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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820035/changes-in-heparin-dose-response-slope-during-cardiac-surgery-possible-result-in-inaccuracy-in-predicting-heparin-bolus-dose-requirement-to-achieve-target-act
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Junko Ichikawa, Tetsu Mori, Mitsuharu Kodaka, Keiko Nishiyama, Makoto Ozaki, Makiko Komori
INTRODUCTION: The substantial interpatient variability in heparin requirement has led to the use of a heparin dose response (HDR) technique. The accuracy of Hepcon-based heparin administration in achieving a target activated clotting time (ACT) using an HDR slope remains controversial. METHODS: We prospectively studied 86 adult patients scheduled for cardiac surgery requiring cardiopulmonary bypass. The total dose of calculated heparin required for patient and pump priming was administered simultaneously to achieve a target ACT of 450 s for HDR on the Hepcon HMS system...
September 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816664/gradient-based-tone-mapping-for-rate-distortion-optimized-backward-compatible-high-dynamic-range-compression
#2
David Gommelet, Aline Roumy, Christine Guillemot, Michael Ropert, Julien Le Le Tanou
This paper addresses the problem of designing a global tone mapping operator for rate distortion optimized backward compatible compression of HDR images. We address the problem of tone mapping design for two different use cases leading to two different minimization problems. The first problem considered is the minimization of the distortion on the reconstructed HDR signal under a rate constraint on the SDR layer. The second problem remains the same minimization with an additional constraint to preserve a good quality for the SDR signal...
August 14, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816137/high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-in-the-management-of-operable-rectal-cancer-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Hannah Buckley, Charles Wilson, Thankamma Ajithkumar
PURPOSE: To evaluate the role of high-dose-rate endorectal brachytherapy (HDREBT) in the preoperative and definitive management of operable rectal cancer in terms of clinical outcomes and toxicities using a systematic review. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A review of published articles from January 1990 to December 2016 was conducted using the PubMed, Embase, and Scopus databases using the search terms "rectal" or "rectum" in combination with "brachytherapy," "high dose rate," "HDR," and "endorectal...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814507/systematic-gene-tagging-using-crispr-cas9-in-human-stem-cells-to-illuminate-cell-organization
#4
Brock Roberts, Amanda Haupt, Andrew Tucker, Tanya Grancharova, Joy Arakaki, Margaret A Fuqua, Angelique Nelson, Caroline Hookway, Susan A Ludmann, Irina A Mueller, Ruian Yang, Alan R Horwitz, Susanne M Rafelski, Ruwanthi N Gunawardane
We present a CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing strategy to systematically tag endogenous proteins with fluorescent tags in human induced pluripotent stem cells. To date we have generated multiple human iPSC lines with monoallelic GFP tags labeling 10 proteins representing major cellular structures. The tagged proteins include alpha tubulin, beta actin, desmoplakin, fibrillarin, nuclear lamin B1, non-muscle myosin heavy chain IIB, paxillin, Sec61 beta, tight junction protein ZO1, and Tom20. Our genome editing methodology using Cas9/crRNA ribonuclear protein and donor plasmid co-electroporation, followed by fluorescence-based enrichment of edited cells, typically resulted in <0...
August 16, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808925/recommendations-of-the-spanish-brachytherapy-group-geb-of-spanish-society-of-radiation-oncology-seor-and-the-spanish-society-of-medical-physics-sefm-for-high-dose-rate-hdr-non-melanoma-skin-cancer-brachytherapy
#5
S Rodríguez, M Arenas, C Gutierrez, J Richart, J Perez-Calatayud, F Celada, M Santos, A Rovirosa
Clinical indications of brachytherapy in non-melanoma skin cancers, description of applicators and dosimetry recommendations are described based on the literature review, clinical practice and experience of Spanish Group of Brachytherapy and Spanish Society of Medical Physics reported in the XIV Annual Consensus Meeting on Non Melanoma Skin Cancer Brachytherapy held in Benidorm, Alicante (Spain) on October 21st, 2016. All the recommendations for which consensus was achieved are highlighted in blue. Regular and small surfaces may be treated with Leipzig, Valencia, flap applicators or electronic brachytherapy (EBT)...
August 14, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807749/high-dose-rate-interstitial-brachytherapy-boost-in-inoperable-locally-advanced-tongue-carcinoma
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Miguel Angel Santos, Jose Luis Guinot, Maria Isabel Tortajada, Paula Santamaría, Valentin Campo, Laura Oliver, Marina Peña, Leoncio Arribas
PURPOSE: Locally advanced tongue carcinomas (LATCs) in inoperable lesions are managed with external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) and chemotherapy. In our institution, the boost to the gross tumor volume is delivered with high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) after EBRT. We review the outcome of these patients when HDR-BT is added as a boost. METHODS AND MATERIALS: From May 2000 to December 2014, a total of 24 patients with LATC, nonsurgical oral tongue, and base of tongue carcinomas were treated with EBRT and with interstitial plastic tubes for brachytherapy; median dose was 18-24 Gy in 6-8 fractions after 50-60 Gy of EBRT...
August 11, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807747/pretreatment-3t-multiparametric-mri-staging-predicts-for-biochemical-failure-in-high-risk-prostate-cancer-treated-with-combination-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-and-external-beam-radiotherapy
#7
John V Hegde, D Jeffrey Demanes, Darlene Veruttipong, Jagdeep Raince, Sang-June Park, Steven S Raman, Nicholas G Nickols, Christopher R King, Amar U Kishan, Michael L Steinberg, Mitchell Kamrava
PURPOSE: To determine whether pretreatment 3T multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) staging impacts biochemical recurrence-free survival (BRFS) or distant metastasis-free survival (DMFS) for men with high-risk prostate cancer treated with combination high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy and external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This institutional review board-approved retrospective study included a cohort of 37 men with high-risk prostate cancer treated with HDR brachytherapy and EBRT after 3T mpMRI...
August 11, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802634/individual-differences-in-heparin-sensitivity-and-their-effect-on-heparin-anticoagulation-during-arterial-vascular-surgery
#8
D Veerhoek, F Groepenhoff, M G J M van der Sluijs, J W B de Wever, J D Blankensteijn, A B A Vonk, C Boer, C F W Vermeulen
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether a fixed heparin dose results in adequate heparinisation levels and consequent inhibition of haemostatic activation in all patients. METHODS: This prospective clinical pilot study included 24 patients undergoing arterial vascular surgery. Individual heparin responsiveness was assessed using the Heparin Dose Response (HDR) test, while the activated clotting time (ACT) and heparin concentration were measured to monitor the peri-procedural degree of anticoagulation...
August 9, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764882/accuracy-and-variability-of-high-dose-rate-prostate-brachytherapy-needle-tip-localization-using-live-two-dimensional-and-sagittally-reconstructed-three-dimensional-ultrasound
#9
William Thomas Hrinivich, Douglas A Hoover, Kathleen Surry, Chandima Edirisinghe, Vikram Velker, Glenn Bauman, David D'Souza, Aaron Fenster, Eugene Wong
PURPOSE: To measure the accuracy and variability of manual high-dose-rate (HDR) prostate brachytherapy (BT) needle tip localization using sagittally reconstructed three-dimensional (3D) transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) augmented with live two-dimensional (2D) sagittal TRUS. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Ten prostate cancer patients underwent HDR-BT during which the sagittally assisted sagittally reconstructed (SASR) segmentation technique was completed in parallel with commercially available sagittally assisted axially reconstructed (SAAR) TRUS for comparison...
July 29, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764881/dosimetric-impact-of-intrafraction-changes-in-mr-guided-high-dose-rate-hdr-brachytherapy-for-prostate-cancer
#10
Alexandra Rink, Jette Borg, Anna Simeonov, Gerald O'Leary, Joelle Helou, Cynthia Ménard, Peter Chung, David A Jaffray, Alejandro Berlin
PURPOSE: To assess changes in implant and treatment volumes through the course of a prostate high-dose-rate brachytherapy procedure and their impact on plan quality metrics. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Sixteen MRI-guided high-dose-rate procedures included a post-treatment MR (ptMR) immediately after treatment delivery (135 min between MR scans). Target and organs at risk (OARs) were contoured, and catheters were reconstructed. The delivered treatment plan was applied to the ptMR image set...
July 29, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757581/identification-of-urinary-polyphenol-metabolite-patterns-associated-with-polyphenol-rich-food-intake-in-adults-from-four-european-countries
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Hwayoung Noh, Heinz Freisling, Nada Assi, Raul Zamora-Ros, David Achaintre, Aurélie Affret, Francesca Mancini, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Anna Flögel, Heiner Boeing, Tilman Kühn, Ruth Schübel, Antonia Trichopoulou, Androniki Naska, Maria Kritikou, Domenico Palli, Valeria Pala, Rosario Tumino, Fulvio Ricceri, Maria Santucci de Magistris, Amanda Cross, Nadia Slimani, Augustin Scalbert, Pietro Ferrari
We identified urinary polyphenol metabolite patterns by a novel algorithm that combines dimension reduction and variable selection methods to explain polyphenol-rich food intake, and compared their respective performance with that of single biomarkers in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study. The study included 475 adults from four European countries (Germany, France, Italy, and Greece). Dietary intakes were assessed with 24-h dietary recalls (24-HDR) and dietary questionnaires (DQ)...
July 25, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754301/high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-boost-for-prostate-cancer-comparison-of-three-different-fractionation-schemes
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Alexander T Falk, Sylvain Demontoy, Emmanuel Chamorey, Marie-Eve Chand, Mathieu Gautier, David Azria, Sara Zaki, Daniel Chevallier, Daniel Lam Cham Kee, Jean-Michel Hannoun-Lévi
PURPOSE: Dose escalation for prostate cancer can be achieved with a combination of external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) and brachytherapy (BT) boost to increase local control. For high-dose-rate (HDR)-BT, optimal fractionation remains under debate. The objective was to assess the clinical outcome of three schemes of HDR-BT boost. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Retrospective single institution data collection was performed. Patients received 46 Gy EBRT then an HDR-BT boost: 3 × 6 Gy, 2 × 9 Gy, or 1 × 14 Gy...
July 25, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750134/performance-evaluation-of-a-collapsed-cone-dose-calculation-algorithm-for-hdr-ir-192-of-apbi-treatments
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Dario Terribilini, Veronika Vitzthum, Werner Volken, Daniel Frei, Kristina Loessl, Bob van Veelen, Peter Manser, Michael K Fix
PURPOSE: Most dose calculations for HDR brachytherapy treatments are based on the AAPM-TG43 formalism. Because patient's anatomy, heterogeneities and applicator shielding are not considered, the dose calculation based on this formalism is inaccurate in some cases. Alternatively, Collapsed Cone (CC) methods as well as Monte Carlo (MC) algorithms belong to the model based dose calculation algorithms, which are expected to improve the accuracy of calculated dose distributions. In this work, the performance of a CC algorithm, ACE in Oncentra Brachy 4...
July 27, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740736/capability-of-ophthalmology-residents-to-detect-glaucoma-using-high-dynamic-range-concept-versus-color-optic-disc-photography
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Mantapond Ittarat, Rath Itthipanichpong, Anita Manassakorn, Visanee Tantisevi, Sunee Chansangpetch, Prin Rojanapongpun
BACKGROUND: Assessment of color disc photograph (C-DP) is affected by image quality, which decreases the ability to detect glaucoma. High-dynamic-range (HDR) imaging provides a greater range of luminosity. Therefore, the objective of this study was to evaluate the capability of ophthalmology residents to detect glaucoma using HDR-concept disc photography (HDR-DP) compared to C-DP. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: Twenty subjects were classified by 3 glaucoma specialists as either glaucoma, glaucoma suspect, or control...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736659/high-dynamic-range-fluorescence-laminar-optical-tomography-hdr-flot
#15
Qinggong Tang, Yi Liu, Vassiliy Tsytsarev, Jonathan Lin, Bohan Wang, Udayakumar Kanniyappan, Zhifang Li, Yu Chen
Three-dimensional fluorescence laminar optical tomography (FLOT) can achieve resolutions of 100-200 µm and penetration depths of 2-3 mm. FLOT has been used in tissue engineering, neuroscience, as well as oncology. The limited dynamic range of the charge-coupled device-based system makes it difficult to image fluorescent samples with a large concentration difference, limits its penetration depth, and diminishes the quantitative accuracy of 3D reconstruction data. Here, incorporating the high-dynamic-range (HDR) method widely used in digital cameras, we present HDR-FLOT, increasing penetration depth and improving the ability to image fluorescent samples with a large concentration difference...
April 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735897/radx-promotes-genome-stability-and-modulates-chemosensitivity-by-regulating-rad51-at-replication-forks
#16
Huzefa Dungrawala, Kamakoti P Bhat, Rémy Le Meur, Walter J Chazin, Xia Ding, Shyam K Sharan, Sarah R Wessel, Aditya A Sathe, Runxiang Zhao, David Cortez
RAD51 promotes homology-directed repair (HDR), replication fork reversal, and stalled fork protection. Defects in these functions cause genomic instability and tumorigenesis but also generate hypersensitivity to cancer therapeutics. Here we describe the identification of RADX as an RPA-like, single-strand DNA binding protein. RADX is recruited to replication forks, where it prevents fork collapse by regulating RAD51. When RADX is inactivated, excessive RAD51 activity slows replication elongation and causes double-strand breaks...
August 3, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732771/application-of-the-gene-editing-tool-crispr-cas9-for-treating-neurodegenerative-diseases
#17
REVIEW
Nivya Kolli, Ming Lu, Panchanan Maiti, Julien Rossignol, Gary Leo Dunbar
Increased accumulation of transcribed protein from the damaged DNA and reduced DNA repair capability contributes to numerous neurological diseases for which effective treatments are lacking. Gene editing techniques provide new hope for replacing defective genes and DNA associated with neurological diseases. With advancements in using such editing tools as zinc finger nucleases (ZFNs), meganucleases, and transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALENs), etc., scientists are able to design DNA-binding proteins, which can make precise double-strand breaks (DSBs) at the target DNA...
July 18, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730606/technical-note-empirical-altitude-correction-factors-for-well-chamber-measurements-of-permanent-prostate-and-breast-seed-implant-sources
#18
Elizabeth Watt, David P Spencer, Tyler Meyer
PURPOSE: Previous studies in the literature have measured an altitude effect for low-energy brachytherapy seeds; a correction factor applied in addition to PTP to account for the breakdown of Bragg-Gray cavity theory at low energies in well-type ionization chambers. In clinical practice, many centres use altitude correction factors that are not seed-model-specific. The purpose of this work is to present altitude correction factors for several seed models without documented factors in the literature...
July 21, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725253/computed-tomography-based-treatment-planning-for-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-using-the-tandem-and-ring-applicator-influence-of-applicator-choice-on-organ-dose-and-inter-fraction-adaptive-planning
#19
REVIEW
Vishruta A Dumane, Yading Yuan, Ren-Dih Sheu, Vishal Gupta
Three dimensional planning for high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy in cervical cancer has been highly recommended by consensus guidelines such as the American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) and the Groupe Européen de Curiethérapie - European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (GEC-ESTRO). In this document, we describe our experience with computed tomography (CT)-based planning using the tandem/ring applicator. We discuss the influence of applicator geometry on doses to organs at risk (OARs), namely the bladder, rectum, and sigmoid...
June 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725251/custom-made-micro-applicators-for-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-treatment-of-chronic-psoriasis
#20
Ivan M Buzurovic, Desmond A O'Farrell, Mandar S Bhagwat, Jorgen L Hansen, Thomas C Harris, Scott Friesen, Robert A Cormack, Phillip M Devlin
PURPOSE: In this study, we present the treatment of the psoriatic nail beds of patients refractory to standard therapies using high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy. The custom-made micro applicators (CMMA) were designed and constructed for radiation dose delivery to small curvy targets with complicated topology. The role of the HDR brachytherapy treatment was to stimulate the T cells for an increased immune response. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The patient diagnosed with psoriatic nail beds refractory to standard therapies received monthly subunguinal injections that caused significant pain and discomfort in both hands...
June 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
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