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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725252/individualized-3d-scanning-and-printing-for-non-melanoma-skin-cancer-brachytherapy-a-financial-study-for-its-integration-into-clinical-workflow
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Meritxell Arenas, Sebastià Sabater, Andreu Sintas, Monica Arguís, Víctor Hernández, Miguel Árquez, Iolanda López, Àngeles Rovirosa, Doménec Puig
PURPOSE: Skin cancer is the most common tumor in the population. There are different therapeutic modalities. Brachytherapy is one of the techniques used, in which it is necessary to build customized moulds for some patients. Currently, these moulds are made by hand using rudimentary techniques. We present a new procedure based on 3D printing and the analysis of the clinical workflow. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Moulds can be made either by hand or by automated 3D printing...
June 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724394/development-of-newborn-screening-connect-nbs-connect-a-self-reported-patient-registry-and-its-role-in-improvement-of-care-for-patients-with-inherited-metabolic-disorders
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Yetsa Osara, Kathryn Coakley, Aishwarya Devarajan, Rani H Singh
BACKGROUND: Newborn Screening Connect (NBS Connect) is a web-based self-reported patient registry and resource for individuals and families affected by disorders included in the newborn screening panel. NBS Connect was launched in 2012 by Emory University after years of planning and grassroots work by professionals, consumers, and industry. Individuals with phenylketonuria (PKU), maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) or tyrosinemia (TYR) have been recruited through distribution of outreach materials, presentations at parent organization meetings and direct recruitment at clinic appointments...
July 19, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723715/novel-weight-based-dose-threshold-for-18f-naf-pet-ct-imaging-using-advanced-pet-ct-systems-a-potential-tool-for-reducing-radiation-burden
#3
Fahad Marafi, Abdulreda Esmail, Rashid Rasheed, Fareeda Alkandari, Sharjeel Usmani
BACKGROUND: Fluorine-18-sodium fluoride (F-NaF) PET/CT is an important tool for detecting and evaluating metastatic bone cancer. Besides traditional dose metrics, recent methods such as real-time dose mapping, dose calculation from DICOM information, and their relevance to entrance skin exposure are currently in use to reduce the radiation burden. In this study, we have analyzed the data of 1062 patients retrospectively to evaluate patterns of absorbed dose for institutional weight-based dose protocol as compared with fixed dose method guidelines of Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI)...
July 18, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717038/a-human-biofilm-disrupting-monoclonal-antibody-potentiates-antibiotic-efficacy-in-rodent-models-of-both-staphylococcus-aureus-and-acinetobacter-baumannii-infections
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Yan Q Xiong, Angeles Estellés, L Li, W Abdelhady, R Gonzales, Arnold S Bayer, Edgar Tenorio, Anton Leighton, Stefan Ryser, Lawrence M Kauvar
Many serious bacterial infections are antibiotic-refractory due to biofilm formation. A key structural component of biofilm is extracellular DNA which is stabilized by bacterial proteins, including those from the DNABII family. TRL1068 is a high affinity human monoclonal antibody against a DNABII epitope conserved across both gram-positive and gram-negative bacterial species. In the current study, the efficacy of TRL1068 for disruption of biofilm was demonstrated in vitro in the absence of antibiotics by scanning electron microscopy...
July 17, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716518/virtual-animation-of-victim-specific-3d-models-obtained-from-ct-scans-for-forensic-reconstructions-living-and-dead-subjects
#5
C Villa, K B Olsen, S H Hansen
Post-mortem CT scanning (PMCT) has been introduced at several forensic medical institutions many years ago and has proved to be a useful tool. 3D models of bones, skin, internal organs and bullet paths can rapidly be generated using post-processing software. These 3D models reflect the individual physiognomics and can be used to create whole-body 3D virtual animations. In such way, virtual reconstructions of the probable ante-mortem postures of victims can be constructed and contribute to understand the sequence of events...
July 5, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712661/managing-incidentalomas-safely-do-computed-tomography-requisitions-tell-us-what-we-need-to-know
#6
Matthew Walker, Joy Borgaonkar, Daria Manos
PURPOSE: Technological advancements and the ever-increasing use of computed tomography (CT) have greatly increased the detection of incidental findings, including tiny pulmonary nodules. The management of many "incidentalomas" is significantly influenced by a patient's history of cancer. The study aim is to determine if CT requisitions include prior history of malignancy. METHODS: Requisitions for chest CTs performed at our adult tertiary care hospital during April 2012 were compared to a cancer history questionnaire, administered to patients at the time of CT scan...
July 13, 2017: Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal, Journal L'Association Canadienne des Radiologistes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707988/first-clinical-report-of-helical-tomotherapy-with-simultaneous-integrated-boost-for-synchronous-bilateral-breast-cancer
#7
Tabassum Wadasadawala, Shanu Jain, Siji Paul, Reena Phurailatpam, Kishore Joshi, Palak Popat, Sandip Tandon, Aruna Alahari, Rajiv Sarin
OBJECTIVE: Radiotherapy for synchronous bilateral breast cancer (SBBC) is technically very challenging. This study reports the clinical feasibility, dosimetry and safety of helical tomotherapy (HT) with simultaneous integrated boost (SIB) in patients treated with adjuvant radiotherapy for SBBC. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty one women with SBBC treated with HT from January 2013 to June 2016 were retrospectively evaluated. Radiation lung toxicity was assessed using pulmonary function test (PFT) and high resolution computerized tomography scan (HRCT) scan at baseline and 1 year post RT in 18 patients...
July 14, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705994/wearable-brain-imaging-with-multi-modal-physiological-recording
#8
Gary E Strangman, Vladimir Ivkovic, Quan Zhang
The brain is a central component of cognitive and physical human performance. Measures including functional brain activation, cerebral perfusion, cerebral oxygenation, evoked electrical responses, and resting hemodynamic and electrical activity are all related to, or can predict health status or performance decrements. However, measuring brain physiology typically requires large, stationary machines that are not suitable for mobile or self-monitoring. Moreover, when individuals are ambulatory, systemic physiological fluctuations-e...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705457/a-novel-c-type-lectin-gene-is-a-strong-candidate-gene-for-benedenia-disease-resistance-in-japanese-yellowtail-seriola-quinqueradiata
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Masatoshi Nakamoto, Yusuke Takeuchi, Kazuki Akita, Ryo Kumagai, Junpei Suzuki, Takashi Koyama, Tsutomu Noda, Kazunori Yoshida, Akiyuki Ozaki, Kazuo Araki, Takashi Sakamoto
Little is known about mechanisms of resistance to parasitic diseases in marine finfish. Benedenia disease is caused by infection by the monogenean parasite Benedenia seriolae. Previous quantitative trait locus (QTL) analyses have identified a major QTL associated with resistance to Benedenia disease in linkage group Squ2 of the Japanese yellowtail/amberjack Seriola quinqueradiata. To uncover the bioregulatory mechanism of Benedenia disease resistance, complete Illumina sequencing of BAC clones carrying genomic DNA for the QTL region in linkage group Squ2 was performed to reveal a novel C-type lectin in this region...
July 10, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702969/bi-layered-collagen-nano-structured-membrane-prototype-collagen-matrix-10826%C3%A2-for-soft-tissue-regeneration-in-rabbits-an-in-vivo-ultra-structural-study-of-the-early-healing-phase
#10
D De Santis, G B Menchini Fabris, J Lotti, C Palumbo, M Ferretti, R Castellani, T Lotti, G Zanotti, F Gelpi, C Covani, P F Nocini
Collagen Matrix (CM) 10826 is a nanostructured bi-layered collagen membrane obtained from type I and III porcine collagen, which in vitro has shown to have the potential to be a substitute and/or stimulant for soft oral tissue regeneration. The objective of this study was to evaluate the in vivo potential and safety of this membrane for soft tissue regeneration in the early stage of wound healing. Two soft tissue wounds (test and control) were created on the back skin of 5 rabbits (female New Zealand White Rabbits specific pathogen free)...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702965/hard-to-face-cutaneous-malignant-melanoma
#11
M Vaccaro, M Lentini, J Lotti, M Fioranelli, M G Roccia, T Lotti, C Guarneri
An 88-year-old Caucasian man recently sought medical attention due to recrudescence of skin disease in the area of previously excised nodule (in 2002) on the nose dorsum. The original lesion was clinically considered as a pigmented basal cell carcinoma, after which histological examination revealed a superficial spreading melanoma in vertical growth face (Clark level IV; Breslow thickness 2.1 mm) arising from a pre-existing nevus. The adjacent skin also showed significant actinic damage both in the epidermis and in the dermis...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702959/treatment-of-skin-defects-with-growth-factors-and-biodegradable-collagen-carrier-histological-evaluation-in-animal-model
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G B Menchini Fabris, P F Nocini, F Gelpi, J Lotti, V Favero, G Zanotti, A Jurlaro, I Rosskopf, T Lotti, A Barone, G Castegnaro, D De Santis
The aim of the present study is to evaluate the effects on skin regeneration of a new collagen matrix (CM-10826) when used in different combination with or without growth factors, using skin regeneration without membrane as control. An area of 10x15 cm on rabbit back was shaved and three circular wounds on test side were covered with a differently soaked membrane. The first wound was soaked with Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF, 26mg/130mL) (Test EGF), the second with Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF, 6mg/120mL) (Test PDGF) and the third with EGF (13mg/65mL) and PDGF (3mg/60mL) (Test EGF+PDGF)...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698478/antifungal-and-ichthyotoxic-sesquiterpenoids-from-santalum-album-heartwood
#13
Tae Hoon Kim, Tsutomu Hatano, Keinosuke Okamoto, Takashi Yoshida, Hiroshi Kanzaki, Michiko Arita, Hideyuki Ito
In our continuing study on a survey of biologically active natural products from heartwood of Santalum album (Southwest Indian origin), we newly found potent fish toxic activity of an n-hexane soluble extract upon primary screening using killifish (medaka) and characterized α-santalol and β-santalol as the active components. The toxicity (median tolerance limit (TLm) after 24 h at 1.9 ppm) of α-santalol was comparable with that of a positive control, inulavosin (TLm after 24 h at 1.3 ppm). These fish toxic compounds including inulavosin were also found to show a significant antifungal effect against a dermatophytic fungus, Trichophyton rubrum...
July 8, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697474/extraction-of-natural-colorant-from-purple-sweet-potato-and-dyeing-of-fabrics-with-silver-nanoparticles-for-augmented-antibacterial-activity-against-skin-pathogens
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Palanivel Velmurugan, Jae-In Kim, Kangmin Kim, Jung-Hee Park, Kui-Jae Lee, Woo-Suk Chang, Yool-Jin Park, Min Cho, Byung-Taek Oh
The main objective of this study was to extract natural colorant from purple sweet potato powder (PSPP) via a water bath and ultrasound water bath using acidified ethanol (A. EtOH) as the extraction solvent. When optimizing the colorant extraction conditions of the solvents, acidified ethanol with ultrasound yielded a high extraction capacity and color intensity at pH2, temperature of 80°C, 20mL of A. EtOH, 1.5g of PSPP, time of 45min, and ultrasonic output power of 75W. Subsequently, the colorant was extracted using the optimized conditions for dyeing of textiles (leather, silk, and cotton)...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693956/mechanistic-insights-of-the-enhancement-effect-of-sorbitan-monooleate-on-olanzapine-transdermal-patch-both-in-release-and-percutaneous-absorption-processes
#15
Ning Li, Peng Quan, XiaoCao Wan, Chao Liu, Xiaochang Liu, Liang Fang
In this paper, based on the optimized formulation of olanzapine (OLN) transdermal patch, the role of sorbitan monooleate (SP) in OLN release and percutaneous absorption processes was probed in vitro and in vivo. Rheological test, DSC, FT-IR and molecular modeling were conducted to elucidate the effect of SP on the release process of OLN from transdermal patch. Additionally, the action of SP on the percutaneous absorption process was probed using tape stripping transdermal experiment, confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM), ATR-FTIR and molecular docking...
July 8, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690741/-osteopecilia-associated-with-psoriatic-arthritis
#16
Zeineb Alaya, Walid Osman, Laassad Hassini, Houneida Zaghouani, Nader Naouar, Elyès Bouajina
Osteopecilia is a benign and rare condensing osteopathy. Its association with inflammatory rheumatism is very rare. We here report the case of a 25-year old patient with skin psoriasis, presenting with groin pain of inflammatory origin. Physical examination showed limitation of hip motions, lower limb-length inequality and pain on right sacroiliac mobilization. Laboratory tests showed inflammatory syndrome and negative immunological assessment. The radiograph of the pelvis revealed osteopecilia associated with destructive coxitis...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689207/design-of-finasteride-loaded-nanoparticles-for-potential-treatment-of-alopecia
#17
Luís V Roque, Inês S Dias, Nuno Cruz, Ana Rebelo, Amílcar Roberto, Patrícia Rijo, Catarina P Reis
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Androgenetic alopecia is an extremely common dermatological disorder affecting both men and women. Oral finasteride (FNS), a synthetic 4-aza-3-oxosteroid compound with poor aqueous solubility, blocks the peripheral conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in a significant reduction in DHT concentration, achieving satisfactory results in alopecia treatment. However, its oral intake generally causes severe side effects. Considering that there is currently no scientifically proven treatment, new drug delivery systems able to improve alopecia therapy are urgently required...
July 8, 2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687977/invasive-mucinous-adenocarcinoma-with-lepidic-predominant-pattern-coexisted-with-tuberculosis-a-case-report
#18
Xinxin Xu, Yinshi Guo, Qiuying Li, Ling Yang, Jianqiang Kang
We observed a rare case of invasive mucinous adenocarcinoma (IMA) with a lepidic-predominant pattern accompanied by pulmonary tuberculosis. An 85-year-old man with repeated cough and sputum was admitted to Xinhua Hospital. T-SPOT test result was 212 pg/ml (reference value of negative is < 14 pg/ml), Mycobacterium tuberculosis culture was positive, and tuberculin skin test (PPD) was negative (skin induration < 5 mm). The patient was treated with several courses of antibiotics and anti-tuberculosis treatments...
July 8, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687693/adrenal-crisis-in-metastatic-breast-cancer
#19
Bernhard Doleschal, Andreas Petzer, Karl J Aichberger
A female patient with oestrogen receptor-positive and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive invasive lobular breast cancer presented with progressive disease on CT scan. Some days after initiation of antineoplastic chemotherapy and anti-HER2 targeted antibody therapy, the patient presented with profuse diarrhoea, neutropaenia, nausea and weakness. Although Clostridium difficile was rapidly tackled as a causative agent of gastrointestinal complaints, clinical situation did not markedly improve despite proper antimicrobial treatment...
July 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687542/skeletal-muscle-microvascular-linked-improvements-in-glycemic-control-from-resistance-training-in-individuals-with-type-2-diabetes
#20
Ryan D Russell, Donghua Hu, Timothy Greenaway, Sarah J Blackwood, Renee M Dwyer, James E Sharman, Graeme Jones, Kathryn A Squibb, Aascha A Brown, Petr Otahal, Meg Boman, Hayder Al-Aubaidy, Dino Premilovac, Christian K Roberts, Samuel Hitchins, Stephen M Richards, Stephen Rattigan, Michelle A Keske
OBJECTIVE: Insulin increases glucose disposal in part by enhancing microvascular blood flow (MBF) and substrate delivery to myocytes. Insulin's microvascular action is impaired with insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Resistance training (RT) improves glycemic control and insulin sensitivity, but whether this improvement is linked to augmented skeletal muscle microvascular responses in type 2 diabetes is unknown. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Seventeen (11 male and 6 female; 52 ± 2 years old) sedentary patients with type 2 diabetes underwent 6 weeks of whole-body RT...
July 7, 2017: Diabetes Care
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