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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786490/gallium-68-psma-11-pet-mr-imaging-in-patients-with-intermediate-or-high-risk-prostate-cancer
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Sonya Youngju Park, Claudia Zacharias, Caitlyn Harrison, Richard E Fan, Christian Kunder, Negin Hatami, Frederik Giesel, Pejman Ghanouni, Bruce Daniel, Andreas M Loening, Geoffrey A Sonn, Andrei Iagaru
Purpose To report the results of dual-time-point gallium 68 (68 Ga) prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-11 positron emission tomography (PET)/magnetic resonance (MR) imaging prior to prostatectomy in patients with intermediate- or high-risk cancer. Materials and Methods Thirty-three men who underwent conventional imaging as clinically indicated and who were scheduled for radical prostatectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection were recruited for this study. A mean dose of 4.1 mCi ± 0.7 (151.7 MBq ± 25...
May 16, 2018: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781342/dw-mri-and-dce-mri-are-of-complementary-value-in-predicting-pathologic-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-for-esophageal-cancer
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Sophie E Heethuis, Lucas Goense, Peter S N van Rossum, Alicia S Borggreve, Stella Mook, Francine E M Voncken, Annemarieke Bartels-Rutten, Berthe M P Aleman, Richard van Hillegersberg, Jelle P Ruurda, Gert J Meijer, Jan J W Lagendijk, Astrid L H M W van Lier
PURPOSE: To explore the potential benefit and complementary value of a multiparametric approach using diffusion-weighted (DW-) and dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE-) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for prediction of response to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) in esophageal cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty-five patients underwent both DW-MRI and DCE-MRI prior to nCRT (pre), during nCRT (week 2-3) (per) and after completion of nCRT, but prior to esophagectomy (post)...
May 21, 2018: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781281/comparison-of-phonon-damping-behavior-in-quantum-dots-capped-with-organic-and-inorganic-ligands
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Kyle J Schnitzenbaumer, Gordana Dukovic
Surface ligand modification of colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals has been widely used as a means of controlling photoexcited state generation, relaxation, and coupling to the environment. While progress has been made in understanding how surface ligand modification affects the behavior of excitonic states, less is known about the influence of surface ligand modification on phonon behavior, which impacts relaxation dynamics and transport phenomena. In this work we compare the dynamics of optical and acoustic phonons in CdTe quantum dots (QDs), CdTe/CdSe core/shell QDs capped with octadecylphosphonic acid ligands, and CdTe QDs capped with Se2- to ascertain how ligand exchange from native aliphatic ligands to single-atom Se2- ligands affects phonon behavior...
May 21, 2018: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780677/the-2016-southeastern-us-drought-an-extreme-departure-from-centennial-wetting-and-cooling
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A Park Williams, Benjamin I Cook, Jason E Smerdon, Daniel A Bishop, Richard Seager, Justin S Mankin
The fall 2016 drought in the southeastern United States (SE US) appeared exceptional based on its widespread impacts, but the current monitoring framework that only extends from 1979-present does not readily facilitate evaluation of soil-moisture anomalies in a centennial context. A new method to extend monthly gridded soil-moisture estimates back to 1895 is developed, indicating that since 1895, October-November 2016 soil moisture (0-200 cm) in the SE US was likely the second lowest on record, behind 1954...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Geophysical Research. Atmospheres: JGR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780173/land-use-in-mountain-grasslands-alters-drought-response-and-recovery-of-carbon-allocation-and-plant-microbial-interactions
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Stefan Karlowsky, Angela Augusti, Johannes Ingrisch, Roland Hasibeder, Markus Lange, Sandra Lavorel, Michael Bahn, Gerd Gleixner
Mountain grasslands have recently been exposed to substantial changes in land use and climate and in the near future will likely face an increased frequency of extreme droughts. To date, how the drought responses of carbon (C) allocation, a key process in the C cycle, are affected by land-use changes in mountain grassland is not known.We performed an experimental summer drought on an abandoned grassland and a traditionally managed hay meadow and traced the fate of recent assimilates through the plant-soil continuum...
May 2018: Journal of Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779258/hyperpolarized-porous-silicon-nanoparticles-potential-theragnostic-material-for-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-si-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Hyeonglim Seo, Ikjang Choi, Nicholas Whiting, Jingzhe Hu, Quy Son Luu, Shivanand Pudakalakatti, Caitlin McCowan, Yaewon Kim, Niki Zacharias, Seunghyun Lee, Pratip Bhattacharya, Youngbok Lee
Porous silicon nanoparticles have recently garnered attention as potentially-promising biomedical platforms for drug delivery and medical diagnostics. Here, we demonstrate porous silicon nanoparticles as contrast agents for ²⁹Si magnetic resonance imaging. Size-controlled porous silicon nanoparticles were synthesized by magnesiothermic reduction of silica nanoparticles and were surface activated for further functionalization. Particles were hyperpolarized via dynamic nuclear polarization to enhance their ²⁹Si MR signals; the particles demonstrated long ²⁹Si spin-lattice relaxation (T₁) times (~ 25 mins), which suggests potential applicability for medical imaging...
May 20, 2018: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777820/accuracy-and-precision-of-quantitative-dce-mri-parameters-how-should-one-estimate-contrast-concentration
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Nicole Wake, Hersh Chandarana, Henry Rusinek, Koji Fujimoto, Linda Moy, Daniel K Sodickson, Sungheon Gene Kim
INTRODUCTION: Pharmacokinetic parameters derived from dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) data are sensitive to acquisition and post-processing techniques, which makes it difficult to compare results obtained using different methods. In particular, one of the most important factors affecting estimation of model parameters is how to convert MRI signal intensities to contrast agent concentration. The purpose of our study was to quantitatively compare a linear signal-to-concentration conversion (LC) as an approximation and a non-linear conversion (NLC) based on the MRI signal equation, in terms of the accuracy and precision of the pharmacokinetic parameters in T1 -weighted DCE-MRI...
May 16, 2018: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777812/exploring-the-intermolecular-interactions-and-contrasting-binding-of-flufenamic-acid-with-hemoglobin-and-lysozyme-a-biophysical-and-docking-insight
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Sameer Shakeel Ansari, Imtiyaz Yousuf, Farukh Arjmand, Mohammad Khursheed Siddiqi, Saeeda Naqvi
The intermolecular interaction of flufenamic acid (Hfluf) with two model proteins i.e., hemoglobin and lysozyme was explored using fluorescence, UV-vis, circular dichroism, DLS, and molecular docking techniques. The corroborative spectroscopic techniques suggested efficient binding of Hfluf to both the proteins. The S-V plot in Hb-Hfluf system showed positive deviation highlighting the presence of both static and dynamic quenching. Hence, ground state complex model and sphere of action quenching model were used for the study...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775537/amplification-of-dynamic-nuclear-polarization-at-200-ghz-by-arbitrary-pulse-shaping-of-the-electron-spin-saturation-profile
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Ilia Kaminker, Songi Han
Dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) takes center stage in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) as a tool to amplify its signal by orders of magnitude through the transfer of polarization from electron to nuclear spins. In contrast to modern NMR and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) that extensively rely on pulses for spin manipulation in the time domain, the current mainstream DNP technology exclusively relies on monochromatic continuous wave (CW) irradiation. This study introduces arbitrary phase shaped pulses that constitute a train of coherent chirp pulses in the time domain at 200 GHz (7 Tesla) to dramatically enhance the saturation bandwidth and DNP performance compared to CW DNP, yielding up to 500-fold in NMR signal enhancements...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775182/optically-dark-excitonic-states-mediated-exciton-and-biexciton-valley-dynamics-in-monolayer-wse-sub-2-sub
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Minghua Zhang, Jiyong Fu, A C Dias, Fanyao Qu
We present a theory to address the photoluminescence (PL) intensity and valley polarization (VP) dynamics in monolayer WSe$_2$, under the impact of excitonic dark states of both excitons and biexcitons. We find that the PL intensity of all excitonic channels including intravalley exciton (X$_{\rm b}$), intravalley biexciton (XX$_{\rm k,k}$) and intervalley biexciton (XX$_{\rm k,k^\prime}$) in particular for the {XX$_{\rm k,k}$} PL is enhanced by laser excitation fluence. In addition, our results indicate the anomalous temperature dependence of PL, i...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774398/improved-detection-of-a-tumorous-involvement-of-the-mesorectal-fascia-and-locoregional-lymph-nodes-in-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-using-dce-mri
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Marco Armbruster, Melvin D'Anastasi, Veronika Holzner, Martin E Kreis, Olaf Dietrich, Bernhard Brandlhuber, Anno Graser, Martina Brandlhuber
PURPOSE: The prediction of an infiltration of the mesorectal fascia (MRF) and malignant lymph nodes is essential for treatment planning and prognosis of patients with rectal cancer. The aim of this study was to assess the additional diagnostic value of dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) for the detection of a malignant involvement of the MRF and of mesorectal lymph nodes in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer. METHODS: In this prospective study, 22 patients with locally advanced rectal cancer were examined with 1...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771932/a-multi-center-preclinical-study-of-gadoxetate-dce-mri-in-rats-as-a-biomarker-of-drug-induced-inhibition-of-liver-transporter-function
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Anastassia Karageorgis, Stephen C Lenhard, Brittany Yerby, Mikael F Forsgren, Serguei Liachenko, Edvin Johansson, Mark A Pilling, Richard A Peterson, Xi Yang, Dominic P Williams, Sharon E Ungersma, Ryan E Morgan, Kim L R Brouwer, Beat M Jucker, Paul D Hockings
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is a leading cause of acute liver failure and transplantation. DILI can be the result of impaired hepatobiliary transporters, with altered bile formation, flow, and subsequent cholestasis. We used gadoxetate dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI), combined with pharmacokinetic modelling, to measure hepatobiliary transporter function in vivo in rats. The sensitivity and robustness of the method was tested by evaluating the effect of a clinical dose of the antibiotic rifampicin in four different preclinical imaging centers...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771727/modeling-gadoxetate-liver-uptake-and-efflux-using-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-enables-preclinical-quantification-of-transporter-drug-drug-interactions
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Leonidas Georgiou, Jeffrey Penny, Glynis Nicholls, Neil Woodhouse, François-Xavier Blé, Josephine H Naish, Penny L Hubbard Cristinacce
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to model the in vivo transporter-mediated uptake and efflux of the hepatobiliary contrast agent gadoxetate in the liver. The efficacy of the proposed technique was assessed for its ability to provide quantitative insights into drug-drug interactions (DDIs), using rifampicin as inhibitor. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three groups of C57 mice were scanned twice with a dynamic gadoxetate-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging protocol, using a 3-dimensional spoiled gradient-echo sequence for approximately 72 minutes...
May 15, 2018: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771701/dynamic-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-identifies-microcirculatory-alterations-in-sepsis-induced-acute-kidney-injury
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Alexandre Lima, Tom van Rooij, Bulent Ergin, Michele Sorelli, Yasin Ince, Patricia A C Specht, Egbert G Mik, Leonardo Bocchi, Klazina Kooiman, Nico de Jong, Can Ince
OBJECTIVES: We developed quantitative methods to analyze microbubble kinetics based on renal contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging combined with measurements of sublingual microcirculation on a fixed area to quantify early microvascular alterations in sepsis-induced acute kidney injury. DESIGN: Prospective controlled animal experiment study. SETTING: Hospital-affiliated animal research institution. SUBJECTS: Fifteen female pigs...
May 15, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770848/imaging-biomarkers-from-multiparametric-magnetic-resonance-imaging-are-associated-with-survival-outcomes-in-patients-with-brain-metastases-from-breast-cancer
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Bang-Bin Chen, Yen-Shen Lu, Chih-Wei Yu, Ching-Hung Lin, Tom Wei-Wu Chen, Shwu-Yuan Wei, Ann-Lii Cheng, Tiffany Ting-Fang Shih
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to investigate the correlation of survival outcomes with imaging biomarkers from multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with brain metastases from breast cancer (BMBC). METHODS: This study was approved by the institutional review board. Twenty-two patients with BMBC who underwent treatment involving bevacizumab on day 1, etoposide on days 2-4, and cisplatin on day 2 in 21-day cycles were prospectively enrolled for a phase II study...
May 16, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770495/prostate-dce-mri-with-b1-correction-using-an-approximated-analytical-approach
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Xinran Zhong, Thomas Martin, Holden H Wu, Krishna S Nayak, Kyunghyun Sung
PURPOSE: To develop and evaluate a practical B1+ correction method for prostate dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI analysis. THEORY: We proposed a simple analytical B1+ correction method using a Taylor series approximation to the steady-state spoiled gradient echo signal equation. This approach only requires B1+ maps and uncorrected pharmacokinetic (PK) parameters as input to estimate the corrected PK parameters. METHODS: The proposed method was evaluated using a prostate digital reference object (DRO), and 82 in vivo prostate DCE-MRI cases...
May 16, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769349/hiv-1-activation-of-innate-immunity-depends-strongly-on-the-intracellular-level-of-trex1-and-sensing-of-incomplete-reverse-transcription-products
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Swati Kumar, James H Morrison, David Dingli, Eric Poeschla
TREX1 has been reported to degrade cytosolic immune-stimulatory DNA, including viral DNA generated during HIV-1 infection, but the dynamic range of its capacity to suppress innate immune stimulation is unknown and its full role in the viral life cycle remains unclear. A main purpose of our study was to determine how the intracellular level of TREX1 affects HIV-1 activation and avoidance of innate immunity. Using stable over-expression and CRISPR-mediated gene disruption, we engineered a range of TREX1 levels in human THP-1 monocytes...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767305/modulation-of-morphology-and-optical-property-of-multi-metallic-pdauag-and-pdag-alloy-nanostructures
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Puran Pandey, Sundar Kunwar, Mao Sui, Sushil Bastola, Jihoon Lee
In this work, the evolution of PdAg and PdAuAg alloy nanostructures is demonstrated on sapphire (0001) via the solid-state dewetting of multi-metallic thin films. Various surface configurations, size, and arrangements of bi- and tri-metallic alloy nanostructures are fabricated as a function of annealing temperature, annealing duration, film thickness, and deposition arrangements such as bi-layers (Pd/Ag), tri-layers (Pd/Au/Ag), and multi-layers (Pd/Au/Ag × 5). Specifically, the tri-layers film shows the gradual evolution of over-grown NPs, voids, wiggly nanostructures, and isolated PdAuAg alloy nanoparticles (NPs) along with the increased annealing temperature...
May 16, 2018: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766930/measurement-of-the-permeability-perfusion-and-histogram-characteristics-in-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis-using-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-with-extended-tofts-linear-model
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Ping Yin, Hua Xiong, Yi Liu, Shambhu K Sah, Chun Zeng, Jingjie Wang, Yongmei Li, Nan Hong
Objective: To investigate the application value of using dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) with extended Tofts linear model for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) and its correlation with expanded disability status scale (EDSS) scores and disease duration. Materials and Methods: Thirty patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) underwent conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and DCE-MRI with a 3.0 Tesla MR scanner. An extended Tofts linear model was used to quantitatively measure MR imaging biomarkers...
May 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766920/dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-perfusion-in-multiple-sclerosis-is-this-the-way-to-go
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Neetu Soni, Sunil Kumar
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May 2018: Neurology India
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