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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430109/acquisition-of-electrocardiogram-signals-during-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Julien Oster, Gari Clifford
The recording of the electrocardiogram (ECG) during Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) acquisition is of great interest and importance. Firstly, MRI acquisition is a relatively slow process, which therefore complicates the imaging of moving organs. Cardiac MRI requires the development of strategies for acquiring high quality images, which is mainly achieved by synchronising the image acquisition with a specific time during the cardiac cycle. The ECG is used to monitor the heart's activity, and the detection of the largest and steepest peak in the cardiac cycle (the QRS complex) triggers the acquisition of slices of the k-space...
April 21, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428191/the-role-of-minimal-residual-disease-testing-in-myeloma-treatment-selection-and-drug-development-current-value-and-future-applications
#2
Kenneth C Anderson, Daniel Auclair, Gary J Kelloff, Caroline C Sigman, Herve Avet-Loiseau, Ann T Farrell, Nicole J Gormley, Shaji K Kumar, Ola Landgren, Nikhil C Munshi, Michele Cavo, Faith E Davies, Alessandra Di Bacco, Jennifer S Dickey, Steven I Gutman, Howard R Higley, Mohamad A Hussein, J Milburn Jessup, Ilan R Kirsch, Richard F Little, Robert D Loberg, Jens G Lohr, Lata Mukundan, James L Omel, Trevor J Pugh, Gregory H Reaman, Michael D Robbins, A Kate Sasser, Nancy Valente, Elena Zamagni
Treatment of myeloma has benefited from the introduction of more effective and better tolerated agents, improvements in supportive care, better understanding of disease biology, revision of diagnostic criteria, and new sensitive and specific tools for disease prognostication and management. Assessment of minimal residual disease (MRD) in response to therapy is one of these tools, as longer progression-free survival (PFS) is seen consistently among patients who have achieved MRD negativity. Current therapies lead to unprecedented frequency and depth of response, and next generation flow and sequencing methods to measure MRD in bone marrow are in use and being developed with sensitivities in the range of 10(-5)‒10(-6) cells...
April 20, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427990/neuropeptide-y-not-involved-in-cutaneous-vascular-control-in-young-human-females-taking-oral-contraceptive-hormones
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Gary J Hodges, Zachary T Martin, Andrew T Del Pozzi
We previously reported that the cutaneous vasodilator response to local warming in males required noradrenaline (NA) and neuropeptide-Y (NPY). Animal work has shown no role for NPY in female vascular control. We investigated the contribution of NA and NPY in human female cutaneous vascular control. Nine female and nine male participants volunteered. To elucidate whether synthetic oestrogen and progesterone altered cutaneous vascular responses, females were tested in high-hormone (HH) and low-hormone (LH) phases of oral contraceptive pill (OCP)...
April 18, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427434/adenovirus-mediated-cd40l-gene-transfer-increases-teffector-tregulatory-cell-ratio-and-upregulates-death-receptors-in-metastatic-melanoma-patients
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A Schiza, J Wenthe, S Mangsbo, E Eriksson, Anders Nilsson, T H Tötterman, A Loskog, G Ullenhag
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Malignant melanoma is an aggressive tumor sensitive for immunotherapy such as checkpoint blockade antibodies. Still, most patients with late stage disease do not respond, and the side effects can be severe. Stimulation of the CD40 pathway to initiate anti-tumor immunity is a promising alternative. Herein, we demonstrate immune profiling data from melanoma patients treated with an adenovirus-based CD40 ligand gene therapy (AdCD40L). METHODS: Peripheral blood mononuclear cells and plasma were collected from malignant melanoma patients (n = 15) enrolled in a phase I/IIa study investigating intratumoral delivery of AdCD40L with or without low dose cyclophosphamide...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425973/edim-tktl1-apo10-blood-test-an-innate-immune-system-based-liquid-biopsy-for-the-early-detection-characterization-and-targeted-treatment-of-cancer
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REVIEW
Johannes F Coy
Epitope detection in monocytes (EDIM) represents a liquid biopsy exploiting the innate immune system. Activated monocytes (macrophages) phagocytose unwanted cells/cell fragments from the whole body including solid tissues. As they return to the blood, macrophages can be used for a non-invasive detection of biomarkers, thereby providing high sensitivity and specificity, because the intracellular presence of biomarkers is due to an innate immune response. Flow cytometry analysis of blood enables the detection of macrophages and phagocytosed intracellular biomarkers...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425943/beneficial-effect-of-voluntary-exercise-on-experimental-colitis-in-mice-fed-a-high-fat-diet-the-role-of-irisin-adiponectin-and-proinflammatory-biomarkers
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Agnieszka Irena Mazur-Bialy, Jan Bilski, Dagmara Wojcik, Bartosz Brzozowski, Marcin Surmiak, Magdalena Hubalewska-Mazgaj, Anna Chmura, Marcin Magierowski, Katarzyna Magierowska, Tomasz Mach, Tomasz Brzozowski
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) are a heterogeneous group of disorders exhibited by two major phenotypic forms: Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Although the aetiology of IBD is unknown, several factors coming from the adipose tissue and skeletal muscles, such as cytokines, adipokines and myokines, were suggested in the pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis; however, it has not been extensively studied whether voluntary exercise can ameliorate that disorder. We explored the effect of moderate exercise (i...
April 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425755/thrombus-aspiration-in-acute-coronary-syndromes-prevalence-procedural-success-change-in-serial-troponin-t-levels-and-clinical-outcomes-in-a-contemporary-swiss-cohort
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Soheila Aghlmandi, Nadine Schärer, Dik Heg, Lorenz Räber, Marcel Zwahlen, Baris Gencer, David Nanchen, David Carballo, Sebastian Carballo, Peter Jüni, Arnold von Eckardstein, Ulf Landmesser, Nicolas Rodondi, François Mach, Stephan Windecker, Christian M Matter, Thomas F Lüscher, Roland Klingenberg
BACKGROUND: Randomised controlled trials have provided conflicting results regarding procedural and clinical outcomes of thrombus aspiration combined with percutaneous coronary intervention, when compared with primary percutaneous coronary intervention alone in patients with acute coronary syndromes. METHODS: Acute coronary syndrome patients referred for coronary angiography to four Swiss university hospitals between 2009 and 2012 were enrolled in the SPUM-ACS cohort...
April 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425701/the-effects-of-glutamate-receptor-activation-on-local-oxygen-changes
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Lindsay Walton, Nick G Boustead, Susan Carroll, R Mark Wightman
Glutamate is ubiquitous throughout the brain and serves as the primary excitatory neurotransmitter. Neurons require energy to fire, and energetic substrates (i.e., O2, glucose) are renewed via cerebral blood flow (CBF) to maintain metabolic homeostasis. Magnetic resonance brain functionality studies rely on the assumption that CBF and neuronal activity are coupled consistently throughout the brain; however, the origin of neuronal activity does not always coincide with signals indicative of energy consumption (e...
April 20, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425258/assessment-of-developmental-and-radiological-long-term-outcomeof-children-with-surgically-treated-midgut-volvulus
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Ahmet Murat Çakmak, Özlem Boybeyi Türer, Gülnur Göllü Bahadir, Bilge Türedi, Ufuk Ateş, Adalet Elçin Yildiz, Gönül Küçük, Ömer Suat Fitöz, Betül Ulukol, Mustafa Kemal Aslan, Tutku Soyer, Hüseyin Dindar
BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim is to evaluate the long-term outcome of asymptomatic patients who underwent surgical correction for midgut volvulus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seven patients managed surgically for midgut volvulus in the last 3 years were included. Demographic features, symptoms at presentation, diagnoses, surgical procedures, and complications were recorded. Patients were then contacted for follow-up and evaluation of long-term outcomes. General physical conditions, anthropometric parameters, feeding habits, and defecation histories were evaluated...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425094/fatal-acute-hemorrhagic-bowel-infarction-caused-by-mesenteric-venous-thrombosis
#10
Supawon Srettabunjong
Acute mesenteric venous thrombosis (MVT) is a rare, but life-threatening medical phenomenon. MVT is normally characterized by insidious onset, with nonspecific signs and symptoms. A high index of clinical suspicion is required for diagnosis, and emergency surgery is necessary to optimize the chances of patient survival, especially in the people aged more than 70 years. Surprisingly, based on my review of the literature, no fatal acute MVT case has been reported in the forensic literature. All reported such cases have been documented in medical literature, and most of them have been associated with underlying risk factors for venous thrombosis, such as hypercoagulable state, certain cancers, and stasis of the blood flow...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424884/principle-and-basic-property-of-the-sequential-flow-pump
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Shintaro Hara, Erina Maeno, Xinyang Li, Terumi Yurimoto, Takashi Isoyama, Itsuro Saito, Toshiya Ono, Yusuke Abe
In the emergency care field, early treatment of acute heart or respiratory failure has been a global concern. In severe cases, patients are frequently required to be on an extracorporeal membrane oxygenator (ECMO) life support. To make the ECMO system more compact and portable, we proposed a sequential flow-type centrifugal pump named the sequential flow pump (SFP). In this study, principle and basic properties of this novel blood pump were examined by computational fluid dynamic (CFD) analysis and an experimental model...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424305/numerical-simulation-of-haemodynamics-and-low-density-lipoprotein-transport-in-the-rabbit-aorta-and-their-correlation-with-atherosclerotic-plaque-thickness
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Xiaoyin Li, Xiao Liu, Peng Zhang, Chenglong Feng, Anqiang Sun, Hongyan Kang, Xiaoyan Deng, Yubo Fan
Two mechanisms of shear stress and mass transport have been recognized to play an important role in the development of localized atherosclerosis. However, their relationship and roles in atherogenesis are still obscure. It is necessary to investigate quantitatively the correlation among low-density lipoproteins (LDL) transport, haemodynamic parameters and plaque thickness. We simulated blood flow and LDL transport in rabbit aorta using computational fluid dynamics and evaluated plaque thickness in the aorta of a high-fat-diet rabbit...
April 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422656/fast-plane-wave-2-d-vector-flow-imaging-using-transverse-oscillation-and-directional-beamforming
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Jonas Jensen, Carlos A Villagomez-Hoyos, Matthias B Stuart, Caroline Ewertsen, Michael R Nielsen, Jorgen Jensen
Several techniques can estimate the 2-D velocity vector in ultrasound. Directional beamforming (DB) estimates blood flow velocities with a higher precision and accuracy than transverse oscillation (TO), but at the cost of a high beamforming load when estimating the flow angle. In this paper, it is proposed to use TO to estimate an initial flow angle, which is then refined in a DB step. Velocity magnitude is estimated along the flow direction using cross-correlation. It is shown that the suggested TO-DB method can improve the performance of velocity estimates compared to TO, and with a beamforming load, which is 4...
April 12, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421831/a-novel-automated-slide-based-technology-for-visualization-counting-and-characterization-of-the-formed-elements-of-blood-a-proof-of-concept-study
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James W Winkelman, Milenko J Tanasijevic, David J Zahniser
CONTEXT: - A novel automated slide-based approach to the complete blood count and white blood cell differential count is introduced. OBJECTIVE: - To present proof of concept for an image-based approach to complete blood count, based on a new slide preparation technique. A preliminary data comparison with the current flow-based technology is shown. DESIGN: - A prototype instrument uses a proprietary method and technology to deposit a precise volume of undiluted peripheral whole blood in a monolayer onto a glass microscope slide so that every cell can be distinguished, counted, and imaged...
April 19, 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421806/diet-and-liver-apoptosis-in-rats-a-particular-metabolic-pathway
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Maria Emilia Lopes Monteiro, Analucia Rampazzo Xavier, Vilma Blondet Azeredo
INTRODUCTION: Various studies have indicated an association between modifi cation in dietary macronutrient composition and liver apoptosis. OBJECTIVE: To explain how changes in metabolic pathways associated with a high-protein, high-fat, and low-carbohydrate diet causes liver apoptosis. METHODS: Two groups of rats were compared. An experimental diet group (n = 8) using a high-protein (59.46%), high-fat (31.77%), and low-carbohydrate (8.77%) diet versus a control one (n = 9) with American Institute of Nutrition (AIN)-93-M diet...
March 30, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421677/mindfulness-and-its-efficacy-for-psychological-and-biological-responses-in-women-with-breast-cancer
#16
Elisabeth Kenne Sarenmalm, Lena B Mårtensson, Bengt A Andersson, Per Karlsson, Ingrid Bergh
Many breast cancer survivors have to deal with a variety of psychological and physiological sequelae including impaired immune responses. The primary purpose of this randomized controlled trial was to determine the efficacy of a mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) intervention for mood disorders in women with breast cancer. Secondary outcomes were symptom experience, health status, coping capacity, mindfulness, posttraumatic growth, and immune status. This RTC assigned 166 women with breast cancer to one of three groups: MBSR (8 weekly group sessions of MBSR), active controls (self-instructing MBSR) and non-MBSR...
April 18, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421319/inferior-vena-cava-segmentation-with-parameter-propagation-and-graph-cut
#17
Zixu Yan, Feng Chen, Fa Wu, Dexing Kong
PURPOSE: The inferior vena cava (IVC) is one of the vital veins inside the human body. Accurate segmentation of the IVC from contrast-enhanced CT images is of great importance. This extraction not only helps the physician understand its quantitative features such as blood flow and volume, but also it is helpful during the hepatic preoperative planning. However, manual delineation of the IVC is time-consuming and poorly reproducible. METHODS: In this paper, we propose a novel method to segment the IVC with minimal user interaction...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420863/changes-of-systemic-immune-response-after-stereotactic-ablative-radiotherapy-sabr-first-results-of-a-prospective-study-in-early-lung-cancer-patients
#18
Jacek Rutkowski, Tomasz Ślebioda, Zbigniew Kmieć, Renata Zaucha
INTRODUCTION    Among all lung tumors non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common. Conventional conservative treatment in medically inoperable patients with early stage NSCLC has a poor outcome. To improve treatment efficacy stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) has been developed to enable the delivery of high-dose radiation to the tumor.  OBJECTIVES    This prospective study was conducted to confirm the hypothesis that a sudden death of cancer cells after SABR may lead to systemic immune response changes...
April 18, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420463/-changes-of-small-intestinal-villi-microcirculation-in-sidestream-dark-field-imaging-with-different-target-blood-pressure-in-rabbits-during-endotoxin-shock
#19
Fei Gao, Xiaoyun Fu, Mingjiang Qian, Yu Zhang, Guangsu Li, Jie Hu
OBJECTIVE: Changes of small intestine villus microcirculation perfusion in sidestream dark-field (SDF) imaging in the rabbits during endotoxic shock after fluid resuscitation with different target mean arterial pressure (MAP), and evaluation of feasibility of monitoring small intestine villus microcirculation by SDF were studied. METHODS: Sixty standard New Zealand white rabbits were randomly divided into two groups: low target MAP group (group A, n = 30) and high target MAP group (group B, n = 30)...
April 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420029/interlobar-artery-resistive-index-predicts-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-syndrome-in-cirrhotic-patients-with%C3%A2-acute-decompensation
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Pablo A Solís-Muñoz, Christopher Willars, Julia Wendon, George Auzinger, Michael A Heneghan, Maria De la Flor-Robledo, José A Solís-Herruzo
Introduction Patients with acutely decompensated (AD) cirrhosis are at risk for developing acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) syndrome. This syndrome is associated with a high short-term mortality rate. The aim of our study was to identify reliable early predictors of developing ACLF in cirrhotic patients with AD. Patients and Methods We assessed 84 cirrhotic patients admitted for AD without ACLF on admission. We performed routine blood testing and detailed ultrasound Doppler studies of systemic arteries and mayor abdominal veins and arteries...
April 18, 2017: Ultraschall in der Medizin
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