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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740429/comparative-diagnostic-accuracy-of-18f-fdg-pet-ct-for-breast-cancer-recurrence
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Roberta Piva, Flavia Ticconi, Valentina Ceriani, Federica Scalorbi, Francesco Fiz, Selene Capitanio, Matteo Bauckneht, Giuseppe Cittadini, Gianmario Sambuceti, Silvia Morbelli
In the last decades, in addition to conventional imaging techniques and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) has been shown to be relevant in the detection and management of breast cancer recurrence in doubtful cases in selected groups of patients. While there are no conclusive data indicating that imaging tests, including FDG PET/CT, produce a survival benefit in asymptomatic patients, FDG PET/CT can be useful for identifying the site of relapse when traditional imaging methods are equivocal or conflicting and for identifying or confirming isolated loco-regional relapse or isolated metastatic lesions...
2017: Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737011/a-distinctive-patchy-osteomalacia-characterises-phospho1-deficient-mice
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Alan Boyde, Katherine A Staines, Behzad Javaheri, Jose Luis Millan, Andrew A Pitsillides, Colin Farquharson
The phosphatase PHOSPHO1 is involved in the initiation of biomineralisation. Bones in Phospho1 knockout (KO) mice show histological osteomalacia with frequent bowing of long bones and spontaneous fractures: they contain less mineral, with smaller mineral crystals. However, the consequences of Phospho1 ablation on the microscale structure of bone are not yet fully elucidated. Tibias and femurs obtained from wild-type and Phospho1 null (KO) mice (25-32 weeks old) were embedded in PMMA, cut and polished to produce near longitudinal sections...
August 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732846/physicochemical-study-of-mixed-systems-composed-by-bovine-caseinate-and-the-galactomannan-from-gleditsia-amorphoides
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Débora N López, Micaela Galante, Estela M Alvarez, Patricia H Risso, Valeria Boeris
Model systems formed by sodium caseinate (NaCAS) and espina corona gum (ECG) were studied. There was no evidence of attractive interactions between NaCAS and ECG macromolecules. Aqueous mixtures of NaCAS and ECG phase-separate segregatively over a wide range of concentrations. According to the images obtained by confocal laser scanning microscopy, NaCAS particles form larger protein aggregates when ECG is present in the system. An increase in the hydrodynamic diameter of NaCAS particles, as a result of ECG addition, was also observed by light scattering in diluted systems...
October 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731591/a-sedation-protocol-with-fasting-and-shorter-sleep-leads-to-mri-success
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Takahisa Kimiya, Shinichiro Sekiguchi, Tatsuhiko Yagihashi, Mie Arai, Hirotaka Takahashi, Takao Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Young children undergoing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) require sedation. In June 2013, Tokyo Metropolitan Ohtsuka Hospital (TMOH) introduced an oral sedation protocol for young children undergoing MRI; the protocol included instructions on fasting before sedation, and recommended a shorter duration of sleep the night before MRI. We compared the MRI success rate before and after the introduction of this protocol. METHODS: The eligible subjects were children under 3 years old who underwent MRI by appointment at TMOH between October 2012 and March 2014, under sedation with triclofos sodium...
July 21, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730928/feasibility-of-na-18-f-pet-ct-and-mri-for-noninvasive-in-vivo-quantification-of-knee-pathophysiological-bone-metabolism-in-a-canine-model-of-post-traumatic-osteoarthritis
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Maria I Menendez, Bianca Hettlich, Lai Wei, Michael V Knopp
PURPOSE: To assess and quantify by molecular imaging knee osseous metabolic changes serially in an in vivo canine model of posttraumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) of the knee utilizing sodium fluoride (Na(18)F) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) coregistered with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sodium fluoride PET imaging of 5 canines was performed prior to anterior cruciate ligament transection (ACLT) and 2 times post-ACLT (3 and 12 weeks)...
January 2017: Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730896/cannabinoid-hyperemesis-syndrome-potential-mechanisms-for-the-benefit-of-capsaicin-and-hot-water-hydrotherapy-in-treatment
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John R Richards, Jeff M Lapoint, Guillermo Burillo-Putze
INTRODUCTION: Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome is a clinical disorder that has become more prevalent with increasing use of cannabis and synthetic cannabinoids, and which is difficult to treat. Standard antiemetics commonly fail to alleviate the severe nausea and vomiting characteristic of the syndrome. Curiously, cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome patients often report dramatic relief of symptoms with hot showers and baths, and topical capsaicin. OBJECTIVES: In this review, we detail the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of capsaicin and explore possible mechanisms for its beneficial effect, including activation of transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 and neurohumoral regulation...
July 21, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723715/novel-weight-based-dose-threshold-for-18f-naf-pet-ct-imaging-using-advanced-pet-ct-systems-a-potential-tool-for-reducing-radiation-burden
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Fahad Marafi, Abdulreda Esmail, Rashid Rasheed, Fareeda Alkandari, Sharjeel Usmani
BACKGROUND: Fluorine-18-sodium fluoride (F-NaF) PET/CT is an important tool for detecting and evaluating metastatic bone cancer. Besides traditional dose metrics, recent methods such as real-time dose mapping, dose calculation from DICOM information, and their relevance to entrance skin exposure are currently in use to reduce the radiation burden. In this study, we have analyzed the data of 1062 patients retrospectively to evaluate patterns of absorbed dose for institutional weight-based dose protocol as compared with fixed dose method guidelines of Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI)...
July 18, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719807/evaluation-of-a-novel-radiotracer-for-positron-emission-tomography-imaging-of-reactive-oxygen-species-in-the-central-nervous-system
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Alan A Wilson, Oleg Sadovski, José N Nobrega, Roger J Raymond, Francis R Bambico, Mina G Nashed, Armando Garcia, Peter M Bloomfield, Sylvain Houle, Romina Mizrahi, Junchao Tong
INTRODUCTION: Few, if any, radiotracers are available for the in vivo imaging of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the central nervous system. ROS play a critical role in normal cell processes such as signaling and homeostasis but overproduction of ROS is implicated in several disorders. We describe here the radiosynthesis and initial ex vivo and in vivo evaluation of [(11)C]hydromethidine ([(11)C]HM) as a radiotracer to image ROS using positron emission tomography (PET). METHODS: [(11)C]HM and its deuterated isotopologue [(11)C](4) were produced using [(11)C]methyl triflate in a one-pot, two-step reaction and purified by high performance liquid chromatography...
June 1, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719447/diffuse-increased-sodium-fluoride-gastric-activity-in-a-patient-with-hypercalcemia
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Fuqiang Shao, Shumao Zhang, Chi Qi, Yu Wang, Yue Chen
Increased extraosseous uptake of sodium fluoride can be visualized because of many different etiologies. A 62-year-old man with a history of osteoporosis had an F-sodium fluoride PET/CT scan for accessing chest pain caused by an accident. The images showed multiple fractures. Unexpectedly, diffuse activity was noted in the gastric wall, which was suggestive of possible hypercalcemia. The serum calcium level confirmed the patient had hypercalcemia.
July 17, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716233/-23-na-mri-reveals-persistent-sodium-accumulation-in-tumefactive-ms-lesions
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Konstantin Huhn, Angelika Mennecke, Peter Linz, Franz Tschunko, Nicola Kästle, Armin M Nagel, Michael Uder, Arnd Dörfler, Ralf A Linker, Tobias Engelhorn
BACKGROUND: Chronic inflammatory demyelinating diseases of the CNS typically show a limited lesion size. However, extended lesions may appear with an atypical configuration. Large lesions with a diameter>2cm accompanied by tumor-like edema are entitled "tumefactive" and may occur in multiple sclerosis (MS) and other demyelinating diseases. Historically, differential diagnosis often requires histological analysis. Therefore, advanced imaging techniques are warranted to allow for a precise non-invasive diagnosis...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715402/fluorescent-dye-labeling-of-erythrocytes-and-leukocytes-for-studying-the-flow-dynamics-in-mouse-retinal-circulation
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Rupesh Agrawal, Praveen Kumar Balne, Sai Bo Bo Tun, Yeo Sia Wey, Neha Khandelwal, Veluchamy A Barathi
The retinal and choroidal blood flow dynamics may provide insight into the pathophysiology and sequelae of various ocular diseases, such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and other ocular inflammatory conditions. It may also help to monitor the therapeutic responses in the eye. The proper labeling of the blood cells, coupled with live-cell imaging of the labeled cells, allows for the investigation of the flow dynamics in the retinal and choroidal circulation. Here, we describe the standardized protocols of 1...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709144/the-spectrum-of-peri-ictal-mri-changes-four-illustrative-cases
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Jennifer Williams, Gerard Mullins, Norman Delanty, Bede Peter, Colin P Doherty
PURPOSE: Seizure induced neuronal hyperexcitability and increased unmet metabolic neuronal demand results in failure of the sodium/potassium ATP pump. Sodium and water accumulates intracellularly with cellular swelling and reduced extracellular volume demonstrating hyperintensity on DWI and reduced ADC. The aim of this study was to describe 4 clinical cases where we identified abnormalities in diffusion restriction in the acute peri-ictal period and followed them longitudinally. METHODS: Patients were recruited from the emergency department, clinical consultation service and epilepsy monitoring unit of two tertiary referral centres...
July 6, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707737/-18-f-sodium-fluoride-positron-emission-tomography-of-the-equine-distal-limb-exploratory-study-in-three-horses
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M Spriet, P Espinosa, A Z Kyme, K L Phillips, S A Katzman, L D Galuppo, P Stepanov, D Beylin
BACKGROUND: Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a cross-sectional, functional imaging modality that has recently become available to the horse. The use of (18) F-sodium fluoride ((18) F-NaF), a PET bone tracer, has never been reported in this species. OBJECTIVES: To assess the feasibility of (18) F-NaF PET in the equine distal limb and explore possible applications in the horse in comparison with other imaging modalities. STUDY DESIGN: Exploratory descriptive study involving three research horses...
July 14, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706450/reactive-oxygen-species-increase-neuronal-excitability-via-activation-of-nonspecific-cation-channel-in-rat-medullary-dorsal-horn-neurons
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Hae In Lee, Byung Rim Park, Sang Woo Chun
The caudal subnucleus of the spinal trigeminal nucleus (medullary dorsal horn; MDH) receives direct inputs from small diameter primary afferent fibers that predominantly transmit nociceptive information in the orofacial region. Recent studies indicate that reactive oxygen species (ROS) is involved in persistent pain, primarily through spinal mechanisms. In this study, we aimed to investigate the role of xanthine/xanthine oxidase (X/XO) system, a known generator of superoxide anion (O2(·-)), on membrane excitability in the rat MDH neurons...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702661/clinically-approved-pegylated-nanoparticles-are-covered-by-a-protein-corona-that-boosts-the-uptake-by-cancer-cells
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M Papi, D Caputo, V Palmieri, R Coppola, S Palchetti, F Bugli, C Martini, L Digiacomo, D Pozzi, G Caracciolo
Today, liposomes are an advanced technology of drug carriers with a dozen drugs in clinical practice and many more in clinical trials. A bottleneck associated with the clinical translation of liposomes has long been 'opsonization', i.e. the adsorption of plasma proteins at the liposome surface resulting in their rapid clearance from circulation. For decades, the most popular way to avoid opsonization has been grafting polyethylene glycol (PEG) onto the liposome surface. Recent studies have clarified that grafting PEG onto the liposome surface reduces, but does not completely prevent protein binding...
July 12, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697192/a-prototype-pet-spect-x-rays-scanner-dedicated-for-whole-body-small-animal-studies
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Maritina Rouchota, Maria Georgiou, Eleftherios Fysikopoulos, Eirini Fragogeorgi, Konstantinos Mikropoulos, Panagiotis Papadimitroulas, George Kagadis, George Loudos
OBJECTIVE: To present a prototype tri-modal imaging system, consisting of a single photon emission computed tomography (SPET), a positron emission tomography (PET), and a computed tomography (CT) subsystem, evaluated in planar mode. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The subsystems are mounted on a rotating gantry, so as to be able to allow tomographic imaging in the future. The system, designed and constructed by our group, allows whole body mouse imaging of competent performance and is currently, to the best of our knowledge, unequaled in a national and regional level...
July 12, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692923/permeability-recovery-of-fouled-forward-osmosis-membranes-by-chemical-cleaning-during-a-long-term-operation-of-anaerobic-osmotic-membrane-bioreactors-treating-low-strength-wastewater
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Xinhua Wang, Taozhan Hu, Zhiwei Wang, Xiufen Li, Yueping Ren
Anaerobic osmotic membrane bioreactor (AnOMBR) has gained increasing interests in wastewater treatment owing to its simultaneous recovery of biogas and water. However, the forward osmosis (FO) membrane fouling was severe during a long-term operation of AnOMBRs. Here, we aim to recover the permeability of fouled FO membranes by chemical cleaning. Specifically speaking, an optimal chemical cleaning procedure was searched for fouled thin film composite polyamide FO (TFC-FO) membranes in a novel microfiltration (MF) assisted AnOMBR (AnMF-OMBR)...
July 5, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691485/single-drop-raman-imaging-exposes-the-trace-contaminants-in-milk
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Zong Tan, Tingting Lou, Zhixuan Huang, Jing Zong, Kexin Xu, Qifeng Li, Da Chen
Better milk safety control can offer important means to promote public health. However, few technologies can detect different types of contaminants in milk simultaneously. In this regard, the present work proposes a single-drop Raman imaging (SDRI) strategy for semi-quantitation of multiple hazardous factors in milk solutions. By developing SDRI strategy that incorporates coffee-ring effect (a natural phenomenon often presents in a condensed circle pattern after a drop evaporated) for sample pretreatment and discrete wavelet transform for spectra processing, the method serves well to expose typical hazardous molecular species in milk products, such as melamine, sodium thiocyanate and lincomycin hydrochloride, with little sample preparation...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690388/-23-na-mri-and-myometry-to-compare-eplerenone-vs-glucocorticoid-treatment-in-duchenne-dystrophy
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Philip A Glemser, Heike Jaeger, Armin M Nagel, Andreas E Ziegler, David Simons, Heinz-Peter Schlemmer, Frank Lehmann-Horn, Karin Jurkat-Rott, Marc-André Weber
In this pilot study we tested whether a low dose application of a mild diuretic substance such as eplerenone is beneficial in early stages of Duchenne muscular dystrophy using (23)Na und (1)H imaging, myometry, and clinical testing versus the glucocorticoid gold standard. Two 7-years old patients with DMD were examined on a 3T MRI system. (1)H MRI and (23)Na density-adapted 3-dimensional radial MRI sequences were performed both before and 1, 3 and 6 months after therapy with eplerenone respectively cortisone...
March 2017: Acta Myologica: Myopathies and Cardiomyopathies: Official Journal of the Mediterranean Society of Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690234/-pcdh19-gene-mutations-lead-to-epilepsy-with-mental-retardation-limited-to-females-in-2-cases-and-literature-review
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Li Yang, Ahmed Arafat, Jing Peng, Chen Chen, Yuping Ma, Fei Yin
Epilepsy with mental retardation limited to females (EFMR) is a syndrome characterized by early onset heat-sensitive epilepsy of infancy or early childhood and generally limited to females, which previously reported that the cadherin gene superfamily subtype protocadherin 19 (PCDH19) gene is its pathogenic gene. We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data for 2 cases of EFMR patients with PCDH19 mutation diagnosed by Department of Pediatric Neurology of Xiangya Hospital, Central South University in 2015. Literature on PubMed, OMIM and HGMD relevant to this syndrome was reviewed, and the clinical characteristics were summarized accordingly...
June 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
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