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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351439/role-of-reactive-oxygen-species-and-sulfide-quinone-oxoreductase-in-hydrogen-sulfide-induced-contraction-of-rat-pulmonary-arteries
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Jesus Prieto-Lloret, Vladimir A Snetkov, Yasin Shaifta, Inmaculada Docio, Michelle J Connolly, Charles E Mackay, Greg A Knock, Jeremy Pt Ward, Philip I Aaronson
Application of H2S ('sulfide') elicits a complex contraction in rat pulmonary arteries (PA) comprising a small transient contraction (phase 1; Ph1) followed by relaxation and then a second, larger, and more sustained contraction (phase 2; Ph2). We investigated the mechanisms causing this response using isometric myography in rat second order PA, with Na2S as a sulfide donor. Both phases of contraction to 1000μM Na2S were attenuated by the pan-PKC inhibitor Gö6983 (3μM) and by 50μM ryanodine; the Ca2+ channel blocker nifedipine (1μM) was without effect...
December 28, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344490/capillary-dropout-a-novel-fluorescein-angiography-finding-in-primary-vitreoretinal-lymphoma
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Ramesh Venkatesh, Prachi Gurav, Prachi Abhishek Dave, Arpan Gandhi
Tissue diagnosis with vitreous and/or retinal biopsy usually confirms the diagnosis of primary vitreoretinal lymphoma. Multiple imaging modalities like fundus fluorescein angiography, fundus autofluorescence, and optical coherence tomography have been used to support the diagnosis of vitreoretinal lymphoma. We report a case of a 74-year-old lady diagnosed with primary vitreoretinal lymphoma showing a novel fluorescein angiographic finding of capillary dropout. We hypothesize that this clinical finding on the fluorescein angiogram may be due to the occlusion of the retinal vasculature by the malignant tumor cells...
November 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342490/detection-of-early-neoplasia-in-barrett-s-esophagus-using-lectin-based-near-infrared-imaging-an-ex-vivo-study-on-human-tissue
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André A Neves, Massimiliano Di Pietro, Maria O'Donovan, Dale J Waterhouse, Sarah E Bohndiek, Kevin M Brindle, Rebecca C Fitzgerald
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS:  Endoscopic surveillance for Barrett's esophagus (BE) is limited by long procedure times and sampling error. Near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging minimizes tissue autofluorescence and optical scattering. We assessed the feasibility of a topically applied NIR dye-labeled lectin for the detection of early neoplasia in BE in an ex vivo setting. METHODS:  Consecutive patients undergoing endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) for BE-related early neoplasia were recruited...
January 17, 2018: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342012/diffuse-chorioretinopathy-without-serous-detachment-associated-with-cardiac-transplantation
#4
Michael F Marmor
PURPOSE: To analyze an unusual case of widespread chorioretinopathy after cardiac transplantation for its potential etiology and clinical significance. METHODS: Clinical examinations included widefield and macular color and fundus autofluorescence photography, spectral domain optical coherence tomography, fluorescein angiography and indocyanine green angiography, full-field electroretinography, and Goldmann visual fields. PATIENT: A 44-year-old Hispanic woman was referred to rule out retinitis pigmentosa...
January 16, 2018: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340169/autoimmune-retinopathy-a-review
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REVIEW
Aristófanes Mendonça Canamary, Walter Yukihiko Takahashi, Juliana Maria Ferraz Sallum
Autoimmune retinopathy (AIR) is a rare and still poorly understood immune-mediated disease that may cause inflammation from circulating autoantibodies against the retina. It may be related to history of autoimmune disease in the patient or in a family member or the presence of neoplastic disease in the individual. The disease may be subdivided into paraneoplastic and non-paraneoplastic AIR. When related to melanoma, it is referred to as MAR, and when related to other cancers, it is called CAR. The exact prevalence of AIR is unknown...
2018: International Journal of Retina and Vitreous
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339948/update-on-functional-heartburn
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Takahisa Yamasaki, Jessica O'Neil, Ronnie Fass
The definition of functional heartburn has been refined over the years. It is currently described, based upon Rome IV criteria, as typical heartburn symptoms in the presence of normal upper endoscopy findings (including normal biopsies), normal esophageal pH testing, and a negative association between symptoms and reflux events. Functional heartburn is very common, affecting women more than men, and with reflux hypersensitivity makes up the majority of heartburn patients who fail twice-daily proton pump inhibitor therapy...
December 2017: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332131/assessment-of-human-corneas-prior-to-transplantation-using-high-resolution-two-photon-imaging
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Ana Batista, Hans Georg Breunig, Aisada König, Andreas Schindele, Tobias Hager, Berthold Seitz, António Miguel Morgado, Karsten König
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of using two-photon imaging (TPI) to assess the condition of human corneas for transplantation. Methods: Human corneas were imaged after different storage times: short-term (STS), medium-term (MTS), and long-term (LTS) storage. A high-resolution, custom-built 5-dimensional multiphoton microscope with 12-fs pulsed laser excitation was used for image acquisition. Results: Optical discrimination between different corneal layers and sublayers based on their morphologic characteristics revealed by two-photon autofluorescence (AF) is possible...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332119/autofluorescence-of-skin-advanced-glycation-end-products-as-a-risk-factor-for-open-angle-glaucoma-the-alienor-study
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Cedric Schweitzer, Audrey Cougnard-Gregoire, Vincent Rigalleau, Jean-Francois Dartigues, Florence Malet, Marie-Benedicte Rougier, Marie-Noelle Delyfer, Catherine Helmer, Jean-Francois Korobelnik, Cecile Delcourt
Purpose: To analyze the association between skin autofluorescence (sAF), estimating tissue accumulation of advanced glycation end-products (AGEs), and open angle glaucoma (OAG) in an elderly population. Methods: The Antioxydants, Lipides Essentiels, Nutrition and maladies OculaiRes (ALIENOR) study is an on-going epidemiologic population-based study on age-related eye diseases. In 2009 to 2010, 624 subjects, aged 74 years or older, were recruited. All subjects underwent a complete eye examination, including optic disc color photography and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) examination...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330434/targeting-melanoma-stem-cells-with-the-vitamin-e-derivative-%C3%AE-tocotrienol
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Monica Marzagalli, Roberta Manuela Moretti, Elio Messi, Marina Montagnani Marelli, Fabrizio Fontana, Alessia Anastasia, Maria Rosa Bani, Giangiacomo Beretta, Patrizia Limonta
The prognosis of metastatic melanoma is very poor, due to the development of drug resistance. Cancer stem cells (CSCs) may play a crucial role in this mechanism, contributing to disease relapse. We first characterized CSCs in melanoma cell lines. We observed that A375 (but not BLM) cells are able to form melanospheres and show CSCs traits: expression of the pluripotency markers SOX2 and KLF4, higher invasiveness and tumor formation capability in vivo with respect to parental adherent cells. We also showed that a subpopulation of autofluorescent cells expressing the ABCG2 stem cell marker is present in the A375 spheroid culture...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324624/intravitreal-aflibercept-in-the-treatment-of-polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy-associated-with-morning-glory-syndrome
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Claudio Iovino, Maurizio Fossarello, Enrico Peiretti
PURPOSE: To describe an unusual case of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy secondary to morning glory syndrome successfully treated with three aflibercept intravitreal injections. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 68-year-old white man presented with a 2-month history of diminished vision of his left eye. Fundus examination showed a morning glory syndrome disk anomaly with some perimacular subretinal hemorrhages and lipid depositions. Fundus autofluorescence, fluorescein and green indocyanine angiography, spectral domain optical coherence tomography, and optical coherence tomography angiography were performed and confirmed the presence of a juxtapapillary polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy with intraretinal and subretinal fluid...
January 10, 2018: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324592/frequent-subclinical-macular-changes-in-combined-braf-mek-inhibition-with-high-dose-hydroxychloroquine-as-treatment-for-advanced-metastatic-braf-mutant-melanoma-preliminary-results-from-a-phase-i-ii-clinical-treatment-trial
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Akosua A Nti, Leona W Serrano, Harpal S Sandhu, Katherine E Uyhazi, Ilaina D Edelstein, Elaine J Zhou, Scott Bowman, Delu Song, Tara C Gangadhar, Lynn M Schuchter, Sheryl Mitnick, Alexander Huang, Charles W Nichols, Ravi K Amaravadi, Benjamin J Kim, Tomas S Aleman
PURPOSE: To assess the potential ocular toxicity of a combined BRAF inhibition (BRAFi) + MEK inhibition (MEKi) + hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) regime used to treat metastatic BRAF mutant melanoma. METHODS: Patients with stage IV metastatic melanoma and BRAF V600E mutations (n = 11, 31-68 years of age) were included. Treatment was with oral dabrafenib, 150 mg bid, trametinib, 2 mg/day, and HCQ, 400 mg to 600 mg bid. An ophthalmic examination, spectral domain optical coherence tomography, near-infrared and short-wavelength fundus autofluorescence, and static perimetry were performed at baseline, 1 month, and q/6 months after treatment...
January 10, 2018: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322837/association-of-advanced-glycation-end-products-evaluated-by-skin-autofluorescence-with-lifestyle-habits-in-a-general-japanese-population
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Fumiyuki Isami, Brett J West, Sanae Nakajima, Sho-Ichi Yamagishi
Objective Accumulation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) occurs during normal aging but markedly accelerates in people with diabetes. AGEs may play a role in various age-related disorders. Several studies have demonstrated that skin autofluorescence (SAF) reflects accumulated tissue levels of AGEs. However, very few studies have investigated SAF in the general population. The purpose of the present study was to more thoroughly evaluate the potential association among SAF, chronological age, and lifestyle habits in the general population...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315248/a-red-emitting-multidimensional-sensor-for-the-simultaneous-cellular-imaging-of-biothiols-and-phosphate-ions
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Pilar Herrero-Foncubierta, Jose M Paredes, Maria D Giron, Rafael Salto, Juan M Cuerva, Delia Miguel, Angel Orte
The development of new fluorescent probes for cellular imaging is currently a very active field because of the large potential in understanding cell physiology, especially targeting anomalous behaviours due to disease. In particular, red-emitting dyes are keenly sought, as the light in this spectral region presents lower interferences and a deeper depth of penetration in tissues. In this work, we have synthesized a red-emitting, dual probe for the multiplexed intracellular detection of biothiols and phosphate ions...
January 9, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313240/effect-of-ttc-treatment-on-immunohistochemical-quantification-of-collagen-iv-in-rat-brains-after-stroke
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Zhaojin Li, Nicole Bishop, Siu-Lung Chan, Marilyn J Cipolla
Although used extensively in stroke research, there is limited knowledge of how 2, 3, 5-triphenyltetrazolium chloride (TTC)-treated rat brain sections are altered and if they can be used for immunohistochemical quantification after staining with TTC. In the present study, we hypothesized that TTC treatment (TTC+) would not interfere with collagen IV immunohistochemical staining compared with non-TTC-treated (TTC-) brain slices. We further hypothesized that there would be no difference in autofluorescence or nonspecific secondary antibody fluorescence between TTC+ and TTC- brain slices...
January 8, 2018: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311591/segmented-cell-analyses-to-measure-redox-states-of-autofluorescent-nad-p-h-fad-trp-in-cancer-cells-by-flim
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Horst Wallrabe, Zdenek Svindrych, Shagufta R Alam, Karsten H Siller, Tianxiong Wang, David Kashatus, Song Hu, Ammasi Periasamy
Multiphoton FLIM microscopy offers many opportunities to investigate processes in live cells, tissue and animal model systems. For redox measurements, FLIM data is mostly published by cell mean values and intensity-based redox ratios. Our method is based entirely on FLIM parameters generated by 3-detector time domain microscopy capturing autofluorescent signals of NAD(P)H, FAD and novel FLIM-FRET application of Tryptophan and NAD(P)H-a2%/FAD-a1% redox ratio. Furthermore, image data is analyzed in segmented cells thresholded by 2 × 2 pixel Regions of Interest (ROIs) to separate mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation from cytosolic glycolysis in a prostate cancer cell line...
January 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310964/early-patterns-of-macular-degeneration-in-abca4-associated-retinopathy
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Kamron N Khan, Melissa Kasilian, Omar A R Mahroo, Preena Tanna, Angelos Kalitzeos, Anthony G Robson, Kazushige Tsunoda, Takeshi Iwata, Anthony T Moore, Kaoru Fujinami, Michel Michaelides
PURPOSE: To describe the earliest features of ABCA4-associated retinopathy. DESIGN: Case series. PARTICIPANTS: Children with a clinical and molecular diagnosis of ABCA4-associated retinopathy without evidence of macular atrophy. METHODS: The retinal phenotype was characterized by color fundus photography, OCT, fundus autofluorescence (FAF) imaging, electroretinography, and in 2 patients, adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (AOSLO)...
January 5, 2018: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310263/facile-synthesis-of-near-infrared-excited-nayf4-yb3-tm3-nanoparticles-for-label-free-detection-of-dopamine-in-biological-fluids
#17
Bing Zhao, Yan Li
Rare-earth-doped upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) behaved advantages such as non-autofluorescence, environment-friendly synthetic route, low cost and simple detection procedures. In addition, the UCNPs show unique upconvering optical property of converting low-energy infrared photons to high-energy visible ones. Here in our work, water and ethylene glycol at the ratio of 1/1 (v/v) were chosen as solvent. Polyethyleneimine (PEI) was chosen as surface additives to synthesize the NaYF4:Yb3+, Tm3+ UCNPs by one-pot route at 200°C...
March 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305733/preclinical-ex-vivo-evaluation-of-the-diagnostic-performance-of-a-new-device-for-in-situ-label-free-fluorescence-spectral-analysis-of-breast-masses
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Marie-Christine Mathieu, Alexis Toullec, Charlotte Benoit, Richard Berry, Pierre Validire, Pauline Beaumel, Yves Vincent, Pierre Maroun, Philippe Vielh, Lama Alchab, René Farcy, Hélène Moniz-Koum, Marie-Pierre Fontaine-Aupart, Suzette Delaloge, Corinne Balleyguier
OBJECTIVES: To assess the diagnostic performance of a new device for in situ label-free fluorescence spectral analysis of breast masses in freshly removed surgical specimens, in preparation for its clinical development. METHODS: Sixty-four breast masses from consenting patients who had undergone either a lumpectomy or a mastectomy were included. Label-free fluorescence spectral acquisitions were obtained with a 25G fibre-containing needle inserted into the mass...
January 5, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305715/long-term-clinical-course-of-2-japanese-patients-with-prpf31-related-retinitis-pigmentosa
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Kentaro Kurata, Katsuhiro Hosono, Yoshihiro Hotta
PURPOSE: To assess the long-term clinical course of 2 patients with PRPF31-related retinitis pigmentosa (RP). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We clinically examined 2 unrelated patients with RP and collected peripheral blood samples from them. Ophthalmic examinations, including best-corrected visual acuity measurements, Goldmann perimetry, full-field electroretinography, fundus autofluorescence imaging, and optical coherence tomography, were also performed. The visual acuity and visual field were continuously monitored...
January 5, 2018: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303293/-the-role-of-bronchology-in-pneumological-diagnostics
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František Salajka
Bronchoscopic examination has a key role in diagnosing or further specifying of a broad spectrum of respiratory diseases. Although classic bronchoscopy with its rigid instrumentation still upholds its position, the vast majority of procedures are performed with flexible bronchoscopes. Diagnostic possibilities are broadened by new technical findings and procedures, such as endobronchial ultrasonography, examination through autofluorescence, navigated bronchoscopy and others. The material for cytological, microbiological or other examinations can be sampled through a whole number of procedures using specialized instruments...
2018: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
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