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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822300/drinking-water-to-reduce-alcohol-craving-a-randomized-controlled-study-on-the-impact-of-ghrelin-in-mediating-the-effects-of-forced-water-intake-in-alcohol-addiction
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Anne Koopmann, Katharina Lippmann, Rilana Schuster, Iris Reinhard, Patrick Bach, Georg Weil, Marcella Rietschel, Stephanie H Witt, Klaus Wiedemann, Falk Kiefer
BACKGROUND: Recent data suggest that ghrelin is involved in the pathophysiology of alcohol use disorders, affecting alcohol self-administration and craving. Gastric ghrelin secretion is reduced by stomach distension. We now tested the hypothesis whether the clinically well-known effects of high-volume water intake on craving reduction in alcoholism is mediated by acute changes in ghrelin secretion. METHODS: In this randomized human laboratory study, we included 23 alcohol-dependent male inpatient subjects who underwent alcohol cue exposure...
August 5, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822038/translocator-protein-pet-imaging-in-a-preclinical-prostate-cancer-model
#2
Mohammed N Tantawy, H Charles Manning, Todd E Peterson, Daniel C Colvin, John C Gore, Wenfu Lu, Zhenbang Chen, C Chad Quarles
PURPOSE: The identification and targeting of biomarkers specific to prostate cancer (PCa) could improve its detection. Given the high expression of translocator protein (TSPO) in PCa, we investigated the use of [(18)F]VUIIS1008 (a novel TSPO-targeting radioligand) coupled with positron emission tomography (PET) to identify PCa in mice and to characterize their TSPO uptake. PROCEDURES: Pten(pc-/-), Trp53(pc-/-) prostate cancer-bearing mice (n = 9, 4-6 months old) were imaged in a 7T MRI scanner for lesion localization...
August 18, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821968/near-adult-height-in-male-kidney-transplant-recipients-started-on-growth-hormone-treatment-in-late-puberty
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Silvia Gil, Mariana Aziz, Marta Adragna, Marta Monteverde, Alicia Belgorosky
BACKGROUND: Growth retardation and its impact on adult height is considered to be one of the most common complications in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Treatment with recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) has been effective in improving growth in kidney transplantation (KTx) patients, but little data are available on adult height in patients who began rhGh treatment in late puberty. METHODS: Near-adult height was evaluated in 13 KTx patients treated with rhGH [growth hormone group (GHGr); dose 9...
August 18, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821920/tspo-pet-for-glioma-imaging-using-the-novel-ligand-18-f-ge-180-first-results-in-patients-with-glioblastoma
#4
Nathalie L Albert, M Unterrainer, D F Fleischmann, S Lindner, F Vettermann, A Brunegraf, L Vomacka, M Brendel, V Wenter, C Wetzel, R Rupprecht, J-C Tonn, C Belka, P Bartenstein, M Niyazi
OBJECTIVE: The 18-kDa mitochondrial translocator protein (TSPO) was reported to be upregulated in gliomas. (18)F-GE-180 is a novel 3rd generation TSPO receptor ligand with improved target-to-background contrast compared to previous tracers. In this pilot study, we compared PET imaging with (18)F-GE-180 and MRI of patients with untreated and recurrent pretreated glioblastoma. METHODS: Eleven patients with histologically confirmed IDH wildtype gliomas (10 glioblastomas, 1 anaplastic astrocytoma) underwent (18)F-GE-180 PET at initial diagnosis or recurrence...
August 19, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821565/down-regulation-of-xiap-enhances-the-radiosensitivity-of-esophageal-cancer-cells-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Xin Wen, Xin-Rui Han, Shao-Hua Fan, Zi-Feng Zhang, Lu Chen, Gao Yi, Dong-Mei Wu, Jun Lu, Yuan-Lin Zheng
The study investigated the effects of XIAP gene silencing on the radiosensitivity of esophageal cancer (EC) cells. Western blotting was used to select EC cell lines with XIAP overexpression. Selected EC9706 and KYSE30 cell lines were both divided into four groups: the blank control group, the negative control (NC) group (transfected with pBSHH1), the siRNA-enhanced group (transfected with pBSHH1-XIAP1-siRNA), and the siRNA-decreased group (transfected with pBSHH1-XIAP2-siRNA). Expressions of XIAP were measured by reverse transcription quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) and Western blotting, cell survival and viability by MTT assay and colony formation assay, and cell apoptosis by flow cytometry, respectively...
August 18, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820183/technique-of-retinal-gene-therapy-delivery-of-viral-vector-into-the-subretinal-space
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K Xue, M Groppe, A P Salvetti, R E MacLaren
PurposeSafe and reproducible delivery of gene therapy vector into the subretinal space is essential for successful targeting of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and photoreceptors. The success of surgery is critical for the clinical efficacy of retinal gene therapy. Iatrogenic detachment of the degenerate (often adherent) retina in patients with hereditary retinal degenerations and small volume (eg, 0.1 ml) subretinal injections pose new surgical challenges.MethodsOur subretinal gene therapy technique involved pre-operative planning with optical coherence tomography (OCT) and autofluorescence (AF) imaging, 23 G pars plana vitrectomy, internal limiting membrane staining with Membrane Blue Dual (DORC BV, Zuidland, Netherlands), a two-step subretinal injection using a 41 G Teflon tipped cannula (DORC) first with normal saline to create a parafoveal bleb followed by slow infusion of viral vector via the same self-sealing retinotomy...
August 18, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820036/efficacy-and-safety-of-the-early-addition-of-vasopressin-to-norepinephrine-in-septic-shock
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Drayton A Hammond, Julia Cullen, Jacob T Painter, Kelsey McCain, Oktawia A Clem, Amy L Brotherton, Divyan Chopra, Nikhil Meena
BACKGROUND: Delays in achievement of target mean arterial pressure (MAP) have been associated with increased mortality in patients with septic shock. Vasopressin may be added to norepinephrine to raise MAP or decrease norepinephrine dosage. The purpose of this study was to determine whether early initiation of vasopressin to norepinephrine resulted in a reduced time to target MAP compared to norepinephrine monotherapy. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study compared early addition of vasopressin within 4 hours of septic shock onset to norepinephrine versus initial norepinephrine monotherapy in medically, critically ill patients with septic shock admitted from May 2014 to October 2015...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819645/3d-imaging-of-optically-cleared-tissue-using-a-simplified-clarity-method-and-on-chip-microscopy
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Yibo Zhang, Yoonjung Shin, Kevin Sung, Sam Yang, Harrison Chen, Hongda Wang, Da Teng, Yair Rivenson, Rajan P Kulkarni, Aydogan Ozcan
High-throughput sectioning and optical imaging of tissue samples using traditional immunohistochemical techniques can be costly and inaccessible in resource-limited areas. We demonstrate three-dimensional (3D) imaging and phenotyping in optically transparent tissue using lens-free holographic on-chip microscopy as a low-cost, simple, and high-throughput alternative to conventional approaches. The tissue sample is passively cleared using a simplified CLARITY method and stained using 3,3'-diaminobenzidine to target cells of interest, enabling bright-field optical imaging and 3D sectioning of thick samples...
August 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819106/identification-and-characterization-of-a-bacterial-homolog-of-chloride-intracellular-channel-clic-protein
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Shubha Gururaja Rao, Devasena Ponnalagu, Sowmya Sukur, Harkewal Singh, Shridhar Sanghvi, Yixiao Mei, Ding J Jin, Harpreet Singh
Chloride intracellular channels (CLIC) are non-classical ion channels lacking a signal sequence for membrane targeting. In eukaryotes, they are implicated in cell volume regulation, acidification, and cell cycle. CLICs resemble the omega class of Glutathione S-transferases (GST), yet differ from them in their ability to form ion channels. They are ubiquitously found in eukaryotes but no prokaryotic homolog has been characterized. We found that indanyloxyacetic acid-94 (IAA-94), a blocker of CLICs, delays the growth of Escherichia coli...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818998/lower-body-negative-pressure-reduces-optic-nerve-sheath-diameter-during-head-down-tilt
#10
Karina Marshall-Goebel, Robert Terlević, Darius A Gerlach, Simone Kuehn, Edwin Mulder, Jörn Rittweger
The microgravity ocular syndrome (MOS) results in significant structural and functional ophthalmic changes during 6-month spaceflight missions consistent with an increase in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure compared to the preflight upright position. A ground-based study was performed to assess two of the major hypothesized contributors to MOS, headward fluid shifting and increased ambient CO2, on intracranial and periorbital CSF. In addition, lower body negative pressure (LBNP) was assessed as a countermeasure to headward fluid shifting...
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/28818984/pseudo-reference-regions-for-glial-imaging-with-11-c-pbr28-investigation-in-two-clinical-cohorts
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Daniel Strakis Albrecht, Marc David Normandin, Sergey Shcherbinin, Dustin W Wooten, Adam J Schwarz, Nicole R Zurcher, Vanessa N Barth, Nicolas J Guehl, Oluwaseun Johnson-Akeju, Nazem Atassi, Mattia Veronese, Federico Turkheimer, Jacob M Hooker, Marco Luciano Loggia
The translocator protein (TSPO) is a commonly used imaging target to investigate neuroinflammation. While TSPO imaging demonstrates great promise, its signal exhibits substantial interindividual variability, which needs to be accounted for to uncover group effects that are truly reflective of neuroimmune activation. Recent evidence suggests that relative metrics computed using pseudo-reference approaches can minimize within-group variability, and increase sensitivity to detect physiologically meaningful group differences...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818353/does-calcium-burden-impact-culprit-lesion-morphology-and-clinical-results-an-adapt-des-ivus-substudy
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Peiren Shan, Gary S Mintz, Bernhard Witzenbichler, D Christopher Metzger, Michael J Rinaldi, Peter L Duffy, Giora Weisz, Thomas D Stuckey, Bruce R Brodie, Philippe Généreux, Aaron Crowley, Ajay J Kirtane, Gregg W Stone, Akiko Maehara
BACKGROUND: Increasing coronary lesion calcification is thought to be associated with adverse percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and clinical outcomes. We investigated the effects of calcium burden on culprit lesion morphology and clinical events after intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided PCI in the ADAPT-DES study. METHODS: ADAPT-DES was a prospective, multicenter registry of 8582 consecutive patients undergoing successful PCI using DES. A pre-specified virtual histology (VH)-IVUS substudy of 638 culprit lesions (638 patients) had both pre- and post-PCI VH-IVUS...
August 12, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818326/dual-wavelength-led-based-uv-absorption-detector-for-nano-flow-capillary-liquid-chromatography
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Xiaofeng Xie, Luke T Tolley, Thy X Truong, H Dennis Tolley, Paul B Farnsworth, Milton L Lee
The design of a miniaturized LED-based UV-absorption detector was significantly improved for on-column nanoflow LC. The detector measures approximately 27mm×24mm×10mm and weighs only 30g. Detection limits down to the nanomolar range and linearity across 3 orders of magnitude were obtained using sodium anthraquinone-2-sulfonate as a test analyte. Using two miniaturized detectors, a dual-detector system was assembled containing 255nm and 275nm LEDs with only 216nL volume between the detectors A 100μm slit was used for on-column detection with a 150μm i...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818321/influence-of-computed-tomography-contrast-agent-on-radiotherapy-dose-calculation-for-pancreatic-carcinoma-a-dosimetric-study-based-on-tomotherapy-and-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-techniques
#15
Feng Zhu, Weizhang Wu, Fuhai Zhu, Yong Wang, Yingjie Wang, Tingyi Xia
The main purpose of our investigation was to quantify the dosimetric influence of intravenous contrast agent for pancreatic cancer radiotherapy treatment. This study focused on complex modulated irradiation techniques of tomotherapy (TOMO) and volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) to investigate if novel conformal treatment methods could reduce the influence of contrast agent. In our study, patients with pancreatic cancer were enrolled to have 2 computed tomography (CT) scans in the same position without and with intravenous contrast agent for treatment planning...
August 14, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817571/automated-segmentation-of-mouse-oct-volumes-asimov-validation-clinical-study-of-a-light-damage-model
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Bhavna Josephine Antony, Byung-Jin Kim, Andrew Lang, Aaron Carass, Jerry L Prince, Donald J Zack
The use of spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) is becoming commonplace for the in vivo longitudinal study of murine models of ophthalmic disease. Longitudinal studies, however, generate large quantities of data, the manual analysis of which is very challenging due to the time-consuming nature of generating delineations. Thus, it is of importance that automated algorithms be developed to facilitate accurate and timely analysis of these large datasets. Furthermore, as the models target a variety of diseases, the associated structural changes can also be extremely disparate...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817456/role-of-various-semiquantitative-parameters-of-18f-fdg-pet-ct-studies-for-interim-treatment-response-evaluation-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Akshima Sharma, Anant Mohan, Ashu Seith Bhalla, Sreenivas Vishnubhatla, Anil Kumar Pandey, Chandra Sekhar Bal, Rakesh Kumar
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate the role of various semiquantitative parameters obtained from fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) PET/CT in interim treatment response assessment in biopsy-proven non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and to find the best parameter, if any. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Totally, 32 patients (male/female: 25/7) with biopsy proven NSCLC and a mean age of 54.71±12.65 years were enrolled in the study. Each patient underwent whole-body F-FDG PET/CT scan after injecting 5...
August 16, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817394/drivers-of-continuing-education-learning-preferences-for-veterans-affairs-women-s-health-primary-care-providers
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Jessica L Zuchowski, Alison B Hamilton, Donna L Washington, Arthur G Gomez, Laure Veet, Kristina M Cordasco
INTRODUCTION: Documented gaps in health professionals' training in women's health are a special concern for continuing education (CE). In the Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system, women veterans are a numerical minority, preferably assigned to designated women's health primary care providers (DWHPs). DWHPs need to maintain their knowledge and skills in women's health topics, in addition to general internal medicine topics. We explored drivers of VA DWHPs' learning preferences for women's health topics-ie, factors which influence greater and lesser learning interest...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816162/heart-dosimetry-is-correlated-with-risk-of-radiation-pneumonitis-after-lung-sparing-hemithoracic-pleural-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-for-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
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Ellen D Yorke, Andrew Jackson, Li Cheng Kuo, Anthonia Ojo, Kelly Panchoo, Prasad Adusumilli, Marjorie G Zauderer, Valerie W Rusch, Annemarie Shepherd, Andreas Rimner
PURPOSE: To determine clinically helpful dose-volume and clinical metrics correlating with symptomatic radiation pneumonitis (RP) in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) patients with 2 lungs treated with hemithoracic intensity modulated pleural radiation therapy (IMPRINT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Treatment plans and resulting normal organ dose-volume histograms of 103 consecutive MPM patients treated with IMPRINT (February 2005 to January 2015) to the highest dose ≤50...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816160/the-impact-of-cardiac-radiation-dosimetry-on-survival-after-radiation-therapy-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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S Vivekanandan, D B Landau, N Counsell, D R Warren, A Khwanda, S D Rosen, E Parsons, Y Ngai, L Farrelly, L Hughes, M A Hawkins, J D Fenwick
PURPOSE: The heart receives high radiation doses during radiation therapy of advanced-stage lung cancer. We have explored associations between overall survival, cardiac radiation doses, and electrocardiographic (ECG) changes in patients treated in IDEAL-CRT, a trial of isotoxically escalated concurrent chemoradiation delivering tumor doses of 63 to 73 Gy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Dosimetric and survival data were analyzed for 78 patients. The whole heart, pericardium, AV node, and walls of left and right atria (LA/RA-Wall) and ventricles (LV/RV-Wall) were outlined on radiation therapy planning scans, and differential dose-volume histograms (dDVHs) were calculated...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
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