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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454289/iris-metastasis-as-the-first-sign-of-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-case-report
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Shi-Liang Liu, Yu-Hong Nie, Tao He, Xi-Xi Yan, Yi-Qiao Xing
The current study documents an unusual case of iris metastasis as the first sign of small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and reviews the relevant literature to increase understanding and awareness of this rare condition. A 59-year-old male chronic smoker presented with a painful and red right eye without any disturbance of vision. The patient also complained of associated chronic cough and anorexia. Upon examination, an exfoliative, pinkish-white lesion of the right iris was observed. A systemic work-up was performed, which incidentally detected metastatic SCLC in the lower lobe of the right lung and was confirmed by histopathological examination...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453957/a-magnetic-droplet-vaporization-approach-using-perfluorohexane-encapsulated-magnetic-mesoporous-particles-for-ultrasound-imaging-and-tumor-ablation
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Zhaogang Teng, Ronghui Wang, Yang Zhou, Michael Kolios, Yanjie Wang, Nan Zhang, Zhigang Wang, Yuanyi Zheng, Guangming Lu
Phase change agents consisting of low boiling point perfluorocarbon (PFC) compounds have attracted increasing attention for ultrasound contrast-enhanced imaging and tumor therapy. However, the refraction, acoustic shadowing, reverberation, or limited penetration depth hamper their practical applications through previously reported acoustic droplet vaporization (ADV) or optical droplet vaporization (ODV) technique. Herein, we demonstrate a magnetic droplet vaporization (MDV) approach by loading perflurohexane (PFH) in magnetic mesoporous particles with a hollow space to carry out ultrasound imaging and tumor ablation...
April 15, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449169/analysis-of-liver-tumors-using-preoperative-and-intraoperative-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-ioceus-by-radiologists-in-comparison-to-magnetic%C3%A2-resonance-imaging-and-histopathology
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Severin Huf, Natascha Platz Batista da Silva, Isabel Wiesinger, Matthias Hornung, Marcus N Scherer, Sven Lang, Christian Stroszczynski, Thomas Fischer, Ernst Michael Jung
Purpose To evaluate the diagnostic significance of preoperatively and intraoperatively performed contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS/IOCEUS) in the diagnosis of liver tumors in comparison to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and histopathology. Materials and Methods Retrospective analysis of 70/317 patients who underwent surgery for liver tumors between January 2012 and October 2015. Findings of CEUS and IOCEUS were compared to MRI. CEUS and IOCEUS were performed using multifrequency linear probes (1 - 5, 6 - 15 MHz) after bolus injection of 1 - 5 ml sulfur hexafluoride microbubbles...
May 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443480/adverse-placental-perfusion-and-pregnancy-outcomes-in-a-new-nonhuman-primate-model-of-gestational-protein-restriction
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Victoria H J Roberts, Jamie O Lo, Katherine S Lewandowski, Peter Blundell, Kevin L Grove, Christopher D Kroenke, Elinor L Sullivan, Charles T Roberts, Antonio E Frias
Maternal malnutrition during pregnancy impacts fetal growth, with developmental consequences that extend to later life outcomes. In underdeveloped countries, this malnutrition typically takes the form of poor dietary protein content and quality, even if adequate calories are consumed. Here, we report the establishment of a nonhuman primate model of gestational protein restriction (PR) in order to understand how placental function and pregnancy outcomes are affected by protein deficiency. Rhesus macaques were assigned to either a control diet containing 26% protein or switched to a 13% PR diet prior to conception and maintained on this PR diet throughout pregnancy...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433441/role-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-in-diagnosis-of-thyroid-nodules-in-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-gray-zone
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Jia Zhan, Xue-Hong Diao, Lin Chen, Jia-Mei Jin, Yue Chen
The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical value of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in the diagnosis of thyroid nodules in the acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) "gray zone" (the shear wave velocity is in the range 2.5-3 m/s). ARFI was performed before thyroidectomy in 70 patients with 200 thyroid nodules, and then CEUS was performed in 40 thyroid nodules in the "gray zone." The accuracy of ARFI for the 200 thyroid nodules was 82% (164/200). The accuracy of ARFI for the 40 "gray zone" thyroid nodules was 70% (28/40), whereas the accuracy of CEUS for the "gray zone" thyroid nodules was 90% (36/40)...
April 19, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432447/twofold-minimum-variance-beamforming-for-enhanced-ultrasound-imaging
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Sayed Mahmoud Sakhaei, Seyede Elham Shamsian
PURPOSE: To calculate the optimal weights of a minimum variance (MV) beamformer, the covariance matrix of the received data should be estimated. In ultrasound imaging, it is done through spatial smoothing. However, this technique reduces the effective aperture and consequently limits the attainable resolution. To mitigate this effect, we propose a new configuration for applying an adaptive beamforming method. METHODS: The method is based on applying MV in a twofold configuration such that the outputs of the subarrays are combined through an adaptive MV-like beamformer, instead of simply summing them...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429490/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-classification-of-previously-indeterminate-renal-lesions
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Jessica G Zarzour, Mark E Lockhart, Janelle West, Eric Turner, Bradford E Jackson, John V Thomas, Michelle L Robbin
OBJECTIVES: To determine the utility of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (US) for characterizing renal lesions that were indeterminate on prior imaging. METHODS: This Institutional Review Board-approved retrospective diagnostic accuracy study evaluated all patients who underwent renal contrast-enhanced US examinations from 2006 to 2015 at our tertiary care hospital. We compared the number of lesions definitively characterized by contrast-enhanced US with the indeterminate lesions by prior imaging...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427670/estimation-of-the-distribution-of-low-intensity-ultrasound-mechanical-index-as-a-parameter-affecting-the-proliferation-of-spermatogonia-stem-cells-in-vitro
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Zeinab Hormozi Moghaddam, Manijhe Mokhtari-Dizaji, Mansoureh Movahedin, Mohammad Ehsan Ravari
Considering the use of physical and mechanical stimulation, such as low-intensity ultrasound for proliferation and differentiation of stem cells, it is essential to understand the physical and acoustical mechanisms of acoustic waves in vitro. Mechanical index is used for quantifying acoustic cavitation and the relationship between acoustic pressure and the frequency. In this study, modeling of the mechanical index was applied to provide treatment protocol and to understand the effective physical processes on reproducibility of stem cells...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427629/development-of-a-novel-folate-modified-nanobubbles-with-improved-targeting-ability-to-tumor-cells
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Sujuan Duan, Lu Guo, Dandan Shi, Mengmeng Shang, Dong Meng, Jie Li
Conjugation of folate (FOL) to nanobubbles could enhance the selective targeting to tumors expressing high levels of folate receptor (FR). To further improve the selective targeting ability of FOL-modified nanobubbles, a novel FOL-targeted nanobubble ((FOL)2-NB) with increasing FOL content (accomplished by linking two FOL molecules per DSPE-PEG2000 chain) was synthesized, through the methods of mechanical shaking and low-speed centrifugation based on lipid-stabilized perfluoropropane. The bubble size and distribution range were measured by dynamic light scattering (DLS)...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427128/-the-application-value-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-in-the-surgery-of-renal-masses
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M H Liu, J H Shi, Q M H Wangqi, Y Q Lin, Z X Sun
Objective: To investigate the clinical value of contrast-enhanced ultrasound in the diagnosis of renal masses. Methods: A total of 50 patients with renal masses who underwent partial nephrectomy were analyzed from January 2014 to October 2016 in the Department of Urology of China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University.In the intraoperative contrast-enhanced ultrasound, the characteristics of ultrasound imaging were recorded including location, size, boundary, echo, real-time internal and peripheral blood and renal pelvis distance, artery, guidance on the selection of surgical methods, intraoperative real-time estimation of the extent of tumor resection...
April 18, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425493/characterization-of-different-microbubbles-in-assisting-focused-ultrasound-induced-blood-brain-barrier-opening
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Sheng-Kai Wu, Po-Chun Chu, Wen-Yen Chai, Shih-Tsung Kang, Chih-Hung Tsai, Ching-Hsiang Fan, Chih-Kuang Yeh, Hao-Li Liu
Microbubbles (MBs) serve as a critical catalyst to amplify local cavitation in CNS capillary lumen to facilitate focused ultrasound (FUS) to transiently open the blood-brain barrier (BBB). However, limited understanding is available regarding the effect of different microbubbles to induce BBB opening. The aim of this study is to characterize different MBs on their effect in FUS-induced BBB opening. Three MBs, SonoVue, Definity, and USphere, were tested, with 0.4-MHz FUS exposure at 0.62-1.38 of mechanical index (MI) on rats...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421350/preoperative-imaging-evaluation-of-pancreatic-pathologies-for-the-objective-prediction-of-pancreatic-fistula-after-pancreaticoduodenectomy
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Yoshitsugu Tajima, Yasunari Kawabata, Noriyuki Hirahara
In performing pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) or when conducting clinical trials involving PD procedure, a universal platform for predicting the risk of postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) is indispensable. In this article, the most significant imaging studies that focused on the objective preoperative assessment of pancreatic pathologies in association with the occurrence of POPF after PD were reviewed. Several recently developed imaging modalities can objectively predict the occurrence of POPF after PD by assessing the elasticity, fibrosis, and fatty infiltration of the pancreas...
April 18, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420236/human-hepatocarcinoma-cell-targeting-by-glypican-3-ligand-peptide-functionalized-silica-nanoparticles-implications-for-ultrasound-molecular-imaging
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Marco Di Paola, Alessandra Quarta, Francesco Conversano, Enzo Antonio Sbenaglia, Simona Bettini, Ludovico Valli, Giuseppe Gigli, Sergio Casciaro
Silica nanoparticles (SiNPs) are widely studied nanomaterials for their potential employment in advanced biomedical applications, such as selective molecular imaging and targeted drug delivery. SiNPs are generally low cost and highly biocompatible, can be easily functionalized with a wide variety of functional ligands, and have been demonstrated to be effective in enhancing ultrasound contrast at clinical diagnostic frequencies. Therefore, SiNPs might be used as contrast agents in echographic imaging. In this work, we have developed a SiNPs-based system for the in vitro molecular imaging of hepatocellular carcinoma cells that express high levels of glypican-3 protein (GPC-3) on their surface...
April 27, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419634/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-and-elastography-imaging-of-the-neonatal-brain-a-review
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REVIEW
Christopher Bailey, Thierry A G M Huisman, Robert M de Jong, Misun Hwang
Neonates presenting with neurologic symptoms require rapid, noninvasive imaging with high spatial resolution and tissue contrast. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is currently the most sensitive and specific imaging modality for evaluation of neurological pathology. This modality does come with several challenges in the neonatal population, namely, the need to transport a possibly critically sick neonate to the MRI suite and the necessity of the neonate to remain still for a significant length of time, occasionally requiring sedation...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402267/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-evaluation-of-pancreatic-cancer-xenografts-in-nude-mice-after-irradiation-with-sub-threshold-focused-ultrasound-for-tumor-ablation
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Yi Hui Gao, Lei Wu, Rui Wang, Qian Guo, Yi Ni Chen, Bing Hu, Li Xin Jiang
We evaluated the efficacy of contrast-enhanced ultrasound for assessing tumors after irradiation with sub-threshold focused ultrasound (FUS) ablation in pancreatic cancer xenografts in nude mice. Thirty tumor-bearing nude mice were divided into three groups: Group A received sham irradiation, Group B received a moderate-acoustic energy dose (sub-threshold), and Group C received a high-acoustic energy dose. In Group B, B-mode ultrasound (US), color Doppler US, and dynamic contrast-enhanced ultrasound (DCE-US) studies were conducted before and after irradiation...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402079/inverse-association-between-size-of-the-lipid-rich-necrotic-core-and-vascularization-in-human-carotid-plaques
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Ola Hjelmgren, Lars Johansson, Ulrica Prahl, Caroline Schmidt, Göran M L Bergström
PURPOSE: To study the relationship between the size of the lipid-rich necrotic core measured by MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and the level of plaque vascularization measured by contrast-enhanced ultrasound, in human carotid plaques. Further, to compare the size of lipid-rich necrotic core from MRI to plaque echogenicity. METHODS: Thirty-one subjects with carotid plaques underwent standard B-mode ultrasound, contrast-enhanced ultrasound and MRI. The lipid-rich necrotic core was quantified using MRI...
April 12, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400572/imaging-atherosclerosis-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-evidence-for-increased-prevalence-altered-phenotype-and-a-link-between-systemic-and-localised-plaque-inflammation
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S Skeoch, P L Hubbard Cristinacce, H Williams, P Pemberton, D Xu, J Sun, J James, C Yuan, T Hatsukami, P D Hockings, M Y Alexander, J C Waterton, I N Bruce
In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), chronic inflammation is thought to drive increased cardiovascular risk through accelerated atherosclerosis. It may also lead to a more high-risk plaque phenotype. We sought to investigate carotid plaque phenotype in RA patients using Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) and Fludeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography(FDG-PET). In this pilot study, RA patients and age/sex-matched controls were evaluated for cardiovascular risk factors and carotid plaque on ultrasound. Subjects with plaque >2 mm thick underwent DCE-MRI, and a subgroup of patients had FDG-PET...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399603/letter-on-the-article-role-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ce-us-in-paediatric-practice-an-efsumb-position-statement
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Paolo Toma
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April 11, 2017: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399602/reply-role-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-in-paediatric-practice-an-efsumb-position-statement
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Paul S Sidhu, Vito Cantisani, Annamaria Deganello, Christoph F Dietrich, C Duran, Doris Franke, Zoltan Harkanyi, Wojciech Kosiak, Vittorio Miele, Alkaterini Ntoulia, Maciej Piskunowicz, Maria Sellars, Odd Helge Gilja
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 11, 2017: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395970/dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-detects-changes-in-vascular-transport-rate-constants-following-treatment-with-thermally-sensitive-liposomal-doxorubicin
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Brett Z Fite, Azadeh Kheirolomoom, Josquin L Foiret, Jai W Seo, Lisa M Mahakian, Elizabeth S Ingham, Sarah M Tam, Alexander D Borowsky, Fitz-Roy E Curry, Katherine W Ferrara
Temperature-sensitive liposomal formulations of chemotherapeutics, such as doxorubicin, can achieve locally high drug concentrations within a tumor and tumor vasculature while maintaining low systemic toxicity. Further, doxorubicin delivery by temperature-sensitive liposomes can reliably cure local cancer in mouse models. Histological sections of treated tumors have detected red cell extravasation within tumors treated with temperature-sensitive doxorubicin and ultrasound. We hypothesize that the local release of drug into the tumor vasculature and resulting high drug concentration can alter vascular transport rate constants along with having direct tumoricidal effects...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
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