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James A Crowhurst, Gregory M Scalia, Mark Whitby, Dale Murdoch, Brendan J Robinson, Arianwen Turner, Liesie Johnston, Swaroop Margale, Sarvesh Natani, Andrew Clarke, Darryl J Burstow, Owen C Raffel, Darren L Walters
BACKGROUND: Transesophageal echocardiography operators (TEEOP) provide critical imaging support for percutaneous structural cardiac intervention procedures. They stand close to the patient and the associated scattered radiation. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to investigate TEEOP radiation dose during percutaneous structural cardiac intervention. METHODS: Key personnel (TEEOP, anesthetist, primary operator [OP1], and secondary operator) wore instantly downloadable personal dosimeters during procedures requiring TEE support...
March 20, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Daniel J Ellenberger, Dave A Miller, Sandra U Kucera, Robert O Williams
Vemurafenib is a poorly soluble, low permeability drug that has a demonstrated need for a solubility-enhanced formulation. However, conventional approaches for amorphous solid dispersion production are challenging due to the physiochemical properties of the compound. A suitable and novel method for creating an amorphous solid dispersion, known as solvent-controlled coprecipitation, was developed to make a material known as microprecipitated bulk powder (MBP). However, this approach has limitations in its processing and formulation space...
March 14, 2018: AAPS PharmSciTech
Satoru Morita, Hiroshi Yamazaki, Kenji Endo, Shingo Suzaki, Akira Mitsuhashi, Takafumi Shiohara, Midori Yatabe, Atsuhiro Ichihara, Shuji Sakai
PURPOSE: To assess the effectiveness of image fusion guidance (IF) with pre-procedural computed tomography (CT) with intraprocedural fluoroscopy for adrenal venous sampling (AVS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: AVS before and after ACTH stimulation including bilateral segmental sampling of effluent tributaries was performed in 62 patients with IF. A 3D volume rendering image, including adrenal glands and veins extracted from previously obtained contrast-enhanced CT images, was manually registered to the real-time X-ray fluoroscopy...
March 14, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Daniel Nicodemo, Fábio Ermínio Mingatto, Amanda de Carvalho, Paulo Francisco Veiga Bizerra, Marco Aurélio Tavares, Kamila Vilas Boas Balieira, William Cesar Bellini
Silkworm cocoon production has been reduced due to a number of problems other than those inherent in sericulture, such as diseases, malnutrition, and inappropriate management. The use of pesticides in areas surrounding mulberry fields can contaminate these plants and consequently harm caterpillars. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the application of the fungicide pyraclostrobin in mulberry plants interferes with the mitochondrial bioenergetics and the productive performance of silkworms. Mulberry plants were treated with pyraclostrobin (0, 100, 200, and 300 g ha-1)...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Economic Entomology
Alice Cappucci, Susana P Alves, Rui J B Bessa, Arianna Buccioni, Federica Mannelli, Mariano Pauselli, Carlo Viti, Roberta Pastorelli, Valentina Roscini, Andrea Serra, Giuseppe Conte, Marcello Mele
Agro-industrial by-products contain several secondary plant metabolites, such as polyphenols, tannins, saponins, and essential oils. The effects of these compounds on animal metabolism may vary significantly according to the dose, the chemical nature of the molecules, and the overall composition of the diet. In the Mediterranean area, the olive oil extraction is associated with 2 by-products: olive pomace and wastewater, both rich in polyphenols. In particular, wastewater may be further processed to obtain olive crude phenolic concentrate (OCPC)...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
Wael Ahmad, Youssra Obeidi, Payman Majd, Jan Sigge Brunkwall
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the accuracy, as well as the effectiveness of 2D-3D registration method of image fusion technology (IF) in endovascular aortic surgery (EVAR). METHODS: We performed a review of our institutional endovascular aortic database of patients who had undergone EVAR between 2011 and 2015 before and after the installation of a 3D image fusion CT system in our hybrid operating room. RESULTS: The accuracy was assessed in 14 endovascular procedures and showed a median registration error of 1...
March 6, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Maria D Falco, Salvatore Masala, Matteo Stefanini, Paolo Bagalà, Daniele Morosetti, Eros Calabria, Alessia Tonnetti, Gianluca Verona-Rinati
Interventional radiology is based on minimally invasive procedures that allow diagnosis and percutaneous treatment of diseases in almost all organ systems. Such procedures have many benefits, but they also contribute significantly to collective radiation dose. In this regard, effective dose (E) is a convenient quantity to estimate patients' stochastic radiation risk. However, E cannot be accurately evaluated immediately. In the present study, we aimed to estimate the E value in 15 selected interventional procedures...
March 8, 2018: Radiological Physics and Technology
Hannu Jarvinen, Jad Farah, Teemu Siiskonen, Olivera Ciraj-Bjelac, Jérémie Dabin, Eleftheria Carinou, Joanna Domienik-Andrzejewska, Dariusz Kluszczynski, Željka Knežević, Renata Kopec, Marija Majer, Francoise Malchair, Anna Negri, Piotr Pankowski, Sandra Sarmento, Annalisa Trianni
PURPOSE: The feasibility of setting-up generic, hospital-independent dose alert levels to initiate vigilance on possible skin injuries in interventional procedures was studied for three high-dose procedures (chemoembolization (TACE) of the liver, neuro-embolization (NE) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)) in 9 European countries. METHODS: Gafchromic® films and thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLD) were used to determine the Maximum Skin Dose (MSD). Correlation of the online dose indicators (fluoroscopy time, kerma- or dose-area product (KAP or DAP) and cumulative air kerma at interventional reference point (Ka,r )) with MSD was evaluated and used to establish the alert levels corresponding to a MSD of 2 Gy and 5 Gy...
February 2018: Physica Medica: PM
S Kottou, N Kollaros, C Plemmenos, I Mastorakou, S C Apostolopoulou, V Tsapaki
This study aimed to evaluate paediatric radiation doses in a dedicated cardiology hospital, with the objective of characterising patterns in dose variation. The ultimate purpose was to define Local (Institutional) Diagnostic Reference Levels (LDRLs) for different types of paediatric cardiac interventional procedures (IC), according to patient age. From a total of 710 cases performed during three consecutive years, by operators with more than 15 years of experience, the age was noted in only 477 IC procedures...
February 2018: Physica Medica: PM
I I Suliman, Aziza H Abdelgadir
Radiation doses were measured for the first time in intraoral and panoramic dental radiology at Sudanese hospitals. Doses were determined using various exposure settings for adults and children in 8 intraoral and 6 panoramic X-ray devices. The study sample was equally divided between devices using a digital image receptor (DR) and those using conventional screen film (SF). Radiation doses are reported in terms of incident air kerma (IAK) (intraoral radiology) and kerma area product (PKA ) (panoramic radiology)...
February 2018: Physica Medica: PM
Arul Prakash Francis, Thiyagarajan Devasena
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are widely used in the aerospace, automotive, and electronics industries because of their stability, enhanced metallic, and electrical properties. CNTs are also being investigated for biomedical applications such as drug delivery systems and biosensors. However, the toxic potential of CNTs was reported in various cell lines and animal models. The toxicity depends on diverse properties of the CNTs, such as length, aspect ratio, surface area, degree of aggregation, purity, concentration, and dose...
January 1, 2018: Toxicology and Industrial Health
L Fidalgo Domingos, E M San Norberto García, D Gutiérrez Castillo, C Flota Ruiz, I Estévez Fernández, C Vaquero Puerta
BACKGROUND: Endovascular procedures come with a potential risk of radiation hazards both to patients and to the vascular staff. Classically, most endovascular interventions took place in regular operating rooms using a fluoroscopy C-arm unit controlled by a third party. Hybrid operating rooms (HOR) provide an optimal surgical suit with all the qualities of a fixed C-arm device, while allowing the device to be controlled by the surgical team. The latest studies suggest that an operator-controlled system may reduce the radiation dose...
February 28, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Dennis M Fisher, Peter Chang, D Russell Wada, Albert Dahan, Pamela P Palmer
BACKGROUND: Desirable product attributes for treatment of moderate-to-severe acute pain in many medically supervised settings are rapid onset and a route of administration not requiring intravenous access. The pharmacokinetic characteristics of sublingually administered tablets containing 15 or 30 µg of sufentanil are described. METHODS: Blood was sampled from healthy subjects (four studies, 122 subjects) and patients (seven studies, 944 patients). Studies in healthy subjects determined bioavailability, effect of inhibition of cytochrome P450 3A4, and the plasma concentration profile with single and hourly sublingual doses...
March 2, 2018: Anesthesiology
Moritz Wildgruber, Michael Köhler, Richard Brill, Holger Goessmann, Wibke Uller, René Müller-Wille, Walter A Wohlgemuth
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of lowering the detector entrance exposure in children undergoing interventional radiology procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study retrospectively investigated radiation dose levels in pediatric patients aged 0-18 years before (n = 39) and after (n = 26) lowering detector entrance dose, undergoing embolization of peripheral Arteriovenous malformations, Portal Vein Interventions or Percutaneous Transhepatic Cholangio Drainage (PTCD) between 2014 and 2017...
March 2018: European Journal of Radiology
Merja Kirjavainen, Leena Mattila, Mikko Vahteristo, Jani Korhonen, Satu Lähelmä
BACKGROUND: Easyhaler® dry powder inhaler (DPI) containing salmeterol and fluticasone propionate was developed for the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Three different Salmeterol/fluticasone Easyhaler test products (Orion Pharma, Finland) were compared against the reference product Seretide® Diskus® DPI (GlaxoSmithKline, United Kingdom) to study whether any of the test products are bioequivalent with the reference. METHODS: Open and randomized pharmacokinetic four-period crossover study on 65 healthy volunteers was performed in a single center to compare the lung deposition and total systemic exposure of salmeterol and fluticasone propionate after administration of single doses (two inhalations of 50/500 μg/inhalation strength) in fasting conditions...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
Dohyeon Kim, Byungdu Jo, Donghoon Lee, Haenghwa Lee, Sunghoon Choi, Hyemi Kim, Zhen Chao, Seungyeon Choi, Hee-Joung Kim
Dose reduction techniques have been studied in medical imaging. We propose shutter scan acquisition for region of interest (ROI) imaging to reduce the patient exposure dose received from a digital tomosynthesis system. A prototype chest digital tomosynthesis (CDT) system (LISTEM, Wonju, Korea) and the LUNGMAN phantom (Kyoto Kagaku, Japan) with lung nodules 8, 10, and 12 mm in size were used for this study. A total of 41 projections with shutter scan acquisition consisted of 21 truncated projections and 20 non-truncated projections...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
M Jonczyk, F Collettini, D Geisel, D Schnapauff, G Böning, G Wieners, G Gebauer
Background During transarterial chemoembolization (TACE), cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) can be used for tumor and feeding vessel detection as well as postembolization CT imaging. However, there will be additional radiation exposure from CBCT. Purpose To evaluate the additional dose raised through CBCT-assisted guidance in comparison to TACE procedures guided with pulsed digital subtraction angiography (DSA) alone. Material and Methods In 70 of 140 consecutive patients undergoing TACE for liver cancer, CBCT was used to facilitate the TACE...
January 1, 2018: Acta Radiologica
Ekaterina Saukko, Juha M Grönroos, Paulina Salminen, Anja Henner, Miika T Nieminen
OBJECTIVES: Recently, both the number and the complexity with associated increased technical difficulty of therapeutic ERCP procedures have significantly increased resulting in longer procedural and fluoroscopy times. During ERCP, the patient is exposed to ionizing radiation and the consequent radiation dose depends on multiple factors. The aim of this study was to identify factors affecting fluoroscopy time and radiation dose in patients undergoing ERCP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data related to patient demographics, procedural characteristics and radiation exposure in ERCP procedures (n = 638) performed between August 2013 and August 2015 was retrospectively reviewed and analyzed...
February 28, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
Eveline Thomaere, Michiel Dehairs, Annouschka Laenen, Abdoli Mehrsima, Dirk Timmerman, Sandra Cornelissen, Katya Op de Beeck, Hilde Bosmans, Geert Maleux
Background Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a minimally invasive imaging-guided treatment using radiation exposure. Purpose To compare the patients' radiation exposure during UFE before and after introduction of a new X-ray imaging platform. Material and Methods Forty-one patients were enrolled in a prospective, comparative two-arm project before and after introduction of a new X-ray imaging platform with reduced dose settings, i.e. novel real-time image processing techniques (AlluraClarity). Demographic, pre-interventional imaging, and procedural data, including dose area product (DAP) and estimated organ dose on the ovaries and uterus, were recorded and angiographic quality of overall procedure was assessed...
January 1, 2018: Acta Radiologica
Sumalatha Nallagundla, Srinivas Patnala, Isadore Kanfer
This study indicates the application of tape stripping (TS) for bioequivalence (BE) assessment of a topical cream product containing 5% acyclovir. A TS method, previously used successfully to assess BE of topical clobetasol propionate and clotrimazole formulations, was used to assess BE of an acyclovir cream (5%) formulation as well as a diluted acyclovir formulation (1.5%) applied to the skin of healthy humans. An appropriate application time was established by conducting a dose duration study using the innovator product, Zovirax® cream...
February 26, 2018: AAPS PharmSciTech
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