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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334184/ph-responsive-peg-doxorubicin-encapsulated-aza-bodipy-nanotheranostic-agent-for-imaging-guided-synergistic-cancer-therapy
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Dapeng Chen, Qianyun Tang, Jianhua Zou, Xiaoyan Yang, Wei Huang, Qi Zhang, Jinjun Shao, Xiaochen Dong
Synergistic cancer therapy is of great interest for multiple advantages, such as excellent targeting accuracy, low side effects, and enhanced therapeutic efficiency. Herein, a near-infrared photosensitizer aza-BODIPY (AB) with high singlet oxygen quantum yield (ΦΔ = 82%) is designed and synthesized. With Schiff's base obtained from condensation reaction between doxorubicin (DOX) and polyethylene glycol-benzaldehyde (PEG-CHO) as the polymer matrix, aza-BODIPY is encapsulated to afford hydrophilic nanoparticles (DAB NPs)...
January 15, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331556/polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy-definition-pathogenesis-diagnosis-and-management
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REVIEW
Chui Ming Gemmy Cheung, Timothy Y Y Lai, Paisan Ruamviboonsuk, Shih-Jen Chen, Youxin Chen, K Bailey Freund, Fomi Gomi, Adrian H Koh, Won-Ki Lee, Tien Yin Wong
Polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) is an age-related macular degeneration (AMD) subtype and is seen particularly in Asians. Previous studies have suggested disparity in response to intravitreal injections of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents between PCV and typical AMD, and thus, the preferred treatment for PCV has remained unclear. Recent research has provided novel insights into the pathogenesis of PCV, and imaging studies based on OCT suggest that PCV belongs to a spectrum of conditions characterized by pachychoroid, in which disturbance in the choroidal circulation seems to be central to its pathogenesis...
January 10, 2018: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320614/deep-tumor-penetrating-bioparticulates-inspired-burst-intracelluar-drug-release-for-precision-chemo-phototherapy
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Ruoning Wang, Yue Han, Bo Sun, Ziqiang Zhao, Yaw Opoku-Damoah, Hao Cheng, Huaqing Zhang, Jianping Zhou, Yang Ding
The relevance of personalized medicine has inspired research for individually concerted diagnosis and therapy. Numerous efforts are devoted to designing drug particulates with capabilities of tumor penetrating and subcellular trafficking to concurrently discharge theranostics in response to multistimulations. In this study, a bioinspired particulate, formulated with whole components of native high-density lipoproteins (HDLs) and decorated with the tumor-penetrating peptide iRGD, is proposed to promote tumor penetration of HDLs (pHDLs) together with payloads...
January 10, 2018: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290280/nanomedicine-an-emerging-therapeutic-strategy-for-oral-cancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Sabrina Marcazzan, Elena Maria Varoni, Elvin Blanco, Giovanni Lodi, Mauro Ferrari
Oral cavity and oropharyngeal carcinomas (oral cancer) represents a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Despite efforts in improving early diagnosis and treatment, the 5-year survival rate of advanced stage of the disease is less than 63%. The field of nanomedicine has offered promising diagnostic and therapeutic advances in cancer. Indeed, several platforms have been clinically approved for cancer therapy, while other promising systems are undergoing exploration in clinical trials. With its ability to deliver drugs, nucleic acids, and MRI contrast agents with high efficiency, nanomedicine platforms offer the potential to improve drug efficacy and tolerability...
January 2018: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276655/polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy
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Joon-Bom Kim, Rajinder S Nirwan, Ajay E Kuriyan
Purpose of Review: The goal of this paper is to review the recent literature of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) and provide an update on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical findings, and management. Recent Findings: Although indocyanine-green angiography (ICGA) is still the gold standard for diagnosis of PCV, the use of en face optical coherence tomography (OCT) and OCT angiography are useful tools in the diagnosis of PCV. Studies demonstrate superior treatment outcomes with combination photodynamic therapy (PDT) and anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy...
June 2017: Current Ophthalmology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29262420/neoplastic-multifocal-skin-lesions-biology-etiology-and-targeted-therapies-for-nonmelanoma-skin-cancers
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Ana R Fernandes, Ana C Santos, Elena Sanchez-Lopez, Andjekla B Kovačević, Marta Espina, Ana C Calpena, Francisco J Veiga, Maria L Garcia, Eliana B Souto
Neoplastic skin lesions are multifocal, diffuse skin infiltrations of particular relevance in the differential diagnosis of ulcerative, nodular, or crusting skin lesions. Nonmelanoma skin cancers (NMSCs), namely, basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and also actinic keratosis (AK), are the most common malignant tumors in humans. BCCs do not proliferate rapidly and most of the times do not metastasize, while SCCs are more infiltrative, metastatic, and destructive. AKs are precursor lesions of cutaneous SCCs...
December 21, 2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261194/calcium-based-biomaterials-for-diagnosis-treatment-and-theranostics
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Chao Qi, Jing Lin, Lian-Hua Fu, Peng Huang
Calcium-based (CaXs) biomaterials including calcium phosphates, calcium carbonates, calcium silicate and calcium fluoride have been widely utilized in the biomedical field owing to their excellent biocompatibility and biodegradability. In recent years, CaXs biomaterials have been strategically integrated with imaging contrast agents and therapeutic agents for various molecular imaging modalities including fluorescence imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound imaging or multimodal imaging, as well as for various therapeutic approaches including chemotherapy, gene therapy, hyperthermia therapy, photodynamic therapy, radiation therapy, or combination therapy, even imaging-guided therapy...
December 20, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259909/prevalence-and-treatment-patterns-of-ranibizumab-and-photodynamic-therapy-in-a-tertiary-care-setting-in-malaysia
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Nur Afiqah Mohamad, Vasudevan Ramachandran, Patimah Ismail, Hazlita Mohd Isa, Yoke Mun Chan, Nor Fariza Ngah, Norshakimah Md Bakri, Siew Mooi Ching, Fan Kee Hoo, Wan Aliaa Wan Sulaiman
AIM: To describe the prevalence and changes in treatment patterns of ranibizumab and photodynamic therapy (PDT) among retinal disease patients who attended the Ophthalmology Clinic in the tertiary care Hospital Selayang from 2010 to 2014. METHODS: Study subjects were recruited retrospectively using the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) database software in Hospital Selayang. Demographic data, medical history, diagnostic procedure, treatments and diagnosis of patients were recorded...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251664/long-term-observation-of-multifocal-metastatic-intraocular-carcinoid-with-acquired-iris-heterochromia
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Natalie Wolkow, Frederick A Jakobiec, Evangelos S Gragoudas
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: To report a unique case of a pulmonary carcinoid tumor unilaterally metastatic to the iris and ciliary body and bilaterally to the choroid that was conservatively followed. METHODS: A 46-year-old woman presented with bilateral choroidal lesions and a left iris tumor. Ultrasound biomicroscopy disclosed a ciliary body component. A diagnosis of metastatic carcinoid tumor was made based on the clinical features. Rather than an excision, photodynamic therapy, or radiation treatment, as has been reported in all previous cases of carcinoid tumor metastatic to the iris, the patient was observed...
December 13, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224056/a-5-year-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study-on-the-long-term-visual-prognosis-and-predictive-factors-for-visual-outcome-in-japanese-patients-with-age-related-macular-degeneration-the-amd2000-study
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Yumiko Akagi-Kurashige, Akitaka Tsujikawa, Mitsuko Yuzawa, Tatsuro Ishibashi, Hideo Nakanishi, Eiji Nakatani, Satoshi Teramukai, Masanori Fukushima, Nagahisa Yoshimura
PURPOSE: In this study (AMD2000), we aimed to determine the visual prognosis of Japanese patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: This was a multicenter prospective observational cohort study. In total, 460 patients with AMD were recruited from April 2006 to March 2009 from 18 clinical trial sites in Japan. They were followed up for 5 years, as they continued to receive medical treatment. RESULTS: Of the 409 study eyes followed up for at least 1 year, 243 eyes (59...
December 9, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217515/choroidal-neovascular-membrane-in-paediatric-patients-clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes
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Tapas Ranjan Padhi, Bradley J Anderson, Ashkan M Abbey, Yoshihiro Yonekawa, Maxwell Stem, Danish Alam, Rohit Ramesh Modi, Laxmi Prabhavathi Savla, Michael T Trese, Antonio Capone, Kimberly A Drenser, Cagri G Besirli
PURPOSE: To analyse the clinical characteristics and treatment outcomes of choroidal neovascular membranes (CNVM) in paediatric subjects at three paediatric retina referral centres. METHODS: Medical charts of patients aged 18 years or less with a diagnosis of CNVM were retrospectively reviewed. The demographic profile, laterality, presenting complaint, corrected vision, underlying pathology, fundus, fundus fluorescein angiogram and optical coherence tomogram (OCT) were analysed...
December 7, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204309/laser-application-in-neurosurgery
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REVIEW
Evgenii Belykh, Kaan Yagmurlu, Nikolay L Martirosyan, Ting Lei, Mohammadhassan Izadyyazdanabadi, Kashif M Malik, Vadim A Byvaltsev, Peter Nakaji, Mark C Preul
Background: Technological innovations based on light amplification created by stimulated emission of radiation (LASER) have been used extensively in the field of neurosurgery. Methods: We reviewed the medical literature to identify current laser-based technological applications for surgical, diagnostic, and therapeutic uses in neurosurgery. Results: Surgical applications of laser technology reported in the literature include percutaneous laser ablation of brain tissue, the use of surgical lasers in open and endoscopic cranial surgeries, laser-assisted microanastomosis, and photodynamic therapy for brain tumors...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181974/atp-activatable-photosensitizer-enables-dual-fluorescence-imaging-and-targeted-photodynamic-therapy-of-tumor
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Yizhong Shen, Qian Tian, Yidan Sun, Jing-Juan Xu, Deju Ye, Hong-Yuan Chen
Targeted delivery of intracellular stimuli-activatable photosensitizers (PSs) into tumor cells to achieve selective imaging and on-demand photodynamic therapy (PDT) of tumors has provided a vital opportunity for precise cancer diagnosis and ther-apy. In this paper, we report a tumor targeting and adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-activatable nanophotosensitizer Apt-HyNP/BHQ2 by modifying hybrid micellar nanoparticles with both nucleolin-targeting aptamer AS1411 and quencher BHQ2-labeled ATP-binding aptamer BHQ2-ATP-apt...
November 28, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155074/photodynamic-diagnosis-of-parathyroid-glands-with-nano-stealth-aminolevulinic-acid-liposomes
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Shaimaa Elbassiouny, Maha Fadel, Tarek Elwakeel, Mahmoud Saber
AIM OF THE STUDY: Exploring whether the formulation of ALA in nano-stealth liposomes would inflict its photodiagnostic effectiveness. The present study represents ALA in nano-stealth liposomes as well as in conventional nanoliposomes in order to be used for photodiagnosis of parathyroid glands intraoperatively. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Preparation of ALA nanovesicles and characterization for the drug encapsulation%, vesicle size, Zeta potential, in vitro drug release profile and stability...
November 15, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135009/bacterial-species-identifiable-magnetic-nanosystems-for-early-sepsis-diagnosis-and-extracorporeal-photodynamic-blood-disinfection
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Jianhao Wang, Hao Wu, Yanmei Yang, Rong Yan, Yuan Zhao, Yanhao Wang, Aihong Chen, Shilong Shao, Pengju Jiang, Yong-Qiang Li
Despite the numerous bacteria detection and elimination techniques available nowadays, sensitive diagnosis and treatment of sepsis (caused by the presence of bacteria in the bloodstream), especially at the early stage, remain big challenges. Here we report a nanosystem for early sepsis diagnosis and complete extracorporeal blood disinfection, based on iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles functionalized with chlorin e6 molecules and bacterial species-identifiable aptamers (Fe3O4-Ce6-Apt). We demonstrate that the Fe3O4-Ce6-Apt nanosystem can achieve simultaneous blood bacterial species identification and enrichment in a single step, and the enriched bacteria can be easily detected with the assistance of fluorescence microscopic determination...
November 14, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121779/image-guided-surgery-in-gynecologic-oncology
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Henri Azaïs, Geoffroy Canlorbe, Yohan Kerbage, Anne Grabarz, Pierre Collinet, Serge Mordon
Image-guided surgery is a relevant way to reduce surgical morbidity and maximize cytoreductive surgery approach especially in ovarian cancer. Sentinel lymph node detection is a promising approach to avoid radical lymph node dissection and is slightly becoming standard in daily practice in endometrial and cervical cancer surgery even if it needs to be evaluated more precisely. Regarding carcinomatosis of ovarian origin, detection and treatment of microscopic disease could be appropriate to avoid local recurrences...
November 10, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110046/-supplementary-optical-techniques-for-the-detection-of-nonmuscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
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REVIEW
S Aeishen, Y Dawood, S Papadoukakis, M Horstmann
White light cystoscopy (WL) is the gold standard for the detection of bladder cancer. It can be performed using a rigid or flexible urethrocystoscope. With the more recent introduction of high definition (HD) techniques, WL cystoscopy has been decisively improved. Supplementary optical techniques are also used to improve the detection of bladder cancer. Among these are photodynamic diagnosis (PDD), narrow-band imaging (NBI), S‑technologies of IMAGE1 S, optical coherence tomography (OCT), confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE), and Raman spectroscopy...
November 6, 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077180/large-choroidal-excavation-in-a-patient-with-rubella-retinopathy
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Maurizio Battaglia Parodi, Francesco Romano, Marco Montagna, Francesco Bandello
PURPOSE: To describe a case of rubella retinopathy complicated by bilateral choroidal neovascularization (CNV) and late development of large choroidal excavation (LCE). METHODS: A 19-year-old woman with a diagnosis of rubella retinopathy underwent her annual ophthalmologic examination, including visual acuity testing and slit-lamp biomicroscopy with dilated fundus examination. Color fundus photography, spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) scans, and optical coherence tomography angiography were acquired to complete the investigation of her ocular condition...
October 17, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071138/photodynamic-diagnosis-in-upper-urinary-tract-urothelial-carcinoma-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Elsawi Osman, Ziad Alnaib, Nitya Kumar
OBJECTIVE: To assess the diagnostic accuracy and safety of photodynamic diagnosis (PDD) in upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UUTUC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted. Included studies were assessed for the risks of bias and quality using appropriate tools. Dedicated data extraction forms were used. Diagnostic accuracy in terms of sensitivity and specificity were quoted whenever provided by individual studies. A combined toxicity profile of 5-aminolevulinic acid (5ALA) was given after reviewing individual studies...
June 2017: Arab Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058274/carbon-nanotubes-based-drug-delivery-to-cancer-and-brain
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Qing Guo, Xian-Tao Shen, Yuan-Yuan Li, Shun-Qing Xu
Current treatments for cancer and the central nervous system diseases are limited, partly due to the difficulties posed by the insolubility, poor distribution of drugs among cells and lack of selectivity of drugs, the inability of drugs to cross cellular barriers and blood brain barrier (BBB). Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) possess many distinct properties including good electronic properties, remarkably penetrating capability on the cell membrane, high drug-loading and pH-dependent therapeutic unloading capacities, thermal properties, large surface area and easy modification with molecules, which render them as a suitable candidate to deliver drugs to cancer and brain...
October 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
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