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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099980/challenges-faced-in-translating-the-benefits-of-surfactant-replacement-therapy-to-a-resource-limited-setting
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N Hamilton, Helen Trotman
Aim To determine the challenges, if any, in translating the benefits of surfactant replacement therapy (SRT) to a resource-limited setting. Method This was a retrospective descriptive study comparing the outcome of 75 cases who received surfactant and 69 controls who did not at the University Hospital of the West Indies during the period 2001 to 2011. Descriptive analyses were performed. Statistical significance was taken at the level p < 0.05. Results Only 13% of neonates with respiratory distress syndrome received surfactant therapy...
January 18, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095383/evaluation-of-plasmatic-kisspetin-10-as-a-biomarker-for-malignancy-and-subtype-differentiation-in-small-renal-tumours
#2
Marcus Horstmann, Felix Krause, Daniel Steinbach, Lars Twelker, Marc-Oliver Grimm
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate Kisspeptin-10 (Kiss-10) in patients with small renal tumours (SRTs) and controls. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Kiss-10 was measured in preoperative plasma samples in a cohort of 143 patients with unilateral renal tumours smaller than or equal to 4 cm and 40 age-matched controls by a competitive ELISA test kit. The cohort of patients included 56 patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC), 43 with papillary RCC (pRCC), 12 with chromophobe RCC (chRCC) and 32 with oncocytomas...
January 18, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094221/synthesis-biological-evaluation-and-molecular-docking-analysis-of-2-phenyl-benzofuran-3-carboxamide-derivatives-as-potential-inhibitors-of-staphylococcus-aureus-sortase-a
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Wan He, Yong Zhang, Jian Bao, Xinxian Deng, Jennifer Batara, Shawn Casey, Qiuyuan Guo, Faqin Jiang, Lei Fu
In Gram-positive bacteria, Sortase A (Srt A) is a critical cysteine transpeptidase that is responsible for recognizing and assembling surface virulence proteins through the recognition of a LPXTG (leucine, proline, X, threonine, and glycine, where X is any amino acid) signal. Mutants lacking genes for Srt A attenuate infections without affecting microbial viability. Here a series of 2-phenyl-benzofuran-3-carboxamide derivatives were synthesized and identified as potent Srt A inhibitors. Activity assays revealed that multiple compounds exhibited excellent inhibitory activity against Srt A compared with known Sortase A inhibitor pHMB (IC50=130μM)...
December 25, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090682/pituitary-macrotumor-causing-narcolepsy-cataplexy-in-a-dachshund
#4
S Schmid, A Hodshon, S Olin, I Pfeiffer, S Hecht
Familial narcolepsy secondary to breed-specific mutations in the hypocretin receptor 2 gene and sporadic narcolepsy associated with hypocretin ligand deficiencies occur in dogs. In this report, a pituitary mass is described as a unique cause of narcolepsy-cataplexy in a dog. A 6-year-old male neutered Dachshund had presented for acute onset of feeding-induced cataplexy and was found to have a pituitary macrotumor on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Cerebral spinal fluid hypocretin-1 levels were normal, indicating that tumor effect on the ventral lateral nucleus of the hypothalamus was not the cause of the dog's narcolepsy-cataplexy...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089106/-edge-on-moskin-detector-for-stereotactic-beam-measurement-and-verification
#5
Wei Loong Jong, Ngie Min Ung, Ath Vannyat, Zulaikha Jamalludin, Anatoly Rosenfeld, Jeannie Hsiu Ding Wong
Dosimetry in small radiation field is challenging and complicated because of dose volume averaging and beam perturbations in a detector. We evaluated the suitability of the "Edge-on" MOSkin (MOSFET) detector in small radiation field measurement. We also tested the feasibility for dosimetric verification in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT). "Edge-on" MOSkin detector was calibrated and the reproducibility and linearity were determined. Lateral dose profiles and output factors were measured using the "Edge-on" MOSkin detector, ionization chamber, SRS diode and EBT2 film...
January 6, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078405/-radiosurgery-and-fractionated-stereotactic-radiotherapy-of-vestibular-schwannoma
#6
K Hamm, H-U Herold, G Surber, S Rosahl
Management of vestibular schwannoma (VS) should always be interdisciplinary and results better than the natural course. Particularly in small VS, either microsurgical resection or radiosurgery (RS) can be employed. RS is a special method (initially only possible stereotactically) for delivering high-precision radiation from many directions to the target point (the isocenter) in a single high dose. With the development of three different systems-Gamma Knife (Elekta, Stockholm, Sweden), special linear accelerators, and CyberKnife (Accuray, Sunnyvale, CA, USA)-the options were extended to 1-5 fractions for RS and multisession RS (msRS), and to up to 6 weeks of conventional fractionation as stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT)...
January 11, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069542/hemispheric-asymmetries-in-the-transition-from-action-preparation-to-execution
#7
Valentina Sulpizio, Giuliana Lucci, Marika Berchicci, Gaspare Galati, Sabrina Pitzalis, Francesco Di Russo
Flexible and adaptive behavior requires the ability to contextually stop inappropriate actions and select the right one as quickly as possible. Recently, it has been proposed that three brain regions, i.e., the inferior frontal gyrus (iFg), the anterior insula (aIns), and the anterior intraparietal sulcus (aIPs), play an important role in several processing phases of perceptual decision tasks, especially in the preparation, perception and action phases, respectively. However, little is known about hemispheric differences in the activation of these three areas during the transition from perception to action...
January 6, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064087/modelling-the-link-amongst-fine-pore-diffuser-fouling-oxygen-transfer-efficiency-and-aeration-energy-intensity
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Manel Garrido-Baserba, Reza Sobhani, Pitiporn Asvapathanagul, Graham W McCarthy, Betty H Olson, Victory Odize, Ahmed Al-Omari, Sudhir Murthy, Andrea Nifong, Johnnie Godwin, Charles B Bott, Michael K Stenstrom, Andrew R Shaw, Diego Rosso
This research systematically studied the behavior of aeration diffuser efficiency over time, and its relation to the energy usage per diffuser. Twelve diffusers were selected for a one year fouling study. Comprehensive aeration efficiency projections were carried out in two WRRFs with different influent rates, and the influence of operating conditions on aeration diffusers' performance was demonstrated. This study showed that the initial energy use, during the first year of operation, of those aeration diffusers located in high rate systems (with solids retention time - SRT-less than 2 days) increased more than 20% in comparison to the conventional systems (2 > SRT)...
December 19, 2016: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061933/a-new-approach-to-modeling-operational-conditions-for-mitigating-fouling-in-membrane-bioreactor
#9
Mehdi Pourabdollah, Ayoob Torkian, Majid Hosseinzadeh
  Modeling and optimization tools play a key role in membrane fouling control in membrane bioreactor (MBR) systems by delineating the more important variables involved. In this study, the influence of sludge retention time (SRT), aeration rate and filtration mode on hollow fiber membrane fouling was investigated. Using the response surface methodology (RSM) for modeling and central composite rotatable design (CCRD) for design of experiments, mathematical models were developed for fouling rate and protein (P1, P2) and carbohydrate (C1, C2) concentrations in two layers of fouling...
December 1, 2016: Water Environment Research: a Research Publication of the Water Environment Federation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056412/toxicity-of-concurrent-stereotactic-radiotherapy-and-targeted-therapy-or-immunotherapy-a-systematic-review
#10
REVIEW
Stephanie G C Kroeze, Corinna Fritz, Morten Hoyer, Simon S Lo, Umberto Ricardi, Arjun Sahgal, Rolf Stahel, Roger Stupp, Matthias Guckenberger
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Both stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) and immune- or targeted therapy play an increasingly important role in personalized treatment of metastatic disease. Concurrent application of both therapies is rapidly expanding in daily clinical practice. In this systematic review we summarize severe toxicity observed after concurrent treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: PubMed and EMBASE databases were searched for English literature published up to April 2016 using keywords "radiosurgery", "local ablative therapy", "gamma knife" and "stereotactic", combined with "bevacizumab", "cetuximab", "crizotinib", "erlotinib", "gefitinib", "ipilimumab", "lapatinib", "sorafenib", "sunitinib", "trastuzumab", "vemurafenib", "PLX4032", "panitumumab", "nivolumab", "pembrolizumab", "alectinib", "ceritinib", "dabrafenib", "trametinib", "BRAF", "TKI", "MEK", "PD1", "EGFR", "CTLA-4" or "ALK"...
December 19, 2016: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048884/th-ef-204-02-small-field-radiation-therapy-physics-and-recent-recommendations-from-iaea-and-icru
#11
J Seuntjens
: Joanna E. Cygler, Jan Seuntjens, J. Daniel Bourland, M. Saiful Huq, Josep Puxeu Vaque, Daniel Zucca Aparicio, Tatiana Krylova, Yuri Kirpichev, Eric Ford, Caridad Borras Stereotactic Radiation Therapy (SRT) utilizes small static and dynamic (IMRT) fields, to successfully treat malignant and benign diseases using techniques such as Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT). SRT is characterized by sharp dose gradients for individual fields and their resultant dose distributions...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048463/th-c-brc-02-a-review-of-emerging-technologies-in-robotic-srs-sbrt-delivery
#12
L Wang
: The delivery techniques for SRS/SBRT have been under rapid developments in recent years, which pose new challenges to medical physicists ranging from planning and quality assurance to imaging and motion management. This educational course will provide a general overview of the latest delivery techniques in SRS/SBRT, and discuss the clinical processes to address the challenges of each technique with special emphasis on dedicated gamma-ray based device, robotic x-band linac-based system and conventional C-arm s-band linac-based SRS systems...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048437/su-f-t-580-new-tumor-modeling-using-3d-gel-dosimeter-for-brain-stereoctactic-radiotherpy-srt
#13
K Chang, M Kim, J Kwak, S Kim, Y Ji, B Cho, S Yoon, S Lee
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to develop new tumor model using 3D printing with 3D dosimeter for brain stereoctactic radiotherpy (SRT). METHODS: BANG(3) polymer gel was prepared and the gel-filled glass vials were irradiated with a 6 MV photon beam to acquire the calibration curve that present the change of R2 (1/T2 ) value with dose. Graded doses from 0 to 12 Gy with an interval of 2 Gy were delivered. A kit for calibration of gel dosimeter and an 2 tumor model phantoms with a spherical shape were produced using a 3D printer with a polylactic acid after its 3D images were created using Autodesk software...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048231/th-ef-204-03-determination-of-small-field-output-factors-advantages-and-limitations-of-monte-carlo-simulation
#14
J Puxeu Vaque
: Joanna E. Cygler, Jan Seuntjens, J. Daniel Bourland, M. Saiful Huq, Josep Puxeu Vaque, Daniel Zucca Aparicio, Tatiana Krylova, Yuri Kirpichev, Eric Ford, Caridad Borras Stereotactic Radiation Therapy (SRT) utilizes small static and dynamic (IMRT) fields, to successfully treat malignant and benign diseases using techniques such as Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT). SRT is characterized by sharp dose gradients for individual fields and their resultant dose distributions...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047808/th-c-brc-03-emerging-linac-based-srs-sbrt-technologies-with-modulated-arc-delivery
#15
L Ren
: The delivery techniques for SRS/SBRT have been under rapid developments in recent years, which pose new challenges to medical physicists ranging from planning and quality assurance to imaging and motion management. This educational course will provide a general overview of the latest delivery techniques in SRS/SBRT, and discuss the clinical processes to address the challenges of each technique with special emphasis on dedicated gamma-ray based device, robotic x-band linac-based system and conventional C-arm s-band linac-based SRS systems...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047583/th-ef-204-04-experience-of-imrt-and-other-conformal-techniques-in-russia
#16
T Krylova
: Joanna E. Cygler, Jan Seuntjens, J. Daniel Bourland, M. Saiful Huq, Josep Puxeu Vaque, Daniel Zucca Aparicio, Tatiana Krylova, Yuri Kirpichev, Eric Ford, Caridad Borras Stereotactic Radiation Therapy (SRT) utilizes small static and dynamic (IMRT) fields, to successfully treat malignant and benign diseases using techniques such as Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT). SRT is characterized by sharp dose gradients for individual fields and their resultant dose distributions...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047473/th-ef-204-00-aapm-ampr-russia-sefm-spain-joint-course-on-challenges-and-advantages-of-small-field-radiation-treatment-techniques
#17
Joanna Cygler
: Joanna E. Cygler, Jan Seuntjens, J. Daniel Bourland, M. Saiful Huq, Josep Puxeu Vaque, Daniel Zucca Aparicio, Tatiana Krylova, Yuri Kirpichev, Eric Ford, Caridad Borras Stereotactic Radiation Therapy (SRT) utilizes small static and dynamic (IMRT) fields, to successfully treat malignant and benign diseases using techniques such as Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT). SRT is characterized by sharp dose gradients for individual fields and their resultant dose distributions...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047177/su-f-t-604-dosimetric-evaluation-of-intracranial-stereotactic-radiotherapy-plans-on-a-linac
#18
N Sheth, A Tabibian, J Rose, M Alvelo, C Perel, K Laiken, A Kim
PURPOSE: To evaluate the dosimetry of cranial stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) plans of varying techniques on linac that meets appropriate TG-142 tolerances using 1 cm leaf width multileaf collimator (MLC). METHODS: Seventeen spherical targets were generated in the center of a head phantom with diameters ranging 8 mm to 40 mm. SRT plans used 100° non-coplanar arcs and 5 couch angles with 35° spacing. The field size was target plus 1 mm margin. Four plans were created for each target: symmetrical jaws blocking for 5 arcs with 0° collimator (J1C), symmetrical jaws blocking with 5 clockwise arcs with 0° collimator and 5 counter-clockwise arcs with 45° collimator (J2C), MLC blocking for 5 dynamic conformal arcs with 0° collimator (M1C), and MLC blocking for 5 clockwise dynamic conformal arcs with 0° collimators and 5 counter-clockwise dynamic conformal arcs with 45° collimator (M2C)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047049/th-c-brc-00-emerging-technologies-in-srs-sbrt-delivery
#19
Lei Ren
: The delivery techniques for SRS/SBRT have been under rapid developments in recent years, which pose new challenges to medical physicists ranging from planning and quality assurance to imaging and motion management. This educational course will provide a general overview of the latest delivery techniques in SRS/SBRT, and discuss the clinical processes to address the challenges of each technique with special emphasis on dedicated gamma-ray based device, robotic x-band linac-based system and conventional C-arm s-band linac-based SRS systems...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046934/th-ef-204-05-application-of-small-field-treatment-the-promises-and-pitfalls-of-sbrt
#20
E Ford
: Joanna E. Cygler, Jan Seuntjens, J. Daniel Bourland, M. Saiful Huq, Josep Puxeu Vaque, Daniel Zucca Aparicio, Tatiana Krylova, Yuri Kirpichev, Eric Ford, Caridad Borras Stereotactic Radiation Therapy (SRT) utilizes small static and dynamic (IMRT) fields, to successfully treat malignant and benign diseases using techniques such as Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT). SRT is characterized by sharp dose gradients for individual fields and their resultant dose distributions...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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