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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243062/pre-clinical-study-of-a-tnfr1-targeted-18f-probe-for-pet-imaging-of-breast-cancer
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Hao Fu, Hua Wu, Xianzhong Zhang, Jinxiong Huang, Xiaojiang He, Lichun Chen, Wei Guo, Xiuyu Guo, Bing Hao, Yesen Li
Tumor necrosis factor receptor 1 (TNFR1) is overexpressed in several varieties of carcinoma, including breast cancer. WH701 (Ala-Thr-Ala-Gln-Ser-Ala-Tyr-Gly), which was identified by phage display, can specifically bind to TNFR1. In this study, we labeled WH701 with 18F and investigated its tumor diagnostic value. WH701 was synthesized by standard Fmoc-solid phase synthetic protocols and conjugated by NOTA-NHS. NOTA-WH701 was radiolabeled with 18F using NOTA-AlF chelation reaction. The tumor target properties were evaluated in vitro and in vivo using MCF-7 xenografts and inflammation models...
December 14, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239832/magnetic-resonance-elastography-for-examining-developmental-changes-in-the-mechanical-properties-of-the-brain
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REVIEW
Curtis L Johnson, Eva H Telzer
Magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) is a quantitative imaging technique for noninvasively characterizing tissue mechanical properties, and has recently emerged as a valuable tool for neuroimaging. The measured mechanical properties reflect the microstructural composition and organization of neural tissue, and have shown significant effects in many neurological conditions and normal, healthy aging, and evidence has emerged supporting novel relationships between mechanical structure and cognitive function. The sensitivity of MRE to brain structure, function, and health make it an ideal technique for studying the developing brain; however, brain MRE studies on children and adolescents have only just begun...
September 1, 2017: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238728/retinal-photoreceptors-and-microvascular-changes-in-prediabetes-measured-with-adaptive-optics-rtx1%C3%A2-a-case-control-study
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Anna Zaleska-Żmijewska, Paweł Piątkiewicz, Barbara Śmigielska, Anna Sokołowska-Oracz, Zbigniew M Wawrzyniak, Dorota Romaniuk, Jerzy Szaflik, Jacek P Szaflik
Background: Patients with prediabetes are at risk for diabetes, cardiovascular events, and microvascular complications. The rtx1 (Imagine Eyes, France) permits early detection of changes in the retinal photoreceptors and vessels. Objective: Cone parameters and retinal microvasculature were analyzed with the rtx1 in 12 prediabetic patients and 22 healthy subjects. The analysis was based on cone density (DM), interphotoreceptor distance (SM), cone packing regularity, and retinal vessel parameters: wall thickness, lumen diameter (LD), wall-to-lumen ratio (WLR), and cross-sectional area of the vascular wall...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237948/optical-coherence-tomography-in-oral-cancer-a-transpiring-domain
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REVIEW
Reddy Sudhakara Reddy, Kotu Nagavenkata Sai Praveen
Identification of oral cancer at an early curable stage not only aids in controlling the mortality and morbidity rate but also improves the quality of life of the patient. Indeed, regular monitoring of such life-threatening disease has held an imperative role in cancer diagnostics. Various light-based diagnostics are currently available to the clinician for early diagnosis of oral cancer. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is one such emerging light-based diagnostic modality that provides noninvasive, real-time images at a depth of 1...
October 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237376/the-role-of-pet-in-monitoring-therapy-in-fungal-infections
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Alfred O Ankrah, Hans C Klein, Lambert F R Span, Erik F J de Vries, Rudi A J O Dierckx, Mike M Sathekge, Andor W J M Glaudemans
Positron emission tomography (PET) is a powerful diagnostic nuclear medicine imaging technique. PET allows in vivo detection of a wide variety of physiologic and pathologic phenomena and it offers a noninvasive tool for the monitoring of therapy in various diseases. Invasive fungal infections (IFIs) are a global concern because of the increasing population of patients at risk of IFIs and the high morbidity and mortality. Therapy with antifungal agents is long-standing and expensive. The emerging resistant fungal strains make the management of IFIs challenging...
December 12, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237239/sex-steroid-hormones-and-brain-function-pet-imaging-as-a-tool-for-research
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REVIEW
R Moraga-Amaro, A van Waarde, J Doorduin, E F J de Vries
Sex steroid hormones are major regulators of sexual characteristic among species. These hormones, however, are also produced in the brain. Steroidal hormone-mediated signaling via the corresponding hormone receptors can influence brain function at a cellular level and thus affect behavior and higher brain functions. Altered steroid hormone signaling has been associated with psychiatric disorders, such as anxiety and depression. Neurosteroids are also thought to have a neuroprotective effect in neurodegenerative diseases So far, the role of steroid hormone receptors in physiological and pathological conditions have mainly been investigated post-mortem on animal or human brain tissues...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236649/deadly-sphenoid-fungus-isolated-sphenoid-invasive-fungal-rhinosinusitis-a-case-report
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Jason E Gilde, Christopher C Xiao, Victoria A Epstein, Jonathan Liang
INTRODUCTION: Acute invasive fungal rhinosinusitis (AIFRS) is a potentially fatal infection, usually affecting immunocompromised patients. Isolated sphenoid sinus involvement is rare and has been reported in only a few cases. We discuss the clinical characteristics, histopathologic features, and differential diagnosis of AIFRS of the sphenoid sinus. CASE PRESENTATION: A 57-year-old man with a history of refractory non-Hodgkin lymphoma and neutropenia presented with a 1-week duration of left-sided headache and ipsilateral cheek paresthesia...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236642/noninvasive-cardiac-radiation-for-ablation-of-ventricular-tachycardia
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Phillip S Cuculich, Matthew R Schill, Rojano Kashani, Sasa Mutic, Adam Lang, Daniel Cooper, Mitchell Faddis, Marye Gleva, Amit Noheria, Timothy W Smith, Dennis Hallahan, Yoram Rudy, Clifford G Robinson
BACKGROUND: Recent advances have enabled noninvasive mapping of cardiac arrhythmias with electrocardiographic imaging and noninvasive delivery of precise ablative radiation with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). We combined these techniques to perform catheter-free, electrophysiology-guided, noninvasive cardiac radioablation for ventricular tachycardia. METHODS: We targeted arrhythmogenic scar regions by combining anatomical imaging with noninvasive electrocardiographic imaging during ventricular tachycardia that was induced by means of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)...
December 14, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229678/epitope-mapping-of-serca2a-identifies-an-antigenic-determinant-that-induces-mainly-atrial-myocarditis-in-a-j-mice
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Bharathi Krishnan, Chandirasegaran Massilamany, Rakesh H Basavalingappa, Arunakumar Gangaplara, Rajkumar A Rajasekaran, Muhammad Z Afzal, Vahid Khalilzad-Sharghi, You Zhou, Jean-Jack Riethoven, Shyam S Nandi, Paras K Mishra, Raymond A Sobel, Jennifer L Strande, David Steffen, Jay Reddy
Sarcoplasmic/endoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ adenosine triphosphatase (SERCA)2a, a critical regulator of calcium homeostasis, is known to be decreased in heart failure. Patients with myocarditis or dilated cardiomyopathy develop autoantibodies to SERCA2a suggesting that they may have pathogenetic significance. In this report, we describe epitope mapping analysis of SERCA2a in A/J mice that leads us to make five observations: 1) SERCA2a contains multiple T cell epitopes that induce varying degrees of myocarditis...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228372/a-novel-tomographic-imaging-probe-for-rapid-diagnosis-of-fungal-keratitis
#10
Min Hee Lee, Gregory Wiedman, Steven Park, Arkady Mustaev, Yanan Zhao, David S Perlin
Fungal keratitis is a leading cause of ocular morbidity and blindness in developing countries. Diagnosing fungal keratitis currently relies on a comparative evaluation of corneal biopsy or scraping using a direct microscopy and culture results. These methods not only carry the risk of developing complications due to the invasive tissue sampling but also are largely limited by diagnostic speed and accuracy, making it difficult to initiate timely appropriate antifungal therapy. Therefore, rapid and noninvasive diagnostic tools are a pressing need for improved outcomes for fungal keratitis...
December 8, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228074/a-review-of-the-current-therapies-challenges-and-future-directions-of-transcranial-focused-ultrasound-technology-advances-in-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Vibhor Krishna, Francesco Sammartino, Ali Rezai
Importance: Magnetic resonance imaging-guided focused ultrasound ablation has been approved for the treatment of refractory essential tremor and is being studied for other neurological indications, including dyskinesias and tremor in Parkinson disease, dystonia, neuropathic pain, obsessive-compulsive disorder, epilepsy, and brain tumors. Objective: To review the scientific foundations of FUS technology, existing neurological applications, and future advances. Evidence Review: PubMed was searched for the past 10 years using the terms "transcranial ultrasound," "focused ultrasound," and "neurological applications...
December 11, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226824/mdixon-based-texture-analysis-of-an-intraosseous-lipoma-a-case-report-and-current-review-for-the-dental-clinician
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Kyung Mi Lee, Hyug-Gi Kim, Yeon-Hee Lee, Eui Jong Kim
An intraosseous lipoma is a rare histologic variant of lipoma, accounting for only 0.1% of all primary bone tumors. This may not be the actual incidence because most of these lesions are frequently asymptomatic, but imaging modalities, such as computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) seem to have increased the detection rate. Lipoma occasionally undergoes osseous metaplasia and becomes an osseous lipoma. Although there are numerous papers discussing intraosseous lipoma and some authors have tried to differentiate lipomas from osseous lipomas, there is still a great deal of confusion with regard to characteristic radiologic features and the use of terms...
December 6, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226593/the-face-in-marfan-syndrome-a-3d-quantitative-approach-for-a-better-definition-of-dysmorphic-features
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Claudia Dolci, Valentina Pucciarelli, Daniele M Gibelli, Marina Codari, Susan Marelli, Giuliana Trifirò, Alessandro Pini, Chiarella Sforza
INTRODUCTION: Marfan syndrome (MFS) is a rare hereditable disorder of connective tissue caused by mutations in the fibrillin-1 gene FBN1. Timely diagnosis of MFS is essential to prevent life-threatening cardiovascular complications; nevertheless it can be difficult owing to the phenotypic variability of the syndrome. No clear quantitative definition of facial abnormalities associated with MFS is available. The aim of this study was to improve the definition of the facial phenotype associated with MFS and to verify the usefulness of a 3D noninvasive quantitative approach for its early recognition...
December 11, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226384/the-impact-of-volume-overload-on-right-heart-function-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-on-hemodialysis
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Serkan Ünlü, Asife Şahinarslan, Gökhan Gökalp, Özden Seçkin, Selim Turgay Arınsoy, Nuri Bülent Boyacı, Atiye Çengel
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of volume overload on echocardiographic parameters used for the assessment of the right ventricle (RV) and right atrium (RA), to determine volume-independent parameters and to noninvasively investigate the physio-mechanics of RV and RA by examining end-stage kidney patients before and after hemodialysis (HD). METHODS: The echocardiographic images were obtained from 67 patients (49.2 ± 17.3 years, 23 f) before and after HD...
December 11, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226377/two-and-three-dimensional-transthoracic-echocardiographic-assessment-of-superior-vena-cava-crista-terminalis-and-right-atrial-appendage-using-the-right-parasternal-approach
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Mohammed J Arisha, Ming C Hsiung, Navin C Nanda, Ankur Gupta, David C George, Ahmed Elkaryoni, Kirolos Barssoum, Ahmed H Mohamed, Swetha Srialluri
BACKGROUND: The noninvasive assessment of superior vena cava (SVC), crista terminalis (CT), and the right atrial appendage (RAA) has clinical implications in determining the right atrium (RA) pressure in adult patients in whom the inferior vena cava cannot be imaged, in planning electrophysiological procedures and for evaluation of thrombi in RA/RAA. It is difficult to image these structures using standard two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (2DTTE), but the right parasternal approach has shown promise in the very few studies published so far...
December 11, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226175/longitudinal-transcranial-measurement-of-functional-activation-in-the-rat-brain-by-diffuse-correlation-spectroscopy
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Igor Blanco, Peyman Zirak, Tanja Dragojević, Clara Castellvi, Turgut Durduran, Carles Justicia
Neural activity is an important biomarker for the presence of neurodegenerative diseases, cerebrovascular alterations, and brain trauma; furthermore, it is a surrogate marker for treatment effects. These pathologies may occur and evolve in a long time-period, thus, noninvasive, transcutaneous techniques are necessary to allow a longitudinal follow-up. In the present work, we have customized noninvasive, transcutaneous, diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS) to localize changes in cerebral blood flow (CBF) induced by neural activity...
October 2017: Neurophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225472/18f-fluorodeoxyglucose-uptake-predicts-met-expression-in-lung-adenocarcinoma
#17
Shuxian An, Xiang Zhou, Jianjun Liu, Gang Huang
Objective: MET is a member of the receptor tyrosine kinases. Several MET-targeting inhibitors and antagonistic antibodies have shown promising data in clinical trials of lung adenocarcinoma. Finding noninvasive diagnostic tools to estimate the status of MET is helpful in clinical practice. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computerized tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) has been used routinely for the diagnosis and staging of tumors. However, the relationship between MET expression and 18F-FDG uptake has not been investigated yet...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225397/concurrent-oct-imaging-of-stimulus-evoked-retinal-neural-activation-and-hemodynamic-responses
#18
Taeyoon Son, Benquan Wang, Yiming Lu, Yanjun Chen, Dingcai Cao, Xincheng Yao
It is well established that major retinal diseases involve distortions of the retinal neural physiology and blood vascular structures. However, the details of distortions in retinal neurovascular coupling associated with major eye diseases are not well understood. In this study, a multi-modal optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging system was developed to enable concurrent imaging of retinal neural activity and vascular hemodynamics. Flicker light stimulation was applied to mouse retinas to evoke retinal neural responses and hemodynamic changes...
2017: Proceedings of SPIE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225326/noninvasive-coronary-plaque-imaging
#19
Teruo Noguchi, Kazuhiro Nakao, Yasuhide Asaumi, Yoshiaki Morita, Fumiyuki Otsuka, Yu Kataoka, Hayato Hosoda, Hiroyuki Miura, Tetsuya Fukuda, Satoshi Yasuda
Early identification of high-risk or vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques prone to rupture and performing preemptive therapy prior to catastrophic cardiovascular events are optimal goals of plaque imaging. Despite the advances in imaging modalities to identify vulnerable characteristics, the predictive value of the imaging techniques in the clinical setting is still developing. In this regard, reliable and high-sensitive imaging modalities identifying vulnerable plaque characters that may lead to future cardiovascular events will be useful...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224938/subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-pediatric-liver-transplant-recipients-carotid-and-aorta-intima-media-thickness-and-their-predictors
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Emily R Perito, Andrew Phelps, Tabitha Vase, Vickie A Feldstein, Robert H Lustig, Philip Rosenthal
OBJECTIVE: To investigate prevalence and predictors of cardiovascular risk in pediatric liver transplant recipients using noninvasive markers of subclinical atherosclerosis: carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) and aorta intima-media thickness (aIMT). STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of 88 pediatric liver transplant recipients. The cIMT and aIMT were measured by ultrasound imaging using standardized protocol. RESULTS: Participants were 15...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
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