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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231612/the-pro-inflammatory-cytokine-tnf-%C3%AE-inhibits-lymphatic-pumping-via-activation-of-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-inos-signaling-pathway
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Yingxuan Chen, Sonia Rehal, Simon Roizes, Hai-Lei Zhu, William C Cole, Pierre-Yves von der Weid
OBJECTIVE: Mesenteric lymphatic vessels pumping, important to propel lymph and immune cells from the intestinal interstitium to the mesenteric lymph nodes, is compromised during intestinal inflammation. The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that the pro-inflammatory cytokine tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), is a significant contributor to the inflammation-induced lymphatic contractile dysfunction, and to determine its mode of action. METHODS: Contractile parameters were obtained form isolated rat mesenteric lymphatic vessels mounted on a pressure myograph after 24-h incubation with or without TNF-α...
February 23, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231555/edge-preserving-denoising-for-intra-operative-cone-beam-ct-in-endovascular-aneurysm-repair
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Yi Liu, Miguel Castro, Mathieu Lederlin, Huazhong Shu, Adrien Kaladji, Pascal Haigron
C-arm cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) acquisition during endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is an emergent technology with more and more applications. It offers real time imaging with a stationary patient and provides 3-D information to achieve guidance of intervention. However, there is growing concern on the overall radiation doses delivered to patients all along the endovascular management due to pre-, intra-, and post-operative X-ray imaging. Manufactures may have their low dose protocols to realize reduction of radiation dose, but CBCT with a low dose protocol has too many artifacts, particularly streak artifacts, and decreased contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR)...
January 30, 2017: Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics: the Official Journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231402/ex-vivo-visualization-of-human-ciliated-epithelium-and-quantitative-analysis-of-induced-flow-dynamics-by-using-optical-coherence-tomography
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Yuye Ling, Xinwen Yao, Ute A Gamm, Emilio Arteaga-Solis, Charles W Emala, Michael A Choma, Christine P Hendon
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Cilia-driven mucociliary clearance is an important self-defense mechanism of great clinical importance in pulmonary research. Conventional light microscopy possesses the capability to visualize individual cilia and its beating pattern but lacks the throughput to assess the global ciliary activities and flow dynamics. Optical coherence tomography (OCT), which provides depth-resolved cross-sectional images, was recently introduced to this area. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fourteen de-identified human tracheobronchial tissues are directly imaged by two OCT systems: one system centered at 1,300 nm with 6...
February 23, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231293/photoacoustic-imaging-features-of-intraocular-tumors-retinoblastoma-and-uveal-melanoma
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Guan Xu, Yafang Xue, Zeynep Gürsel Özkurt, Naziha Slimani, Zizhong Hu, Xueding Wang, Kewen Xia, Teng Ma, Qifa Zhou, Hakan Demirci
The purpose of this study is to examine the capability of photoacoustic (PA) imaging (PAI) in assessing the unique molecular and architectural features in ocular tumors. A real-time PA and ultrasonography (US) parallel imaging system based on a research US platform was developed to examine retinoblastoma in mice in vivo and human retinoblastoma and uveal melanoma ex vivo. PA signals were generated by optical illumination at 720, 750, 800, 850, 900 and 950 nm delivered through a fiber optical bundle. The optical absorption spectra of the tumors were derived from the PA images...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231035/biologically-relevant-heterogeneity-metrics-and-practical-insights
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Albert Gough, Andrew M Stern, John Maier, Timothy Lezon, Tong-Ying Shun, Chakra Chennubhotla, Mark E Schurdak, Steven A Haney, D Lansing Taylor
Heterogeneity is a fundamental property of biological systems at all scales that must be addressed in a wide range of biomedical applications, including basic biomedical research, drug discovery, diagnostics, and the implementation of precision medicine. There are a number of published approaches to characterizing heterogeneity in cells in vitro and in tissue sections. However, there are no generally accepted approaches for the detection and quantitation of heterogeneity that can be applied in a relatively high-throughput workflow...
March 2017: SLAS Discov
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230604/stereophotogrammetric-evaluation-of-labial-symmetry-after-surgical-treatment-of-a-lymphatic-malformation
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Valentina Pucciarelli, Filippo Tarabbia, Marina Codari, Giulia Andrea Guidugli, Giacomo Colletti, Giovanni Dell'Aversana Orabona, Bernardo Bianchi, Chiarella Sforza, Federico Biglioli
Lymphatic malformations (LMs) are rare, nonmalignant masses, frequently involving the head and neck, potentially causing impairment to the surrounding anatomical structures. Major LMs frequently cause facial disfigurement with obvious consequences on self-esteem and social functioning. The attempt to restore symmetry is thus one of the main goals of treatment. In this study, the authors present a not-invasive method to objectively quantify the symmetry of the labial area before and after surgical treatment of a LM, affecting a 16-year-old woman...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230179/crowdsourcing-scoring-of-immunohistochemistry-images-evaluating-performance-of-the-crowd-and-an-automated-computational-method
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Humayun Irshad, Eun-Yeong Oh, Daniel Schmolze, Liza M Quintana, Laura Collins, Rulla M Tamimi, Andrew H Beck
The assessment of protein expression in immunohistochemistry (IHC) images provides important diagnostic, prognostic and predictive information for guiding cancer diagnosis and therapy. Manual scoring of IHC images represents a logistical challenge, as the process is labor intensive and time consuming. Since the last decade, computational methods have been developed to enable the application of quantitative methods for the analysis and interpretation of protein expression in IHC images. These methods have not yet replaced manual scoring for the assessment of IHC in the majority of diagnostic laboratories and in many large-scale research studies...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229334/specific-amyloid-binding-of-polybasic-peptides-in-vivo-is-retained-by-%C3%AE-sheet-conformers-but-lost-in-the-disrupted-coil-and-all-d-amino-acid-variants
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Jonathan S Wall, Angela Williams, Tina Richey, Alan Stuckey, Craig Wooliver, J Christopher Scott, Robert Donnell, Emily B Martin, Stephen J Kennel
PURPOSE: The heparin-reactive, helical peptide p5 is an effective amyloid imaging agent in mice with systemic amyloidosis. Analogs of p5 with modified secondary structure characteristics exhibited altered binding to heparin, synthetic amyloid fibrils, and amyloid extracts in vitro. Herein, we further study the effects of peptide helicity and chirality on specific amyloid binding using a mouse model of systemic inflammation-associated (AA) amyloidosis. PROCEDURES: Peptides with disrupted helical structure [p5(coil) and p5(Pro3)], with an extended sheet conformation [p5(sheet)] or an all-D enantiomer [p5(D)], were chemically synthesized, radioiodinated, and their biodistribution studied in WT mice as well as transgenic animals with severe systemic AA amyloidosis...
February 22, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229191/-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-imaging-versus-bone-marrow-biopsy-in-pediatric-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-a-quantitative-assessment-of-marrow-uptake-and-novel-insights-into-clinical-implications-of-marrow-involvement
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Aamna Hassan, Maimoona Siddique, Humayun Bashir, Saima Riaz, Rabia Wali, Asma Mahreen, M Khalid Nawaz
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether positron emission tomography/computed tomography using fluorine-18 fluoro-deoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG PET-CT) predicts bone marrow involvement (BMI) in pediatric Hodgkin's lymphoma (pHL) with sufficient accuracy to supplant routine staging bone marrow biopsy (BMB), and to assess the clinical importance of marrow disease by comparing the prognosis of stage IV HL with BMI versus that without BMI. METHODS: Data were retrospectively analyzed for all cases of pHL between July 2010 and June 2015 referred for staging (18)F-FDG PET-CT scan and BMB...
February 22, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229127/the-application-of-retinal-fundus-camera-imaging-in-dementia-a-systematic-review
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Sarah McGrory, James R Cameron, Enrico Pellegrini, Claire Warren, Fergus N Doubal, Ian J Deary, Baljean Dhillon, Joanna M Wardlaw, Emanuele Trucco, Thomas J MacGillivray
INTRODUCTION: The ease of imaging the retinal vasculature, and the evolving evidence suggesting this microvascular bed might reflect the cerebral microvasculature, presents an opportunity to investigate cerebrovascular disease and the contribution of microvascular disease to dementia with fundus camera imaging. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis was carried out to assess the measurement of retinal properties in dementia using fundus imaging. RESULTS: Ten studies assessing retinal properties in dementia were included...
2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228966/objective-image-analysis-of-real-time-three-dimensional-intraoperative-ultrasound-for-intrinsic-brain-tumour-surgery
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Sophie J Camp, Vasileios Apostolopoulos, Vasileios Raptopoulos, Amrish Mehta, Kevin O'Neill, Mohammed Awad, Babar Vaqas, David Peterson, Federico Roncaroli, Dipankar Nandi
BACKGROUND: There is growing evidence that maximal surgical resection of primary intrinsic brain tumours is beneficial, both by improving progression free and overall survival and also by facilitating postoperative chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Hence, there has been an increase in the popularity of real-time intraoperative imaging in brain tumour surgery. The complex theatre arrangements, prohibitive cost and prolonged theatre time of intraoperative MRI have restricted its application...
2017: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228928/rotating-snakes-illusion-quantitative-analysis-reveals-a-region-in-luminance-space-with-opposite-illusory-rotation
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Lea Atala-Gérard, Michael Bach
The Rotating Snakes Illusion employs patterns with repetitive asymmetric luminance steps forming a "snake wheel." In the underlying luminance sequence {black, dark grey, white, light grey}, coded as {0, g1, 100, g2}, we varied g1 and g2 and measured illusion strength via nulling: Saccades were performed next to a "snake wheel" that rotated physically; observers adjusted rotation until a stationary percept obtained. Observers performed the perceptual nulling of the seeming rotation reliably. Typical settings for (g1, g2), measured from images by Kitaoka, are around (20%, 60%)...
January 2017: I-Perception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228823/recognising-small-image-quality-differences-for-ultrasound-probes-and-the-potential-of-misdiagnosis-due-to-undetected-side-lobes
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Georg Doblhoff, Jaroslav Satrapa, Philip Coulthard
BACKGROUND: Ultrasonic imaging is an integral and routine procedure in many medical applications. An increased awareness of the need for quality assurance in this field has led to numerous tests being proposed. Due to the complexity of the problem, the tests directly measuring the important parameters of resolution and contrast of low-echoic structures are not unified, often more qualitative than quantitative, and are performed at large periodic intervals. Uniform sensitivity of an array transducer is a necessary but insufficient requirement for imaging quality of an ultrasound probe...
February 2017: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228723/presynaptic-muscarinic-acetylcholine-receptors-and-trkb-receptor-cooperate-in-the-elimination-of-redundant-motor-nerve-terminals-during-development
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Laura Nadal, Neus Garcia, Erica Hurtado, Anna Simó, Marta Tomàs, Maria A Lanuza, Victor Cilleros, Josep Tomàs
The development of the nervous system involves the overproduction of synapses but connectivity is refined by Hebbian activity-dependent axonal competition. The newborn skeletal muscle fibers are polyinnervated but, at the end of the competition process, some days later, become innervated by a single axon. We used quantitative confocal imaging of the autofluorescent axons from transgenic B6.Cg-Tg (Thy1-YFP)16 Jrs/J mice to investigate the possible cooperation of the muscarinic autoreceptors (mAChR, M1-, M2- and M4-subtypes) and the tyrosine kinase B (TrkB) receptor in the control of axonal elimination after the mice Levator auris longus (LAL) muscle had been exposed to several selective antagonist of the corresponding receptor pathways in vivo...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228269/diverse-central-projection-patterns-of-retinal-ganglion-cells
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Emily M Martersteck, Karla E Hirokawa, Mariah Evarts, Amy Bernard, Xin Duan, Yang Li, Lydia Ng, Seung W Oh, Benjamin Ouellette, Joshua J Royall, Michelle Stoecklin, Quanxin Wang, Hongkui Zeng, Joshua R Sanes, Julie A Harris
Understanding how >30 types of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) in the mouse retina each contribute to visual processing in the brain will require more tools that label and manipulate specific RGCs. We screened and analyzed retinal expression of Cre recombinase using 88 transgenic driver lines. In many lines, Cre was expressed in multiple RGC types and retinal cell classes, but several exhibited more selective expression. We comprehensively mapped central projections from RGCs labeled in 26 Cre lines using viral tracers, high-throughput imaging, and a data processing pipeline...
February 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228249/a-computerised-test-of-perceptual-ability-for-learning-endoscopic-and-laparoscopic-surgery-and-other-image-guided-procedures-score-norms-for-picsor
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Patrick Henn, Anthony G Gallagher, Emmeline Nugent, Roddy Cowie, Neal E Seymour, Randy S Haluck, Hazem Hseino, Oscar Traynor, Paul C Neary
BACKGROUND: The aptitude to infer the shape of 3-D structures, such as internal organs from 2-D monitor displays, in image guided endoscopic and laparoscopic procedures varies. We sought both to validate a computer-generated task Pictorial Surface Orientation (PicSOr), which assesses this aptitude, and to identify norm referenced scores. METHODS: 400 subjects (339 surgeons and 61 controls) completed the PicSOr test. 50 subjects completed it again one year afterwards...
February 14, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228173/optimization-of-vascular-casting-for-three-dimensional-fluorescence-cryo-imaging-of-collateral-vessels-in-the-ischemic-rat-hindlimb
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Janina C V Schwarz, Monique G J T B van Lier, Erik N T P Bakker, Judith de Vos, Jos A E Spaan, Ed VanBavel, Maria Siebes
Development of collateral vessels, arteriogenesis, may protect against tissue ischemia, however, quantitative data on this process remain scarce. We have developed a technique for replicating the entire arterial network of ischemic rat hindlimbs in three dimensions (3D) based on vascular casting and automated sequential cryo-imaging. Various dilutions of Batson's No. 17 with methyl methacrylate were evaluated in healthy rats, with further protocol optimization in ischemic rats. Penetration of the resin into the vascular network greatly depended on dilution; the total length of casted vessels below 75 µm was 13-fold higher at 50% dilution compared with the 10% dilution...
February 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228171/quantification-of-multicellular-organization-junction-integrity-and-substrate-features-in-collective-cell-migration
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Adam C Canver, Alisa Morss Clyne
Quantitative analysis of multicellular organization, cell-cell junction integrity, and substrate properties is essential to understand the mechanisms underlying collective cell migration. However, spatially and temporally defining these properties is difficult within collectively migrating cell groups due to challenges in accurate cell segmentation within the monolayer. In this paper, we present Matlab®-based algorithms to spatially quantify multicellular organization (migration distance, interface roughness, and cell alignment, area, and morphology), cell-cell junction integrity, and substrate features in confocal microscopy images of two-dimensional collectively migrating endothelial monolayers...
February 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228166/methylene-blue-assay-for-estimation-of-regenerative-re-epithelialization-in-vivo
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Maresha Milyavsky, Renee Dickie
The rapidity with which epithelial cells cover a wound surface helps determine whether scarring or scar-less healing results. As methylene blue is a vital dye that is absorbed by damaged tissue but not undamaged epidermis, it can be used to assess wound closure. We sought to develop a quantitative methylene blue exclusion assay to estimate the timeframe for re-epithelialization in regenerating appendages in zebrafish and axolotls, two classic model systems of regeneration. Following application of methylene blue to the amputation plane and extensive washing, the regenerating tail was imaged in vivo until staining was no longer visible...
February 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227988/liver-segmentation-using-location-and-intensity-probabilistic-atlases
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Negar Farzaneh, Shadrokh Samavi, S M Reza Soroushmehr, Hirenkumar Patel, Samuel Habbo-Gavin, David Paul Fessell, Kevin R Ward, Kayvan Najarian, Negar Farzaneh, Shadrokh Samavi, S M Reza Soroushmehr, Hirenkumar Patel, Samuel Habbo-Gavin, David Paul Fessell, Kevin R Ward, Kayvan Najarian, Kevin R Ward, S M Reza Soroushmehr, Hirenkumar Patel, Shadrokh Samavi, Samuel Habbo-Gavin, Kayvan Najarian, David Paul Fessell, Negar Farzaneh
In a variety of injuries and illnesses, internal organs in the abdominal and pelvic regions, in particular liver, may be compromised. In the current practice, CT scans of liver are visually inspected to investigate the integrity of the organ. However, the size and complexity of the CT images limits the reliability of visual inspection to accurately assess the health of liver. Computer-aided image analysis can create fast and quantitative assessment of liver from the CT, in particular in the environments where access to skilled radiologists may be limited...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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