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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532896/healing-of-fracture-nonunions-treated-with-low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-lipus-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ross Leighton, J Tracy Watson, Peter Giannoudis, Costas Papakostidis, Andrew Harrison, R Grant Steen
INTRODUCTION: Bone fractures fail to heal and form nonunions in roughly 5% of cases, with little expectation of spontaneous healing thereafter. We present a systematic review and meta-analysis of published papers that describe nonunions treated with low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS). METHODS: Articles in PubMed, Ovid MEDLINE, CINAHL, AMED, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and Scopus databases were searched, using an approach recommended by the Methodological Index for Non-Randomized Studies (MINORS), with a Level of Evidence rating by two reviewers independently...
May 15, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527849/role-of-piezo-channels-in-ultrasound-stimulated-dental-stem-cells
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Qianhua Gao, Paul R Cooper, A Damien Walmsley, Ben A Scheven
INTRODUCTION: Piezo1 and Piezo2 are mechanosensitive membrane ion channels. We hypothesized that Piezo proteins may play a role in transducing ultrasound-associated mechanical signals and activate downstream mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling processes in dental cells. In this study, the expression and role of Piezo channels were investigated in dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) and periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) after treatment with low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS)...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516829/factors-associated-with-failure-of-emergency-wait-time-targets-for-high-acuity-discharges-and-intensive-care-unit-admissions
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Ivy Cheng, Merrick Zwarenstein, Alex Kiss, Maaret Castren, Mats Brommels, Michael Schull
OBJECTIVE: Ontario established emergency department length-of-stay (EDLOS) targets but has difficulty achieving them. We sought to determine predictors of target time failure for discharged high acuity patients and intensive care unit (ICU) admissions. METHODS: This was a retrospective, observational study of 2012 Sunnybrook Hospital emergency department data. The main outcome measure was failing to meet government EDLOS targets for high acuity discharges and ICU emergency admissions...
May 18, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499816/tumor-ablation-using-low-intensity-ultrasound-and-sound-excitable-drug
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Ching-Hsuan Tung, Myung Shin Han, Young Kim, Jianjun Qi, Brian E O'Neill
The cell membrane is a semi-fluid container that defines the boundary of cells, and provides an enclosed environment for vital biological processes. A sound excitable drug (SED) that is non-cytotoxic to cells is developed to disrupt the plasma membrane under gentle ultrasound insonation, 1MHz, 1W/cm(2). The frequency and power density of insonation are within the physical therapy and medical imaging windows; thus the applied ultrasound is safe and not harmful to tissues. The insertion of SEDs into the plasma membrane is not toxic to cells; however, the intruding SEDs weaken the membrane's integrity...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497215/evidence-based-prevention-and-treatment-of-osteoporosis-after-spinal-cord-injury-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Saeed Soleyman-Jahi, Ali Yousefian, Radin Maheronnaghsh, Farhad Shokraneh, Shayan Abdollah Zadegan, Akbar Soltani, Seyed Mostafa Hosseini, Alexander R Vaccaro, Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar
PURPOSE: Spinal cord injury (SCI) results in accelerated bone mineral density (BMD) loss and disorganization of trabecular bone architecture. The mechanisms underlying post-SCI osteoporosis are complex and different from other types of osteoporosis. Findings of studies investigating efficacy of pharmacological or rehabilitative interventions in SCI-related osteoporosis are controversial. The aim of this study was to review the literature pertaining to prevention and evidence-based treatments of SCI-related osteoporosis...
May 11, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497020/silicone-breast-implant-rupture-a-review
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REVIEW
Christopher Hillard, Jason D Fowler, Ruth Barta, Bruce Cunningham
Silicone breast implants have been in use for nearly 6 decades. In this time they have undergone significant changes in design and use. They have been subject to intense scrutiny with regard to safety and efficacy, including an almost 10 years moratorium on their use. The current generations of implants have been followed via the manufacturer's Core studies in order to obtain long term data regarding safety and complications. The results of the more recent studies are compiled in this review. Rupture rates are initially very low and begin to increase after 6-8 years of implantation...
April 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492489/an-automatic-localization-algorithm-for-ultrasound-breast-tumors-based-on-human-visual-mechanism
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Yuting Xie, Ke Chen, Jiangli Lin
Human visual mechanisms (HVMs) can quickly localize the most salient object in natural images, but it is ineffective at localizing tumors in ultrasound breast images. In this paper, we research the characteristics of tumors, develop a classic HVM and propose a novel auto-localization method. Comparing to surrounding areas, tumors have higher global and local contrast. In this method, intensity, blackness ratio and superpixel contrast features are combined to compute a saliency map, in which a Winner Take All algorithm is used to localize the most salient region, which is represented by a circle...
May 11, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487019/dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-of-the-placenta-a-tool-for-prenatal-diagnosis-of-placenta-accreta
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A E Millischer, B Deloison, S Silvera, Y Ville, N Boddaert, D Balvay, N Siauve, C A Cuenod, V Ttsatsaris, L Sentilhes, L J Salomon
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound (US) is the primary imaging modality for the diagnosis of placenta accreta, but it is not sufficiently accurate. MRI morphologic criteria have recently emerged as a useful tool in this setting, but their analysis is too subjective. Recent studies suggest that gadolinium enhancement may help to distinguish between the stretched myometrium and placenta within a scar area. However, objective MRI criteria are still required for prenatal diagnosis of placenta accreta...
May 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483020/effect-of-low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-on-the-mandibular-remodeling-following-inferior-alveolar-nerve-transection
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Bo Yang, Qingqing Wu, Liang Zhang, Yanjun Guo, Ping Gong
Objective To investigate the effects of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) on the mandibular remodeling following inferior alveolar nerve transection (IANX) and to optimize the parameters of LIPUS in the treatment of nerve injury. Methods IANX was performed in male Sprague-Dawley rats. Four weeks after IANX,the effect of daily LIPUS (from day 1) on the transected inferior alveolar nerve was examined in terms of sensitivity to mechanical stimulation. Moreover,histopathologic changes of mandibles were analyzed by micro-CT,HE staining,Masson trichrome staining,and immunohistochemical staining...
April 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477278/an-automatic-segmentation-method-of-a-parameter-adaptive-pcnn-for-medical-images
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Jing Lian, Bin Shi, Mingcong Li, Ziwei Nan, Yide Ma
PURPOSE: Since pre-processing and initial segmentation steps in medical images directly affect the final segmentation results of the regions of interesting, an automatic segmentation method of a parameter-adaptive pulse-coupled neural network is proposed to integrate the above-mentioned two segmentation steps into one. This method has a low computational complexity for different kinds of medical images and has a high segmentation precision. METHODS: The method comprises four steps...
May 5, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468003/non-lethal-sonodynamic-therapy-inhibits-atherosclerotic-plaque-progression-in-apoe-mice-and-attenuates-ox-ldl-mediated-macrophage-impairment-by-inducing-heme-oxygenase-1
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Yu Wang, Wei Wang, Haobo Xu, Yan Sun, Jing Sun, Yongxing Jiang, Jianting Yao, Ye Tian
BACKGROUND: Previous studies from our group showed that low-intensity sonodynamic therapy (SDT) has protective effects on atherosclerosis (AS). However, because the intensity of ultrasound passing through tissue is attenuated, the consequences of very low-intensity SDT, referred to as non-lethal SDT (NL-SDT), on atherosclerotic plaques are unclear. The aim of this study was to determine whether NL-SDT affects atherosclerotic plaques and to elucidate the possible underlying mechanisms...
May 3, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463085/low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-reduces-periodontal-atrophy-in-occlusal-hypofunctional-teeth
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Yuki Kasahara, Risa Usumi-Fujita, Jun Hosomichi, Sawa Kaneko, Yuji Ishida, Naoki Shibutani, Yasuhiro Shimizu, Asuka Okito, Shuji Oishi, Yoichiro Kuma, Hiroyuki Yamaguchi, Takashi Ono
OBJECTIVE: To clarify whether low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) exposure has recovery effects on the hypofunctional periodontal ligament (PDL) and interradicular alveolar bone (IRAB). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve-week-old male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into three groups (n = 5 each): a normal occlusion (C) group, an occlusal hypofunction (H) group, and an occlusal hypofunction group subjected to LIPUS (HL) treatment. Hypofunctional occlusion of the maxillary first molar (M1) of the H and HL groups was induced by the bite-raising technique...
May 2, 2017: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461063/low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-promotes-exercise-induced-muscle-hypertrophy
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Liang Tang, Jing Zhang, Xinjuan Zhao, Nan Li, Wenqi Jian, Shuxin Sun, Jianzhong Guo, Lijun Sun, Dean Ta
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) promotes exercise-induced muscle hypertrophy. Twenty-four adult Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly assigned to three groups (n = 8 per group): normal control group (NC), treadmill exercise group (TE) and treadmill exercise + LIPUS group (TE + LIPUS). The TE + LIPUS group received a LIPUS treatment (1 MHz, 30 mW/cm(2)) at the gastrocnemius for 20 min/d after treadmill exercise. The TE group was sham-treated...
April 28, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460974/ultrasound-as-a-tool-to-study-bubbles-in-dough-and-dough-mechanical-properties-a-review
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REVIEW
Filiz Koksel, Martin G Scanlon, John H Page
Investigation of dough mechanical properties using low-intensity ultrasound is now reasonably well established. In this review, an introduction to the fundamentals of ultrasound propagation in non-scattering and in scattering media is followed by several examples of how low-intensity ultrasound is used as a research tool for exploring the bubble size distribution in breadmaking dough and evaluating dough's mechanical properties. Utilization of ultrasonic techniques for quantitative assessments of bubbly dough structure and characterization of dough mechanical properties as affected by dough formulation are pointed out...
November 2016: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457632/low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-induced-spinal-fusion-is-coupled-with-enhanced-calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-expression-in-rat-model
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Xiao-Yi Zhou, Xi-Ming Xu, Sui-Yi Wu, Fei Wang, Zi-Cheng Zhang, Yi-Lin Yang, Ming Li, Xian-Zhao Wei
Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) has been found to accelerate fracture healing. In this study, we analyzed the role of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) in a rat spinal fusion model treated with LIPUS. The results revealed that LIPUS significantly increases bone formation, and the process was coupled with elevated CGRP innervation. CGRP was located in fibrous tissue, closely surrounding the allograft and newly formed cartilage. The density of CGRP peaked at week 3 after surgery in both the control (non-LIPUS-treated) and LIPUS-treated groups...
April 27, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452376/a-new-approach-to-transfect-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-decoy-oligodeoxynucleotides-into-the-periodontal-tissue-using-the-ultrasound-microbubble-method
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Hiroyuki Yamaguchi, Yuji Ishida, Jun Hosomichi, Jun-Ichi Suzuki, Risa Usumi-Fujita, Yasuhiro Shimizu, Sawa Kaneko, Takashi Ono
The objective of this study is to investigate the effect of the ultrasound-microbubble technique in nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) decoy oligodeoxynucleotide (ODN) transfection in the gingival tissue in mice. The 6-FAM-labeled scrambled decoy ODN with microbubbles was applied to the periodontal tissue in 8-week-old male C57BL/6J mice by ultrasound radiation at low (LUM-Sc) and high (HUM-Sc) intensities to optimize the transfection condition of the ultrasound-microbubble method. Histological inspections were performed two hours after transfection to compare the expression with that in the sham-operated group without ultrasound radiation (A-Sc)...
April 28, 2017: International Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449429/pancreatic-lymphoepithelial-cysts-diagnosed-with-endosonography-guided-fine-needle-aspiration
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Youngmin Oh, Yonghyeok Choi, Seung Myoung Son, Jisun Lee, Yook Kim, Joung Ho Han, Seon Mee Park
Although lymphoepithelial cysts (LECs) of the pancreas are benign lesions, most of them have been treated with surgical resection due to diagnostic difficulty. We report a 66-year-old woman diagnosed with pancreatic LECs. Abdominal ultrasound revealed two masses in the pancreas, which were not visible on the abdominal computed tomography. In an abdominal magnetic resonance imaging, pancreas lesions showed solid tumors, which revealed a low signal intensity on T1-, moderate high signal intensity on T2 weighted images, and homogeneous delayed enhancement in the portal venous phase...
April 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439945/enhancement-of-cardiomyogenesis-in-murine-stem-cells-by-low-intensity-ultrasound
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Ailing Teo, Amir Morshedi, Jen-Chieh Wang, Yufeng Zhou, Mayasari Lim
OBJECTIVES: Low-intensity ultrasound (LIUS) has been shown to enhance bone and cartilage regeneration from stem cells. The ease of its incorporation makes it an attractive mechanical stimulus for not only osteogenesis and chondrogenesis, but also cardiomyogenesis. However, to date, no study has investigated its effects on cardiomyogenesis from embryonic stem cells. METHODS: In this study, murine embryonic stem cells were differentiated via embryoid body formation and plating, and after 3 days they were subjected to daily 10 minutes of LIUS treatment with various conditions: (1) low-pulsed (21 mW/cm(2) , 20% duty cycle), (2) low-continuous, (3) high-pulsed (147 mW/cm(2) , 20% duty cycle), and (4) high-continuous LIUS...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437003/high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-for-the-treatment-of-adenomyosis-selection-criteria-efficacy-safety-and-fertility
#19
Lian Zhang, Fangwen Rao, Raymond Setzen
Adenomyosis is a disorder of uterus in which endometrial glands and stroma are present within the uterine musculature. The main clinical manifestations are dysmenorrhea and menorrhagia. Adenomyosis has a great impact on both the quality of life and fertility of women. The treatment of adenomyosis remains an immense challenge MATERIAL AND METHODS: Relevant articles were searched through MEDLINE, Pubmed between 2000 and March 2017. The search terms of adenomyosis, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of adenomyosis, high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), Ultrasound-guided HIFU and MRgFUS were used...
April 24, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436918/an-integrated-and-highly-sensitive-ultrafast-acoustoelectric-imaging-system-for-biomedical-applications
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Beatrice Berthon, Pierre-Marc Dansette, Mickael Tanter, Mathieu Pernot, Jean Provost
PURPOSE: Direct imaging of cardiac electrical activation is crucial to better understand and diagnose diseases linked to arrhythmias. This work presents an Ultrafast Acoustoelectric Imaging (UAI) system for direct and non-invasive ultrafast mapping of propagating current densities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Acoustoelectric imaging is based on the acoustoelectric effect, the modulation of the medium's electrical impedance by a propagating ultrasonic wave. UAI triggers this effect with plane wave emissions to image current densities...
April 24, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
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