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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435467/ultrasound-elastography-review-of-techniques-and-clinical-applications
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Rosa M S Sigrist, Joy Liau, Ahmed El Kaffas, Maria Cristina Chammas, Juergen K Willmann
Elastography-based imaging techniques have received substantial attention in recent years for non-invasive assessment of tissue mechanical properties. These techniques take advantage of changed soft tissue elasticity in various pathologies to yield qualitative and quantitative information that can be used for diagnostic purposes. Measurements are acquired in specialized imaging modes that can detect tissue stiffness in response to an applied mechanical force (compression or shear wave). Ultrasound-based methods are of particular interest due to its many inherent advantages, such as wide availability including at the bedside and relatively low cost...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420817/association-of-kidney-dysfunction-with-asymptomatic-cerebrovascular-abnormalities-in-a-japanese-population-with-health-checkups
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Kaori Hayashi, Michiyo Takayama, Takeshi Kanda, Kazuhiro Kashiwagi, Akihito Hishikawa, Yasushi Iwao, Hiroshi Itoh
BACKGROUND: Cerebrovascular disease is a major cause of mortality and morbidity. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is prevalent in stroke patients. This study evaluated the correlation between kidney dysfunction and asymptomatic findings on carotid ultrasonography (US) and brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in a Japanese population with health checkups.Methods and Results:In total, 1,716 subjects aged 40-80 years, who received health checkups from January 1 to December 31, 2015, were included...
April 14, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396109/association-of-unilateral-renal-agenesis-with-adverse-outcomes-in-pregnancy-a-matched-cohort-study
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Jessica Kendrick, John Holmen, Zhiying You, Gerard Smits, Michel Chonchol
BACKGROUND: Data regarding the effect of a solitary kidney during pregnancy have come from studies of living kidney donors. We evaluated the risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes in women with a single kidney from renal agenesis. STUDY DESIGN: Matched cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Using data from 7,079 childbirths from an integrated health care delivery system from 1996 through 2015, we identified births from women with renal agenesis...
April 7, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394085/dual-echo-epi-sequence-for-integrated-distortion-correction-in-3d-time-resolved-hyperpolarized-13-c-mri
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Benjamin J Geraghty, Justin Y C Lau, Albert P Chen, Charles H Cunningham
PURPOSE: To provide built-in off-resonance correction in time-resolved, volumetric hyperpolarized (13) C metabolic imaging by implementing a novel dual-echo 3D echo-planar imaging (EPI) sequence and reconstruction. METHODS: A spectral-spatial pulse for single-resonance excitation followed by a dual-echo 3D EPI readout was implemented to provide 64 × 8 × 6 cm(3) coverage at 5 × 5 × 5 mm(3) nominal resolution. Multiple sources of EPI distortions were encoded using a multi-echo (1) H EPI reference scan...
April 10, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385795/-18-f-tetrafluoroborate-18-f-tfb-a-pet-probe-for-imaging-sodium-iodide-symporter-expression-whole-body-biodistribution-safety-and-radiation-dosimetry-in-thyroid-cancer-patients
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Jim O' Doherty, Maite Jauregui-Osoro, Teresa Brothwood, Teresa Szyszko, Paul Marsden, Michael O' Doherty, Gary Cook, Philip Blower, Val Lewington
Rationale: We report the safety, biodistribution and internal radiation dosimetry, in humans with thyroid cancer, of (18)F-tetrafluoroborate ((18)F-TFB), a novel PET radioligand for imaging the human sodium/iodide symporter (hNIS). Methods: Serial whole-body PET scans of 5 subjects with recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer were acquired prior to surgery for up to 4 hours after injection of 184 ± 15 MBq of (18)F-TFB. Activity was determined in whole blood, plasma and urine. Mean organ absorbed doses and effective doses were calculated via quantitative image analysis and using OLINDA/EXM software...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385630/targetability-of-hyaluronic-acid-nanogel-to-cancer-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies
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S S Pedrosa, P Pereira, A Correia, F M Gama
We have, in previous work developed, characterized and evaluated the biocompatibility of an engineered hyaluronic acid nanogel. Here we assess the targetability of a hyaluronic acid nanogel towards CD44 overexpressing cells, in vitro and in vivo. Results obtained by flow cytometry and confocal fluorescence microscopy shows that nanogel is greatly internalized by non-small cancer lung cells (A549 cells), that overexpress CD44 receptors. The biodistribution and tumor targetability of the nanogel labelled with a near-infrared (NIR) probe were performed, in mice, through a non-invasive imaging system...
April 4, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382155/preclinical-melanoma-imaging-with-68-ga-labeled-%C3%AE-melanocyte-stimulating-hormone-derivatives-using-pet
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Chengcheng Zhang, Zhengxing Zhang, Kuo-Shyan Lin, Jinhe Pan, Iulia Dude, Navjit Hundal-Jabal, Nadine Colpo, François Bénard
It is estimated that melanoma accounted for 76,380 new cases and 10,130 deaths in the United States in 2016. The melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) is highly expressed in the vast majority of melanomas, which makes it an attractive target for molecular imaging and radionuclide therapy. Lactam bridge-cyclized α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (Ac-Nle(4)-cyclo[Asp(5)-His-D-Phe(7)-Arg-Trp-Lys(10)]-NH2, or Nle-CycMSHhex) analogues have been successfully developed and studied for MC1R-targeted imaging, predominantly with single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373086/optical-imaging-and-anticancer-chemotherapy-through-carbon-dot-created-hollow-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles
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Min Sil Kang, Rajendra K Singh, Tae-Hyun Kim, Joong-Hyun Kim, Kapil D Patel, Hae-Won Kim
Multifunctional nanocarrier-based theranostics is currently considered to solve some key unmet challenges in cancer treatment. Here we report a nanocarrier platform, named carbon dot (CD) created mesoporous hollow organosilica (C-hMOS) nanoparticles, to deliver anticancer drug and to enable optical imaging. The hollow structure was formed by the removal of a nanorod core template, and at the same time, the fluorescent signal was endowed from the heat-treated organosilica network. Thanks to the hollow and mesoporous structure, the C-hMOS effectively loaded doxorubicin (DOX) for cancer chemotherapy...
March 31, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372549/the-ferumoxytol-for-anemia-of-ckd-trial-fact-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-repeated-doses-of-ferumoxytol-or-iron-sucrose-in-patients-on-hemodialysis-background-and-rationale
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Iain C Macdougall, Naomi V Dahl, Kristine Bernard, Zhu Li, Alka Batyky, William E Strauss
BACKGROUND: Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is a common manifestation of chronic kidney disease (CKD), affecting most patients on hemodialysis and imposing a substantial clinical burden. Treatment with iron supplementation increases hemoglobin levels and can reduce the severity of anemia in patients with CKD. While correcting anemia in these patients is an important therapeutic goal, there is a lack of long-term trials directly comparing intravenous iron therapies in patients with CKD receiving hemodialysis...
April 3, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349871/development-of-methods-for-avian-oil-toxicity-studies-using-the-double-crested-cormorant-phalacrocorax-auritus
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Fred Cunningham, Karen Dean, Katie Hanson-Dorr, Kendal Harr, Kate Healy, Katherine Horak, Jane Link, Susan Shriner, Steven Bursian, Brian Dorr
Oral and external dosing methods replicating field exposure were developed using the double crested cormorant (DCCO) to test the toxicity of artificially weathered Deepwater Horizon Mississippi Canyon 252 oil. The majority of previous oil dosing studies conducted on wild-caught birds used gavage methods to dose birds with oil and determine toxicity. However, rapid gut transit time of gavaged oil likely reduces oil absorption. In the present studies, dosing relied on injection of oil into live feeder fish for oral dosing of these piscivorous birds, or applying oil to body contour feathers resulting in transdermal oil exposure and oral exposure through preening...
March 24, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338529/dosimetry-software-hermes-internal-radiation-dosimetry-from-quantitative-image-reconstruction-to-voxel-level-absorbed-dose-distribution
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Eero T Hippeläinen, Mikko J Tenhunen, Hanna O Mäenpää, Jorma J Heikkonen, Antti O Sohlberg
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work is to validate a software package called Hermes Internal Radiation Dosimetry (HIRD) for internal dose assessment tailored for clinical practice. The software includes all the necessary steps to perform voxel-level absorbed dose calculations including quantitative reconstruction, image coregistration and volume of interest tools. METHODS: The basics of voxel-level dosimetry methods and implementations to HIRD software are reviewed...
May 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336780/biodistribution-and-radiation-dosimetry-for-the-tau-tracer-18-f-thk-5351-in-healthy-human-subjects
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Ing-Tsung Hsiao, Kun-Ju Lin, Kuo-Lun Huang, Chin-Chang Huang, Han-Shiuan Chen, Shiaw-Pyng Wey, Tzu-Chen Yen, Nobuyuki Okamura, Jung-Lung Hsu
(18)F-THK-5351 is a novel radiotracer that demonstrates high binding selectivity and affinity for tau pathology and exhibits better pharmacokinetics in the living brain than previous THK tau probes. The aim of the present study was to estimate the radiation dose of (18)F-THK-5351 in humans and to compare the clinical radiation dosimetry results to estimations published previously with preclinical data. Methods: Serial whole-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging was performed for 240 min on 12 healthy volunteers after injecting (18)F-THK-5351 (mean administered activity: 377...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292311/sonography-of-the-distal-urethra-in-lambs
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Ammar AlLugami, Kerstin von Pückler, Axel Wehrend, Marlene Sickinger
Sonography is a convenient, non-invasive diagnostic modality in small ruminants, often used in reproductive management, internal medicine, and surgery. Pregnancy diagnostics and imaging anatomy and pathology of organs, such as neoplasia, are major applications. Urolithiasis is one of the most common causes of death in male sheep and goats, for which sonography is the diagnostic modality of choice. Although ultrasound-imaging techniques for kidneys, ureters, and urinary bladder in small ruminants have been described previously, this study focuses on reporting the imaging technique of the extra-pelvic portion of the urethra, as nearly all the cases of obstructive urolithiasis result from urinary stones in this part...
March 14, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252445/comparing-the-dosimetric-impact-of-interfractional-anatomical-changes-in-photon-proton-and-carbon-ion-radiotherapy-for-pancreatic-cancer-patients
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Antonetta C Houweling, Koen Crama, Jorrit Visser, Kyohei Fukata, Coen R N Rasch, Tatsuya Ohno, Arjan Bel, Astrid van der Horst
Radiotherapy using charged particles is characterized by a low dose to the surrounding healthy organs, while delivering a high dose to the tumor. However, interfractional anatomical changes can greatly affect the robustness of particle therapy. Therefore, we compared the dosimetric impact of interfractional anatomical changes (i.e. body contour differences and gastrointestinal gas volume changes) in photon, proton and carbon ion therapy for pancreatic cancer patients. In this retrospective planning study, photon, proton and carbon ion treatment plans were created for 9 patients...
April 21, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247754/small-sized-mpeg-plga-nanoparticles-of-schisantherin-a-with-sustained-release-for-enhanced-brain-uptake-and-anti-parkinsonian-activity
#15
Tongkai Chen, Chuwen Li, Ye Li, Xiang Yi, Ruibing Wang, Simon Ming-Yuen Lee, Ying Zheng
Schisantherin A (SA) is a promising anti-Parkinsonism natural product. However, its poor water solubility and rapid serum clearance impose significant barriers to delivery of SA to the brain. This work aimed to develop SA in a nanoparticle formulation that extended SA circulation in the bloodstream and consequently an increased brain uptake and thus to be potentially efficacious for the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD). Spherical SA nanoparticles with a mean particle size of 70 nm were prepared by encapsulating SA into methoxy poly(ethylene glycol)-block-poly(d,l)-lactic-co-glycolic acid (mPEG-PLGA) nanoparticles (SA-NPs) with an encapsulation efficiency of ∼91% and drug loading of ∼28%...
March 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176617/progressive-multifocal-leukoencephalopathy-in-a-kidney-transplant-recipient
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Federico Cicora, Javier Roberti
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a debilitating and often fatal viral disease of the central nervous system. A 39-year-old male kidney transplant recipient presented to our hospital with weakness of the left arm and leg, his immunosuppressive regimen consisted of tacrolimus, mycophenolate sodium, and meprednisone. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain revealed hypercellularity in neural tissue and a lesion affecting the right ventral and lateral areas of the thalamus and the posterior limb of the internal capsule...
February 7, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135101/design-and-investigation-of-a-18-f-labeled-benzamide-derivative-as-a-high-affinity-dual-sigma-receptor-subtype-radioligand-for-prostate-tumor-imaging
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Dongzhi Yang, Anthony Comeau, Wayne D Bowen, Robert H Mach, Brian D Ross, Hao Hong, Marcian E Van Dort
High overexpression of sigma (σ) receptors (σ1 and σ2 subtypes) in a variety of human solid tumors has prompted the development of σ receptor-targeting radioligands, as imaging agents for tumor detection. A majority of these radioligands to date target the σ2 receptor, a potential marker of tumor proliferative status. The identification of approximately equal proportions of both σ receptor subtypes in prostate tumors suggests that a high affinity, dual σ receptor-targeting radioligand could potentially provide enhanced tumor targeting efficacy in prostate cancer...
March 6, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103285/radioiodinated-exendin-4-is-superior-to-the-radiometal-labelled-glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-probes-overcoming-their-high-kidney-uptake
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Tilman Läppchen, Roswitha Tönnesmann, Jos Eersels, Philipp T Meyer, Helmut R Maecke, Svetlana N Rylova
GLP-1 receptors are ideal targets for preoperative imaging of benign insulinoma and for quantifying the beta cell mass. The existing clinical tracers targeting GLP-1R are all agonists with low specific activity and very high kidney uptake. In order to solve those issues we evaluated GLP-1R agonist Ex-4 and antagonist Ex(9-39) radioiodinated at Tyr40 side by side with [Nle14,Lys40(Ahx-DOTA-68Ga)NH2]Ex-4 (68Ga-Ex-4) used in the clinic. The Kd, Bmax, internalization and binding kinetics of [Nle14,125I-Tyr40-NH2]Ex-4 and [Nle14,125I-Tyr40-NH2]Ex(9-39) were studied in vitro using Ins-1E cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069661/bimodal-dynamics-of-granular-organelles-in-primary-renin-expressing-cells-revealed-using-tirf-microscopy
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Charlotte Buckley, Alison R Dun, Audrey Peter, Christopher Bellamy, Kenneth W Gross, Rory R Duncan, John J Mullins
Renin is the initiator and rate-limiting factor in the renin-angiotensin blood pressure regulation system. Although renin is not exclusively produced in the kidney, in nonmurine species the synthesis and secretion of the active circulatory enzyme is confined almost exclusively to the dense core granules of juxtaglomerular (JG) cells, where prorenin is processed and stored for release via a regulated pathway. Despite its importance, the structural organization and regulation of granules within these cells is not well understood, in part due to the difficulty in culturing primary JG cells in vitro and the lack of appropriate cell lines...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048872/we-fg-bra-10-radiodosimetry-of-a-novel-alpha-particle-therapy-targeted-to-uveal-melanoma-absorbed-dose-to-organs-in-mice
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Christopher J Tichacek, Narges K Tafreshi, Mikalai M Budzevich, Epifanio Ruiz, Thaddeus J Wadas, Mark L McLaughlin, Eduardo G Moros, David L Morse
PURPOSE: The melanocortin-1 receptor (MC1R) is expressed in 94% of uveal melanomas and is described as an ideal target for this untreatable disease. MC1RL is a high affinity MC1R specific peptidomimetic ligand that can serve as a scaffold for therapeutic conjugates such as alpha particle emitting isotopes. The purpose of this study was to assess normal tissue distribution and risk as a result of using the DOTA chelator conjugated to MC1RL to deliver (225) Ac: MC1RL-DOTA-(225) Ac. METHODS: 17 non-tumor bearing BALB/c mice were intravenously injected with the novel MC1RL-DOTA-(225) Ac radiopharmaceutical with an average initial administered activity of 2...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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