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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730531/development-and-validation-of-a-highly-sensitive-lc-ms-ms-method-for-determination-of-brain-active-agent-dianhydrogalactitol-in-mouse-plasma-and-tissues-application-to-a-pharmacokinetic-study
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Lihan Sun, Huajing Wu, Lianjie Ren, Jiaojiao Cong, Xiaohui Qin, Xingli Wang, Xinming Qi, Lifeng Kang, Junying Zhang, Chunyong Wu
A sensitive and specific liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method was developed and validated for quantitative analysis of 1,2:5,6-dianhydrogalactitol (DAG) in mouse plasma and tissues. Sodium diethyldithiocarbamate (DDTC) was used as the derivatization reagent to improve its LC-MS/MS behavior. Analytes were separated on a Welch Ultimate XB-CN column with a mobile phase consisting of acetonitrile and 0.1% formic acid solution (65:35). The MS analysis was conducted by positive electrospray ionization in multiple-reaction monitoring (MRM) mode...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530064/dynamic-fetal-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-using-doppler-ultrasound-gating
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Fabian Kording, Jin Yamamura, Manuela Tavares de Sousa, Christian Ruprecht, Erik Hedström, Anthony H Aletras, P Ellen Grant, Andrew J Powell, Kai Fehrs, Gerhard Adam, Hendrik Kooijman, Bjoern P Schoennagel
BACKGROUND: Fetal cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging may provide a valuable adjunct to fetal echocardiography in the evaluation of congenital cardiovascular pathologies. However, dynamic fetal CMR is difficult due to the lack of direct in-utero cardiac gating. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a newly developed Doppler ultrasound (DUS) device in humans for fetal CMR gating. METHODS: Fifteen fetuses (gestational age 30-39 weeks) were examined using 1...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502890/issues-to-resolve-with-the-use-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-during-interfacility-transportation
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P Burgueño, C González, A Sarralde, F Gordo
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support is indicated in patients who are refractory to treatment, those with cardiogenic shock or respiratory failure and those with exacerbations eligible for heart and lung transplantation. Physician experience and quantity of necessary resources are reasons why regionalization could benefit patients of this kind, establishing ECMO reference centers and integrating a transportation network specialized in ECMO. This type of transportation is a challenge for healthcare systems and physicians, given its greater complexity, requiring a multidisciplinary and inter-territorial approach...
March 1, 2018: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349799/simultaneous-lc-ms-ms-bioanalysis-of-etoposide-and-paclitaxel-in-mouse-tissues-and-plasma-after-oral-administration-of-self-microemulsifying-drug-delivery-systems
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Dan Li, Gang Zhao, Weipeng Ai, Gao Li, Luqin Si, Jiangeng Huang, Yunzhou Chen, Sanlan Wu
In this study, a liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method was developed and validated to simultaneously determine the anticancer drugs etoposide and paclitaxel in mouse plasma and tissues including liver, kidney, lung, heart, spleen and brain. The analytes were extracted from the matrices of interest by liquid-liquid extraction using methyl tert-butyl ether-dichloromethane (1:1, v/v). Chromatographic separation was achieved on an Ultimate XB-C18 column (100 × 2.1 mm, 3 μm) at 40°C and the total run time was 4 min under a gradient elution...
January 19, 2018: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221648/benefit-of-using-motion-compensated-reconstructions-for-reducing-inter-observer-and-intra-observer-contouring-variation-for-organs-at-risk-in-lung-cancer-patients
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A McWilliam, L Lee, M Harris, H Sheikh, L Pemberton, C Faivre-Finn, M van Herk
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In lung cancer patients, accuracy in contouring is hampered by image artefacts introduced by respiratory motion. With the widespread introduction of 4DCT there is additional uncertainty caused by the use of different reconstruction techniques which will influence contour definition. This work aims to assess both inter- and intra-observer contour variation on average and motion compensated (mid-position) reconstructions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eight early stage non-small cell lung cancer patients that received 4DCT were selected and these scans were reconstructed as average and motion compensated datasets...
February 2018: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199541/impact-of-temperature-on-the-narcotrend-index-during-hypothermic-cardiopulmonary-bypass-in-children-with-sevoflurane-anesthesia
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Nils Dennhardt, Christiane Beck, Dietmar Boethig, Sebastian Heiderich, Alexander Horke, Sebastian Tiedge, Martin Boehne, Robert Sümpelmann
BACKGROUND: During cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in children, anesthesia maintained by sevoflurane administered via the oxygenator is increasingly common. Anesthetic uptake and requirement may be influenced by the non-physiological conditions during hypothermic CPB. Narcotrend-processed EEG monitoring may, therefore, be useful to guide the administration of sevoflurane during this phase. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this prospective, clinical, observational study was to assess the correlation between body temperature, Narcotrend Index (NI) and administered sevoflurane in children during CPB...
December 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124028/inter-facility-transport-on-extracorporeal-life-support-clinical-outcomes-and-comparative-analysis-with-in-house-patients
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Tae Hee Hong, Heemoon Lee, Jae Jun Jung, Yang Hyun Cho, Kiick Sung, Ji-Hyuk Yang, Young-Tak Lee, Su Hyun Cho
Background: Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) is widely used in refractory heart or lung failure, and the demand for inter-facility transportation on ECLS is expanding. However, little is known about post-transportation outcomes, the clinical safety of such transportation, or the characteristics of the transported patients. Methods: This was a retrospective review of a 3-year, single-institution experience with inter-facility ECLS transport, as well as a comparative analysis of clinical outcomes with those of in-house patients...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951841/study-on-pharmacokinetics-and-tissue-distribution-of-single-dose-oral-tryptanthrin-in-kunming-mice-by-validated-reversed-phase-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-with-ultraviolet-detection
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Xiaoyan Zhang, Jie Xia, Wenjing Zhang, Yao Luo, Wenbo Sun, Wei Zhou
BACKGROUND: Tryptanthrin is a major active constituent of several Chinese herbal plants, such as Isatidis radix. Tryptanthrin had been demonstrated to have several beneficial pharmacological effects in vitro for human diseases, including antitumor, anti-inflammatory and antibacteria activities. In contrast to the extensive in vitro investigations, the in vivo disposition process of tryptanthrin was explored limitedly. METHODS: In this study, the pharmacokinetics (PK) and tissue distribution of tryptanthrin in Kunming mice following a single oral dose of 80 mg/kg tryptanthrin were investigated for the first time...
September 2017: Integrative Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916622/quantification-and-determination-of-normal-123-i-meta-iodobenzylguanidine-heart-to-mediastinum-ratio-hmr-from-cardiac-spect-ct-and-correlation-with-planar-hmr
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Raza Alvi, Edward J Miller, Taraneh Hashemi Zonouz, Veronica Sandoval, Noor Tariq, Rachel Lampert, Albert J Sinusas, Yi-Hwa Liu
Assessment of cardiac (123)I-mIBG uptake relies on the heart-to-mediastinal ratio (HMR) derived from planar images. We have developed novel semi-automated quantitative methodologies for assessing HMR from single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) images using a dedicated cardiac multi-pinhole SPECT/computerized tomography (CT) system and determined the lower limit of normal (LLN) SPECT-derived HMR and the correlation to planar-derived HMR. Methods: Twenty-one healthy volunteers were injected with (123)I-meta Iodobenzylguanidine ((123)I-mIBG) and imaged using two different cameras...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830293/the-narlal2-dose-escalation-trial-dosimetric-implications-of-inter-fractional-changes-in-organs-at-risk
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Lone Hoffmann, Marianne Marquard Knap, Azza Ahmed Khalil, Christina Maria Lutz, Ditte Sloth Møller
BACKGROUND: Phase II trials suggested that survival rates for locally advanced lung cancer could be increased by radiotherapy dose escalation. However, results of the phase III RTOG 0617 trial illustrated an imminent risk of treatment-related death. This could be thwarted with strict constraints to organs at risk (OARs) and control of the delivered dose. This study investigates the impact of anatomical changes during radiotherapy on escalated dose distributions used in the Danish NARLAL2 dose escalation trial...
April 2018: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821762/multi-tissue-interactions-in-an-integrated-three-tissue-organ-on-a-chip-platform
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Aleksander Skardal, Sean V Murphy, Mahesh Devarasetty, Ivy Mead, Hyun-Wook Kang, Young-Joon Seol, Yu Shrike Zhang, Su-Ryon Shin, Liang Zhao, Julio Aleman, Adam R Hall, Thomas D Shupe, Andre Kleensang, Mehmet R Dokmeci, Sang Jin Lee, John D Jackson, James J Yoo, Thomas Hartung, Ali Khademhosseini, Shay Soker, Colin E Bishop, Anthony Atala
Many drugs have progressed through preclinical and clinical trials and have been available - for years in some cases - before being recalled by the FDA for unanticipated toxicity in humans. One reason for such poor translation from drug candidate to successful use is a lack of model systems that accurately recapitulate normal tissue function of human organs and their response to drug compounds. Moreover, tissues in the body do not exist in isolation, but reside in a highly integrated and dynamically interactive environment, in which actions in one tissue can affect other downstream tissues...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713914/systematic-identification-of-human-housekeeping-genes-possibly-useful-as-references-in-gene-expression-studies
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Maria Caracausi, Allison Piovesan, Francesca Antonaros, Pierluigi Strippoli, Lorenza Vitale, Maria Chiara Pelleri
The ideal reference, or control, gene for the study of gene expression in a given organism should be expressed at a medium‑high level for easy detection, should be expressed at a constant/stable level throughout different cell types and within the same cell type undergoing different treatments, and should maintain these features through as many different tissues of the organism. From a biological point of view, these theoretical requirements of an ideal reference gene appear to be best suited to housekeeping (HK) genes...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712163/molecular-characterization-of-fecal-microbiota-of-healthy-chinese-tobacco-smoker-subjects-in-shaanxi-province-xi-an-china
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Hafiz Muhammad Ishaq, Muhammad Shahzad, Xiaokang Wu, Chaofeng Ma, Jiru Xu
BACKGROUND: Tobacco Smoking, most commonly, can cause the diseases affecting the lungs and heart. Human gut microbiota plays a key role to decide the health status of the host. Current study aimed to characterize the gut microbiota of healthy Chinese tobacco smokers and to study the alteration in diversity and similarity of gut microbiota, with comparison of healthy non-smokers. METHODS: Fecal samples were collected from fourteen healthy tobacco smokers and six from healthy non-smoker individuals...
January 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641244/computerized-lung-sound-screening-for-pediatric-auscultation-in-noisy-field-environments
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Dimitra Emmanouilidou, Eric D McCollum, Daniel E Park, Mounya Elhilali
GOAL: Chest auscultations offer a non-invasive and low-cost tool for monitoring lung disease. However, they present many shortcomings including inter-listener variability, subjectivity, and vulnerability to noise and distortions. The current work proposes a computer-aided approach to process lung signals acquired in the field under adverse noisy conditions, by improving the signal quality and offering automated iden- tification of abnormal auscultations indicative of respiratory pathologies...
June 19, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578255/development-and-validation-of-an-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-method-for-quantification-of-sr1001-an-inverse-agonist-of-retinoid-related-orphan-receptors-and-its-application-to-pharmacokinetic-studies-in-streptozotocin-induced
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Cuipei Lin, Hanqing Wang, Hua Sun, Chengju Xiao, Yunxia Xue, Jun Liu, Ting Fu, Yifei Wang, Dong Dong, Zhijie Li
Retinoic acid receptor-related orphan receptors (RORs) play critical roles in the onset and progression of type I diabetes, an autoimmune disease characterized by the destruction of pancreatic β-cells. SR1001, an ROR inverse agonist, has been proven to be an effective diabetes treatment in the non-obese diabetic (NOD) mouse model. However, optimization of this treatment is challenging because knowledge of SR1001 pharmacokinetic (PK) behaviors in type I diabetic animals is limited. The aim of our study was to develop and validate a specific and sensitive ultra-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometric (UPLC-MS/MS) method to measure the concentrations of SR1001 in plasma and biological samples...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224401/synchronous-bilateral-breast-cancer-irradiation-clinical-and-dosimetrical-issues-using-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-and-simultaneous-integrated-boost
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Alba Fiorentino, Rosario Mazzola, Stefania Naccarato, Niccolò Giaj-Levra, Sergio Fersino, Gianluisa Sicignano, Umberto Tebano, Francesco Ricchetti, Ruggero Ruggieri, Filippo Alongi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present retrospective analysis was to evaluate dosimetric parameters, feasibility and outcome for Synchronous Bilateral Breast Cancer (SBBC) patients treated with adjuvant radiotherapy (RT) by Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT). METHODS: From September 2011 to April 2016, 1100 Breast Cancer (BC) patients were referred to our institution to receive adjuvant breast RT, and those with SBBC were selected for the present analysis. A total of 16 patients were identified...
June 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125149/assessment-of-fatigue-using-the-identity-consequence-fatigue-scale-in-patients-with-lung-cancer
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Ingrid Correia Nogueira, Amanda Souza Araújo, Maria Tereza Morano, Antonio George Cavalcante, Pedro Felipe de Bruin, Johana Susan Paddison, Guilherme Pinheiro da Silva, Eanes Delgado Pereira
Objective: To evaluate the properties of the Identity-Consequence Fatigue Scale (ICFS) in patients with lung cancer (LC), assessing the intensity of fatigue and associated factors. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study involving LC patients, treated at a teaching hospital in Brazil, who completed the ICFS. Patients with chronic heart disease (CHD) and healthy controls, matched for age and gender, also completed the scale. Initially, a Brazilian Portuguese-language version of the ICFS was administered to 50 LC patients by two independent interviewers; to test for reproducibility, it was readministered to those same patients...
May 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048824/su-f-t-123-the-simulated-effect-of-the-breath-hold-reproducibility-treating-locally-advanced-lung-cancer-with-pencil-beam-scanned-proton-therapy
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J Dueck, R Perrin, G F Persson, A Lomax, M Josipovic, S A Engelholm, D C Weber, P Munck, A F Rosenschöld
PURPOSE: The breath-hold (BH) technique has been suggested to mitigate motion and reduce target coverage degradation due to motion effects. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of inter-BH residual motion on the dose distribution for pencil beam scanned (PBS) proton therapy of locally-advanced lung cancer patients. METHODS: A dataset of visually-guided BH CT scans was acquired (10 scans per patient) taken from five lung cancer patients: three intra-fractionally repeated CT scans on treatment days 2,16 and 31, in addition to the day 0 planning CT scan...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047675/th-cd-202-08-feasibility-study-of-planning-phase-optimization-using-patient-geometry-driven-information-for-better-dose-sparing-of-organ-at-risks
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S Kang, S Kim, D Kim, T Kim, S Park, D Shin, K Kim, M Cho, T Suh
PURPOSE: To propose a simple and effective cost value function to search optimal planning phase (gating window) and demonstrated its feasibility for respiratory correlated radiation therapy. METHODS: We acquired 4DCT of 10 phases for 10 lung patients who have tumor located near OARs such as esophagus, heart, and spinal cord (i.e., central lung cancer patients). A simplified mathematical optimization function was established by using overlap volume histogram (OVH) between the target and organ at risk (OAR) at each phase and the tolerance dose of selected OARs to achieve surrounding OARs dose-sparing...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047252/su-f-t-391-comparative-study-of-treatment-planning-between-imrt-and-imat-for-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
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J Duan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the dosimetric differences between intensitymodulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and intensity modulated arc therapy (IMAT) for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) patients with regard to the sparing effect on organs at risk (OARs), plan quality, and delivery efficiency. METHODS: Ten MPM patients were recruited in this study. To avoid the inter-operator variability, IMRT and IMAT plans for each patient were performed by one experienced dosimetrist...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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