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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161281/the-administration-of-hydrogen-sulphide-prior-to-ischemic-reperfusion-has-neuroprotective-effects-in-an-acute-stroke-model
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Chul-Woong Woo, Jae-Im Kwon, Kyung-Won Kim, Jeong-Kon Kim, Sang-Beom Jeon, Seung-Chae Jung, Choong-Gon Choi, Sang-Tae Kim, Jinil Kim, Su Jeong Ham, Woo-Hyun Shim, Yu Sub Sung, Hyun Kwon Ha, Yoonseok Choi, Dong-Cheol Woo
Emerging evidence has suggested that hydrogen sulfide (H2S) may alleviate the cellular damage associated with cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. In this study, we assessed using 1H-magnetic resonance imaging/magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRI/MRS) and histologic analysis whether H2S administration prior to reperfusion has neuroprotective effects. We also evaluated for differences in the effects of H2S treatment at 2 time points. 1H-MRI/MRS data were obtained at baseline, and at 3, 9, and 24 h after ischemia from 4 groups: sham, control (I/R injury), sodium hydrosulfide (NaHS)-30 and NaHS-1 (NaHS delivery at 30 and 1 min before reperfusion, respectively)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159937/diffusion-weighted-mri-and-intravoxel-incoherent-motion-model-for-diagnosis-of-pediatric-solid-abdominal-tumors
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Emma M Meeus, Niloufar Zarinabad, Karen A Manias, Jan Novak, Heather E L Rose, Hamid Dehghani, Katharine Foster, Bruce Morland, Andrew C Peet
BACKGROUND: Pediatric retroperitoneal tumors in the renal bed are often large and heterogeneous, and their diagnosis based on conventional imaging alone is not possible. More advanced imaging methods, such as diffusion-weighted (DW) MRI and the use of intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM), have the potential to provide additional biomarkers that could facilitate their noninvasive diagnosis. PURPOSE: To assess the use of an IVIM model for diagnosis of childhood malignant abdominal tumors and discrimination of benign from malignant lesions...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159779/simultaneous-whole-body-and-breast-18f-fdg-pet-mri-examinations-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-a-comparison-of-apparent-diffusion-coefficients-and-maximum-standardized-uptake-values
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Michiro Sasaki, Mitsuhiro Tozaki, Kazunori Kubota, Wakana Murakami, Daisuke Yotsumoto, Yasuaki Sagara, Yasuyo Ohi, Shunichi Oosako, Yoshiaki Sagara
PURPOSE: To compare standardized uptake value (SUV) and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values acquired using a PET/MRI scanner in breast cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Whole-body PET/MRI and breast PET/MRI were performed in 108 consecutive patients. Ninety-four patients who had a total of 100 breast cancers were analyzed. SUVmax and ADCmean acquired using breast PET/MRI were compared with pathologic prognostic factors. RESULTS: All the lesions were visually detectable using PET and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) on breast PET/MRI; however, lesions were visually undetectable on whole-body DWI in 13 patients (13%) or on whole-body PET in 7 patients (7%)...
November 20, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159675/diffusion-weighted-imaging-demystified-the-technique-and-potential-clinical-applications-for-soft-tissue-imaging
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REVIEW
Shivani Ahlawat, Laura M Fayad
Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) is a fast, non-contrast technique that is readily available and easy to integrate into an existing imaging protocol. DWI with apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) mapping offers a quantitative metric for soft tissue evaluation and provides information regarding the cellularity of a region of interest. There are several available methods of performing DWI, and artifacts and pitfalls must be considered when interpreting DWI studies. This review article will review the various techniques of DWI acquisition and utility of qualitative as well as quantitative methods of image interpretation, with emphasis on optimal methods for ADC measurement...
November 20, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159523/quantitating-whole-lesion-tumor-biology-in-rectal-cancer-mri-taking-a-lesson-from-fdg-pet-tumor-metrics
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Marc J Gollub, Andreas M Hotker, Kaitlin M Woo, Yousef Mazaheri, Mithat Gonen
PURPOSE: To determine the value of novel whole tumor metrics in DWI-MRI and DCE-MRI of rectal cancer treatment assessment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 24 uniformly treated patients with rectal adenocarcinoma who underwent MRI including diffusion-weighted (DW) and dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) sequences, before and after chemoradiotherapy. Two experienced readers independently measured tumor volume and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) on DWI-MRI and tumor volume and transfer constant K (trans) on DCE-MRI...
November 20, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158186/diffusion-kurtosis-imaging-with-the-breath-hold-technique-for-staging-hepatic-fibrosis-a-preliminary-study
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Daisuke Yoshimaru, Toshiaki Miyati, Yuichi Suzuki, Yuhki Hamada, Nozomi Mogi, Ayumu Funaki, Ayumi Tabata, Atsuko Masunaga, Masahiko Shimada, Maki Tobari, Takayoshi Nishino
PURPOSE: To evaluate the potential of diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) analysis with the breath-hold technique to assess the stage or classify hepatic fibrosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients (n=67) suspected of having a disease of the hepatobiliary system examined by diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) using a 3.0-T magnetic resonance imaging unit were enrolled in this study. To evaluate hepatic fibrosis, mean kurtosis, Mean apparent diffusion (MD) and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values were compared between groups with varying fibrosis; F0-F1, F2-F3, and F4...
November 17, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154442/a-biomimetic-tumor-tissue-phantom-for-validating-diffusion-weighted-mri-measurements
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Damien J McHugh, Feng-Lei Zhou, Ian Wimpenny, Gowsihan Poologasundarampillai, Josephine H Naish, Penny L Hubbard Cristinacce, Geoffrey J M Parker
PURPOSE: To develop a biomimetic tumor tissue phantom which more closely reflects water diffusion in biological tissue than previously used phantoms, and to evaluate the stability of the phantom and its potential as a tool for validating diffusion-weighted (DW) MRI measurements. METHODS: Coaxial-electrospraying was used to generate micron-sized hollow polymer spheres, which mimic cells. The bulk structure was immersed in water, providing a DW-MRI phantom whose apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and microstructural properties were evaluated over a period of 10 months...
November 20, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154277/potential-of-low-dose-leuco-methylthioninium-bis-hydromethanesulphonate-lmtm-monotherapy-for-treatment-of-mild-alzheimer-s-disease-cohort-analysis-as-modified-primary-outcome-in-a-phase-iii-clinical-trial
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Gordon K Wilcock, Serge Gauthier, Giovanni B Frisoni, Jianping Jia, Jiri H Hardlund, Hans J Moebius, Peter Bentham, Karin A Kook, Bjoern O Schelter, Damon J Wischik, Charles S Davis, Roger T Staff, Vesna Vuksanovic, Trevor Ahearn, Luc Bracoud, Kohkan Shamsi, Ken Marek, John Seibyl, Gernot Riedel, John M D Storey, Charles R Harrington, Claude M Wischik
BACKGROUND: LMTM is being developed as a treatment for AD based on inhibition of tau aggregation. OBJECTIVES: To examine the efficacy of LMTM as monotherapy in non-randomized cohort analyses as modified primary outcomes in an 18-month Phase III trial in mild AD. METHODS: Mild AD patients (n = 800) were randomly assigned to 100 mg twice a day or 4 mg twice a day. Prior to unblinding, the Statistical Analysis Plan was revised to compare the 100 mg twice a day as monotherapy subgroup (n = 79) versus 4 mg twice a day as randomized (n = 396), and 4 mg twice a day as monotherapy (n = 76) versus 4 mg twice a day as add-on therapy (n = 297), with strong control of family-wise type I error...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153465/impact-of-hybrid-pet-mr-technology-on-multiparametric-imaging-and-treatment-response-assessment-of-cervix-cancer
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Michaela Daniel, Piotr Andrzejewski, Alina Sturdza, Katarina Majercakova, Pascal Baltzer, Katja Pinker, Wolfgang Wadsak, Markus Mitterhauser, Richard Pötter, Petra Georg, Thomas Helbich, Dietmar Georg
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Multimodal tissue characterization by combined MRI and PET has high clinical potential in the context of sub-target definition for dose painting and response assessment but its clinical exploration is yet limited. The aim of this study was to prove the potential and feasibility of hybrid PET/MRI to non-invasively measure tumor hypoxia, perfusion and microstructure at one stop in tumors of the uterine cervix during chemoradiotherapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ten cervix cancer patients were subjected to simultaneous multiparametric PET/MRI with [(18)F]fluoromisonidazole ([(18)F]FMISO)...
November 15, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152563/integrated-radiomic-framework-for-breast-cancer-and-tumor-biology-using-advanced-machine-learning-and-multiparametric-mri
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Vishwa S Parekh, Michael A Jacobs
Radiomics deals with the high throughput extraction of quantitative textural information from radiological images that not visually perceivable by radiologists. However, the biological correlation between radiomic features and different tissues of interest has not been established. To that end, we present the radiomic feature mapping framework to generate radiomic MRI texture image representations called the radiomic feature maps (RFM) and correlate the RFMs with quantitative texture values, breast tissue biology using quantitative MRI and classify benign from malignant tumors...
2017: NPJ Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152548/quantitative-assessment-of-heterogeneity-in-bladder-tumor-mri-diffusivity-can-response-be-predicted-prior-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
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Huyen T Nguyen, Amir Mortazavi, Kamal S Pohar, Debra L Zynger, Lai Wei, Zarine K Shah, Guang Jia, Michael V Knopp
Background: It is a critical unmet need to predict chemosensitivity in muscle-invasive bladder cancer patients who receive neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). Quantification of tumor heterogeneity has been shown to be useful in the assessment of therapeutic response. Apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) is derived from diffusion weighted MRI (DWI) to quantify the water diffusivity which characterizes micro-cellularity in tumor tissues. Objective: The aim of this study is to assess if a quantitative measurement of ADC heterogeneity in bladder tumors can be a predictor of therapeutic response to NAC...
October 27, 2017: Bladder Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151916/early-changes-in-the-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-and-mmp-9-expression-of-a-cervical-carcinoma-u14-allograft-model-following-irradiation
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Yecai Huang, Jianming Huang, Mei Feng, Jing Ren, Kun Mi, Jia Cheng, Bing Song, Jinyi Lang
A cervical carcinoma allograft model was designed to assess the correlation between early changes in the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values on diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) and the expression of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) in tumors. BALB/c mice with U14 tumor allografts on the right rear flank were irradiated with a single 20 Gy dose. All tumor-bearing mice were subjected to DW-MRI, followed by calculation of the ADC values and characterization of the T1 and T2 relaxation time constants...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151325/mean-adc-values-discriminate-rectal-mucinous-carcinomafrom-rectal-nonmucinous-adenocarcinoma
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Hale Çolakoğlu Er, Ayşe Erden
Background/aim: This study aimed to differentiate rectal mucinous carcinoma (MC) from nonmucinous rectal adenocarcinoma (AC) using mean apparent diffusion coefficient (mADC) values obtained with diffusion-weighted imaging.Materials and methods: Sixty-two pathologically confirmed rectal AC (n = 44) and MC (n = 18) patients were included in this study. The two groups underwent pelvic MRI to determine the local staging baseline for rectal tumors. Once the region of interest (ROI) was determined, a border was drawn around each hyperintense tumor (b = 1000 s/mm2 images)...
November 13, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151178/mri-findings-for-primary-fallopian-tube-cancer-correlation-with-pathological-findings
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Satomi Kitai, Takako Kiyokawa, Yumiko O Tanaka, Kaoru Onoue, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Motoaki Saitou, Aikou Okamoto, Kunihiko Fukuda
PURPOSE: To clarify the MRI findings for primary fallopian tube cancer (PFTC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: MRI findings for 11 patients who were pathologically diagnosed with PFTC at our institute were retrospectively reviewed. MRI findings (shape, appearance, signal intensity, ADC value, enhancement patterns, and location of the primary tumor, the morphologic appearance of the ipsilateral ovary, and intrauterine fluid collection) were evaluated and compared with pathological findings including histological subtype and PFTC location...
November 18, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151166/t2-weighted-images-are-superior-to-other-mr-image-types-for-the-determination-of-diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-glioma-intratumoral-heterogeneity
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Stephen Harward, S Harrison Farber, Michael Malinzak, Oren Becher, Eric M Thompson
PURPOSE: Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) remains the main cause of death in children with brain tumors. Given the inefficacy of numerous peripherally delivered agents to treat DIPG, convection enhanced delivery (CED) of therapeutic agents is a promising treatment modality. The purpose of this study was to determine which MR imaging type provides the best discrimination of intratumoral heterogeneity to guide future stereotactic implantation of CED catheters into the most cellular tumor regions...
November 18, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151142/mr-imaging-perfusion-and-diffusion-analysis-to-assess-preoperative-short-course-radiotherapy-response-in-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-standardized-index-of-shape-by-dce-mri-and-intravoxel-incoherent-motion-derived-parameters-by-dw-mri
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Antonella Petrillo, Roberta Fusco, Vincenza Granata, Sergio Venanzio Setola, Mario Sansone, Daniela Rega, Paolo Delrio, Francesco Bianco, Giovanni Maria Romano, Fabiana Tatangelo, Antonio Avallone, Biagio Pecori
Our aim is to assess preoperative Short Course Radiotherapy (SCR) tumor response in locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) through Standardized Index of Shape (SIS) by DCE-MRI, apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and intravoxel incoherent motion-derived parameters by DW-MRI. 35 patients with LARC underwent MR scan before and after SCR followed by delayed surgery, retrospectively, were enrolled. SIS, ADC, tissue diffusion (D t), pseudodiffusion (D p), and perfusion fraction (f) were extracted by MRI for each patient before and after SCR...
November 18, 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148724/photooxidation-of-aniline-derivatives-can-be-activated-by-freezing-their-aqueous-solutions
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Pablo Corrochano, Dana Nachtigallová, Petr Klán
A combined experimental and computational approach was used to investigate the spectroscopic properties of three different aniline derivatives (aniline, N,N-dimethylaniline, and N,N-diethylaniline) in aqueous solutions and at the air-ice interface in the temperature range of 243-298 K. The absorption and diffuse reflectance spectra of ice samples prepared by different techniques, such as slow or shock freezing of the aqueous solutions or vapor deposition on ice grains, exhibited unequivocal bathochromic shifts of 10-15 nm of the absorption maxima of anilines in frozen samples compared to those in liquid aqueous solutions...
November 17, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146698/characterization-of-site-specifically-conjugated-monomethyl-auristatin-e-and-duocarmycin-based-anti-psma-antibody-drug-conjugates-for-treatment-of-psma-expressing-tumors
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Susanne Lütje, Danny Gerrits, Janneke D Molkenboer-Kuenen, Ken Herrmann, Giulio Fracasso, Marco Colombatti, Otto C Boerman, Sandra Heskamp
Rationale: Prostate cancer (PCa) is the most common cancer in men worldwide. In general, PCa responds poorly to chemotherapy. Therefore, antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) have been developed to specifically deliver highly cytotoxic drugs to the tumor. As the prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is overexpressed in PCa, it represents a promising target for ADC-based therapies. The aim of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of site-specifically conjugated duocarmycin- and monomethyl auristatin E (MMAE)-based anti-PSMA ADCs with drug-antibody ratios (DARs) of 2 and 4...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145853/molecular-characterization-of-%C3%AE-lactamase-genes-in-clinical-isolates-of-carbapenem-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii
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Kevin M Raible, Bhaswati Sen, Nancy Law, Tiffany E Bias, Christopher L Emery, Garth D Ehrlich, Suresh G Joshi
BACKGROUND: Acinetobacter baumannii is a nosocomial pathogen which is establishing as a major cause of morbidity and mortality within the healthcare community. The success of this pathogen is largely due to its ability to rapidly gain resistance to antimicrobial therapies and its capability to persist in an abiotic environment through the production of a biofilm. Our tertiary-care hospital has showed high incidence of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB) isolates. METHODS: In this study we explore both genotypic and phenotypic properties of 26 CRAB isolates: 16 isolates were collected from January 2010 to March 2011, and 10 were collected between February and May 2015...
November 16, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144725/inhibition-of-acinetobacter-derived-cephalosporinase-adc-exploring-the-carboxylate-recognition-site-using-novel-%C3%AE-lactamase-inhibitors
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Emilia Caselli, Chiara Romagnoli, Rachel A Powers, Magdalena A Taracila, Alexandra A Bouza, Hollister C Swanson, Kali A Smolen, Francesco Fini, Bradley J Wallar, Robert A Bonomo, Fabio Prati
Boronic acids are attracting a lot of attention as -lactamase inhibitors, and in particular compound S02030 (Ki = 44 nM) proved to be a good lead compound against ADC-7 (Acinetobacter Derived Cephalosporinase), one of the most significant resistance determinants in A. baumannii. The atomic structure of the ADC-7/S02030 complex highlighted the importance of critical structural determinants for recognition of the boronic acids. Herein, to elucidate the role in recognition of the R2-carboxylate, which mimics the C3/C4 found in -lactams, we designed, synthesized, and characterized six derivatives of S02030 (3a)...
November 16, 2017: ACS Infectious Diseases
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