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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421832/experimental-induction-of-chicken-aa-amyloidosis-in-white-layer-chickens-by-inoculation-with-inactivated-vaccines
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Wazir Ahmad Habibi, Takuya Hirai, Mohammad Hakim Niazmand, Naoko Okumura, Ryoji Yamaguchi
We investigated the amyloidogenic potential of inactivated vaccines and the localized production of serum amyloid A (SAA) at the injection site in white layer chickens. Hens in the treated group were injected intramuscularly three times with high doses of inactivated oil-emulsion Salmonella Enteritidis vaccine and multivalent viral and bacterial inactivated oil-emulsion vaccines at two week intervals. Chickens in the control group did not receive any inoculum. In the treated group, emaciation, and granulomas were present, while several chickens died between 4-6 weeks after the first injection...
April 19, 2017: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419374/patient-radiation-doses-in-therapeutic-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-in-patras-and-the-key-role-of-the-operator
#2
Anastasia C Hadjiconstanti, Gerasimos A T Messaris, Konstantinos C Thomopoulos, George S Panayiotakis
The patient radiation doses, in conjunction with the operator experience, in therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedures, performed in our hospital, were obtained. Ninety-six patients participated in the study and were divided into 3 groups, based on the operator experience. The dosemetric indices, fluoroscopy time (FT), cumulative dose (Ka,r) and air kerma-area product (PKA), were collected. For the total and weight banding group the third quartile values of the distribution of FT, Ka,r and PKA were 2...
April 17, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419147/cone-beam-computed-tomography-with-automated-bone-subtraction-in-preoperative-embolization-for-pelvic-bone-tumors
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Dae Yong Park, Hyo-Cheol Kim, Jin Wook Chung, Saebeom Hur, Minuk Kim, Myungsu Lee, Hwan Jun Jae
PURPOSE: To evaluate the usefulness of cone-beam computed tomography with automated bone subtraction (CBCT-ABS) in the preoperative embolization of hypervascular tumors located in the pelvic bone. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 26 patients with pelvic bone tumors who underwent preoperative embolization between January 2014 and October 2016. A CBCT-ABS scan was taken in a total of 17 patients (CBCT-ABS group), and only a series of digital subtraction angiographies (DSAs) was taken in the remaining 9 patients (DSA group)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414936/east-urals-radioactive-trace-dose-dependent-functional-metabolic-effects-in-the-myocardium-of-the-pygmy-wood-mouse-apodemus-uralensis-taking-into-account-population-size
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Nataĺya A Orekhova, Makar V Modorov
The population dynamics, radiometric data and biochemical parameters (concentrations of total lipids, proteins, DNA and RNA, activity of succinate dehydrogenase, glucose phosphate isomerase and catalase, as well as lipid peroxidation level) in the myocardium of the pygmy wood mouse (Apodemus uralensis Pall., 1811) inhabiting the area of the East Urals Radioactive Trace (EURT) were analyzed. The functional-metabolic radiation effects as a result external and internal exposure to (137)Cs and (90)Sr (unweighted total dose rate 0...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410690/eye-lens-dose-correlations-with-personal-dose-equivalent-and-patient-exposure-in-paediatric-interventional-cardiology-performed-with-a-fluoroscopic-biplane-system
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L Alejo, C Koren, E Corredoira, F Sánchez, J Bayón, A Serrada, E Guibelalde
PURPOSE: To analyse the correlations between the eye lens dose estimates performed with dosimeters placed next to the eyes of paediatric interventional cardiologists working with a biplane system, the personal dose equivalent measured on the thorax and the patient dose. METHODS: The eye lens dose was estimated in terms of Hp(0.07) on a monthly basis, placing optically stimulated luminescence dosimeters (OSLDs) on goggles. The Hp(0.07) personal dose equivalent was measured over aprons with whole-body OSLDs...
April 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409845/procedural-success-and-intra-hospital-outcome-related-to-left-atrial-appendage-morphology-in-patients-that-receive-an-interventional-left-atrial-appendage-closure
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Christian Fastner, Michael Behnes, Benjamin Sartorius, Annika Wenke, Ibrahim El-Battrawy, Uzair Ansari, Ishar-Singh Gill, Martin Borggrefe, Ibrahim Akin
BACKGROUND: The interventional left atrial appendage (LAA) closure represents an emerging alternative to oral anticoagulation for stroke prevention in certain atrial fibrillation patients. Preliminary results have suggested high procedural success rates and fewer peri-interventional complications; however, there persists an insufficient understanding of the role of many underlying confounding variables (e.g., anatomical characteristics). HYPOTHESIS: It was investigated whether varying LAA morphologies influence procedural success as well as in-hospital outcome...
April 13, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407988/cone-beam-computed-tomography-image-optimization-to-detect-root-fractures-in-endodontically-treated-teeth-an-in%C3%A2-vitro-phantom-study
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Martina T Parrone, Boulos Bechara, Samuel Thomas Deahl, Nikita B Ruparel, Rujuta Katkar, Marcel Noujeim
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of an optimization filter (OF) and voxel size on the accuracy of root fracture detection. STUDY DESIGN: Half of 40 endodontically treated roots were fractured, and the other half were left intact. All teeth were randomly placed into 5 bovine ribs. Each rib was scanned with the Planmeca ProMax 3-D using 4 different settings: 75 μm and 100 μm voxel size with and without an OF. Five reviewers reported if a fracture was present by using a 5-point scale...
May 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402484/location-of-disease-on-imaging-may-predict-radiation-exposure-during-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography
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Moon Hyung Choi, Seung Eun Jung, Seung Bae Yoon, In Seok Lee, Jae Young Byun
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is performed for various diseases. The aim of this study is to evaluate the difference of dose-area product (DAP) during the ERCP procedures according to location of the lesion. We performed a retrospective study of consecutive 217 therapeutic ERCP examinations performed between November 2014 and April 2015 at a tertiary care center. ERCP procedures divided into two groups according to location of the lesion identified on imaging: lesions in the common hepatic duct (CHD) or the common bile duct (CBD) and lesions in the hepatic hilum or the intrahepatic duct (IHD)...
April 11, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398660/gestational-and-lactational-exposure-to-an-environmentally-relevant-mixture-of-brominated-flame-retardants-effects-on-neurodevelopment-and-metabolism
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Emily W Y Tung, Alice Kawata, Marc Rigden, Wayne J Bowers, Don Caldwell, Alison C Holloway, Bernard Robaire, Barbara F Hales, Michael G Wade
BACKGROUND: Developmental exposure to brominated flame retardants (BFRs), including polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD), has been associated with impaired neurodevelopment and some symptoms of metabolic syndrome. However, there are inconsistencies in studies reporting neurodevelopmental effects with studies of pure substances more likely to report effects than studies of technical products. In addition, the influence of early BFR exposures on later development of metabolic disease-like symptoms has not been investigated...
April 17, 2017: Birth Defects Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398484/significant-reduction-of-radiation-exposure-in-cryoballoon-based-pulmonary-vein-isolation
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Bruno Reissmann, Tilman Maurer, Peter Wohlmuth, Matthias Krüger, Christian Heeger, Christine Lemes, Thomas Fink, Johannes Riedl, Francesco Santoro, Shibu Mathew, Christian Sohns, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Feifan Ouyang, Andreas Metzner
Aims: Procedure times and left atrial dwell times of cryoballoon (CB)-based ablation strategies for atrial fibrillation (AF) are shorter as compared to radiofrequency ablation, yet fluoroscopy times are longer and result in a higher radiation exposure. The objective of this study is to evaluate a modified fluoroscopy protocol aiming at reduction of radiation exposure in CB ablation. Methods: A total of 120 patients with symptomatic AF underwent pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) using the second generation CB and an ablation strategy considering the individual time-to-isolation...
April 7, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395752/efficacy-of-a-new-spot-on-formulation-of-selamectin-plus-sarolaner-for-cats-against-adult-ctenocephalides-felis-flea-egg-production-and-adult-flea-emergence
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Adriano F Vatta, William R Everett, Susan J Holzmer, Judith A Cherni, Vickie L King, Douglas Rugg, Thomas Geurden
A new spot-on formulation of selamectin plus sarolaner was evaluated against fleas for adulticidal efficacy, and for the effect on egg production and hatching when applied to flea-infested cats. Ten male and ten female adult domestic shorthair cats were randomly assigned to one of two treatment groups based on pre-treatment flea counts. Cats received topical treatment on Day 0 in a single spot to the dorsal scapular area with either a placebo formulation or with the combination formulation at the minimal dose of 6...
April 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395417/-dosimetry-verification-of-radioactive-seed-implantation-with-3d-printing-template-and-ct-guidance-for-paravertebral-retroperitoneal-malignant-tumor
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Z Ji, Y L Jiang, F X Guo, R Peng, H T Sun, J H Fan, J J Wang
Objective: To compare the dose distributions of postoperative plans with preoperative plans for seeds implantations of paravertebral/retroperitoneal tumors assisted by 3D printing guide template and CT guidance, explore the effects of the technology for seeds implantations in dosimetry level and provide data support for the optimization and standardization in seeds implantation. Methods: Between December 2015 and July 2016, a total of 10 patients with paravertebral/retroperitoneal tumors (12 lesions) received 3D printing template assist radioactive seeds implantations in department of radiation oncology of Peking University Third Hospital, and included in the study...
April 4, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393672/radiation-awareness-for-endovascular-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-in-the-hybrid-operating-room-an-instant-patient-risk-chart-for-daily-practice
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Quirina M de Ruiter, Crystel M Gijsberts, Constantijn E Hazenberg, Frans L Moll, Joost A van Herwaarden
PURPOSE: To determine which patient and C-arm characteristics are the strongest predictors of intraoperative patient radiation dose rates (DRs) during endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) procedures and create a patient risk chart. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed of 74 EVAR procedures, including 16,889 X-ray runs using fixed C-arm imaging equipment. Four multivariate log-linear mixed models (with patient as a random effect) were constructed. Mean air kerma DR (DRAK, mGy/s) and the mean dose area product DR (DRDAP, mGycm(2)/s) were the outcome variables utilized for fluoroscopy as differentiated from digital subtraction angiography (DSA)...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393639/the-safety-of-extended-release-drug-formulations-for-the-treatment-of-adhd
#14
Ann Childress
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a complex neurobehavioral disorder affecting millions of patients worldwide. Effective treatments have been available for more than 60 years in the form of immediate-release (IR) stimulants However, stimulants have a high risk for abuse and are associated with adverse effects Including elevated blood pressure and heart rate, insomnia and decreased appetite. IR formulations also require multiple daily dosing. The search for improved safety, tolerability and convenience has led to the development of multiple extended-release (ER) stimulant and non-stimulant formulations...
April 10, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392312/out-of-field-doses-in-radiotherapy-input-to-epidemiological-studies-and-dose-risk-models
#15
Roger Harrison
Out-of-field doses in radiotherapy have been increasingly studied in recent years because of the generally improved survival of patients who have received radiotherapy as part of their treatment for cancer and their subsequent risk of a second malignancy. This short article attempts to identify some current problems, challenges and opportunities for dosimetry developments in this field. Out-of-field doses and derived risk estimates contribute to general knowledge about radiation effects on humans as well as contributing to risk-benefit considerations for the individual patient...
April 6, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389747/light-dose-versus-rate-of-delivery-implications-for-macroalgal-productivity
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Matthew J Desmond, Daniel W Pritchard, Christopher D Hepburn
The role of how light is delivered over time is an area of macroalgal photosynthesis that has been overlooked but may play a significant role in controlling rates of productivity and the structure and persistence of communities. Here we present data that quantify the relative influence of total quantum dose and delivery rate on the photosynthetic productivity of five ecologically important Phaeophyceae species from southern New Zealand. Results suggested that greater net oxygen production occurs when light is delivered at a lower photon flux density (PFD) over a longer period compared to a greater PFD over a shorter period, given the same total dose...
April 7, 2017: Photosynthesis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388318/rotary-and-high-pressure-nozzle-spray-plume-droplet-analysis-for-aerially-applied-mosquito-adulticides-laser-diffraction-characterization
#17
Jonathan A Hornby, Jim Robinson, Milton Sterling
The droplet spectrum of a mosquito adulticide spray plume determines its ability to drift through the target area, impinge on the mosquito, deliver a toxic dose, and the risk of environmental contamination. This paper provides data on droplet spectra produced from 6 nozzles in a high-pressure nozzle spray system and 5 rotary nozzle systems for common mosquito adulticides. Spray plume spectra were measured by laser diffraction. High-pressure nozzles were evaluated at pressures ranging from 500 psi to 6,000 psi...
March 2017: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385547/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-stimulation-of-toll-like-receptor-9-by-cpg-oligodeoxynucleotides-incorporated-into-polypod-like-dna-nanostructures
#18
Yosuke Takahashi, Tatsuoki Maezawa, Yuki Araie, Yuki Takahashi, Yoshinobu Takakura, Makiya Nishikawa
Cytosine-phosphate-guanine (CpG) DNA is known to increase the potency of vaccines. Here, in vitro and in vivo stimulation of Toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) by CpG DNA incorporated into polypod-like DNA nanostructures was evaluated by measuring the levels of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) released from macrophage-like RAW 264.7 cells and plasma interleukin (IL)-12p40 in vivo following intravenous injection into mice. Phosphodiester CpG1668 was selected as the CpG DNA, and tripodna and hexapodna, which were CpG1668-containing tripod and hexapod-like DNA nanostructures, respectively, were designed...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376262/the-effects-of-iterative-reconstruction-and-kernel-selection-on-quantitative-computed-tomography-measures-of-lung-density
#19
Alfonso Rodriguez, Frank N Ranallo, Philip F Judy, Sean B Fain
PURPOSE: To determine the effects of iterative reconstruction (IR) and high frequency kernels on quantitative computed tomography (qCT) density measures at reduced X-ray dose. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The COPDGene 2 Phantom (CTP 698, The Phantom Laboratory, Salem, NY) with four embedded lung mimicking foam densities (12lb, 20lb, and 4lb), as well as water, air, and acrylic reference inserts was imaged using a GE 64 slice CT750 HD scanner in helical mode with four current-time products ranging from 12-100 mAs...
April 4, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371194/graphene-as-multi-functional-delivery-platform-in-cancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Mojgan Nejabat, Fahimeh Charbgoo, Mohammad Ramezani
The biomedical applications of graphene-based nanomaterials including drug and gene delivery have grown rapidly in the past few years. This is due to its high surface area that results in high cargo loading capacity. It is demonstrated that graphene can improve drug efficacy without increasing the dose of the chemotherapeutic agent in cancer treatment. Considering these valuable benefits of graphene, this review focused on the newest advancements in drug and gene delivery systems using graphene and unveiling advantages and disadvantages of different graphene-based materials in introducing an effective cargo delivery system for cancer therapy...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
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