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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684522/microcalcifications-in-breast-cancer-from-pathophysiology-to-diagnosis-and-prognosis
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REVIEW
S O'Grady, M P Morgan
The implementation of mammographic screening programmes in many countries has been linked to a marked increase in early detection and improved prognosis for breast cancer patients. Breast tumours can be detected by assessing several features in mammographic images but one of the most common are the presence of small deposits of calcium known as microcalcifications, which in many cases may be the only detectable sign of a breast tumour. In addition to their efficacy in the detection of breast cancer, the presence of microcalcifications within a breast tumour may also convey useful prognostic information...
April 20, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683475/pharmacological-interventions-for-the-prevention-of-insufficiency-fractures-and-avascular-necrosis-associated-with-pelvic-radiotherapy-in-adults
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REVIEW
Qurrat U van den Blink, Kate Garcez, Caroline C Henson, Susan E Davidson, Claire E Higham
BACKGROUND: Pelvic radiotherapy is a treatment delivered to an estimated 150,000 to 300,000 people annually across high-income countries. Fractures due to normal stresses on weakened bone due to radiotherapy are termed insufficiency fractures. Pelvic radiotherapy-related interruption of the blood supply to the hip is termed avascular necrosis and is another recognised complication. The reported incidences of insufficiency fractures are 2.7% to 89% and risk of developing avascular necrosis is 0...
April 23, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681644/paraneoplastic-lambert-eaton-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-disseminated-metastatic-cancer
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Gregorio Arellano-Aguilar, Erik Santiago Núñez-Mojica, José Luis Gutiérrez-Velazco, Luis Gerardo Domínguez-Carrillo
Background: Neurological paraneoplastic syndromes are rare, occur in 0.01% of all cancer patients; like part of them, the Lambert-Eaton syndrome is an autoimmune presynaptic disorder of neuromuscular transmission characterized by muscle weakness and neurovegetative dysfunction, and often associated with small cell lung cancer. Case report: A 72 years old female with a family history of lung cancer and leukemia, with 7 months of dry cough and 3 months with waist and pelvic muscle weakness, oropharyngeal dysphagia, dry mouth, chronic constipation and weight loss of 10 kg...
2018: Cirugia y Cirujanos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680722/effect-of-calcium-hydroxide-dressing-on-the-dentinal-tubule-penetration-of-2-different-root-canal-sealers-a-confocal-laser-scanning-microscopic-study
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Emel Uzunoglu-Özyürek, Özge Erdoğan, Sevinç Aktemur Türker
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of calcium hydroxide (Ca[OH]2 ) dressing on the dentinal tubule penetration of epoxy resin-based sealer (AH 26; Dentsply Maillefer, Ballaigues, Switzerland) and tricalcium silicate-based sealer (BioRoot RCS; Septodont, Saint Maurdes Fosses, France). METHODS: Fifty-two single-rooted mandibular premolars were used. Four samples were assigned as the positive control. Twenty-four samples received Ca(OH)2 labeled with rhodamine B, whereas the rest did not...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680042/characteristics-and-nutritional-value-of-whole-wheat-cracker-fortified-with-tuna-bone-bio-calcium-powder
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Soottawat Benjakul, Supatra Karnjanapratum
Whole wheat cracker fortified with tuna bone bio-calcium (Bio-Ca) powder was developed as health-promoting food rich in calcium. Fortification with different levels of Bi-Ca, over the range of 0-50% of whole wheat flour (w/w) on quality and sensory properties of crackers, were determined. Color, thickness, weight and textural properties of crackers varied with the different levels of Bio-Ca powder added, but it was found that up to 30% could be added without detrimental effect on sensory properties. Scanning electron microscopic images showed that the developed crackers were less porous and had a denser structure, compared to the control...
September 1, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679953/antinociception-by-the-anti-oxidized-phospholipid-antibody-e06
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Milad Mohammadi, Beatrice Oehler, Jan Kloka, Corinna Martin, Alexander Brack, Robert Blum, Heike L Rittner
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Reactive oxygen species (ROS) and their downstream molecules such as oxidized phospholipids (OxPL) and 4-hydroxynonenal (4-HNE) activate transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) and vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) ion channels in vivo and in vitro shaping thermal and mechanical hypersensitivity in inflammatory pain. E06/T15 is a monoclonal autoantibody against oxidized phosphatidylcholine (OxPC) used in diagnostics in arteriosclerosis. Recently, we provided evidence that E06 also ameliorates inflammatory pain...
April 21, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679679/activation-of-cyclic-gmp-dependent-protein-kinase-blocks-alcohol-mediated-cell-death-and-calcium-disruption-in-cerebellar-granule-neurons
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Dimitrios E Kouzoukas, Ramesh C Bhalla, Nicholas J Pantazis
Alcohol during brain development leads to the widespread neuronal death observed in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). In comparison, the mature brain is less vulnerable to alcohol. Studies into maturation-acquired alcohol resistance uncovered a protective mechanism that reduces alcohol-induced neuronal death through nitric oxide-cGMP-cyclic GMP-dependent protein kinase (NO-cGMP-cGK) signaling. However, the downstream processes underlying this neuroprotection remain unclear. Alcohol can disrupt levels of intracellular calcium ([Ca2+ ]i ) in vulnerable neuronal populations to trigger cell death in both in vivo and in vitro models of FASD...
April 18, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677060/cerebral-small-vessel-but-not-large-vessel-disease-is-associated-with-impaired-cerebral-autoregulation-during-cardiopulmonary-bypass-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Yohei Nomura, Roland Faegle, Daijiro Hori, Abbas Al-Qamari, Alexander J Nemeth, Rebecca Gottesman, Gayane Yenokyan, Charles Brown, Charles W Hogue
BACKGROUND: Impaired cerebral blood flow (CBF) autoregulation during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is associated with stroke and other adverse outcomes. Large and small arterial stenosis is prevalent in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. We hypothesize that large and/or small vessel cerebral arterial disease is associated with impaired cerebral autoregulation during CPB. METHODS: A retrospective cohort analysis of data from 346 patients undergoing cardiac surgery with CPB enrolled in an ongoing prospectively randomized clinical trial of autoregulation monitoring were evaluated...
April 17, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676347/dual-energy-computed-tomography-a-reliable-and-established-tool-for-in-vivo-differentiation-of-uric-acid-from-nonuric-acid-renal-stones
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Mohd Ilyas, Ghanshyam Dev, Anchal Gupta, Tameem Ahmad Bhat, Shwait Sharma
Background: Dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) utilises the technique of simultaneous image acquisition of a body part at two different energy levels of the X-ray tubes. We used the DECT in this project to study its accuracy in non-invasive in vivo differentiation of uric acid (UA) calculi from non-UA calculi using the 3rd generation dual-source computed tomography (CT) scanner. Materials and Methods: The DECT ratios of the various stones were noted and compared with the postextraction analysis of stones for composition...
January 2018: Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676206/fabrication-of-vascularized-bone-flaps-with-sustained-release-of-rhbmp-2-and-arteriovenous-bundle
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Bo Li, Changshun Ruan, Yufei Ma, Zhifeng Huang, Zhenfei Huang, Gang Zhou, Jing Zhang, Hai Wang, Zhihong Wu, Guixing Qiu
INTRODUCTION: It is a common treatment strategy in the clinic to transplant a vascularized bone flap for a large bone defect. But it is difficult for peripheral blood vessels to grow into the central region of a large bone construct. In this study, we fabricated a vascularized bone flap from a 3D-printed biodegradable PLGA/β-TCP scaffold using the combination of an arteriovenous (AV) bundle and recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A degradable porous poly (lactide-co-glycolide) /-tri-calcium phosphate (PLGA/β-TCP) scaffold was prepared by adopting 3D plotting and a low-temperature deposition technique...
April 20, 2018: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675334/rapid-volumetric-imaging-with-bessel-beam-three-photon-microscopy
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Bingying Chen, Xiaoshuai Huang, Dongzhou Gou, Jianzhi Zeng, Guoqing Chen, Meijun Pang, Yanhui Hu, Zhe Zhao, Yunfeng Zhang, Zhuan Zhou, Haitao Wu, Heping Cheng, Zhigang Zhang, Chris Xu, Yulong Li, Liangyi Chen, Aimin Wang
Owing to its tissue-penetration ability, multi-photon fluorescence microscopy allows for the high-resolution, non-invasive imaging of deep tissue in vivo ; the recently developed three-photon microscopy (3PM) has extended the depth of high-resolution, non-invasive functional imaging of mouse brains to beyond 1.0 mm. However, the low repetition rate of femtosecond lasers that are normally used in 3PM limits the temporal resolution of point-scanning three-photon microscopy. To increase the volumetric imaging speed of 3PM, we propose a combination of an axially elongated needle-like Bessel-beam with three-photon excitation (3PE) to image biological samples with an extended depth of focus...
April 1, 2018: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675297/minimally-invasive-multimode-optical-fiber-microendoscope-for-deep-brain-fluorescence-imaging
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Shay Ohayon, Antonio Caravaca-Aguirre, Rafael Piestun, James J DiCarlo
A major open challenge in neuroscience is the ability to measure and perturb neural activity in vivo from well defined neural sub-populations at cellular resolution anywhere in the brain. However, limitations posed by scattering and absorption prohibit non-invasive multi-photon approaches for deep (>2mm) structures, while gradient refractive index (GRIN) endoscopes are relatively thick and can cause significant damage upon insertion. Here, we present a novel micro-endoscope design to image neural activity at arbitrary depths via an ultra-thin multi-mode optical fiber (MMF) probe that has 5-10X thinner diameter than commercially available micro-endoscopes...
April 1, 2018: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675263/micro-ct-x-ray-imaging-exposes-structured-diffusion-barriers-within-biofilms
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Alona Keren-Paz, Vlad Brumfeld, Yaara Oppenheimer-Shaanan, Ilana Kolodkin-Gal
In nature, bacteria predominantly exist as highly structured biofilms, which are held together by extracellular polymeric substance and protect their residents from environmental insults, such as antibiotics. The mechanisms supporting this phenotypic resistance are poorly understood. Recently, we identified a new mechanism maintaining biofilms - an active production of calcite minerals. In this work, a high-resolution and robust µCT technique is used to study the mineralized areas within intact bacterial biofilms...
2018: NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674364/health-and-prevention-enhancement-h-peace-a-retrospective-population-based-cohort-study-conducted-at-the-seoul-national-university-hospital-gangnam-center-korea
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Changhyun Lee, Eun Kyung Choe, Ji Min Choi, Yunji Hwang, Young Lee, Boram Park, Su Jin Chung, Min-Sun Kwak, Jong-Eun Lee, Joo Sung Kim, Sue Kyung Park, Sang-Heon Cho
PURPOSE: The Health and Prevention Enhancement (H-PEACE) study was designed to investigate the association of diagnostic imaging results, biomarkers and the predisease stage of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as malignancies and metabolic diseases, in an average-risk population in Korea. PARTICIPANTS: This study enrolled a large-scale retrospective cohort at the Healthcare System Gangnam Center, Seoul National University Hospital, from October 2003 to December 2014...
April 19, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674292/the-influence-of-mineral-particles-on-fibroblast-behaviour-a-comparative-study
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Diosangeles Soto Veliz, Jens C Luoto, Ilari Pulli, Martti Toivakka
Minerals are versatile tools utilised to modify and control the physical-chemical and functional properties of substrates. Those properties include ones directing cell fate; thus, minerals can potentially provide a direct and inexpensive method to manipulate cell behaviour. This paper shows how different minerals influence human dermal fibroblast behaviour depending on their properties. Different calcium carbonates, calcium sulphates, silica, silicates, and titanium dioxide were characterised using TEM, ATR-FTIR, and zeta potential measurements...
April 10, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673196/annexins-in-glaucoma
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REVIEW
Timothy E Yap, Benjamin Michael Davis, Li Guo, Eduardo M Normando, Maria Francesca Cordeiro
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of irreversible visual loss, which has been estimated to affect 3.5% of those over 40 years old and projected to affect a total of 112 million people by 2040. Such a dramatic increase in affected patients demonstrates the need for continual improvement in the way we diagnose and treat this condition. Annexin A5 is a 36 kDa protein that is ubiquitously expressed in humans and is studied as an indicator of apoptosis in several fields. This molecule has a high calcium-dependent affinity for phosphatidylserine, a cell membrane phospholipid externalized to the outer cell membrane in early apoptosis...
April 17, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672449/cortical-astrocytes-prime-the-induction-of-spine-plasticity-and-mirror-image-pain
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Tatsuya Ishikawa, Kei Eto, Sun Kwang Kim, Hiroaki Wake, Ikuko Takeda, Hiroshi Horiuchi, Andrew J Moorhouse, Hitoshi Ishibashi, Junichi Nabekura
Peripheral nerve injury causes maladaptive plasticity in the central nervous system and induces chronic pain. In addition to the injured limb, abnormal pain sensation can appear in the limb contralateral to the injury, called mirror image pain. Since synaptic remodeling in the primary somatosensory cortex (S1) has critical roles in the induction of chronic pain, cortical reorganization in the S1 ipsilateral to the injured limb may also accompany mirror image pain. To elucidate this, we conducted in vivo two-photon calcium imaging of neuron and astrocyte activity in the ipsilateral S1 following a peripheral nerve injury...
April 16, 2018: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672176/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-vascular-calcification-in-chinese-patients-receiving-dialysis-baseline-results-from-a-prospective-cohort-study
#18
Zhi-Hong Liu, Xue-Qing Yu, Jun-Wei Yang, Ai-Li Jiang, Bi-Cheng Liu, Chang-Ying Xing, Ji-Zhuang Lou, Mei Wang, Hong Cheng, Jun Liu, Jun-Zhou Fu, Ai-Hua Zhang, Miao Zhang, Qiao-Ling Zhou, Chen Yu, Rong Wang, Li Wang, Yu-Qing Chen, Tian-Jun Guan, Ai Peng, Chen Nan, Chuan-Ming Hao, Xu-Yang Cheng
OBJECTIVE: With limited data available on calcification prevalence in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients on dialysis, the China Dialysis Calcification Study (CDCS) determined the prevalence of vascular/valvular calcification (VC) and association of risk factors in Chinese patients with prevalent hemodialysis (HD) or peritoneal dialysis (PD). METHODS: CKD patients undergoing HD/PD for ≥6 months were enrolled. Prevalence data for calcification and medical history were documented at baseline...
April 19, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672123/interferon-%C3%AE-enhances-the-cough-reflex-sensitivity-via-calcium-influx-in-vagal-sensory-neurons
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Zheng Deng, Wenliang Zhou, Jiayang Sun, Chenhui Li, Bonian Zhong, Kefang Lai
RATIONALE: Cough hypersensitivity syndrome is often triggered by a viral infection. The viral infection might trigger cough hypersensitivity via increasing the release of interferon-γ from T lymphocytes in the lung. OBJECTIVES: To investigate effects of interferon-γ on the vagal sensory neurons and the cough reflex. METHODS: Effects of interferon-γ on the cough reflex were investigated in guinea pigs. Cellular immunofluorescence imaging, calcium imaging and patch clamp techniques were used to study effects of interferon-γ in primary cultured rat vagal sensory neurons...
April 19, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671572/aggregation-induced-emission-probe-for-light-up-and-in-situ-detection-of-calcium-ions-at-high-concentration
#20
Meng Gao, Yunxia Li, Xiaohui Chen, Shiwu Li, Li Ren, Ben Zhong Tang
The fluorescent probe for the detection of calcium ions is an indispensable tool in the biomedical field. The millimolar order of Ca(II) ions is associated with many physiological processes and diseases, such as hypercalcemia, soft tissue calcification, and bone microcracks. However, the conventional fluorescent probes are only suitable for imaging Ca(II) ions in the nanomolar to micromolar range, which can be because of their high affinities toward Ca(II) ions and aggregation-caused quenching drawbacks. To tackle this challenge, we herein develop an aggregation-induced emission (AIE) probe SA-4CO2 Na for selective and light-up detection of Ca(II) ions in the millimolar range (0...
April 19, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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