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REVIEW
Xiaoqin Qian, Xiaoxia Han, Yu Chen
The clinical ultrasound (US)-based theranostic biomedicine suffers from the critical issue that traditional microbubbles (MBs) have lots of drawbacks such as low stability, large particle size, difficult structural control, etc. The unique composition, structure and functionality of inorganic micro/nanoplatforms have shown their great prospect for solving these critical issues and drawbacks of traditional organic MBs. This review summarizes and discusses the state-of-art development on exploring inorganic micro/nanoparticles for versatile US-based biomedical applications, ranging from US imaging, photoacoustic imaging, sonodynamic therapy, high intensity-focused US ablation and US-triggered chemotherapy...
July 11, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715801/fetal-urine-production-rate-in-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-is-associated-with-adverse-neonatal-outcome-a-pilot-study
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Tehila Avitan, Lior Drukker, Hadass Pri-Chen, Ron Rabinowitz, Nurit Algur, Michael S Schimmel, Letizia Schreiber, Tali Bdolah-Abram, Arnon Samueloff, Sorina Grisaru-Granovsky
AIM: In this study, we evaluate the associations between fetal urinary production rate (FUPR), measured by ultrasound, and adverse neonatal outcome in women with preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM). METHODS: We conducted a prospective pilot cohort of singleton pregnancies complicated by PPROM occurring at gestational week 24 or later managed until spontaneous labor (after 48 h of admission), chorioamnionitis, or induction by protocol at 35 + 0 weeks. FUPR was evaluated by 2D sonography at admission (corrected for gestational age)...
July 18, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713732/effect-of-low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-on-postorthognathic-surgery-healing-process
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Azita Tehranchi, Mohamadreza Badiee, Farnaz Younessian, Mohamadreza Badiei, Sahar Haddadpour
BACKGROUND: Orthognathic surgery can cause discomforts such as pain, inflammation, and edema. One of the challenges is bone regeneration at surgery area. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) therapy on bone regeneration and pain relief after surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Following mandibular surgery of nine patients, LIPUS treatment was applied to the left or right side for 3 weeks and 20 min/day. The other side was treated with sham-LIPUS as the control group...
January 2017: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711873/vinculin-mediated-sensing-of-low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound
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July 15, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705555/sonodynamic-therapy-based-on-combined-use-of-low-dose-administration-of-epirubicin-incorporating-drug-delivery-system-and-focused-ultrasound
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Masanori Maeda, Yoshihiro Muragaki, Jun Okamoto, Shin Yoshizawa, Nobutaka Abe, Hidekazu Nakamoto, Hiroshi Ishii, Kenichi Kawabata, Shinichiro Umemura, Nobuhiro Nishiyama, Kazunori Kataoka, Hiroshi Iseki
Sonodynamic therapy (SDT) is currently considered as one of the promising minimally invasive treatment options for solid cancers. SDT is based on the combined use of a sonosensitizer drug and high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to produce cytotoxic reactive oxygen species (ROS) in and around neoplastic cells. Anthracycline drugs, including epirubicin (EPI), have been well known as effective sonosensitizers after interaction with focused ultrasound. Recently a new anticancer drug delivery system (DDS), NC-6300, has been developed that comprises EPI through an acid-labile hydrazone bond...
July 10, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699308/phospholipid-capped-mesoporous-nanoparticles-for-targeted-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-ablation
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Adem Yildirim, Rajarshi Chattaraj, Nicholas T Blum, Dennis Shi, Kaushlendra Kumar, Andrew P Goodwin
The mechanical effects of cavitation can be effective for therapy but difficult to control, thus potentially leading to off-target side effects in patients. While administration of ultrasound active agents such as fluorocarbon microbubbles and nanodroplets can locally enhance the effects of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), it has been challenging to prepare ultrasound active agents that are small and stable enough to accumulate in tumors and internalize into cancer cells. Here, this paper reports the synthesis of 100 nm nanoparticle ultrasound agents based on phospholipid-coated, mesoporous, hydrophobically functionalized silica nanoparticles that can internalize into cancer cells and remain acoustically active...
July 12, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689300/apoptotic-and-genotoxic-effects-of-low-intensity-ultrasound-on-healthy-and-leukemic-human-peripheral-mononuclear-blood-cells
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Timur Saliev, Dinara Begimbetova, Dinara Baiskhanova, Danysh Abetov, Ulykbek Kairov, Charles P Gilman, Bakhyt Matkarimov, Katsuro Tachibana
PURPOSE: To scrutinize the apoptotic and genotoxic effects of low-intensity ultrasound and an ultrasound contrast agent (SonoVue; Bracco Diagnostics Inc., EU) on human peripheral mononuclear blood cells (PMBCs). METHODS: PMBCs were subjected to a low-intensity ultrasound field (1-MHz frequency; spatial peak temporal average intensity 0.18 W/cm2) followed by analysis for apoptosis and DNA damage (single-strand breaks + double-strand breaks). The comet assay was then repeated after 2 h to examine the ability of cells to repair DNA breaks...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689200/optimal-medical-management-reduces-risk-of-disease-progression-and-ischemic-events-in-asymptomatic-carotid-stenosis-patients-a-long-term-follow-up-study
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Zubair Shah, Reza Masoomi, Rashmi Thapa, Mashhood Wani, John Chen, Buddhadeb Dawn, Marilyn Rymer, Kamal Gupta
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To assess the effect of optimal medical management including atherosclerotic risk factor control on ischemic stroke (IS), transient ischemic attack (TIA), carotid revascularization (CRV), and progression of severity of carotid stenosis (PSCS) in patients with asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis (ACAS). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of patients with ACAS (who had at least 3 serial carotid duplex ultrasounds) for incidence of IS, TIA, and PSCS...
July 8, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688752/comparison-of-effects-of-lllt-and-lipus-on-fracture-healing-in-animal-models-and-patients-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Mohammad Bayat, Amarjit Virdi, Reza Jalalifirouzkouhi, Fatemehalsadat Rezaei
The aim of this paper is to study the in vivo potency of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) and low intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) alone, accompanied by bone grafts, or accompanied by other factors on fracture healing in animal models and patients. In this paper, we aim to systematically review the published scientific literature regarding the use of LLLT and LIPUS to accelerate fracture healing in animal models and patients. We searched the PubMed database for the terms LLLT or LIPUS and/or bone, and fracture...
July 5, 2017: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687301/reproducibility-of-ultrasound-derived-muscle-thickness-and-echo-intensity-for-the-entire-quadriceps-femoris-muscle
#10
R Santos, P A S Armada-da-Silva
INTRODUCTION: Muscle thickness (MT) and muscle echo-intensity (EI) allow the study of skeletal muscle adaptive changes with ultrasound. This study investigates the intra- and inter-session reliability and agreement of MT and EI measurements for each of the four heads of the quadriceps femoris in transverse and longitudinal scans, using two sizes for the region of interest (ROI); EI measurements only. METHODS: Three B-mode images from two views were acquired from each head of quadriceps femoris from twenty participants (10 females) in two sessions, 7 days apart...
August 2017: Radiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672962/enhanced-regeneration-of-large-cortical-bone-defects-with-electrospun-nanofibrous-membranes-and-low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound
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Leyi Huang, Youzhi Cai, Honghua Hu, Peng Guo, Zengfeng Xin
Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) nanofibrous membranes are widely utilized for tissue regeneration. Low intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) has been considered as a feasible modality for bone union. The aim of the present study was to investigate the potential synergistic effect of LIPUS and PLLA electrospun nanofibrous membranes on large cortical bone defects in rabbits in vivo. The bilateral rabbit tibia defect model was constructed using 18 adult NZ rabbits and the defect sites were treated with the nanofibrous membranes combined with LIPUS or nanofibrous membranes alone...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667392/-multiparametric-mri-of-the-prostate-important-radiological-findings-for-urologists
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REVIEW
Heinz-Peter Schlemmer
CLINICAL/METHODICAL ISSUE: High prevalence of prostate cancer with multifocality and biological heterogeneity. Insufficient conventional urological diagnostics. Discrimination between significant and insignificant cancer needed. STANDARD DIAGNOSTIC METHODS: Digital rectal examination, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) serum level, systematic transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided prostate biopsy. METHODICAL INNOVATIONS: Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) including T2-weighted (T2w), diffusion-weighted and dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI according to the prostate imaging reporting and data system (PIRADS), MR-targeted biopsy, most frequently MR/TRUS image fusion biopsy...
June 30, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662808/arterial-remodeling-after-bioresorbable-scaffolds-and-metallic-stents
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Patrick W Serruys, Yuki Katagiri, Yohei Sotomi, Yaping Zeng, Bernard Chevalier, René J van der Schaaf, Andreas Baumbach, Pieter Smits, Nicolas M van Mieghem, Antonio Bartorelli, Paul Barragan, Anthony Gershlick, Ran Kornowski, Carlos Macaya, John Ormiston, Jonathan Hill, Irene M Lang, Mohaned Egred, Jean Fajadet, Maciej Lesiak, Stephan Windecker, Robert A Byrne, Lorenz Räber, Robert-Jan van Geuns, Gary S Mintz, Yoshinobu Onuma
BACKGROUND: Although previous observational studies have documented late luminal enlargement and expansive remodeling following implantation of a bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS), no comparison with metallic stents has been conducted in a randomized fashion. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to compare vessel remodeling patterns after either Absorb BVS or Xience metallic drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation (Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, California) and determine the independent predictors of remodeling...
July 4, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654442/low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-therapy-for-a-symptomatic-persistent-olecranon-physis-in-an-adolescent-baseball-pitcher
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Kenneth Botwin, Thurston McMillen, Ariel Botwin
A 15-year-old competitive right-handed high school baseball pitcher experienced an acute onset of right elbow pain when throwing. He initially treated it conservatively with rest alone for 3 months, but on return to throwing, he was still experiencing pain. Radiographs revealed that he had a persistent olecranon physis. He proceeded with a trial of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound therapy and attained radiographic evidence of bony union at 7 months postinjury, thus avoiding surgical intervention. He returned to pitching competitively 9 months after injury without elbow pain...
June 22, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652915/ablation-of-the-sacroiliac-joint-using-mr-guided-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-a-preliminary-experiment-in-a-swine-model
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Elena A Kaye, Majid Maybody, Sebastien Monette, Stephen B Solomon, Amitabh Gulati
BACKGROUND: Dysfunction of the Sacroiliac Joint (SIJ) is one of the key sources of low back pain. For prolonged pain relief, some patients undergo fluoroscopic guided radio-frequency (RF) ablation of SIJ, during which a number of RF probes are inserted to create thermal lesions that disrupt the posterior sacral nerve supply. This procedure is minimally invasive, laborious, time-consuming and costly. To study if High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) ablation is a feasible alternative approach to SIJ pain treatment, we performed experiments using HIFU to ablate SIJ in the swine model...
2017: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651921/ultrasound-enhances-dentoalveolar-remodeling-in-an-ex%C3%A2-vivo-orthodontic-ovariectomy-induced-osteoporotic-model
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Khuloud S Alhazmi, Tarek El-Bialy, Ahmed R Afify, Leena A Merdad, Ali H Hassan
The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) on dentoalveolar structures during application of force to a cultured mandible slice taken from an ovariectomized rat model of osteoporosis. Rats were divided based on whether they had ovariectomy and/or LIPUS application into four groups: control osteoporosis group, control normal group, ultrasound-treated osteoporosis group and ultrasound-treated normal group. The mandibles were dissected, sliced and cultured before application of a 0...
June 23, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641153/lipoprotein-a-and-coronary-atheroma-progression-rates-during-long-term-high-intensity-statin-therapy-insights-from-saturn
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Rishi Puri, Christie M Ballantyne, Ron C Hoogeveen, Mingyuan Shao, Philip Barter, Peter Libby, M John Chapman, Raimund Erbel, Benoit J Arsenault, Joel S Raichlen, Steven E Nissen, Stephen J Nicholls
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] is a low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-like particle that associates with major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE). We examined relationships between Lp(a) measurements and changes in coronary atheroma volume following long-term maximally-intensive statin therapy in coronary artery disease patients. METHODS: Study of coronary atheroma by intravascular ultrasound: Effect of Rosuvastatin Versus Atorvastatin (SATURN) used serial intravascular ultrasound measures of coronary atheroma volume in patients treated with rosuvastatin 40 mg or atorvastatin 80 mg for 24 months...
June 15, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639154/inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumor-of-the-gallbladder-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Takahiro Yamada, Takeshi Hisa, Satoshi Shiozawa, Akiharu Kudo, Ryutaro Furukawa
A 50-year-old man had undergone chemotherapy and radiotherapy for malignant lymphoma 1 year earlier. Follow-up computed tomography revealed a gallbladder polyp. Transabdominal ultrasound demonstrated a 20-mm hypoechoic sessile polyp with basal waist in the gallbladder fundus; the surface was covered with a hyperechoic layer of non-uniform thickness. On contrast-enhanced computed tomography, the polyp showed an early uniform and sustained staining pattern. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed that the polyp had low and slightly high signal intensities on T1- and T2-weighted imaging, respectively...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638681/efficacy-of-extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-and-low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-in-a-rat-knee-osteoarthritis-model-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Volkan Yılmaz, Ömer Karadaş, Taner Dandinoğlu, Ebru Umay, Aytül Çakçı, Arif Kenan Tan
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to assess the efficacy of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) and low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) on osteoarthritic rat knees. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-four rats were divided into 3 groups: group 1-control (n=8), group 2-LIPUS (n=8) and group 3-ESWT (n=8). Cartilage degeneration was provided using mono-iodo-asetate (MIA). One milligram of MIA was delivered to the right knees in group 1 and both knees in group 2 and 3. A 0...
June 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637991/low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-inhibits-lipopolysaccharide-induced-il-6-and-rankl-expression-in-osteoblasts
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Mayu Nagao, Natsuko Tanabe, Soichiro Manaka, Tadahiro Takayama, Takayuki Kawato, Go Torigoe, Jumpei Sekino, Naoya Tsukune, Manami Ozaki, Masao Maeno, Naoto Suzuki, Shuichi Sato
Periodontal disease is caused by inflammation induced by Porphyromonas gingivalis (P.g.) lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and involves expression of proinflammatory cytokines such as interleukin (IL)-1, IL-6, tumor necrosis factor-α, and receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa B ligand (RANKL), which are implicated in bone resorption. Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) is commonly used in the treatment of bone fracture. However, the mechanisms by which LIPUS inhibits LPS-induced inflammatory cytokines are poorly understood...
2017: Journal of Oral Science
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