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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235353/sensing-ppm-level-ammonia-and-ppb-level-acetic-acid-in-the-gas-phase-by-common-black-film-with-a-fluorescent-ph-probe
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Jingni Fu, Luning Zhang
Relying on the nanometer-thick water core and large surface area-to-volume ratio (~2×108 m-1) of common black film (CBF), we are able to use a pH-sensitive dye (carboxy-seminaphthorhodafluor-1, SNARF-1) to detect ammonia and acetic acid gas adsorption into the CBF, with the limit of detection reaching 0.8 ppm for NH3 gas and 3 ppb for CH3COOH gas in the air. Data analysis reveals that fluorescence signal change is linearly proportional to the gas concentration up to 15 ppm and 65 ppb for NH3 and CH3COOH, respectively...
December 13, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234724/lower-cerebral-blood-flow-in-subjects-with-alzheimer-s-dementia-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-subjective-cognitive-decline-using-two-dimensional-phase-contrast-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Jolien F Leijenaar, Ingrid S van Maurik, Joost P A Kuijer, Wiesje M van der Flier, Philip Scheltens, Frederik Barkhof, Niels D Prins
Introduction: In this cross-sectional study, we aimed to detect differences in cerebral blood flow (CBF) between subjects with Alzheimer's disease (AD), mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and subjective cognitive decline (SCD), using two-dimensional phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging. Methods: We included 74 AD patients (67 years, 51% female), 36 MCI patients (66 years, 33% female), and 62 patients with SCD (60 years, 32% female) from the Amsterdam Dementia Cohort...
2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234598/investigating-structural-and-perfusion-deficits-due-to-repeated-head-trauma-in-active-professional-fighters
#3
Virendra Mishra, Karthik Sreenivasan, Sarah J Banks, Xiaowei Zhuang, Zhengshi Yang, Dietmar Cordes, Charles Bernick
Repeated head trauma experienced by active professional fighters results in various structural, functional and perfusion damage. However, whether there are common regions of structural and perfusion damage due to fighting and whether these structural and perfusion differences are associated with neuropsychological measurements in active professional fighters is still unknown. To that end, T1-weighted and pseudocontinuous arterial spin labeling MRI on a group of healthy controls and active professional fighters were acquired...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231781/dynamic-autoregulation-of-cerebral-blood-flow-measured-non-invasively-with-fast-diffuse-correlation-spectroscopy
#4
Ashwin B Parthasarathy, Kimberly P Gannon, Wesley B Baker, Christopher G Favilla, Ramani Balu, Scott E Kasner, Arjun G Yodh, John A Detre, Michael T Mullen
Cerebral autoregulation (CA) maintains cerebral blood flow (CBF) in the presence of systemic blood pressure changes. Brain injury can cause loss of CA and resulting dysregulation of CBF, and the degree of CA impairment is a functional indicator of cerebral tissue health. Here, we demonstrate a new approach to noninvasively estimate cerebral autoregulation in healthy adult volunteers. The approach employs pulsatile CBF measurements obtained using high-speed diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS). Rapid thigh-cuff deflation initiates a chain of responses that permits estimation of rates of dynamic autoregulation in the cerebral microvasculature...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229306/pseudo-continuous-arterial-spin-labeling-quantification-in-anemic-subjects-with-hyperemic-cerebral-blood-flow
#5
Adam Bush, Yaqiong Chai, So Young Choi, Lena Vaclavu, Scott Holland, Aart Nederveen, Thomas Coates, John Wood
PURPOSE: To investigate possible sources of quantification errors in global cerebral blood flow (CBF) measurements by comparing pseudo continuous arterial spin labeling (PCASL) and phase contrast (PC) MRI in anemic, hyperemic subjects. METHODS: All studies were performed on a Philips 3T Achieva MRI scanner. PC and PCASL CBF examinations were performed in 10 healthy, young adult subjects and 18 young adults with chronic anemia syndromes including sickle cell disease and thalassemia...
December 8, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229240/brain-functional-and-perfusional-alterations-in-schizophrenia-an-arterial-spin-labeling-study
#6
Ícaro A F Oliveira, Tiago M Guimarães, Roberto M Souza, Antônio C Dos Santos, João Paulo Machado-de-Sousa, Jaime E C Hallak, Renata F Leoni
Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder that affects the anatomy and function of the brain, with an impact on one's thoughts, feelings, and behavior. The purpose of the study was to investigate cerebral blood flow (CBF) and brain connectivity in a group of patients with schizophrenia. Pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling (pCASL) images were acquired from 28 patients in treatment and 28 age-matched healthy controls. Mean CBF and connectivity patterns were assessed. Schizophrenia patients had decreased CBF in the bilateral frontal pole and superior frontal gyrus, right medial frontal gyrus, triangular and opercular parts of the inferior frontal gyrus, posterior division of the left supramarginal gyrus, superior and inferior divisions of the left lateral occipital cortex, and bilateral occipital pole...
December 5, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226175/longitudinal-transcranial-measurement-of-functional-activation-in-the-rat-brain-by-diffuse-correlation-spectroscopy
#7
Igor Blanco, Peyman Zirak, Tanja Dragojević, Clara Castellvi, Turgut Durduran, Carles Justicia
Neural activity is an important biomarker for the presence of neurodegenerative diseases, cerebrovascular alterations, and brain trauma; furthermore, it is a surrogate marker for treatment effects. These pathologies may occur and evolve in a long time-period, thus, noninvasive, transcutaneous techniques are necessary to allow a longitudinal follow-up. In the present work, we have customized noninvasive, transcutaneous, diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS) to localize changes in cerebral blood flow (CBF) induced by neural activity...
October 2017: Neurophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221882/effective-inhibition-of-cbf-14-against-cryptococcus-neoformans-infection-in-mice-and-its-related-anti-inflammatory-activity
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Changzhong Yu, Shanshan Wei, Xiaorong Han, Hanhan Liu, Mengxiao Wang, Meiling Jiang, Min Guo, Jie Dou, Changlin Zhou, Lingman Ma
Cbf-14 (RLLRKFFRKLKKSV), a designed peptide derived from cathelicidin family AMP, has proven to be potent against drug-resistant bacteria. In the present study, we investigated the anti-cryptococcal activity of Cbf-14 in vitro and in a pulmonary infection mouse model. Sensitivity test indicated that Cbf-14 possessed effective antifungal activity against Cryptococcus neoformans with an MIC of 4-16 µg/ml, and killing experiments showed that fungicidal activity was achieved after only 4 h treatment with Cbf-14 at 4× MIC concentrations in vitro...
December 5, 2017: Fungal Genetics and Biology: FG & B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219028/ambulatory-pulse-pressure-brain-neuronal-fiber-integrity-and-cerebral-blood-flow-in-older-adults
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Takashi Tarumi, Binu P Thomas, Ciwen Wang, Li Zhang, Jie Liu, Marcel Turner, Jonathan Riley, Nikita Tangella, Kyle B Womack, Diana R Kerwin, C Munro Cullum, Hanzhang Lu, Wanpen Vongpatanasin, David C Zhu, Rong Zhang
Ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) reflects the end-organ vascular stress in daily life; however, its influence on brain neuronal fiber integrity and cerebral blood flow (CBF) remains unclear. The objective of this study was to determine the associations among ABP, white matter (WM) neuronal fiber integrity, and CBF in older adults. We tested 144 participants via ABP monitoring and diffusion tensor imaging. The total level and pulsatile indices of CBF were measured by phase-contrast MRI and transcranial Doppler, respectively...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217747/mr-perfusion-to-determine-the-status-of-collaterals-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-look-beyond-time-maps
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K Nael, A Doshi, R De Leacy, J Puig, M Castellanos, J Bederson, T P Naidich, J Mocco, M Wintermark
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Patients with acute stroke with robust collateral flow have better clinical outcomes and may benefit from endovascular treatment throughout an extended time window. Using a multiparametric approach, we aimed to identify MR perfusion parameters that can represent the extent of collaterals, approximating DSA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with anterior circulation proximal arterial occlusion who had baseline MR perfusion and DSA were evaluated...
December 7, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215168/decreased-signal-intensity-ratio-on-mra-reflects-misery-perfusion-on-spect-in-patients-with-intracranial-stenosis
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Masatomo Miura, Makoto Nakajima, Akiko Fujimoto, Shinya Shiraishi, David S Liebeskind, Yukio Ando
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Acetazolamide reactivity on 123 I-IMP SPECT is used to detect misery perfusion due to intracranial atherosclerosis. Noninvasive fractional flow assessed by signal intensity ratio (SIR) on time of flight-magnetic resonance angiography (TOF-MRA) might offer a feasible alternative to identify high-risk intracranial stenosis. METHODS: Data from consecutive patients with unilateral middle cerebral artery (MCA) stenosis who underwent both TOF-MRA and acetazolamide reactivity on 123 I-IMP SPECT were retrospectively analyzed...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214780/mismatch-between-tof-mr-angiography-and-ct-angiography-of-the-middle-cerebral-artery-may-be-a-critical-sign-in-cerebrovascular-dynamics
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Keiji Igase, Michiya Igase, Ichiro Matsubara, Kazuhiko Sadamoto
PURPOSE: Although time-of-flight (TOF)-magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) can clearly depict intracranial arteries, the arterial flow of middle cerebral artery (MCA) is occasionally not detected. We evaluated this phenomenon with reference to cerebrovascular dynamics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventeen patients with suspected occlusion of MCA or internal carotid artery on TOF-MRA were enrolled. All patients underwent CT angiography (CTA) and quantitative cerebral blood flow (CBF) examination for measurement of resting CBF and cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR)...
January 2018: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212618/altered-cerebral-perfusion-in-infants-born-preterm-compared-with-infants-born-full-term
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Marine Bouyssi-Kobar, Jonathan Murnick, Marie Brossard-Racine, Taeun Chang, Eman Mahdi, Marni Jacobs, Catherine Limperopoulos
OBJECTIVES: To compare regional cerebral cortical blood flow (CBF) in infants born very preterm at term-equivalent age (TEA) and healthy newborns born full term and to examine the impact of clinical risk factors on CBF in the cohort born preterm. STUDY DESIGN: This prospective, cross-sectional study included infants born very preterm (gestational age at birth <32 weeks; birth weight <1500 g) and healthy infants born full term. Using noninvasive 3T arterial spin labeling magnetic resonance imaging, we quantified regional CBF in the cerebral cortex: sensorimotor/auditory/visual cortex, superior medial/dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, anterior cingulate cortex (ACC)/posterior cingulate cortex, insula, and lateral posterior parietal cortex, as well as in the brainstem, and deep gray matter...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212172/safflor-yellow-b-reduces-hypoxia-mediated-vasoconstriction-by-regulating-endothelial-micro-ribonucleic-acid-nitric-oxide-synthase-signaling
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Chaoyun Wang, Ying Yang, Miao Li, Xin Liu, Qiaoyun Wang, Wenyu Xin, Hongliu Sun, Qingyin Zheng
Hypoxia-induced generation of vasoconstrictors reduces cerebral blood flow (CBF) while nitric oxide (NO) synthase (NOS) and microRNAs (miRNA) in endothelial cells (ECs) suppress vasoconstriction. Safflor yellow B (SYB), a natural plant compound, previously attenuated angiotensin II-mediated injury of ECs and maintained endothelial function. This study investigated the putative involvement of NOS and miRNAs in SYB-mediated resistance to hypoxia-induced vasoconstriction. In vivo, chronic hypoxia was induced in rats, and SYB was administered intravenously...
November 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205466/ischemic-core-thresholds-change-with-time-to-reperfusion-a-case-control-study
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Andrew Bivard, Tim Kleinig, Ferdinand Miteff, Kenneth Butcher, Longting Lin, Christopher Levi, Mark Parsons
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to identify if acute ischemic stroke patients with known complete reperfusion after thrombectomy had the same baseline CTP ischemic core threshold to predict infarction as thrombolysis patients with complete reperfusion. METHODS: Patients who underwent thrombectomy were matched by age, clinical severity, occlusion location, and baseline perfusion lesion volume to patients who were treated with intravenous alteplase alone from the International Stroke Perfusion Imaging Registry...
December 4, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204573/protective-and-antifungal-properties-of-nanodisk-amphotericin-b-over-commercially-available-amphotericin-b
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Do-Yeon Cho, Kyle J Hoffman, Gobind S Gill, Dong-Jin Lim, Daniel Skinner, Calvin Mackey, Steven M Rowe, Bradford A Woodworth
Objective: Amphotericin B (AMB), a potent antifungal agent, has been employed as topical and systemic therapy for sinonasal fungal infections. A novel formulation of nanodisc (ND) containing super aggregated AMB (ND-AMB) for the treatment of fungal infections has been recently developed to provide greater protection from AMB toxicity than current, clinically approved lipid-based formulations. The objective of the current study was to evaluate the safety and potency of ND-AMB for sinonasal delivery using an in vitro model...
March 2017: World Journal of Otorhinolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203409/nanoelectronics-enabled-chronic-multimodal-neural-platform-in-a-mouse-ischemic-model
#17
Lan Luan, Colin T Sullender, Xue Li, Zhengtuo Zhao, Hanlin Zhu, Xiaoling Wei, Chong Xie, Andrew K Dunn
BACKGROUND: Despite significant advancements of optical imaging techniques for mapping hemodynamics in small animal models, it remains challenging to combine imaging with spatially resolved electrical recording of individual neurons especially for longitudinal studies. This is largely due to the strong invasiveness to the living brain from the penetrating electrodes and their limited compatibility with longitudinal imaging. NEW METHOD: We implant arrays of ultraflexible nanoelectronic threads (NETs) in mice for neural recording both at the brain surface and intracortically, which maintain great tissue compatibility chronically...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201539/assessment-of-cerebral-blood-flow-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-a-quantitative-comparison-with-transcranial-doppler-ultrasonography
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Paula L Croal, Jackie Leung, Przemyslaw Kosinski, Manohar Shroff, Isaac Odame, Andrea Kassner
Introduction: Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography (TCD) is a clinical tool for stratifying ischemic stroke risk by identifying abnormal elevations in blood flow velocity (BFV) in the middle cerebral artery (MCA). However, TCD is not effective at screening for subtle neurologic injury such as silent cerebral infarcts. To better understand this disparity, we compared TCD measures of BFV with tissue-level cerebral blood flow (CBF) using arterial spin-labeling MRI in children with and without sickle cell disease, and correlated these measurements against clinical hematologic measures of disease severity...
November 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200946/combined-hemorrhagic-shock-and-unilateral-common-carotid-occlusion-induces-neurological-injury-in-adult-male-rats
#19
Chung-Ching Chio, Chien-Chin Hsu, Yu-Feng Tian, Chung-Han Wang, Mao-Tsun Lin, Ching-Ping Chang, Hung-Jung Lin
Background: Clinical assessment reveals that patients after surgery of cardiopulmonary bypass or coronary bypass experience postoperative cognitive dysfunction. This study aimed to investigate whether resuscitation after a hemorrhagic shock (HS) and/or mild cerebral ischemia caused by a unilateral common carotid artery occlusion (UCCAO) can cause brain injury and concomitant neurological dysfunction, and explore the potential mechanisms. Methods: Blood withdrawal (6 mL/100 g body weight) for 60 min through the right jugular vein catheter-induced an HS...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200907/chronic-cerebral-hypoperfusion-and-plasticity-of-the-posterior-cerebral-artery-following-permanent-bilateral-common-carotid-artery-occlusion
#20
Kyung-Ok Cho, Seul-Ki Kim, Seong Yun Kim
Vascular dementia (VaD) is a group of heterogeneous diseases with the common feature of cerebral hypoperfusion. To identify key factors contributing to VaD pathophysiology, we performed a detailed comparison of Wistar and Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats subjected to permanent bilateral common carotid artery occlusion (BCCAo). Eight-week old male Wistar and SD rats underwent BCCAo, followed by a reference memory test using a five-radial arm maze with tactile cues. Continuous monitoring of cerebral blood flow (CBF) was performed with a laser Doppler perfusion imaging (LDPI) system...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
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