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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209368/correlation-of-micro-vessel-density-and-c-myc-expression-in-breast-tumor-of-mice-following-mesenchymal-stem-cell-therapy
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Maryam Adelipour, Fatemeh Babaei, Mohammadreza Mirzababaei, Abdolamir Allameh
Stem cell therapy for degenerative diseases has been established; however there are controversies over the treatment of solid tumors with stem cell transplantation. In the present study, the anti-tumor action of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) has been examined in a mouse model of breast cancer with emphasize on tumor growth, angiogenesis and c-Myc expression in breast tumors. For this purpose, MSCs were isolated from bone marrow of Balb/c mice and characterized. A Balb/c mouse model of breast cancer was developed and subjected to cell therapy intra venous (I...
January 30, 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194461/a-3d-microblade-structure-for-precise-and-parallel-droplet-splitting-on-digital-microfluidic-chips
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Cheng Dong, Yanwei Jia, Jie Gao, Tianlan Chen, Pui-In Mak, Mang-I Vai, Rui P Martins
Existing digital microfluidic (DMF) chips exploit the electrowetting on dielectric (EWOD) force to perform droplet splitting. However, the current splitting methods are not flexible and the volume of the droplets suffers from a large variation. Herein, we propose a DMF chip featuring a 3D microblade structure to enhance the droplet-splitting performance. By exploiting the EWOD force for shaping and manipulating the mother droplet, we obtain an average dividing error of <2% in the volume of the daughter droplets for a number of fluids such as deionized water, DNA solutions and DNA-protein mixtures...
February 14, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191267/single-cell-digital-polymerase-chain-reaction-on-self-priming-compartmentalization-chip
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Qiangyuan Zhu, Lin Qiu, Yanan Xu, Guang Li, Ying Mu
Single cell analysis provides a new framework for understanding biology and disease, however, an absolute quantification of single cell gene expression still faces many challenges. Microfluidic digital polymerase chain reaction (PCR) provides a unique method to absolutely quantify the single cell gene expression, but only limited devices are developed to analyze a single cell with detection variation. This paper describes a self-priming compartmentalization (SPC) microfluidic digital polymerase chain reaction chip being capable of performing single molecule amplification from single cell...
January 2017: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188752/comparison-of-five-ki67-antibodies-regarding-reproducibility-and-capacity-to-predict-prognosis-in-breast-cancer-does-the-antibody-matter
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Balázs Ács, Janina Kulka, K Attila Kovács, Ivett Teleki, Anna-Mária Tőkés, Ágnes Meczker, Balázs Győrffy, Lilla Madaras, Tibor Krenács, A Marcell Szász
Although several antibodies are available for immunohistochemical (IHC) detection of Ki-67, even the most commonly used MIB-1 has not been validated yet. Our aim was to compare 5 commercially available antibodies for detection of Ki-67 in terms of agreement and their ability in predicting prognosis of breast cancer. Tissue microarrays were constructed from 378 breast cancer patients' representative formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tumor blocks. Five antibodies were used to detect Ki-67 expression: MIB-1-using chromogenic detection and immunofluorescent labeled (IF) MIB1-, SP-6, 30-9, poly and B56...
February 8, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176860/massively-parallel-digital-high-resolution-melt-for-rapid-and-absolutely-quantitative-sequence-profiling
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Daniel Ortiz Velez, Hannah Mack, Julietta Jupe, Sinead Hawker, Ninad Kulkarni, Behnam Hedayatnia, Yang Zhang, Shelley Lawrence, Stephanie I Fraley
In clinical diagnostics and pathogen detection, profiling of complex samples for low-level genotypes represents a significant challenge. Advances in speed, sensitivity, and extent of multiplexing of molecular pathogen detection assays are needed to improve patient care. We report the development of an integrated platform enabling the identification of bacterial pathogen DNA sequences in complex samples in less than four hours. The system incorporates a microfluidic chip and instrumentation to accomplish universal PCR amplification, High Resolution Melting (HRM), and machine learning within 20,000 picoliter scale reactions, simultaneously...
February 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165646/simultaneous-noncontrast-angiography-and-intraplaque-hemorrhage-snap-imaging-comparison-with-contrast-enhanced-mr-angiography-for-measuring-carotid-stenosis
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Hongge Shu, Jie Sun, Thomas S Hatsukami, Niranjan Balu, Daniel S Hippe, Haining Liu, Ted R Kohler, Wenzhen Zhu, Chun Yuan
PURPOSE: To evaluate in a proof-of-concept study the feasibility of Simultaneous Noncontrast Angiography and intraPlaque hemorrhage (SNAP) imaging as a clinical magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) technique for measuring carotid stenosis. There is a growing interest in detecting intraplaque hemorrhage (IPH) during the clinical management of carotid disease, yet luminal stenosis has remained indispensable during clinical decision-making. SNAP imaging has been proposed as a novel IPH imaging technique that provides carotid MRA with no added scan time...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163714/transcriptomics-analysis-of-apple-leaves-in-response-to-alternaria-alternata-apple-pathotype-infection
#7
Longming Zhu, Weichen Ni, Shuai Liu, Binhua Cai, Han Xing, Sanhong Wang
Alternaria blotch disease of apple (Malus × domestica Borkh.), caused by the apple pathotype of Alternaria alternata, is one of the most serious fungal diseases to affect apples. To develop an understanding of how apples respond to A. alternata apple pathotype (AAAP) infection, we examined the host transcript accumulation over the period between 0 and 72 h post AAAP inoculation. Large-scale gene expression analysis was conducted of the compatible interaction between "Starking Delicious" apple cultivar and AAAP using RNA-Seq and digital gene expression (DGE) profiling methods...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162815/improving-the-rotterdam-european-randomized-study-of-screening-for-prostate-cancer-risk-calculator-for-initial-prostate-biopsy-by-incorporating-the-2014-international-society-of-urological-pathology-gleason-grading-and-cribriform-growth
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Monique J Roobol, Jan F M Verbeek, Theo van der Kwast, Intan P Kümmerlin, Charlotte F Kweldam, Geert J L H van Leenders
BACKGROUND: The survival rate for men with International Society of Urological Pathology (ISUP) grade 2 prostate cancer (PCa) without invasive cribriform (CR) and intraductal carcinoma (IDC) is similar to that for ISUP grade 1. If updated into the European Randomized Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer (ERSPC Rotterdam) risk calculator number 3 (RC3), this may further improve upfront selection of men who need a biopsy. OBJECTIVE: To improve the number of possible biopsies avoided, while limiting undiagnosed clinically important PCa by applying the updated RC3 for risk-based patient selection...
February 2, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162206/-hot-topics-of-circulating-tumor-dna-testing-in-breast-cancer
#9
Y H Liu, B Zhou, L Xu, L Xin
The progress of gene detection technologies represented by next generation sequencing (NGS) and digital PCR laid a foundation for studies of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) in breast cancer. In 2014, the NGS workgroup organized by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) published the College of American Pathologists' Laboratory Standards for Next-Generation Sequencing Clinical Tests, which provides a blueprint for the standardization of gene testing. In 2015, the Guidelines for Diagnostic Next-generation Sequencing published by the European Society of Human Genetics claimed that NGS is unacceptable in clinical practice before studies guided by guidelines are approved...
February 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161930/electronic-referrals-and-digital-imaging-systems-in-ophthalmology-a-global-perspective
#10
V Swetha E Jeganathan, H Nikki Hall, Roshini Sanders
Ophthalmology departments face intensifying pressure to expedite sight-saving treatments and reduce the global burden of disease. The use of electronic communication systems, digital imaging, and redesigned service care models is imperative for addressing such demands. The recently developed Scottish Eyecare Integration Project involves an electronic referral system from community optometry to the hospital ophthalmology department using National Health Service (NHS) email with digital ophthalmic images attached, via a virtual private network connection...
January 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158982/study-protocol-thyroid-hormone-replacement-for-untreated-older-adults-with-subclinical-hypothyroidism-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial-trust
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David J Stott, Jacobijn Gussekloo, Patricia M Kearney, Nicolas Rodondi, Rudi G J Westendorp, Simon Mooijaart, Sharon Kean, Terence J Quinn, Naveed Sattar, Kirsty Hendry, Robert Du Puy, Wendy P J Den Elzen, Rosalinde K E Poortvliet, Jan W A Smit, J Wouter Jukema, Olaf M Dekkers, Manuel Blum, Tinh-Hai Collet, Vera McCarthy, Caroline Hurley, Stephen Byrne, John Browne, Torquil Watt, Douglas Bauer, Ian Ford
BACKGROUND: Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) is a common condition in elderly people, defined as elevated serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) with normal circulating free thyroxine (fT4). Evidence is lacking about the effect of thyroid hormone treatment. We describe the protocol of a large randomised controlled trial (RCT) of Levothyroxine treatment for SCH. METHODS: Participants are community-dwelling subjects aged ≥65 years with SCH, diagnosed by elevated TSH levels (≥4...
February 3, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157066/multiparametric-mri-in-detection-and-staging-of-prostate-cancer
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Lars Boesen
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer (PCa) is the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality and the most frequently diagnosed male malignant disease among men in the Nordic countries. The manifestation of PCa ranges from indolent to highly aggressive disease and due to this high variation in PCa progression, the diagnosis and subsequent treatment planning can be challenging. The current diagnostic approach with PSA testing and digital rectal examination followed by transrectal ultrasound biopsies (TRUS-bx) lack in both sensitivity and specificity in PCa detection and offers limited information about the aggressiveness and stage of the cancer...
February 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157058/fibromuscular-dysplasia-results-of-a-multicentre-study-in-flanders
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Marie De Groote, Patricia Van der Niepen, Dimitri Hemelsoet, Bert Callewaert, Frank Vermassen, Jean-Marie Billiouw, An De Vriese, Jan Donck, Tine De Backer
BACKGROUND: Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is an idiopathic, non-inflammatory, non-atherosclerotic vascular disease, resulting in focal narrowing of small and medium-sized arteries. Systematic recording of clinical data in central databases as in the US and France provided new insights into FMD. The main objectives of this multicentre study were to explore the epidemiology, pattern of vascular involvement, clinical manifestations, and management of FMD patients in Flanders. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Multicentre, retrospective registry of patients diagnosed with FMD based on medical imaging...
February 3, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147232/use-of-ubiquitous-highly-heterozygous-copy-number-variants-and-digital-droplet-pcr-to-monitor-chimerism-after-allogeneic-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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John B Whitlam, Ling Ling, Michael Swain, Tom Harrington, Oksana Mirochnik, Ian Brooks, Sara Cronin, Jackie Challis, Vida Petrovic, Damien L Bruno, Francoise Mechinaud, Rachel Conyers, Howard Slater
Chimerism analysis has an important role in the management of allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. It informs response to disease relapse, graft rejection and graft-versus-host disease. We have developed a method for chimerism analysis using ubiquitous copy number variation (CNV), which has the benefit of a "negative background" against which multiple independent informative markers are absolutely quantified using digital droplet PCR. A panel of up to 38 CNV markers with homozygous deletion frequencies of approximately 0...
January 29, 2017: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145603/effect-of-delayed-digital-hypothermia-on-lamellar-inflammatory-signaling-in-the-oligofructose-laminitis-model
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K Dern, M Watts, B Werle, A van Eps, C Pollitt, J Belknap
BACKGROUND: In the oligofructose (OF) model of sepsis-related laminitis (SRL), digital hypothermia ("cryotherapy") initiated before the onset of clinical signs is reported not only to limit lamellar injury, but also to cause marked inhibition of lamellar inflammatory signaling. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: Because hypothermia also has been reported to be protective when not initiated until the onset of lameness in the OF model of SRL, we hypothesized that the lamellar protection conferred by hypothermia is caused by local lamellar inhibition of inflammatory signaling as described when hypothermia was initiated earlier in the disease process...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132028/digit-a-tool-for-detection-and-identification-of-genomic-interchromosomal-translocations
#16
Richard Meier, Stefan Graw, Peter Beyerlein, Devin Koestler, Julian R Molina, Jeremy Chien
Structural variations (SVs) in genomic DNA can have profound effects on the evolution of living organisms, on phenotypic variations and on disease processes. A critical step in discovering the full extent of structural variations is the development of tools to characterize these variations accurately in next generation sequencing data. Toward this goal, we developed a software pipeline named digit that implements a novel measure of mapping ambiguity to discover interchromosomal SVs from mate-pair and pair-end sequencing data...
January 27, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130566/-stress-echocardiography-and-its-central-role-in-cardiac-diagnostics
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R Leischik, B Dworrak, T Cremer, S Amirie, H Littwitz
Stress echocardiography (SE) has an established central role as a diagnostic tool in cardiology. It is not only an established method for the diagnostic and prognostic stratification of patients with coronary artery disease but also shows an emerging value for assessment of cardiac function beyond coronary artery disease. The enormous conceptual technological development of ultrasound technology (Doppler, digitizing, tissue Doppler imaging, strain technology, 3‑D-echo and new ultrasound contrast agents) has led to applications of SE in almost all diagnostic fields of cardiology...
January 27, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125707/digital-pcr-improves-mutation-analysis-in-pancreas-fine-needle-aspiration-biopsy-specimens
#18
Shonan Sho, Colin M Court, Stephen Kim, David R Braxton, Shuang Hou, V Raman Muthusamy, Rabindra R Watson, Alireza Sedarat, Hsian-Rong Tseng, James S Tomlinson
Applications of precision oncology strategies rely on accurate tumor genotyping from clinically available specimens. Fine needle aspirations (FNA) are frequently obtained in cancer management and often represent the only source of tumor tissues for patients with metastatic or locally advanced diseases. However, FNAs obtained from pancreas ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) are often limited in cellularity and/or tumor cell purity, precluding accurate tumor genotyping in many cases. Digital PCR (dPCR) is a technology with exceptional sensitivity and low DNA template requirement, characteristics that are necessary for analyzing PDAC FNA samples...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121262/detection-of-mutant-kras-and-tp53-dna-in-circulating-exosomes-from-healthy-individuals-and-patients-with-pancreatic-cancer
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Sujuan Yang, Sara P Y Che, Paul Kurywchak, Jena L Tavormina, Liv B Gansmo, Pedro Correa de Sampaio, Michael Tachezy, Maximilian Bockhorn, Florian Gebauer, Amanda R Haltom, Sonia A Melo, Valerie S LeBleu, Raghu Kalluri
Pancreatic cancer presents with a dismal mortality rate and is in urgent need of methods for early detection with potential for timely intervention. All living cells, including cancer cells, generate exosomes. We previously discovered double stranded genomic DNA in exosomes derived from the circulation of pancreatic cancer patients, which enabled the detection of prevalent mutations associated with the disease. Here, we report a proof-of-concept study that demonstrates the potential clinical utility of circulating exosomal DNA for identification of KRAS(G)(12)(D) and TP53(R)(273)(H) mutations in patients with pancreas-associated pathologies, including pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), chronic pancreatitis (CP) and intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN), and in healthy human subjects...
January 25, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113340/detecting-cardiovascular-disease-from-mammograms-with-deep-learning
#20
Juan Wang, Huanjun Ding, FateMeh Azamian, Brian Zhou, Carlos Iribarren, Sabee Molloi, Pierre Baldi
Coronary artery disease is a major cause of death in women. Breast arterial calcifications (BACs), detected in mammograms, can be useful risk markers associated with the disease. We investigate the feasibility of automated and accurate detection of BACs in mammograms for risk assessment of coronary artery disease. We develop a twelve-layer convolutional neural network to discriminate BAC from non-BAC and apply a pixelwise, patch-based procedure for BAC detection. To assess the performance of the system, we conduct a reader study to provide ground-truth information using the consensus of human expert radiologists...
January 19, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
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