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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333640/integrated-hifu-drive-system-on-a-chip-for-cmut-based-catheter-ablation-system
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Omid Farhanieh, Ali Sahafi, Rupak Bardhan Roy, Arif Sanli Ergun, Ayhan Bozkurt
Conventional High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a therapeutic modality which is extracorporeally administered. In applications where a relatively small HIFU lesion is required, an intravascular HIFU probe can be deployed to the ablation site. In this paper, we demonstrate the design and implementation a fully integrated HIFU drive system on a chip to be placed on a 6 Fr catheter probe. An 8-element capacitive micromachined ultrasound transducer (CMUT) ring array of 2 mm diameter has been used as the ultrasound source...
March 20, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325299/potent-anti-seizure-effects-of-locked-nucleic-acid-antagomirs-targeting-mir-134-in-multiple-mouse-and-rat-models-of-epilepsy
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Cristina R Reschke, Luiz F Almeida Silva, Braxton A Norwood, Ketharini Senthilkumar, Gareth Morris, Amaya Sanz-Rodriguez, Ronán M Conroy, Lara Costard, Valentin Neubert, Sebastian Bauer, Michael A Farrell, Donncha F O'Brien, Norman Delanty, Stephanie Schorge, R Jeroen Pasterkamp, Felix Rosenow, David C Henshall
Current anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) act on a limited set of neuronal targets, are ineffective in a third of patients with epilepsy, and do not show disease-modifying properties. MicroRNAs are small noncoding RNAs that regulate levels of proteins by post-transcriptional control of mRNA stability and translation. MicroRNA-134 is involved in controlling neuronal microstructure and brain excitability and previous studies showed that intracerebroventricular injections of locked nucleic acid (LNA), cholesterol-tagged antagomirs targeting microRNA-134 (Ant-134) reduced evoked and spontaneous seizures in mouse models of status epilepticus...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323667/central-venous-access-in-children-indications-devices-and-risks
#3
Guillermo Ares, Catherine J Hunter
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Central venous catheters (CVCs) have a prominent role in the diagnostic and therapy of neonates and children. Herein, we describe the multiple indications for CVC use and the different devices available for central venous access. Given the prevalent use of CVCs, healthcare systems are focused on reducing complications from their use, particularly central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs). The most up-to-date information available sheds light on best practices and future areas of investigation...
March 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298075/inducing-cell-proliferative-prevention-in-human-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-by-mir-182-inhibition-through-modulation-of-casp9-expression
#4
Mahdi Fasihi-Ramandi, Abbas Moridnia, Ali Najafi, Mohammadreza Sharifi
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are one class of endogenous non-coding RNAs that involved in post-transcriptional regulation of the gene. MiRNAs through interaction with messenger RNA (mRNA) involved in several biological processes such as cell cycle, differentiation, growth, metabolism, aging and apoptosis. MiRNAs may act as an oncogene or a tumor suppressor via up or down regulation in cancerous cells. MiR-182 located in a miR-183/-96/-182 cluster, this is the highly conserved cluster to have an important role in cancer development and tumorigenesis...
March 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292637/patterns-and-predictors-of-peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-occlusion-the-3p-o-study
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Shawna N Smith, Nancy Moureau, Valerie M Vaughn, Tanya Boldenow, Scott Kaatz, Paul J Grant, Steven J Bernstein, Scott A Flanders, Vineet Chopra
PURPOSE: To evaluate patterns and predictors of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC)-related occlusion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from a multihospital study were used to examine factors associated with PICC occlusion. Occlusion was defined if documented in the medical record or when tissue plasminogen activator was administered for occlusion-related concerns. Mixed-effects logistic regression was used to predict occlusion, controlling for patient-, provider-, device-, and hospital-level characteristics...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291238/polymorphisms-of-5-htt-lpr-and-gn%C3%AE-3-825c-t-and-response-to-antidepressant-treatment-in-functional-dyspepsia-a-study-from-the-functional-dyspepsia-treatment-trial
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Yuri A Saito, G Richard Locke, Ann E Almazar, Ernest P Bouras, Colin W Howden, Brian E Lacy, John K DiBaise, Charlene M Prather, Bincy P Abraham, Hashem B El-Serag, Paul Moayyedi, Linda M Herrick, Lawrence A Szarka, Michael Camilleri, Frank A Hamilton, Cathy D Schleck, Katherine E Tilkes, Alan R Zinsmeister, Nicholas J Talley
OBJECTIVES: The Functional Dyspepsia Treatment Trial reported that amitriptyline (AMI) was associated with adequate relief of functional dyspepsia (FD) symptoms, but the pharmacogenetics of antidepressant response in FD are not known. GNβ3 825C>T CC genotype has been previously linked to FD and TT genotype to antidepressant response in depression. The ss genotype of the 5-HTT LPR variant of the serotonin transporter gene (SLC6A4) has been linked to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) response...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287519/endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-intratumoral-injection-of-cisplatin-for-the-treatment-of-isolated-mediastinal-recurrence-of-lung-cancer
#7
Hiren J Mehta, Michael A Jantz
Isolated hilar and mediastinal recurrence (IMHR) following external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) in patients with lung cancer is common. These patients do not have many treatment options and are usually offered palliative chemotherapy or best supportive care. Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)-guided intratumoral injection of cisplatin (ITC) is a novel approach for these patients. The procedure is performed under conscious sedation. The lesion is located with a bronchoscopy using EBUS, and a 22-gauge EBUS needle is advanced through the working channel of the scope and locked in position...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274516/the-dynamic-compression-brace-for-pectus-carinatum-intermediate-results-in-286-patients
#8
Sjoerd A de Beer, Martin Gritter, Justin R de Jong, Ernst L W van Heurn
BACKGROUND: Dynamic brace compression is a novel treatment for patients with pectus carinatum. The dynamic compression system contains a device to measure the flexibility of the thoracic wall and regulate the pressure of the brace. METHODS: Patients referred to our pediatric surgical center were screened for treatment with the dynamic compression brace. Patients with a pressure of initial correction (PIC) of 10.0 pounds per square inch or less were offered treatment with the brace...
March 5, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263652/therapist-effects-and-the-impacts-of-therapy-nonattendance
#9
Henry Xiao, Jeffrey A Hayes, Louis G Castonguay, Andrew A McAleavey, Benjamin D Locke
Although dropout from psychotherapy has received substantial attention, the impacts of nonattendance on client outcome across a course of psychotherapy have not been well researched. All in-person psychotherapy treatments require clients to actually attend sessions to generate positive symptomatic results, and missed sessions have at least a time and financial cost. Furthermore, it is plausible that therapist differences exist for client attendance rates. The present study examined impacts of nonattendance, particularly early in a course of treatment, comparing the effects of canceled and no-showed appointments on overall symptom reduction and rate of change while accounting for therapist effects...
March 2017: Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255547/unexpected-challenging-case-of-coronary-sinus-lead-extraction
#10
Luca Bontempi, Donatella Tempio, Raffaella De Vito, Manuel Cerini, Francesca Salghetti, Niccolò Dasseni, Clara Villa, Abdallah Raweh, Lorenza Inama, Francesca Vassanelli, Mario Luzi, Antonio Curnis
An 84-year-old woman implanted with cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator underwent transvenous lead extraction 4 mo after the implant due to pocket infection. Atrial and right ventricular leads were easily extracted, while the attempt to remove the coronary sinus (CS) lead was unsuccessful. A few weeks later a new extraction procedure was performed in our center. A stepwise approach was used. Firstly, manual traction was unsuccessfully attempted, even with proper-sized locking stylet. Secondly, mechanical dilatation was used with a single inner sheath placed close to the CS ostium...
February 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222957/reducing-patient-waiting-times-for-radiation-therapy-and-improving-the-treatment-planning-process-a-discrete-event-simulation-model-radiation-treatment-planning
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V Babashov, I Aivas, M A Begen, J Q Cao, G Rodrigues, D D'Souza, M Lock, G S Zaric
AIMS: We analysed the radiotherapy planning process at the London Regional Cancer Program to determine the bottlenecks and to quantify the effect of specific resource levels with the goal of reducing waiting times. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We developed a discrete-event simulation model of a patient's journey from the point of referral to a radiation oncologist to the start of radiotherapy, considering the sequential steps and resources of the treatment planning process...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222892/fdg-uptake-in-normal-tissues-assessed-by-pet-during-treatment-has-prognostic-value-for-treatment-results-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinomas-undergoing-radiochemotherapy
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Sebastian Zschaeck, Steffen Löck, Stefan Leger, Robert Haase, Anna Bandurska-Luque, Steffen Appold, Jörg Kotzerke, Daniel Zips, Christian Richter, Volker Gudziol, Andreas Schreiber, Klaus Zöphel, Michael Baumann, Mechthild Krause
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Pronounced early side effects have been suggested to be a positive prognostic factor in patients undergoing chemo-radio-therapy (CRT) for head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC). We assessed the utility of positron emission tomography (PET) during treatment to analyze the correlation of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake in off target structures within the irradiated volume with outcome. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two independent cohorts of patients with locally advanced HNSCC, both treated within prospective clinical imaging trials with curatively intended CRT were retrospectively analyzed...
February 17, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220022/using-metaphors-to-explain-molecular-testing-to-cancer-patients
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Ana P M Pinheiro, Rachel H Pocock, Margie D Dixon, Walid L Shaib, Suresh S Ramalingam, Rebecca D Pentz
BACKGROUND: Molecular testing to identify targetable molecular alterations is routine practice for several types of cancer. Explaining the underlying molecular concepts can be difficult, and metaphors historically have been used in medicine to provide a common language between physicians and patients. Although previous studies have highlighted the use and effectiveness of metaphors to help explain germline genetic concepts to the general public, this study is the first to describe the use of metaphors to explain molecular testing to cancer patients in the clinical setting...
February 20, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218345/risk-of-non-melanoma-skin-cancer-in-patients-with-atopic-dermatitis-treated-with-oral-immunosuppressive-drugs
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Floor M Garritsen, Jorien van der Schaft, Juul M van den Reek, Klaziena Politiek, Harmieke van Os-Medendorp, Marijke van Dijk, Dirk J Hijnen, Marlies de Graaf, Carla A Bruijnzeel-Koomen, Elke M de Jong, Marie Louise Schuttelaar, Marjolein S Bruin-Weller
There is uncertainty about the risk of developing non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC), including basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), in patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) treated with oral immunosuppressive drugs. A total of 557 patients with AD treated with these drugs in the University Medical Center Utrecht and Groningen, the Netherlands, were analysed. NMSC after oral immunosuppressive treatment was reported in 18 patients (3.2%). The standardized incidence ratio for developing SCC was 13...
February 20, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214457/operative-fixation-of-rib-fractures-indications-techniques-and-outcomes
#15
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David Galos, Benjamin Taylor, Toni McLaurin
Rib fractures are extremely common injuries and vary in there severity from single nondisplaced fractures to multiple segmental fractures resulting in flail chest and respiratory compromise. Historically, rib fractures have been treated conservatively with pain control and respiratory therapy. However this method may not be the best treatment modality in all situations. Operative fixation of select rib fractures has been increasing in popularity especially in patients with flail chest and respiratory compromise...
January 2017: Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194286/central-venous-catheter-related-bloodstream-infection-with-kocuria-kristinae-in-a-patient-with-propionic-acidemia
#16
Masato Kimura, Eichiro Kawai, Hisao Yaoita, Natsuko Ichinoi, Osamu Sakamoto, Shigeo Kure
Kocuria kristinae is a catalase-positive, coagulase-negative, Gram-positive coccus found in the environment and in normal skin and mucosa in humans; however, it is rarely isolated from clinical specimens and is considered a nonpathogenic bacterium. We describe a case of catheter-related bacteremia due to K. kristinae in a young adult with propionic acidemia undergoing periodic hemodialysis. The patient had a central venous catheter implanted for total parenteral nutrition approximately 6 months prior to the onset of symptoms because of repeated acute pancreatitis...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169369/fast-and-quantitative-t1%C3%AF-weighted-dynamic-glucose-enhanced-mri
#17
Patrick Schuenke, Daniel Paech, Christina Koehler, Johannes Windschuh, Peter Bachert, Mark E Ladd, Heinz-Peter Schlemmer, Alexander Radbruch, Moritz Zaiss
Common medical imaging techniques usually employ contrast agents that are chemically labeled, e.g. with radioisotopes in the case of PET, iodine in the case of CT or paramagnetic metals in the case of MRI to visualize the heterogeneity of the tumor microenvironment. Recently, it was shown that natural unlabeled D-glucose can be used as a nontoxic biodegradable contrast agent in Chemical Exchange sensitive Spin-Lock (CESL) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to detect the glucose uptake and potentially the metabolism of tumors...
February 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129122/phase-1-results-of-zuma-1-a-multicenter-study-of-kte-c19-anti-cd19-car-t-cell-therapy-in-refractory-aggressive-lymphoma
#18
Frederick L Locke, Sattva S Neelapu, Nancy L Bartlett, Tanya Siddiqi, Julio C Chavez, Chitra M Hosing, Armin Ghobadi, Lihua E Budde, Adrian Bot, John M Rossi, Yizhou Jiang, Allen X Xue, Meg Elias, Jeff Aycock, Jeff Wiezorek, William Y Go
Outcomes for patients with refractory diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) are poor. In the multicenter ZUMA-1 phase 1 study, we evaluated KTE-C19, an autologous CD3ζ/CD28-based chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, in patients with refractory DLBCL. Patients received low-dose conditioning chemotherapy with concurrent cyclophosphamide (500 mg/m(2)) and fludarabine (30 mg/m(2)) for 3 days followed by KTE-C19 at a target dose of 2 × 10(6) CAR T cells/kg. The incidence of dose-limiting toxicity (DLT) was the primary endpoint...
January 4, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120698/short-course-daptomycin-lock-and-systemic-therapy-for-catheter-related-bloodstream-infections-a-retrospective-cohort-study-in-cancer-patients-with-surgically-implanted-devices
#19
Matteo Vassallo, Pierre-Luc Genillier, Brigitte Dunais, Regis Kaphan, Laurence Saudes, Yannick Duval, Fabien Rolland, Valerie Jullien, Nicolas Weiss, Elea Blanchouin, Annick Boscagli, Christophe Perrin, Nathalie Montagne
PURPOSE: Few in vivo studies have been reported describing efficacy and duration of antibiotic lock therapy (ALT) with daptomycin (DPT) for long-term catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) due to coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS). We retrospectively analysed the efficacy of short-course ALT with DPT in combination with systemic treatment (ST) for CoNS-associated CRBSI in our hospital. METHODS: Patients admitted for CoNS-associated CRBSI and treated with DPT as ALT and ST were retrospectively analysed...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119366/bioluminescence-imaging-enhances-analysis-of-drug-responses-in-a-patient-derived-xenograft-model-of-pediatric-all
#20
Luke Jones, Jennifer Richmond, Kathryn Evans, Hernan Carol, Duohui Jing, Raushan T Kurmasheva, Catherine A Billups, Peter J Houghton, Malcolm A Smith, Richard B Lock
PURPOSE: Robust preclinical models of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are essential in prioritizing promising therapies for clinical assessment in high-risk patients. Patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models of ALL provide a clinically relevant platform for assessing novel drugs, with efficacy generally assessed by enumerating circulating human lymphoblasts in mouse peripheral blood (PB) as an indicator of disease burden. While allowing indirect measurement of disease burden in real-time, this technique cannot assess treatment effects on internal reservoirs of disease...
January 24, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
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