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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107698/the-natural-flavonoid-apigenin-sensitizes-human-cd44-prostate-cancer-stem-cells-to-cisplatin-therapy
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Suat Erdogan, Kader Turkekul, Rıza Serttas, Zeynep Erdogan
Prostate cancer (PCa) is the second most common type of cancer and the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death among men. Development of chemoresistance, tumor relapse and metastasis remain major barriers to effective treatment and all been identified to be associated with cancer stem cells (CSCs). Natural flavonoids such as apigenin have been shown to have the ability to improve the therapeutic efficacy of common chemotherapy agents through CSCs sensitization. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the combination of apigenin with cisplatin on CD44(+) PCa stem cell growth and migration...
January 17, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106129/retooling-laser-speckle-contrast-analysis-algorithm-to-enhance-non-invasive-high-resolution-laser-speckle-functional-imaging-of-cutaneous-microcirculation
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Surya C Gnyawali, Kevin Blum, Durba Pal, Subhadip Ghatak, Savita Khanna, Sashwati Roy, Chandan K Sen
Cutaneous microvasculopathy complicates wound healing. Functional assessment of gated individual dermal microvessels is therefore of outstanding interest. Functional performance of laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI) systems is compromised by motion artefacts. To address such weakness, post-processing of stacked images is reported. We report the first post-processing of binary raw data from a high-resolution LSCI camera. Sharp images of low-flowing microvessels were enabled by introducing inverse variance in conjunction with speckle contrast in Matlab-based program code...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101431/non-invasive-terahertz-imaging-of-tissue-water-content-for-flap-viability-assessment
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Neha Bajwa, Joshua Au, Reza Jarrahy, Shijun Sung, Michael C Fishbein, David Riopelle, Daniel B Ennis, Tara Aghaloo, Maie A St John, Warren S Grundfest, Zachary D Taylor
Accurate and early prediction of tissue viability is the most significant determinant of tissue flap survival in reconstructive surgery. Perturbation in tissue water content (TWC) is a generic component of the tissue response to such surgeries, and, therefore, may be an important diagnostic target for assessing the extent of flap viability in vivo. We have previously shown that reflective terahertz (THz) imaging, a non-ionizing technique, can generate spatially resolved maps of TWC in superficial soft tissues, such as cornea and wounds, on the order of minutes...
January 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095644/xenopus-as-a-model-organism-to-study-heterotrimeric-g-protein-pathway-during-collective-cell-migration-of-neural-crest
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REVIEW
G Toro-Tapia, S Villaseca, J I Leal, A Beyer, J Fuentealba, M Torrejón
Collective cell migration is essential in many fundamental aspects of normal development, like morphogenesis, organ formation, wound healing and immune responses, as well as in the etiology of severe pathologies, like cancer metastasis. In spite of the huge amount of data accumulated on cell migration, such a complex process involves many molecular actors, some of which still remain to be functionally characterized. One of these signals is the heterotrimeric G-protein pathway that has been studied mainly in gastrulation movements...
January 17, 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095550/the-diagnostic-role-of-optical-coherence-tomography-oct-in-measuring-the-depth-of-burn-and-traumatic-scars-for-more-accurate-laser-dosimetry-pilot-study
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Jill S Waibel, Ashley C Rudnick, Adam J Wulkan, Jon D Holmes
BACKGROUND: In recent decades, a number of optimal diagnostic technologies have emerged to assist in tissue visualization. Real-time monitoring of skin during laser therapies will help optimize laser parameters for more ef cient therapies. One of these technologies, optimal coherence tomography (OCT), may be used to help visualize burn and traumatic scars. When lasing severe scars, lasers have tunable pulse energies, which are made proportional to the scar thickness as estimated by palpation and the physician eye...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090519/a-rare-case-of-a-blood-clot-masquerading-as-a-retained-surgical-drain
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Sean Wl Ho, Ivan Th Chua
Surgical drains are commonly used in surgery to reduce post-operative fluid collections. Whilst rare, a retained surgical drain may result in clinical complications and distress to the patient. A retained surgical drain is a potentially avoidable event and surgeons should be aware on how to confirm the presence of a retained surgical drain. We report a rare case of a blood clot masquerading as a retained surgical drain in a patient. The patient is a 55-year-old Malay male who presented with left gluteal necrotizing fasciitis...
December 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088934/clinical-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-intraorbital-wooden-foreign-bodies
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Jia Li, Li-Ping Zhou, Jing Jin, Hong-Feng Yuan
PURPOSE: The intraorbital wooden foreign body is often misdiagnosed or missed on computed tomog- raphy (CT) scan, due to the invisible or unclear images. The residual foreign bodies often occur during surgical removal. The clinical manifestations, imaging features and treatment of intraorbital wooden foreign bodies were discussed in this study. METHOD: We retrospectively analyzed 14 cases of intraorbital wooden foreign bodies managed at our hospital between January 2007 and May 2015...
December 1, 2016: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088375/two-stage-management-of-cierny-mader-type-iv-chronic-osteomyelitis-of-the-long-bones
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Hongri Wu, Jie Shen, Xin Yu, Jingshu Fu, Shengpeng Yu, Dong Sun, Zhao Xie
INTRODUCTION: Cierny-Mader (C-M) type IV chronic osteomyelitis represents a complex clinical challenge with permeation of extensive bone and soft tissue involvement. Aggressive debridement through viable tissue margin includes en bloc resection improves the odds of eradication of infection, which creates large bone and soft tissue loss in treating this type of osteomyelitis. The potentially large defects increase reconstruction problems with traditional reconstruction technique. The newly staged induced membrane technique presents length-independent, potential as an alternative reconstruction method for segmental bone defects due to type IV chronic osteomyelitis...
January 6, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086892/pressure-ulcer-image-segmentation-technique-through-synthetic-frequencies-generation-and-contrast-variation-using-toroidal-geometry
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Ortiz P David, Daniel Sierra-Sosa, Begoña García Zapirain
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers have become subject of study in recent years due to the treatment high costs and decreased life quality from patients. These chronic wounds are related to the global life expectancy increment, being the geriatric and physical disable patients the principal affected by this condition. Injuries diagnosis and treatment usually takes weeks or even months by medical personel. Using non-invasive techniques, such as image processing techniques, it is possible to conduct an analysis from ulcers and aid in its diagnosis...
January 6, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068384/hypoxia-regulates-mtorc1-mediated-keratinocyte-motility-and-migration-via-the-ampk-pathway
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Tiantian Yan, Junhui Zhang, Di Tang, Xingyue Zhang, Xupin Jiang, Liping Zhao, Qiong Zhang, Dongxia Zhang, Yuesheng Huang
Keratinocyte migration, the initial event and rate-limiting step in wound healing, plays a vital role in restoration of the intact skin barrier, also known as re-epithelialization. After acute tissue injury, hypoxic microenvironment gradually develops and acts as an early stimulus to initiate the healing process. Although we have previously found that hypoxia induces keratinocyte migration, the underlying mechanism remains unknown. Here, we first observed that hypoxia increased mTORC1 activity. Recombinant lentivirus vector and Rapamycin were used for silencing mTORC1 in HaCaT cells and primary mouse keratinocytes (MKs)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066670/image-guided-thoracoscopic-surgery-with-dye-localization-in-a-hybrid-operating-room
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Shun-Mao Yang, Wei-Chun Ko, Mong-Wei Lin, Hsao-Hsun Hsu, Chih-Yang Chan, I-Hui Wu, Yeun-Chung Chang, Jin-Shing Chen
BACKGROUND: The rate of detection of small pulmonary nodules (SPNs) has increased. Thoracoscopic resection following image-guided localization had been a reliable alternative in their treatment. We present our experience with image-guided dye localization using robotic C-arm computed tomography (CT) followed by immediate video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for SPNs in a hybrid operating room (OR). METHODS: From July 2015 to July 2016, 25 consecutive patients with SPNs smaller than 2 cm underwent robotic C-arm CT-guided blue dye tattooing followed by immediate VATS in a hybrid OR...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065974/scar-endometriosis-an-entity-not-to-be-forgotten
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Kulsoom Fatima, Samina Khanani
Scar endometriosis is an uncommon but well-described condition. It is caused by the dissemination of endometrial tissue in the wound at the time of surgery. The deposits can involve uterine scar, abdominal musculature or subcutaneous tissue, with the latter being the most common. It usually presents as a palpable mass at the scar site with or without cyclical pain. We report three cases of scar endometriosis which presented with cyclical pain and swelling at the abdominal wall scar following uterine surgery...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061441/activation-of-trpm7-by-naltriben-enhances-migration-and-invasion-of-glioblastoma-cells
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Raymond Wong, Ekaterina Turlova, Zhong-Ping Feng, James T Rutka, Hong-Shuo Sun
Glioblastoma (GBM), the most common and aggressive brain tumor in the central nervous system, remains a lethal diagnosis with a median survival of < 15 months. Aberrant expression of the TRPM7 channel has been linked to GBM functions. In this study, using the human GBM cell line U87, we evaluated the TRPM7 activator naltriben on GBM viability, migration, and invasiveness. First, using the whole-cell patch-clamp technique, we showed that naltriben enhanced the endogenous TRPM7-like current in U87 cells. In addition, with Fura-2 Ca2+ imaging, we observed robust Ca2+ influx following naltriben application...
January 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058697/macro-scale-model-study-of-a-tunable-drug-dispensation-mechanism-for-controlled-drug-delivery-in-potential-wound-healing-applications
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Mariam Mir, Umar Ansari, Murtaza Najabat Ali
BACKGROUND: Auxetic materials tend to exhibit stretching in the direction of the applied load as well as in the perpendicular direction. This may be an inherent property of the material, or it might be a particular structural characteristic that confers it with auxetic properties. In this study, the auxetic properties of a rotating squares auxetic design were utilized in tandem with a stretching mechanism to manufacture a device that offers the advantages of adjustable pore size and hence tunable drug delivery characteristics...
October 10, 2016: Journal of Applied Biomaterials & Functional Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050453/post-caesarean-haematomas-septic-collections-and-wound-disruptions-re-laparotomy-based-on-abdominal-imaging
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Akhila Vasudeva, Sapna Vinit Amin, Koteshwara Prakashini, Sunanda Bharatnur, Anjali Mundkur
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047677/su-f-p-59-detection-of-missing-surgical-needles-with-intraoperative-mobile-x-ray
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L Chen, B Berger
PURPOSE: To determine the minimal detectable size of a surgical needle using intraoperative mobile x-ray imaging. Also, varying techniques such as low kVp and high tube current were tested to investigate whether this improved the detection of the various needle sizes. METHODS: Seven surgical needle sizes, 6.5, 8, 11, 13, 16, 17 and 19 mm, were positioned on three regions (thoracic, abdominal and pelvic) of an adult size anthropomorphic RANDO phantom. The phantom represents an average size adult...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046241/su-f-p-18-development-of-the-technical-training-system-for-patient-set-up-considering-rotational-correction-in-the-virtual-environment-using-three-dimensional-computer-graphic-engine
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K Imura, T Fujibuchi, K Kaneko, E Hamada, H Hirata
PURPOSE: Patient set-up skills in radiotherapy treatment room have a great influence on treatment effect for image guided radiotherapy. In this study, we have developed the training system for improving practical set-up skills considering rotational correction in the virtual environment away from the pressure of actual treatment room by using three-dimensional computer graphic (3DCG) engine. METHODS: The treatment room for external beam radiotherapy was reproduced in the virtual environment by using 3DCG engine (Unity)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043295/-application-of-laser-speckle-perfusion-imaging-in-predicting-wound-healing-time-of-burn-patients
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M J Jiang, Z G Chu, Q H Xie, W W Huang, J J Ruan, W G Xie
Objective: To explore the application effect of laser speckle perfusion imaging (LSPI) in predicting wound healing time of burn patients. Methods: LSPI was performed in 84 adult burn patients hospitalized in department of burns of Tongren Hospital of Wuhan University & Wuhan Third Hospital within post injury hour (PIH) 24 to 72 to detect the blood perfusion values of the wounds. The wound healing time was recorded. The 128 wounds were divided into superficial group (wound healing time shorter than or equal to 14 d, n=57) and deep group (wound healing time longer than 14 d and shorter than or equal to 28 d, n=71) according to the healing time...
December 20, 2016: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042606/oxygen-sensing-difluoroboron-%C3%AE-diketonate-polylactide-materials-with-tunable-dynamic-ranges-for-wound-imaging
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Christopher A DeRosa, Scott A Seaman, Alexander S Mathew, Catherine M Gorick, Ziyi Fan, James N Demas, Shayn M Peirce, Cassandra L Fraser
Difluoroboron β-diketonate poly(lactic acid) materials exhibit both fluorescence (F) and oxygen sensitive room-temperature phosphorescence (RTP). Introduction of halide heavy atoms (Br and I) is an effective strategy to control the oxygen sensitivity in these materials. A series of naphthyl-phenyl (nbm) dye derivatives with hydrogen, bromide and iodide substituents were prepared for comparison. As nanoparticles, the hydrogen derivative was hypersensitive to oxygen (0-0.3%), while the bromide analogue was suited for hypoxia detection (0-3% O2)...
November 23, 2016: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033625/-analysis-of-critically-perfused-tissues-by-laser-speckle-contrast-analysis-lasca-perfusion-imaging
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A Limbourg, C Radtke, R Ipaktchi, P M Vogt
Background: The success of tissue transplantation and long-term tissue stability after wound healing depends on sufficient tissue perfusion. Laser Doppler-supported procedures allow for an objective measurement of relative tissue perfusion. The development of Speckle-based Laser Doppler imaging now enables a real-time representation of tissue perfusion. The perfusion of tissues relevant in plastic surgery such as scars, phalangeal replantations and burn wounds were systematically analysed by Laser Speckle Contrast Analysis (LASCA) imaging...
December 2016: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
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