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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150648/shedding-light-on-the-neonatal-brain-probing-cerebral-hemodynamics-by-diffuse-optical-spectroscopic-methods
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Parisa Farzam, Erin M Buckley, Pei-Yi Lin, Katherine Hagan, P Ellen Grant, Terrie Eleanor Inder, Stefan A Carp, Maria Angela Franceschini
Investigating the cerebral physiology of healthy term newborns' brains is important for better understanding perinatal brain injuries, of which the most common etiologies are hypoxia and ischemia. Hence, cerebral blood flow and cerebral oxygenation are important biomarkers of brain health. In this study, we employed a hybrid diffuse optical system consisting of diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS) and frequency-domain near infrared spectroscopy (FDNIRS) to measure hemoglobin concentration, oxygen saturation, and indices of cerebral blood flow and metabolism...
November 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148851/airway-geometry-airway-flow-and-particle-measurement-methods-implications-on-pulmonary-drug-delivery
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A Kourmatzis, S Cheng, H-K Chan
The effectiveness of drug delivery to the lungs is inextricably linked to the fundamental interactions that occur between particles and flow in the extrathoracic airway. Research in this field requires time resolved in-vivo and in-vitro measurements of three separate, yet intricately linked parameters: i) airway flow, ii) airway geometry, and iii) drug particle characteristics. A number of recent significant developments have been made in the experimental diagnostic tools used to characterise these parameters...
November 17, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148533/identifying-characteristic-features-of-the-retinal-and-choroidal-vasculature-in-choroideremia-using-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
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A Abbouda, A M Dubis, A R Webster, M Moosajee
PurposeUsing optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) to investigate the area with flow in the superficial retinal vessel network (SVRN) and choriocapillaris (CC) layer among male subjects with choroideremia (CHM), female carriers, and normal controls to identify vascular changes.Patients and methodsImages of SRVN and CC layer were acquired in 9 affected males, 5 female carriers, and 14 age- and gender-matched controls using the Angiovue software of the RTVue XR Avanti.ResultsThe mean age was 33 years for affected male CHM patients (median 30 years), 46 years for female carriers (median 53 years), and 39 years for controls (median 38...
November 17, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141120/biotinylated-photopolymers-for-3d-printed-unibody-lab-on-a-chip-optical-platforms
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Caterina Credi, Gianmarco Griffini, Marinella Levi, Stefano Turri
The present work reports the first demonstration of straightforward fabrication of monolithic unibody lab-on-a-chip (ULOCs) integrating bioactive micrometric 3D scaffolds by means of multimaterial stereolithography (SL). To this end, a novel biotin-conjugated photopolymer is successfully synthesized and optimally formulated to achieve high-performance SL-printing resolution, as demonstrated by the SL-fabrication of biotinylated structures smaller than 100 µm. By optimizing a multimaterial single-run SL-based 3D-printing process, such biotinylated microstructures are incorporated within perfusion microchambers whose excellent optical transparency enables real-time optical microscopy analyses...
November 15, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140604/simultaneous-measurements-of-geometric-and-viscoelastic-properties-of-hydrogel-microbeads-using-continuous-flow-microfluidics-with-embedded-electrodes
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Ye Niu, Xu Zhang, Ting Si, Yuntian Zhang, Lin Qi, Gang Zhao, Ronald X Xu, Xiaoming He, Yi Zhao
Geometric and mechanical characterizations of hydrogel materials at the microscale are attracting increasing attention due to their importance in tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, and drug delivery applications. Contemporary approaches for measuring the these properties of hydrogel microbeads suffer from low-throughput, complex system configuration, and measurement inaccuracy. In this work, a continuous-flow device is developed to measure geometric and viscoelastic properties of hydrogel microbeads by flowing the microbeads through a tapered microchannel with an array of interdigitated microelectrodes patterned underneath the channel...
November 15, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140072/novel-aerosol-phase-extraction-method-for-the-determination-of-ca-k-mg-and-na-in-biodiesel-through-inductively-coupled-plasma-atomic-emission-spectrometry
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Raquel Sanchez, Salvador Maestre, Maria Soledad Prats Moya, José Luis Todoli
A novel extraction method was developed, optimized and validated for the elemental analysis of organic samples. The method, called aerosol phase extraction (APE), was based on the nebulization of the extracting aqueous solution (0.1 mol L-1 nitric acid) on the sample. The extraction was performed at the interface of each generated extractant droplets as they entered in contact with the samples. Afterwards, the phases were allowed to separate and Ca, K, Na and Mg were determined in aqueous phase by means of inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES)...
November 15, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138985/effects-of-microrna-708-on-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-cell-proliferation-and-apoptosis-in-melanoma-cells-by-targeting-lef1-through-the-wnt-signaling-pathway
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Xiao-Fei Song, Qi-Hua Wang, Ran Huo
This study was conducted in order to elucidate the role microRNA-708 (miR-708) plays between proliferation, invasion, migration, and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) involving melanoma cells by targeting using LEF1 through the Wnt signaling pathway. Male Kunming mice were selected and subsequently divided into normal and model groups to take part in this study. Following cell line selection, the B16 cells with the highest miR-708 expression were selected and assigned into the control, blank, negative control (NC), miR-708 mimic, miR-708 inhibitor, siRNA-LEF1, and miR-708 inhibitor + siRNA-LEF1 groups...
November 14, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138449/haemodynamic-recovery-properties-of-the-torsioned-testicular-artery-lumen
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Selda Goktas, Ozlem Yalcin, Erhan Ermek, Senol Piskin, Can T Capraz, Yusuf O Cakmak, Kerem Pekkan
Testicular artery torsion (twisting) is one such severe vascular condition that leads spermatic cord injury. In this study, we investigate the recovery response of a torsioned ram testicular artery in an isolated organ-culture flow loop with clinically relevant twisting modes (90°, 180°, 270° and 360° angles). Quantitative optical coherence tomography technique was employed to track changes in the lumen diameter, wall thickness and the three-dimensional shape of the vessel in the physiological pressure range (10-50 mmHg)...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134944/distinct-spatial-coordinate-of-visual-and-vestibular-heading-signals-in-macaque-fefsem-and-mstd
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Lihua Yang, Yong Gu
Precise heading estimate requires integration of visual optic flow and vestibular inertial motion originating from distinct spatial coordinates (eye- and head-centered, respectively). To explore whether the two heading signals may share a common reference frame along the hierarchy of cortical stages, we explored two multisensory areas in macaques: the smooth pursuit area of the frontal eye field (FEFsem) closer to the motor side, and the dorsal portion of medial superior temporal area (MSTd) closer to the sensory side...
November 14, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134135/polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy-on-swept-source-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-with-variable-interscan-time-analysis
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Carl B Rebhun, Eric M Moult, Eduardo A Novais, Carlos Moreira-Neto, Stefan B Ploner, Ricardo N Louzada, ByungKun Lee, Caroline R Baumal, James G Fujimoto, Jay S Duker, Nadia K Waheed, Daniela Ferrara
Purpose: To use a novel optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) algorithm termed variable interscan time analysis (VISTA) to evaluate relative blood flow speeds in polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV). Methods: Prospective cross-sectional study enrolling patients with confirmed diagnosis of PCV. OCTA of the retina and choroid was obtained with a prototype swept-source OCT system. The acquired OCT volumes were centered on the branching vascular network (BVN) and polyps as determined by indocyanine-green angiography (ICGA)...
November 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133925/absorption-and-extinction-cross-sections-and-photon-streamlines-in-the-optical-near-field
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Moritz Striebel, Jӧrg Wrachtrup, Ilja Gerhardt
The optical interaction of light and matter is modeled as an oscillating dipole in a plane wave electromagnetic field. We analyze absorption, scattering and extinction for this system by the energy flow, visualized as streamlines of the Poynting vector. Depending on the dissipative damping of the oscillator, a part of the streamlines ends up in the dipole. Based on a graphical investigation of the streamlines, this represents the absorption cross section, and forms a far-field absorption aperture. In the near-field of the oscillator, a modification of the aperture is observed...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133666/blood-flow-pattern-in-a-choroidal-hemangioma-imaged-on-swept-source-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
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Brijesh Takkar, Shorya Azad, Jyoti Shakrawal, Nripen Gaur, Pradeep Venkatesh
This report demonstrates the blood flow pattern in a case of choroidal hemangioma (CH) using swept-source-optical coherence tomography angiography (SS-OCTA). Fluorescein angiography, SS-OCT, and SS-OCTA images of a patient with CH were obtained using a standard protocol. The internal vascular pattern of the tumor was identified on both OCT and OCTA. Dark areas were identified in the CH. These were interspersed between areas of visible blood flow, as imaged on SS-OCTA. Peripheral vascular arcades were also identified within the tumor...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133151/laparoscopic-management-of-a-rudimentary-uterine-horn
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Emilie Faller, Jean Jacques Baldauf, François Becmeur, Anne Lehn, Cherif Youssef Akladios, Lise Lecointre
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate a technique of laparoscopic management of a rudimentary horn in a 12-year-old girl. DESIGN: A step-by-step explanation of the surgery using video (instructive video), approved the local institutional Review Board. SETTING: A university hospital, University Hospital of Strasbourg, France. PATIENT: A 12-year-old girl with a uterine rudimentary horn. INTERVENTION: We describe the case of a 12 years old girl who had no medical history...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130009/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-of-two-choroidal-nevi-variants
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Victor M Villegas, Armando L Monroig, Lazaro H Aguero, Stephen G Schwartz
Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) is a recently established noninvasive technology for evaluation of the retinal and choroidal vasculature. The literature regarding the findings in choroidal nevi is scarce. We report the OCT-A findings associated with two different variants. Subject one had decreased vascular flow signal in the choroidal, choriocapillaris, deep retinal, and superficial retinal layers. Subject two had decreased vascular flow signal in the choroidal, choriocapillaris, and deep retinal layers with a normal vascular flow signal in the superficial retinal layer...
2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129998/changes-in-retinal-and-choroidal-vascular-blood-flow-after-oral-sildenafil-an-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-study
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David Berrones, Guillermo Salcedo-Villanueva, Virgilio Morales-Cantón, Raul Velez-Montoya
Purpose: To describe changes in the retina and choroidal flow by optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) after a single dose of oral sildenafil. Method: A case-control study. Patients in the study group received 50 mg of oral sildenafil. Patients in the control group received a sham pill. Retinal and choroidal images were obtained at baseline (before pill ingestion) and 1 hour after ingestion. Central macular and choroidal thickness, choroidal and outer retina flow, and the retinal and choroidal vascular density were compared using a Mann-Whitney U test...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127943/quantum-dot-cramoll-lectin-as-novel-conjugates-to-glycobiology
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Cássia R A Cunha, Camila G Andrade, Maria I A Pereira, Paulo E Cabral Filho, Luiz B Carvalho, Luana C B B Coelho, Beate S Santos, Adriana Fontes, Maria T S Correia
The optical properties of quantum dots (QDs) make them useful tools for biology, especially when combined with biomolecules such as lectins. QDs conjugated to lectins can be used as nanoprobes for carbohydrate expression analysis, which can provide valuable information about glycosylation changes related to cancer and pathogenicity of microorganisms, for example. In this study, we evaluated the best strategy to conjugate Cramoll lectin to QDs and used the fluorescent labeling of Candida albicans cells as a proof-of-concept...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127197/communicating-malapposition-of-flow-diverters-assessed-with-optical-coherence-tomography-correlates-with-delayed-aneurysm-occlusion
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Robert M King, Olivia W Brooks, Erin T Langan, Jildaz Caroff, Frédéric Clarençon, Takamitsu Tamura, John Michael Wainwright, Matthew J Gounis, Miklós Marosfői, Ajit S Puri
BACKGROUND: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a high resolution intravascular imaging method that allows visualization of flow diverter struts and the vessel wall. In this study, malapposition of the flow diverter that continues into the neck of the aneurysm, named communicating malapposition (CM), was investigated as a potential factor for delayed aneurysm healing. METHODS: 40 New Zealand White rabbits underwent elastase induced aneurysm creation, and were subsequently assigned to one of four treatment groups based on flow diverter type and administration of antiplatelet therapy...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124548/development-of-an-experimental-and-digital-cardiovascular-arterial-model-for-transient-hemodynamic-and-postural-change-studies-a-preliminary-framework-analysis
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Rodward L Hewlin, John P Kizito
The ultimate goal of the present work is to aid in the development of tools to assist in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Gaining an understanding of hemodynamic parameters for medical implants allow clinicians to have some patient-specific proposals for intervention planning. In the present work an experimental and digital computational fluid dynamics (CFD) arterial model consisting of a number of major arteries (aorta, carotid bifurcation, cranial, femoral, jejunal, and subclavian arteries) were fabricated to study: (1) the effects of local hemodynamics (flow parameters) on global hemodynamics (2) the effects of transition from bedrest to upright position (postural change) on hemodynamics, and (3) diffusion of dye (medical drug diffusion simulation) in the arterial system via experimental and numerical techniques...
November 9, 2017: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121364/swept-source-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-findings-in-torpedo-maculopathy
#19
Zaria Ali, Carol Lally Shields, Kirti Jasani, Tariq Mehmood Aslam, Konstantinos Balaskas
Torpedo maculopathy is a rare congenital anomaly of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). Various imaging modalities have been used to assess cases of torpedo maculopathy, including optical coherence tomography (OCT) and fundus autofluorescence (FAF). OCT angiography (OCTA) offers combined structural and flow characteristics of imaged lesions. The authors present OCTA findings in two cases of torpedo maculopathy. Common features include loss of RPE and choriocapillaris allowing greater visualization of larger vessels in the outer choroid...
November 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121360/quantitative-choriocapillaris-perfusion-before-and-after-vitrectomy-in-idiopathic-epiretinal-membrane-by-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
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Yanping Yu, Yufei Teng, Meng Gao, Xinxin Liu, Jinqiu Chen, Wu Liu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To compare choriocapillaris perfusion of the fovea between patients with idiopathic epiretinal membrane (iERM) and normal controls and determine whether surgery affects it. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Both eyes of 45 patients with iERM and 28 healthy subjects were scanned by optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) preoperatively, and 25 of the patients were scanned postoperatively. Central parameters measured included flow area and parafovea vessel density of the foveal choriocapillaris...
November 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
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