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Gadolinium retention

Joana Ramalho, Miguel Ramalho, Michael Jay, Lauren Burke, Richard C Semelka
GBCAs play an important role in the diagnostic evaluation of many patients. The safety of these agents has been once again questioned after gadolinium deposits were observed and measured in brain and bone of patients with normal renal function. This retention of gadolinium in the human body has been termed "gadolinium storage condition". The long- term and cumulative effects of retained gadolinium in the brain and elsewhere are not as yet understood. Recently, patients who report that they suffer from chronic symptoms secondary to gadolinium exposure and retention created gadolinium-toxicity on-line support groups...
September 27, 2016: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
C C O'Sullivan, M Lindenberg, C Bryla, N Patronas, C J Peer, L Amiri-Kordestani, N Davarpanah, E M Gonzalez, M Burotto, P Choyke, S M Steinberg, D J Liewehr, W D Figg, T Fojo, S Balasubramaniam, S E Bates
PURPOSE: Improved therapies and imaging modalities are needed for the treatment of breast cancer brain metastases (BCBM). ANG1005 is a drug conjugate consisting of paclitaxel covalently linked to Angiopep-2, designed to cross the blood-brain barrier. We conducted a biomarker substudy to evaluate (18)F-FLT-PET for response assessment. METHODS: Ten patients with measurable BCBM received ANG1005 at a dose of 550 mg/m(2) IV every 21 days. Before and after cycle 1, patients underwent PET imaging with (18)F-FLT, a thymidine analog, retention of which reflects cellular proliferation, for comparison with gadolinium-contrast magnetic resonance imaging (Gd-MRI) in brain metastases detection and response assessment...
November 2016: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
Lilja B Solnes, Mehrbod S Javadi, Steven P Rowe
Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is an uncommon entity that may be caused by a variety of conditions. It refers to dysfunction of the ventral, dorsal, sacral, and coccygeal nerve roots in the region of the filum terminale. We present a case of a 32-year-old woman with a history of BRCA1-positive metastatic breast cancer who complained of lower extremity muscle weakness increasing over a 2-week period and decreased sensation of the lower extremities accompanied by severe constipation and suspected urinary retention with overflow incontinence...
November 2016: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Hassan Albadawi, John W Chen, Rahmi Oklu, Yue Wu, Gregory Wojtkiewicz, Benjamin Pulli, John D Milner, Richard P Cambria, Michael T Watkins
Purpose To evaluate whether noninvasive molecular imaging technologies targeting myeloperoxidase (MPO) can reveal early inflammation associated with spinal cord injury after thoracic aortic ischemia-reperfusion (TAR) in mice. Materials and Methods The study was approved by the institutional animal care and use committee. C57BL6 mice that were 8-10 weeks old underwent TAR (n = 55) or sham (n = 26) surgery. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging (n = 6) or single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/computed tomography (CT) (n = 15) studies targeting MPO activity were performed after intravenous injection of MPO sensors (bis-5-hydroxytryptamide-tetraazacyclododecane [HT]-diethyneletriaminepentaacetic acid [DTPA]-gadolinium or indium 111-bis-5-HT-DTPA, respectively)...
August 10, 2016: Radiology
D R Roberts, A R Chatterjee, M Yazdani, B Marebwa, T Brown, H Collins, G Bolles, J M Jenrette, P J Nietert, X Zhu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: While there have been recent reports of brain retention of gadolinium following gadolinium-based contrast agent administration in adults, a retrospective series of pediatric patients has not previously been reported, to our knowledge. We investigated the relationship between the number of prior gadolinium-based contrast agent doses and increasing T1 signal in the dentate nucleus on unenhanced T1-weighted MR imaging. We hypothesized that despite differences in pediatric physiology and the smaller gadolinium-based contrast agent doses that pediatric patients are typically administered based on weighted-adjusted dosing, the pediatric brain would also demonstrate dose-dependent increasing T1 signal in the dentate nucleus...
July 28, 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
A Adhipatria P Kartamihardja, Takahito Nakajima, Satomi Kameo, Hiroshi Koyama, Yoshito Tsushima
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the distribution and clearance of retained gadolinium (Gd) in various parts of the brain after intravenously administering a Gd-based contrast agent (GBCA) in normal and renal failure mouse models. METHODS: Two different mouse models: normal (n = 12) and renal failure (n = 12) were used. Clinical GBCAs (Gd-DTPA-BMA, 5 mmol kg(-1), or Gd-DOTA, 5 mmol kg(-1)) were intravenously administered five times per week for 4 weeks...
October 2016: British Journal of Radiology
Esther Kneepkens, Adriana Fernandes, Klaas Nicolay, Holger Grüll
OBJECTIVES: Drug-loaded temperature-sensitive liposomes (TSLs) allow heat-triggered local drug delivery to tumors. When magnetic resonance-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) is applied to heat up the tumor, corelease of a drug together with an MR contrast agent (CA) from TSLs allows for indirect imaging of the drug release with MR imaging. However, liposomal encapsulation of commonly used gadolinium (Gd)-based MR CAs leads to prolonged retention times in the liver and spleen, which could lead to a transmetallation and redistribution of Gd to other organs...
June 15, 2016: Investigative Radiology
A Adhipatria P Kartamihardja, Takahito Nakajima, Satomi Kameo, Hiroshi Koyama, Yoshito Tsushima
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of impaired renal function on gadolinium (Gd) retention in various organs after Gd-based contrast agent injection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After local animal care and review committee approval, 23 normal mice and 26 with renal failure were divided into 4 treatment groups (Gd-DTPA-BMA, 5 mmol/kg; Gd-DOTA, 5 mmol/kg; GdCl3, 0.02 mmol/kg; and saline, 250 μL). Each agent was intravenously administered on weekdays for 4 weeks...
October 2016: Investigative Radiology
Houchun H Hu, Amber Pokorney, Richard B Towbin, Jeffrey H Miller
BACKGROUND: Recent reports have suggested residual gadolinium deposition in the brain in subjects undergoing multiple contrast-enhanced MRI exams. These findings have raised some concerns regarding gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA) usage and retention in brain tissues. OBJECTIVE: To summarize findings of hyperintense brain structures on precontrast T1-weighted images in 21 children undergoing multiple GBCA MRI exams. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study involved 21 patients, each of whom received multiple MRI examinations (range: 5-37 exams) with GBCA over the course of their medical treatment (duration from first to most recent exam: 1...
October 2016: Pediatric Radiology
Eric Lancelot
OBJECTIVES: Gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) have been used for years for magnetic resonance imaging examinations. Because of their rapid blood clearance, they were considered as very safe products until some of them were shown to induce nephrogenic systemic fibrosis in patients with renal failure and hypersignals on T1-weighted unenhanced brain scans of patients with normal renal function. To date, these adverse effects have been related almost exclusively to the use of low-stability linear agents, which are more prone to release free gadolinium...
May 11, 2016: Investigative Radiology
Jin Hee Na, Sangmin Lee, Heebeom Koo, Hyounkoo Han, Kyung Eun Lee, Seung Jin Han, Seung Hong Choi, Hyuncheol Kim, Seulki Lee, Ick Chan Kwon, Kuiwon Choi, Kwangmeyung Kim
Herein, we have synthesized Gd(iii)-encapsulated glycol chitosan nanoparticles (Gd(iii)-CNPs) for tumor-targeted T1-weighted magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. The T1 contrast agent, Gd(iii), was successfully encapsulated into 1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7,10-tetraacetic acid (DOTA)-modified CNPs to form stable Gd(iii)-encapsulated CNPs (Gd(iii)-CNPs) with an average particle size of approximately 280 nm. The stable nanoparticle structure of Gd(iii)-CNPs is beneficial for liver tumor accumulation by the enhanced permeation and retention (EPR) effect...
May 5, 2016: Nanoscale
Ying Zhang, Toujun Zou, Mirong Guan, Mingming Zhen, Daiqin Chen, Xiangping Guan, Hongbin Han, Chunru Wang, Chunying Shu
A macromolecular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent was successfully synthesized by conjugating the gadolinium/1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7-tetracetic acid complex (Gd-DO3A) with 6,6-phenyl-C61 butyric acid (PC61BA) and upon further modification with human serum albumin (HSA). The final product, PC61BA-(Gd-DO3A)/HSA, has a high stability and exhibits a much higher relaxivity (r1 = 89.1 mM(-1) s(-1) at 0.5 T, 300 K) than Gd-DO3A (r1 = 4.7 mM(-1) s(-1)) does under the same condition, producing the synergistic positive effect of HSA and C60 on the relaxivity of Gd-DO3A...
May 11, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Masami Tanaka, Kazuki Nakahara, Masako Kinoshita
AIMS: This study was conducted to compare the effect of linear gadolinium-based contrast agents in the retention in the cerebellar dentate nucleus of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOsd). METHODS: The signal intensity ratio of the pons to the cerebellar dentate nucleus was measured on T1-weighted MRI scans of the brain in 21 MS patients and 6 NMOsd patients given at least 10 doses of gadolinium. Linear regression analysis of the number of doses was then conducted for each patient...
2016: European Neurology
Moshe Rogosnitzky, Stacy Branch
Gadolinium chelates are widely used as contrast media for magnetic resonance imaging. The approved gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) have historically been considered safe and well tolerated when used at recommended dosing levels. However, for nearly a decade, an association between GBCA administration and the development of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) has been recognized in patients with severe renal impairment. This has led to modifications in clinical practices aimed at reducing the potential and incidence of NSF development...
June 2016: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
M L Lord, F E McNeill, J L Gräfe, M D Noseworthy, D R Chettle
Gadolinium (Gd) based contrast agents have been commonly used over the past three decades to improve contrast in magnetic resonance imaging. These complexes, originally thought to be stable and clear from the body shortly after administration, have been shown to dissociate to a small extent and deposit in organs such as bone. A safe and non-invasive method for measuring Gd in bone is necessary for further exploring Gd retention in the body following the administration of a contrast agent. A feasibility study using a K x-ray fluorescence (K-XRF) system to measure Gd in human tibias was investigated...
June 2016: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Jinjin Shi, Binghua Wang, Zhaoyang Chen, Wei Liu, Jingjing Pan, Lin Hou, Zhenzhong Zhang
PURPOSE: To develop a multi-functional theranostic nanoplatform with increased tumor retention, improving antitumor efficacy and decreased side effects of chemotherapy drugs. METHODS: GO@Gd nanocomposites was synthesized via decorating gadolinium (Gd) nanoparticles (GdNP) onto graphene oxide (GO), and then functionalized by polyethylene glycol (PEG2000), folic acid (FA), a widely used tumor targeting molecule, was linked to GO@Gd-PEG, finally, doxorubicin (DOX) was loaded onto GO@Gd-PEG-FA and obtained a tumor-targeting drug delivery system (GO@Gd-PEG-FA/DOX)...
June 2016: Pharmaceutical Research
Nevzat Karabulut
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March 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Fei-yan Chen, Jing-wei Yi, Zhe-jia Gu, Bin-bing Tang, Jian-qi Li, Li Li, Padmakar Kulkarni, Li Liu, Ralph P Mason, Qun Tang
On-demand drug delivery is becoming feasible via the design of either exogenous or endogenous stimulus-responsive drug delivery systems. Herein we report the development of gadolinium arsenite nanoparticles as a self-delivery platform to store, deliver and release arsenic trioxide (ATO, Trisenox), a clinical anti-cancer drug. Specifically, unloading of the small molecule drug is triggered by an endogenous stimulus: inorganic phosphate (Pi) in the blood, fluid, and soft or hard tissue. Kinetics in vitro demonstrated that ATO is released with high ON/OFF specificity and no leakage was observed in the silent state...
March 21, 2016: Nanoscale
Marvin Birka, Jörg Roscher, Michael Holtkamp, Michael Sperling, Uwe Karst
Since the 1980s, the broad application of gadolinium(Gd)-based contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has led to significantly increased concentrations of Gd in the aqueous environment. Little is known about the stability of these highly polar xenobiotics under environmental conditions, in wastewater and in drinking water treatment. Therefore, the stability of frequently applied Gd-based MRI contrast agents towards UV radiation was investigated. The hyphenation of hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography (HILIC) with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and of HILIC with electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) provided quantitative elemental information as well as structural information...
March 15, 2016: Water Research
Simone Merlin, Kuldeep K Bhargava, Gabriella Ranaldo, Diego Zanolini, Christopher J Palestro, Laura Santambrogio, Maria Prat, Antonia Follenzi, Sanjeev Gupta
Kupffer cells (KC) play major roles in immunity and tissue injury or repair. Because recapitulation of KC biology and function within liver will allow superior insights into their functional repertoire, we studied the efficacy of the cell transplantation approach for this purpose. Mouse KC were isolated from donor livers, characterized, and transplanted into syngeneic recipients. To promote cell engraftment through impairments in native KC, recipients were preconditioned with gadolinium chloride. The targeting, fate, and functionality of transplanted cells were evaluated...
March 2016: American Journal of Pathology
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