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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443535/effects-of-immunocastration-and-%C3%AE-adrenergic-agonists-on-the-performance-and-carcass-traits-of-feedlot-finished-nellore-cattle
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D S Antonelo, M R Mazon, K E Z Nubiato, J F M Gómez, D J Brigida, R C Gomes, A S Netto, P R Leme, S L Silva
β-Adrenergic agonists (β-AA) are non-hormonal growth promoters which promote muscle hypertrophy in supplemented animals. The effects of two β-AA in combination with the immunocastration technique on the performance and carcass traits were evaluated using 96 feedlot Nellore males in a randomized complete block design with two sex conditions (immunocastrated (IC) v. non-castrated (NC)) and three treatments: CON (no β-agonists added), RH (300 mg of ractopamine hydrochloride/day, for 33 days) or ZH (80 mg of zilpaterol·hydrochloride animal/day for 30 days, removed 3 days for required withdrawal period)...
April 26, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443480/adverse-placental-perfusion-and-pregnancy-outcomes-in-a-new-nonhuman-primate-model-of-gestational-protein-restriction
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Victoria H J Roberts, Jamie O Lo, Katherine S Lewandowski, Peter Blundell, Kevin L Grove, Christopher D Kroenke, Elinor L Sullivan, Charles T Roberts, Antonio E Frias
Maternal malnutrition during pregnancy impacts fetal growth, with developmental consequences that extend to later life outcomes. In underdeveloped countries, this malnutrition typically takes the form of poor dietary protein content and quality, even if adequate calories are consumed. Here, we report the establishment of a nonhuman primate model of gestational protein restriction (PR) in order to understand how placental function and pregnancy outcomes are affected by protein deficiency. Rhesus macaques were assigned to either a control diet containing 26% protein or switched to a 13% PR diet prior to conception and maintained on this PR diet throughout pregnancy...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442620/the-implementation-of-cardiac-arrest-treatment-recommendations-in-english-acute-nhs-trusts-a-national-survey
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James Carberry, Keith Couper, Joyce Yeung
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: There are approximately 35 000 in-hospital cardiac arrests in the UK each year. Successful resuscitation requires integration of the medical science, training and education of clinicians and implementation of best practice in the clinical setting. In 2015, the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) published its latest resuscitation treatment recommendations. It is currently unknown the extent to which these treatment recommendations have been successfully implemented in practice in English NHS acute hospital trusts...
April 25, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441172/intravascular-ultrasound-and-outcomes-after-drug-eluting-stent-implantation
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Gary S Mintz
There have been nine published randomized trials and 30 registry studies comparing intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided drug-eluting stent implantation versus conventional angiographic guidance. These trials and registries have been evaluated and summarized in (i) eight meta-analyses that included from nine to 18 registries and from one to seven randomized trials and (ii) four meta-analyses that included from three to eight randomized trials. Although with one exception no two meta-analyses have included the same trials or studies, in each meta-analysis, IVUS guidance was associated with a reduction in major adverse cardiac events as well as secondary hard endpoints of death (primarily cardiovascular mortality), myocardial infarction, and stent thrombosis, especially in randomized trial meta-analyses...
June 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437626/recent-advances-in-co2-bubble-generating-carrier-systems-for-localized-controlled-release
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Yu-Jung Lin, Chieh-Cheng Huang, Wei-Lin Wan, Ching-Hua Chiang, Yen Chang, Hsing-Wen Sung
This article reviews recent progress in the development of carbon dioxide (CO2) bubble-generating drug carriers, including their designs and operating mechanisms; these carriers constitute an advanced class of stimuli-responsive delivery systems with considerable potential. The drug carriers contain stimuli-responsive agents, which are stable before they reach the target location, but enable rapid drug release that is triggered by the generation of CO2 bubbles, which are chemically inert, under certain stimuli...
April 12, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437222/laparoscopic-anatomical-segment-2-segmentectomy-by-the-glissonian-approach
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Kit-Man Ho, Ho-Seong Han, Yoo-Seok Yoon, Jai Young Cho, Young Rok Choi, Jae Seong Jang, Seong Uk Kwon, Sungho Kim, Jang Kyu Choi
BACKGROUND: When hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) was located in segment 2 (S2), segment-oriented hepatectomy was more beneficial than left lateral sectionectomy as this type of anatomical resection preserved the volume of the nontumor-bearing segment. Herein, we presented 2 cases (1 with video) of laparoscopic anatomical S2 segmentectomy by the Glissonian approach. METHODS: The first patient was a 69-year-old woman, who had an incidentally detected liver nodule on abdominal ultrasound for systemic surveillance for her breast cancer...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436918/an-integrated-and-highly-sensitive-ultrafast-acoustoelectric-imaging-system-for-biomedical-applications
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Beatrice Berthon, Pierre-Marc Dansette, Mickael Tanter, Mathieu Pernot, Jean Provost
PURPOSE: Direct imaging of cardiac electrical activation is crucial to better understand and diagnose diseases linked to arrhythmias. This work presents an Ultrafast Acoustoelectric Imaging (UAI) system for direct and non-invasive ultrafast mapping of propagating current densities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Acoustoelectric imaging is based on the acoustoelectric effect, the modulation of the medium's electrical impedance by a propagating ultrasonic wave. UAI triggers this effect with plane wave emissions to image current densities...
April 24, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436857/real-time-triple-modal-photoacoustic-ultrasound-and-magnetic-resonance-fusion-imaging-of-humans
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Sara Park, Jongseong Jang, Jeesu Kim, Young Soo Kim, Chulhong Kim
Imaging that fuses multiple modes has become a useful tool for diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring. As a next step, real-time fusion imaging has attracted interest as for a tool to guide surgery. One widespread fusion imaging technique in surgery combines real-time ultrasound (US) imaging and preacquired magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. However, US imaging visualizes only structural information with relatively low contrast. Here, we present a photoacoustic (PA), US, and MR fusion imaging system which integrates a clinical PA and US imaging system with an optical tracking-based navigation subsystem...
April 24, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433441/role-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-in-diagnosis-of-thyroid-nodules-in-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-gray-zone
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Jia Zhan, Xue-Hong Diao, Lin Chen, Jia-Mei Jin, Yue Chen
The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical value of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in the diagnosis of thyroid nodules in the acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) "gray zone" (the shear wave velocity is in the range 2.5-3 m/s). ARFI was performed before thyroidectomy in 70 patients with 200 thyroid nodules, and then CEUS was performed in 40 thyroid nodules in the "gray zone." The accuracy of ARFI for the 200 thyroid nodules was 82% (164/200). The accuracy of ARFI for the 40 "gray zone" thyroid nodules was 70% (28/40), whereas the accuracy of CEUS for the "gray zone" thyroid nodules was 90% (36/40)...
April 19, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433440/spatial-compounding-technique-to-obtain-rotation-elastogram-a-feasibility-study
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AliArshad Kothawala, Sowmiya Chandramoorthi, N Ravi Kiran Reddy, Arun Kumar Thittai
The perception of stiffness and slipperiness of a breast mass on palpation is used by physicians to assess the level of suspicion of a lesion as being malignant or benign. However, most current ultrasound elastography imaging methods provide only stiffness-related information. There is no existing approach that provides information about the local rigid body rotation undergone by only a loosely bonded, asymmetrically oriented lesion subjected to a small quasi-static compression. The inherent poor lateral resolution in ultrasound imaging poses a limitation in estimating the local rigid body rotation...
April 19, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433437/optimal-ultrasound-exposure-conditions-for-maximizing-c2c12-muscle-cell-proliferation-and-differentiation
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Alice Rita Salgarella, Andrea Cafarelli, Leonardo Ricotti, Lorenzo Capineri, Paolo Dario, Arianna Menciassi
Described here is an in vitro systematic investigation of the effects on C2C12 myoblasts of exposure to finely controlled and repeatable low-intensity pulsed ultrasound of different frequencies (500 kHz, 1 MHz, 3 MHz and 5 MHz) and different intensities (250, 500 and 1000 mW/cm(2)). An in-house stimulation system and an ultrasound-transparent cell culture well minimized reflections and attenuations, allowing precise control of ultrasound delivery. Results indicated that a 3 MHz stimulation at 1 W/cm(2) intensity maximized cell proliferation in comparison with the other exposure conditions and untreated controls...
April 19, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432914/adaptive-optimization-of-ultrasound-beamforming-sound-velocity-using-sub-aperture-differential-phase-gradient
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Che-Chou Shen, Hsiao-Chi Yang
Ultrasound array imaging systems rely on a presumed beamforming sound velocity to calculate the time compensation of each element for receive focusing. The mismatch between the tissue sound velocity and the beamforming sound velocity can degrade the focusing quality due to loss of phase coherence. Since the tissue sound velocity cannot be known in prior, an adaptive optimization of beamforming sound velocity is required to improve the image quality. Differential phase gradient of channel data is proposed to estimate the optimal sound velocity for beamforming...
April 12, 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432447/twofold-minimum-variance-beamforming-for-enhanced-ultrasound-imaging
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Sayed Mahmoud Sakhaei, Seyede Elham Shamsian
PURPOSE: To calculate the optimal weights of a minimum variance (MV) beamformer, the covariance matrix of the received data should be estimated. In ultrasound imaging, it is done through spatial smoothing. However, this technique reduces the effective aperture and consequently limits the attainable resolution. To mitigate this effect, we propose a new configuration for applying an adaptive beamforming method. METHODS: The method is based on applying MV in a twofold configuration such that the outputs of the subarrays are combined through an adaptive MV-like beamformer, instead of simply summing them...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429490/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-classification-of-previously-indeterminate-renal-lesions
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Jessica G Zarzour, Mark E Lockhart, Janelle West, Eric Turner, Bradford E Jackson, John V Thomas, Michelle L Robbin
OBJECTIVES: To determine the utility of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (US) for characterizing renal lesions that were indeterminate on prior imaging. METHODS: This Institutional Review Board-approved retrospective diagnostic accuracy study evaluated all patients who underwent renal contrast-enhanced US examinations from 2006 to 2015 at our tertiary care hospital. We compared the number of lesions definitively characterized by contrast-enhanced US with the indeterminate lesions by prior imaging...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427743/microbubble-detection-and-ultrasound-guided-vacuum-assisted-biopsy-of-axillary-lymph-nodes-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
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P Britton, P Willsher, K Taylor, F Kilburn-Toppin, E Provenzano, P Forouhi, J Benson, A Agrawal, J R Forman, M G Wallis
AIMS: To assess the feasibility of undertaking microbubble-guided vacuum-assisted biopsy (VAB) of the sentinel lymph node (SLN) and determine its sensitivity in detecting metastases. Patient experience and the impact of VAB on subsequent axillary surgery were also evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with a normal axillary ultrasound or benign core biopsy planned for surgical SLN biopsy were recruited. Part 1 of the study was used to establish the technique of ultrasound microbubble contrast to detect the SLN...
April 17, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427670/estimation-of-the-distribution-of-low-intensity-ultrasound-mechanical-index-as-a-parameter-affecting-the-proliferation-of-spermatogonia-stem-cells-in-vitro
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Zeinab Hormozi Moghaddam, Manijhe Mokhtari-Dizaji, Mansoureh Movahedin, Mohammad Ehsan Ravari
Considering the use of physical and mechanical stimulation, such as low-intensity ultrasound for proliferation and differentiation of stem cells, it is essential to understand the physical and acoustical mechanisms of acoustic waves in vitro. Mechanical index is used for quantifying acoustic cavitation and the relationship between acoustic pressure and the frequency. In this study, modeling of the mechanical index was applied to provide treatment protocol and to understand the effective physical processes on reproducibility of stem cells...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427645/ultrasound-assisted-extraction-of-achyrocline-satureioides-prevents-contrast-induced-nephropathy-in-mice
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Ketheley L Guss, Stefano Pavanni, Bruno Prati, Lucas Dazzi, Jairo P de Oliveira, Breno V Nogueira, Thiago M C Pereira, Marcio Fronza, Denise C Endringer, Rodrigo Scherer
Achyrocline satureioides or Macela, has been largely used in traditional folk medicine in Brazil as an anti-inflammatory agent and to treat various digestive disorders. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the preventive action of the extracts of A. satureioides obtained by maceration and ultrasound-assisted extraction, quercetin and N-acetylcysteine against contrast-induced nephropathy in mice. The antioxidant activity, cytotoxicity and inhibition of nitric oxide (NO) production in macrophages were evaluated...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427629/development-of-a-novel-folate-modified-nanobubbles-with-improved-targeting-ability-to-tumor-cells
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Sujuan Duan, Lu Guo, Dandan Shi, Mengmeng Shang, Dong Meng, Jie Li
Conjugation of folate (FOL) to nanobubbles could enhance the selective targeting to tumors expressing high levels of folate receptor (FR). To further improve the selective targeting ability of FOL-modified nanobubbles, a novel FOL-targeted nanobubble ((FOL)2-NB) with increasing FOL content (accomplished by linking two FOL molecules per DSPE-PEG2000 chain) was synthesized, through the methods of mechanical shaking and low-speed centrifugation based on lipid-stabilized perfluoropropane. The bubble size and distribution range were measured by dynamic light scattering (DLS)...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427128/-the-application-value-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-in-the-surgery-of-renal-masses
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M H Liu, J H Shi, Q M H Wangqi, Y Q Lin, Z X Sun
Objective: To investigate the clinical value of contrast-enhanced ultrasound in the diagnosis of renal masses. Methods: A total of 50 patients with renal masses who underwent partial nephrectomy were analyzed from January 2014 to October 2016 in the Department of Urology of China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University.In the intraoperative contrast-enhanced ultrasound, the characteristics of ultrasound imaging were recorded including location, size, boundary, echo, real-time internal and peripheral blood and renal pelvis distance, artery, guidance on the selection of surgical methods, intraoperative real-time estimation of the extent of tumor resection...
April 18, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426815/using-controlled-attenuation-parameter-combined-with-ultrasound-to-survey-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-prospective-cohort-study
#20
Yi-Hao Yen, Jin-Bor Chen, Ben-Chung Cheng, Jung-Fu Chen, Kuo-Chin Chang, Po-Lin Tseng, Cheng-Kun Wu, Ming-Chao Tsai, Ming-Tsung Lin, Tsung-Hui Hu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) is a non-invasive method for measuring hepatic steatosis (HS). Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is closely related to cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). CVDs are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in hemodialysis patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of NAFLD in hemodialysis patients. METHOD: We prospectively enrolled patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis, as well as patients with normal renal function who served as controls...
2017: PloS One
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