Suga, Toshihiko Sugiura, Jiro Terada, Hidemi Suzuki, Masayuki Oota, Ichiro Yoshino, Yukio Nakatani, Koichiro Tatsumi
Pulmonary endometriosis (PEM) is a rare disease characterized by the proliferation of ectopic endometrial tissue in the lungs, which presents as catamenial hemoptysis. A 20-year-old-woman was admitted for repeated hemoptysis. Chest CT revealed a ground-glass opacity that appeared consistently with her menstrual cycle. Our detailed inquiry revealed a history of artificial abortion, which was followed by the use of oral contraceptives and catamenial hemoptysis after the discontinuation of these medications. Surgical removal was performed and histopathological examinations confirmed PEM...
2017: Internal Medicine
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