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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823084/effects-of-a-novel-tungsten-impregnated-rubber-neck-shield-on-the-quality-of-cerebral-images-acquired-using-15-o-labeled-gas
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Kei Wagatsuma, Keiichi Oda, Kenta Miwa, Motoki Inaji, Muneyuki Sakata, Jun Toyohara, Kiichi Ishiwata, Masayuki Sasaki, Kenji Ishii
The present study aimed to validate the effects of a novel tungsten-impregnated rubber neck shield on the quality of phantom and clinical (15)O-labeled gas positron emission tomography (PET) images. Images were acquired in the presence or absence of a neck shield from a cylindrical phantom containing [(15)O]H2O (phantom study) and from three individuals using [(15)O]CO2, [(15)O]O2 and [(15)O]CO gas (clinical study). Data were acquired in three-dimensional (3D) mode using a Discovery PET/CT 710. Values for cerebral blood flow, cerebral blood volume, oxygen extraction fraction, and cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen with and without the neck shield were calculated from (15)O-labeled gas images...
August 19, 2017: Radiological Physics and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822749/dominance-of-layer-specific-microvessel-dilation-in-contrast-enhanced-high-resolution-fmri-comparison-between-hemodynamic-spread-and-vascular-architecture-with-clarity
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Alexander John Poplawsky, Mitsuhiro Fukuda, Bok-Man Kang, Jae Hwan Kim, Minah Suh, Seong-Gi Kim
Contrast-enhanced cerebral blood volume-weighted (CBVw) fMRI response peaks are specific to the layer of evoked synaptic activity (Poplawsky et al., 2015), but the spatial resolution limit of CBVw fMRI is unknown. In this study, we measured the laminar spread of the CBVw fMRI evoked response in the external plexiform layer (EPL, 265 ± 65 μm anatomical thickness, mean ± SD, n = 30 locations from 5 rats) of the rat olfactory bulb during electrical stimulation of the lateral olfactory tract and examined its potential vascular source...
August 16, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822634/development-and-efficacy-testing-of-a-hollow-awl-that-leads-to-patent-bone-marrow-channels-and-greater-mesenchymal-stem-cell-mobilization-during-bone-marrow-stimulation-cartilage-repair-surgery
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Byoung-Hyun Min, Minh-Dung Truong, Hyung Keun Song, Jae Ho Cho, Do Young Park, Heon Ju Kweon, Jun Young Chung
PURPOSE: To investigate whether microfracture with a cannulated hollow awl can yield more patent marrow channels and allow greater mobilization of the reparable cells to the defect compared to the conventional awl with blunt end in human knee joints. METHODS: Patients who were planned for 1-stage bilateral total knee arthroplasty due to degenerative osteoarthritis with well-preserved lateral femoral condylar cartilage were retrospectively included. A 10-mm × 20-mm, rectangular, full-thickness chondral defect was made on the lateral femoral condyle on each knee joint...
August 16, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822243/chrysin-induced-sperm-parameters-and-fatty-acid-profile-changes-improve-reproductive-performance-of-roosters
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Ali Sami Amin Altawash, Ahmad Zare Shahneh, Hossein Moravej, Mahdi Ansari
Having antioxidant and androgenic effects, Chrysin was orally administrated to roosters and reproductive performance including sperm quality and fatty acid composition, testis index, fertility and hatchability rates as well as blood testosterone concentration were assessed. Twenty eight 40-week-old Ross 308 roosters were individually housed, equally divided into four groups and received different levels of capsulated Chrysin including 0 (Ch0), 25 (Ch25), 50 (Ch50) or 75 (Ch75) mg/bird/day for 12 consecutive weeks...
August 5, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822101/revisiting-the-logan-plot-to-account-for-non-negligible-blood-volume-in-brain-tissue
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Martin Schain, Patrik Fazio, Ladislav Mrzljak, Nahid Amini, Nabil Al-Tawil, Cheryl Fitzer-Attas, Juliana Bronzova, Bernhard Landwehrmeyer, Christina Sampaio, Christer Halldin, Andrea Varrone
BACKGROUND: Reference tissue-based quantification of brain PET data does not typically include correction for signal originating from blood vessels, which is known to result in biased outcome measures. The bias extent depends on the amount of radioactivity in the blood vessels. In this study, we seek to revisit the well-established Logan plot and derive alternative formulations that provide estimation of distribution volume ratios (DVRs) that are corrected for the signal originating from the vasculature...
August 18, 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821435/model-based-population-pk-pd-analysis-of-furosemide-for-bp-lowering-effect-a-comparative-study-in-primary-and-secondary-hypertension
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Mahendra Shukla, Moustafa M A Ibrahim, Moon Jain, Swati Jaiswal, Abhisheak Sharma, Kashif Hanif, Jawahar Lal
Though numerous reports have demonstrated multiple mechanisms by which furosemide can exert its anti-hypertensive response. However, lack of studies describing PK-PD relationship for furosemide featuring its anti-hypertensive property has limited its usage as a blood pressure (BP) lowering agent. Serum concentrations and mean arterial BP were monitored following 40 and 80mgkg(-1) multiple oral dose of furosemide in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and DOCA-salt induced hypertensive (DOCA-salt) rats. A simultaneous population PK-PD relationship using Emax model with effect compartment was developed to compare the anti-hypertensive efficacy of furosemide in these rat models...
August 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821300/t1-refblochi-high-resolution-3d-post-contrast-t1-myocardial-mapping-based-on-a-single-3d-late-gadolinium-enhancement-volume-bloch-equations-and-a-reference-t1
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Chenxi Hu, Albert J Sinusas, Steffen Huber, Stephanie Thorn, Mitchel R Stacy, Hamid Mojibian, Dana C Peters
BACKGROUND: High resolution 3D T1 mapping is important for assessment of diffuse myocardial fibrosis in left atrium or other thin-walled structures. In this work, we investigated a fast single-TI 3D high resolution T1 mapping method that directly transforms a 3D late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) volume to a 3D T1 map. METHODS: The proposed method, T1-refBlochi, is based on Bloch equation modeling of the LGE signal, a single-point calibration, and assumptions that proton density and T2* are relatively uniform in the heart...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820981/risk-factors-for-postoperative-acute-mesenteric-ischemia-among-adult-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Qi-Wen Deng, Wen-Cheng Tan, Bing-Cheng Zhao, Wen-Tao Deng, Miao Xu, Wei-Feng Liu, Ke-Xuan Liu
PURPOSE: We aimed to seek risk factors for AMI among adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched electronic bibliographic databases for studies reporting risk factors for AMI among adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Pooled odds ratios (OR) and standard mean differences (SMD or MD) for risk factors between AMI and control group were estimated. RESULTS: 11 studies with 67,195 patients met the inclusion criteria...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820798/how-to-better-identify-patients-at-high-risk-of-postoperative-complications
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Daniel Talmor, Barry Kelly
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Preoperative risk assessment and perioperative factors may help identify patients at increased risk of postoperative complications and allow postoperative management strategies that improve patient outcomes. This review summarizes historical and more recent scoring systems for predicting patients with increased morbidity and mortality in the postoperative period. RECENT FINDINGS: Most prediction scores predict postoperative mortality with, at best, moderate accuracy...
August 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820550/is-fasting-for-ramadan-safe-in-patients-with-mechanical-cardiac-valves
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Ersin Yildirim, Ozlem Secen, Okkes Uku, Mehmet Nail Bilen, Makbule Kutlu Karadag
BACKGROUND: The study aim was to investigate the safety and effects of fasting during Ramadan on the International Normalized Ratio (INR) in patients with mechanical cardiac valves. METHODS: A total of 105 patients admitted to the authors' hospital between June and October 2015, who had history of prosthetic valve replacement, was investigated. The patients were allocated to two groups: those fasting during Ramadan (n = 42) and those not fasting (n = 63). All patients were examined by a cardiologist, and the clinical findings and complaints for the past three months were evaluated...
March 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820296/long-term-hemodynamic-changes-and-blood-pressure-in-atherosclerotic-major-cerebral-artery-disease
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Hiroshi Yamauchi, Shinya Kagawa, Masaaki Takahashi, Tatsuya Higashi
In patients with major cerebral artery disease, lower blood pressure might reduce blood flow in the collateral pathways, thereby impairing the growth of cerebral collaterals, inhibiting hemodynamic improvement. We evaluated the hemodynamic status twice using positron emission tomography and (15)O-gas, over time, in 89 medically treated patients with atherosclerotic internal carotid artery or middle cerebral artery disease that had no ischemic episodes during follow-up (mean, 28 ± 23 months). Changes in the mean hemispheric values of hemodynamic parameters in the territory of the diseased artery at follow-up were correlated with the mean blood pressure values at the baseline and follow-up examinations...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819726/population-pharmacokinetics-of-stiripentol-in-paediatric-patients-with-dravet-syndrome-treated-with-stiripentol-valproate-and-clobazam-combination-therapy
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Sophie Peigné, Stéphanie Chhun, Michel Tod, Elisabeth Rey, Christelle Rodrigues, Catherine Chiron, Gérard Pons, Vincent Jullien
AIM: The aim of this study was to describe the pharmacokinetics of stiripentol in children with Dravet syndrome and to determine the concentrations of stiripentol achieved in this population for the usual 25 mg/kg twice-daily dose. METHODS: Thirty-five children with epilepsy were included in a prospective population pharmacokinetic study (using MONOLIX software). Four blood samples were drawn per patient. Stiripentol area under the plasma concentration-time curve (AUC) values and trough concentrations were simulated for 7000 theoretical children weighing between 10 and 70 kg for the 25 mg/kg twice-daily dose...
August 17, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819006/increased-tissue-oxygenation-explains-the-attenuation-of-hyperaemia-upon-repetitive-pneumatic-compression-of-the-lower-leg
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Alessandro Messere, Gianluca Ceravolo, Walter Franco, Daniela Maffiodo, Carlo Ferraresi, Silvestro Roatta
Aim The rapid hyperaemia evoked by muscle compression is short-lived and was recently shown to undergo a rapid decrease even in spite of continuing mechanical stimulation. The present study aims at investigating the mechanisms underlying this attenuation which include local metabolic mechanisms, desensitization of mechano-sensitive pathways, and reduced efficacy of the muscle pump. Methods In 10 healthy subjects short sequences of mechanical compressions (n=3-6; 150 mmHg) of the lower leg were delivered at different inter-stimulus intervals (ranging from 20 to 160 s) through a customized pneumatic device...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818987/response-assessment-of-68-ga-dota-e-c-rgdfk-2-pet-ct-for-lung-adenocarcinoma-patients-treated-with-nintedanib-plus-docetaxel
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Oscar Arrieta, Francisco O Garcia-Perez, David Michel-Tello, Laura-Alejandra Ramirez-Tirado, Quetzali Pitalua-Cortes, Graciela Cruz-Rico, Eleazar-Omar Macedo-Perez, Andres F Cardona, Jaime de la Garza-Salazar
Nintedanib is an oral angiokinase inhibitor used as a second-line treatment for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). New radiotracers, such as (68)Ga-DOTA-E-[c(RGDfK)]2, that target αvβ3 integrin might impact the clinical practice as a non-invasive method for assessing angiogenesis inhibitors. Methods: From July 2014 through October 2015, 38 patients received second-line nintedanib plus docetaxel. All the patients underwent PET/CT with (68)Ga-DOTA-E-[c(RGDfK)]2 radiotracer and blood-sample tests to quantify angiogenesis factors (FGF, VEGF and PDGF-AB) prior to and after completing 2 therapy cycles...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818804/an-on-spot-internal-standard-addition-approach-for-accurately-determining-colistin-a-and-colistin-b-in-dried-blood-spots-using-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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I-Lin Tsai, Ching-Hua Kuo, Hsin-Yun Sun, Yu-Chung Chuang, Divyabharathi Chepyala, Shu-Wen Lin, Yun-Jung Tsai
Outbreaks of multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacterial infections have been reported worldwide. Colistin, an antibiotic with known nephrotoxicity and neurotoxicity, is now being used to treat multidrug-resistant Gram-negative strains. In this study, we applied an on-spot internal standard addition approach coupled with an ultra high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method to quantify colistin A and B from dried blood spots (DBSs). Only 15μL of whole blood was required for each sample...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818801/development-and-validation-of-a-reliable-method-for-thiopurine-methyltransferase-tpmt-enzyme-activity-in-human-whole-blood-by-lc-ms-ms-an-application-for-phenotypic-and-genotypic-correlations
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Supaporn Wiwattanakul, Santirhat Prommas, Nuttawut Jenjirattithigarn, Siwalee Santon, Apichaya Puangpetch, Samart Pakakasama, Usanarat Anurathapan, Chonlaphat Sukasem
A liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method was developed for the determination of thiopurine methyltransferase (TPMT) activity in human whole blood lysate, based on conversion of 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP) by TPMT to 6-methylmercaptopurine (6-MMP) using S-adenosyl-l-methionine (SAM) as the methyl donor. This method was improved from the previous laborious method for washing of red cell lysate preparation to develop whole blood EDTA lysate. In addition, the TPMT incubation was optimized and the chromatography was performed in a short runtime of 7min on a C18-column by detection via triple quadrupole mass spectrometry...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818012/clinical-application-of-prophylactic-internal-iliac-artery-balloon-occlusion-combined-with-uterine-artery-embolization-in-patients-with-abnormally-invasive-placenta
#17
Youwen Mei, Dan Luo, Yonghong Lin
BACKGROUND: To investigate the role of prophylactic internal iliac artery balloon occlusion combined with uterine artery embolization (UAE) in patients with abnormally invasive placenta. METHODS: 40 cases with abnormally invasive placenta who visited our hospital were analyzed retrospectively from May 2014 to Sep 2015. 20 cases who had prophylactic balloon occlusion of internal iliac artery with/without UAE were in the study group, while the other 20 cases in the control group...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817814/cardiac-computed-tomography-angiographic-findings-as-predictors-of-late-heart-failure-in-an-asymptomatic-diabetic-cohort-an-8-year-prospective-follow-up-study
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David A Halon, Jubran Ayman, Ronen Rubinshtein, Barak Zafrir, Mali Azencot, Basil S Lewis
OBJECTIVES: Predictive models for heart failure (HF) in heterogeneous populations have had limited success. We examined cardiac computed tomography angiography (CTA) predictors of HF or cardiovascular death (HF-CVD) in a prospective study of asymptomatic diabetics undergoing baseline assessment by CTA. METHODS: The subjects (n = 735, aged 55-74 years, 51.2% women) had no clinical history of cardiovascular disease at study entry. Coronary artery calcium (CAC) score, CTA-defined coronary atherosclerosis, cardiac chamber volumes, and clinical data were collected and late outcome events recorded over 8...
August 18, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817685/clinical-implications-of-carcinoembryonic-antigen-distribution-in-serum-exosomal-fraction-measurement-by-elisa
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Shozo Yokoyama, Akihiro Takeuchi, Shunsuke Yamaguchi, Yasuyuki Mitani, Takashi Watanabe, Kenji Matsuda, Tsukasa Hotta, John E Shively, Hiroki Yamaue
BACKGROUND: Serum exosomal proteins have great potential as indicators of disease status in cancer, inflammatory or metabolic diseases. The association of a fraction of various serum proteins such as carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) with circulating exosomes has been debated. The establishment of a method to measure the exosomal fraction of such proteins might help resolve this controversy. The use of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) to measure serum exosomal molecules, for example CEA, is rare in research laboratories and totally absent in clinical biology...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816969/immediate-breast-reconstruction-with-omental-flap-for-luminal-breast-cancer-patients-ten-clinical-case-reports
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Nanlin Li, Zhao Zheng, Jipeng Li, Jing Fan, Ting Wang, Juliang Zhang, Hui Wang, Jianghao Chen, Yonggang Lv, Jun Yi, Meiling Huang, Rui Ling
RATIONALE: Luminal subtype breast cancer, accounting for 70 to 80% of all breast cancers, has been reported to be associated with good prognosis. However, for the patients with large mass or worse mass position, omental flap transplantation may provide a new option for breast reconstruction. PATIENT CONCERNS: Ten patients (6 luminal B1, 2 luminal B2, 2 luminal A), were enrolled into the study, between January 23, 2015 and August 22, 2016. The mean age was 34.6 ± 6...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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