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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933497/use-of-nh-a-3-%C3%AE-x-3-%C3%AE-sonoluminescence-for-diagnostics-of-nonequilibrium-plasma-produced-by-multibubble-cavitation
#1
Rachel Pflieger, Temim Ouerhani, Thierry Belmonte, Sergey I Nikitenko
In this work, the sonoluminescence of NH radicals has been evaluated as a new spectroscopic probe for the nonequilibrium plasma produced by multibubble cavitation in liquids. The experiments were performed in aqueous ammonia solutions subjected to power ultrasound at low and high frequencies and under two different rare gases (Ar and Xe). Sonoluminescence (SL) spectroscopy focuses on the emission of the two present systems: NH (A(3)Π-X(3)Σ(-)) and OH (A(2)Σ(+)-X(2)Π). Both spectroscopic systems indicate the absence of thermal equilibrium during bubble collapse (Tv > Tr) irrespective of the saturating gas...
September 21, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931989/effect-of-low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-therapy-on-a-rat-knee-joint-contracture-model
#2
Masanori Watanabe, Satoshi Kojima, Masahiro Hoso
[Purpose] Histopathological investigation of the effects of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) on joint components using a rat knee joint contracture model. [Subjects and Methods] Nineteen, 9-week-old Wistar male rats were divided into a control group (n=6) and an experimental group. Rats in the experimental group underwent cast immobilization of the right rear limb for 8 weeks. They were then randomly divided into a non-treatment group (n=6), which was raised under normal conditions for 4 weeks, and a treatment group (n=7), which underwent LIPUS for 4 weeks...
September 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929806/clustered-microcysts-on-breast-ultrasound-what-is-an-appropriate-management-recommendation
#3
Heather I Greenwood, Amie Y Lee, Iryna V Lobach, Bianca M Carpentier, Rita I Freimanis, Loretta M Strachowski
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to determine outcomes of lesions identified as clustered microcysts on breast ultrasound to augment the existing literature and help guide appropriate management recommendations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively identified cases at our institution, from January 2003 through December 2013, of all lesions classified as clustered microcysts at breast ultrasound. Breast ultrasound examinations were performed by the interpreting physician...
September 20, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929363/all-in-one-low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-stimulation-system-using-piezoelectric-micromachined-ultrasonic-transducer-pmut-arrays-for-targeted-cell-stimulation
#4
Wonjun Lee, Seungjun Yoo, Joontaek Jung, Woojin Kang, Wei Wang, Cheil Moon, Hongsoo Choi
A novel cell-stimulation system was fabricated using 10 × 29 piezoelectric micromachined ultrasonic transducer (pMUT) arrays for targeted ultrasonic cell stimulation. Both the diameter of a single pMUT element and the edge-to-edge gap were 120 μm, and the size of a pMUT array was 2.27 × 6.84 mm, to be placed at the bottom of a Transwell. The measured resonance frequency of a single pMUT element was 1.48 ± 0.13 MHz and the measured acoustic intensity of the pMUT array was 0.15 ± 0.03 MPa at 1 mm away from the transducer...
September 19, 2017: Biomedical Microdevices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929267/increasing-distribution-of-drugs-released-from-in-situ-forming-plga-implants-using-therapeutic-ultrasound
#5
Chawan Manaspon, Christopher Hernandez, Pinunta Nittayacharn, Selva Jeganathan, Norased Nasongkla, Agata A Exner
One of the challenges in developing sustained-release local drug delivery systems is the limited treatment volume that can be achieved. In this work, we examine the effectiveness of using low frequency, high intensity ultrasound to promote the spatial penetration of drug molecules away from the implant/injection site boundary upon release from injectable, phase inverting poly(lactic acid-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) implants. Fluorescein-loaded PLGA solutions were injected into poly(acrylamide) phantoms, and the constructs were treated daily for 14 days with ultrasound at 2...
September 19, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928850/spiral-computed-tomography-evaluation-of-rabbit-vx2-hepatic-tumors-treated-with-20-khz-ultrasound-and-microbubbles
#6
Zhi-Yong Shen, Chun Liu, Ming-Feng Wu, Hai-Feng Shi, Yu-Feng Zhou, Wei Zhuang, Gan-Lin Xia
The aim of the present study was to explore the therapeutic effect of 20 kHz ultrasound (US) and microbubbles (MBs) on rabbit VX2 liver tumors by spiral computed tomography (CT) scanning. A total of 16 New Zealand rabbits with hepatic VX2 tumors were divided into four groups: Control, MB, low-frequency US and US + MB. The treatment effect was evaluated by spiral CT scanning prior to, during and following treatment (at 0 weeks and the end of 1 and 2 weeks). The tumor growth rate was recorded. The specimens of VX2 tumors were collected for histological examination and transmission electron microscopy (TEM)...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928042/effect-of-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-hifu-in-conjunction-with-a-nanomedicines-microbubble-complex-for-enhanced-drug-delivery
#7
Hyounkoo Han, Hohyeon Lee, Kwangmeyung Kim, Hyuncheol Kim
Although nanomedicines have been intensively investigated for cancer therapy in the past, poor accumulation of nanomedicines in tumor sites remains a serious problem. Therefore, a novel drug delivery system is required to enhance accumulation and penetration of nanomedicines at the tumor site. Recently, high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) has been highlighted as a non-invasive therapeutic modality, and showed enhanced therapeutic efficacy in combination with nanomedicines. Cavitation effect induced by the combination of HIFU and microbubbles results in transiently enhanced cell membrane permeability, facilitating improved drug delivery efficiency into tumor sites...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926605/assessment-of-common-somatic-mutations-of-egfr-kras-braf-nras-in-pulmonary-non-small-cell-carcinoma-using-iplex%C3%A2-hs-a-new-highly-sensitive-assay-for-the-massarray%C3%A2-system
#8
Bobbie C Sutton, Ryan T Birse, Kevin Maggert, Tammy Ray, Jessica Hobbs, Amobi Ezenekwe, Jason Kazmierczak, Michael Mosko, Joan Kish, Andrew Bullock, Zonggao Shi, M Sharon Stack, Darryl Irwin
Increased early detection and personalized therapy for lung cancer have coincided with greater use of minimally invasive sampling techniques such as endobronchial ultrasound-guided biopsy (EBUS), endoscopic ultrasound-guided biopsy (EUS), and navigational biopsy, as well as thin needle core biopsies. As many lung cancer patients have late stage disease and other comorbidities that make open surgical procedures hazardous, the least invasive biopsy technique with the highest potential specimen yield is now the preferred first diagnostic study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921102/pancreatic-acinar-cell-carcinoma-with-extensive-tumor-embolism-at-the-trunk-of-portal-vein-and-pancreatic-intraductal-infiltration
#9
Akihiko Kida, Koichiro Matsuda, Kai Takegoshi, Mitsuru Matsuda, Akito Sakai, Yatsugi Noda
A 59-year-old man was admitted to the hospital with acute pancreatitis. The cause was suggested to be a pancreatic tumor based on computed tomography (CT). The pancreatic tumor was 45 mm with an extensive tumor embolism at the trunk of the portal vein and intraductal infiltration of the main pancreatic duct (MPD). The pancreatic tumor was diagnosed as acinar cell carcinoma (ACC) by endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration. Therefore, the cause of acute pancreatitis was diagnosed to be intraductal infiltration of ACC in the MPD...
September 18, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918858/coronary-ct-angiography-features-of-ruptured-and-high-risk-atherosclerotic-plaques-correlation-with-intra-vascular-ultrasound
#10
Daniel R Obaid, Patrick A Calvert, Adam Brown, Deepa Gopalan, Nick E J West, James H F Rudd, Martin R Bennett
BACKGROUND: Features of ruptured and high-risk plaque have been described on coronary computed tomography angiography (coronary CTA), but not systematically assessed against intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). We examined the ability of coronary CTA to identify IVUS defined ruptured plaque and Virtual Histology Intravascular Ultrasound (VH-IVUS) defined thin-cap fibroatheroma (TCFA). METHODS: Sixty-three patients (32 with acute coronary syndrome and 31 with stable angina) underwent coronary CTA, IVUS and VH-IVUS...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912896/investigation-of-the-safety-of-focused-ultrasound-induced-blood-brain-barrier-opening-in-a-natural-canine-model-of-aging
#11
Meaghan Anne O'Reilly, Ryan Matthew Jones, Edward Barrett, Anthony Schwab, Elizabeth Head, Kullervo Hynynen
Rationale: Ultrasound-mediated opening of the Blood-Brain Barrier(BBB) has shown exciting potential for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease(AD). Studies in transgenic mouse models have shown that this approach can reduce plaque pathology and improve spatial memory. Before clinical translation can occur the safety of the method needs to be tested in a larger brain that allows lower frequencies be used to treat larger tissue volumes, simulating clinical situations. Here we investigate the safety of opening the BBB in half of the brain in a large aged animal model with naturally occurring amyloid deposits...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904322/a-preliminary-study-of-effects-of-low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-lipus-irradiation-on-dentoalveolar-ankylosis
#12
Tomoyasu Kiyokawa, Mitsuru Motoyoshi, Mizuki Inaba, Remi Sano, Akari Saiki, Go Torigoe, Masatake Asano, Noriyoshi Shimizu
The purpose of this experiment was to investigate whether low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) irradiation can inhibit dentoalveolar ankylosis in transplanted rat teeth. LIPUS irradiation (the pulsed ultrasound signal had a frequency of 3.0 MHz, a spatial average intensity of 30 mW/cm(2), and a pulse ratio of 1:4) was performed on the face over the re-planted teeth of rats for 4 weeks. After the rats were euthanized, we measured mobility (Periotest value [PTV]) of the transplanted and control teeth using a Periotest...
2017: Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901969/disorders-of-consciousness-after-severe-brain-injury-therapeutic-options
#13
Caroline Schnakers, Martin M Monti
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Very few options exist for patients who survive severe traumatic brain injury but fail to fully recover and develop a disorder of consciousness (e.g. vegetative state, minimally conscious state). RECENT FINDINGS: Among pharmacological approaches, Amantadine has shown the ability to accelerate functional recovery. Although with very low frequency, Zolpidem has shown the ability to improve the level of consciousness transiently and, possibly, also in a sustained fashion...
September 9, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894583/evaluation-of-treatment-for-rectal-neuroendocrine-tumors-sized-under-20-mm-in-comparison-with-the-who-2010-guidelines
#14
Nobuhisa Matsuhashi, Takao Takahashi, Hiroyuki Tomita, Hiroshi Araki, Takashi Ibuka, Kaori Tanaka, Toshiyuki Tanahashi, Satoshi Matsui, Yoshiyuki Sasaki, Yoshihiro Tanaka, Naoki Okumura, Kazuya Yamaguchi, Shinji Osada, Kazuhiro Yoshida
Rectal neuroendocrine tumor (NET) is a relatively rare lesion of the gastrointestinal tract, but the prospective examination with colonofiberoscopy or endoscopic ultrasound has increased the frequency of its detection. It is often difficult to determine the optimal treatment for NETs sized <20 mm in the clinical setting. Other clinicopathological variables are not considered in the current guidelines and staging systems. Although the effects of lymphovascular invasion are not covered by the World Health Organization (WHO) 2010 guidelines or tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) staging system, this may be promising for the establishment of improved guidelines and staging systems, particularly for early-stage colorectal carcinoids...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888617/relationships-between-bone-mass-and-dietary-lifestyle-habits-in-japanese-women-at-3-4-months-postpartum
#15
A Hoshino, A Yamada, R Tanabe, S Noda, K Nakaoka, Y Oku, C Katayama, M Haraikawa, H Nakano, M Harada, K Uenishi, M Goseki-Sone
OBJECTIVES: The relationships between calcaneal bone mass and dietary/lifestyle habits in women at 3-4 months postpartum were examined in the context of osteoporosis prevention. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. METHODS: We measured bone mass using calcaneal ultrasound in mothers who brought their 3- to 4-month-old babies to healthcare centers in Japan for health examination and administered a self-report questionnaire on physical characteristics and dietary/lifestyle habits to those who agreed to participate in the survey...
September 7, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884736/-the-application-of-low-frequency-ultrasound-for-the-comprehensive-treatment-and-rehabilitation-of-the-patients-presenting-with-chronic-endometritis
#16
Yu V Kovaleva
The incidence of chronic endometritis remains rather high despite considerable progress in reproductive medicine including the advent of the new methods for assisted reproduction; the pregnancy rate after the treatment of this condition is still unacceptably low. It implies the necessity of the careful preparation of endometrium for the implantation of the embryo especially in women with a history of unsuccessful outcomes of the IVF treatment. It calls for the development of the efficient therapeutic modalities for the management of chronic endometritis and restoration of the normal reproductive function; their introduction into the therapeutic algorithm remains equally relevant...
2017: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880170/rapid-spatial-mapping-of-focused-ultrasound-fields-using-a-planar-fabry-p%C3%A3-rot-sensor
#17
Eleanor Martin, Edward Z Zhang, James A Guggenheim, Paul C Beard, Bradley E Treeby
Measurement of high acoustic pressures is necessary in order to fully characterise clinical high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) fields, and for accurate validation of computational models of ultrasound propagation. However, many existing measurement devices are unable to withstand the extreme pressures generated in these fields, and those that can often exhibit low sensitivity. Here, a planar Fabry-Pérot interferometer with hard dielectric mirrors and spacer was designed, fabricated, and characterised and its suitability for measurement of nonlinear focused ultrasound fields was investigated...
September 4, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879515/testicular-adrenal-rest-tumors-in-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-cross-sectional-study-of-51-croatian-male-patients
#18
Miroslav Dumic, Vlatko Duspara, Zorana Grubic, Sasa Kralik Oguic, Veselin Skrabic, Vesna Kusec
Testicular adrenal rest tumors (TARTs) are common cause of infertility in males with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). We studied the role of genotype and disease regulation on TART development, their impact on gonadal function, and frequency in 47 21-hydroxylase deficiency (21-OHD) and four 11-hydroxylase deficiency (11-OHD) male patients. Testicular ultrasound (TU), genotype, hormonal measurement in 51, and spermiogram in five patients were performed. TARTs were detected in 14 SW21-OHD and one 11-OHD patient: 1/8 patients aged <7 years (1...
September 6, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873696/enhanced-antimicrobial-effect-of-ultrasound-by-the-food-colorant-erythrosin-b
#19
Luis J Bastarrachea, Martin Walsh, Steven P Wrenn, Rohan V Tikekar
The synergistic combination of the food colorant Erythrosin B (E-B, FD&C 3) (0, 25, and 50μM) and low-frequency ultrasound (20kHz, 0.86-0.90WmL(-1)) was evaluated against Listeria innocua. Although E-B was antibacterial by itself, the inactivation rate significantly increased in a concentration-dependent manner upon exposure to ultrasound and followed a sigmoidal behavior. The enhanced antimicrobial effect of E-B in the presence of ultrasound can be explained in part from a microbubble disappearance study in which it was confirmed that the presence of E-B enhances inertial cavitation, thereby enhancing the antimicrobial effect of ultrasound...
October 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871936/xanthoma-like-skin-changes-in-an-elderly-woman-with-a-normal-lipid-profile
#20
Piotr Nockowski, Zdzisław Woźniak, Adam Reich, Joanna Maj
Dear Editor, An 83-year-old woman developed yellow-brownish infiltrates, nodules, and tumors mimicking xanthomas, mostly involving the periorbital and chest area within three months (Figure 1). She had no abnormalities in serum cholesterol or triglycerides levels. A detailed laboratory analysis revealed the presence of mild monoclonal gammopathy with a presence of immunoglobulin G (IgG) kappa light chains; however, according to hematologist consultation, it did not require medical intervention. Imaging assessment and ultrasound examination did not show any specific involvement of internal organs...
July 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
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