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Adaptive RT

Kiaran P McGee, Robert S Stormont, Scott A Lindsay, Victor Taracila, Dennis Savitskij, Fraser Robb, Robert Witte, Timothy Kaufmann, John Huston Iii, Stephen J Riederer, Eric Borisch, Phillip J Rossman
The growth in the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data for radiation therapy (RT) treatment planning has been facilitated by scanner hardware and software advances that have enabled RT patients to be imaged in treatment position while providing morphologic and functional assessment of tumor volumes and surrounding normal tissues. Despite these advances, manufacturers have been slow to develop radiofrequency (RF) coils that closely follow the contour of a RT patient undergoing MR imaging. Instead, relatively large form surface coil arrays have been adapted from diagnostic imaging...
March 14, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
Peng Jin, Seung-Hyun Shin, Yang-Sook Chun, Hyun-Woo Shin, Yong Jae Shin, Yeri Lee, Donggeon Kim, Do-Hyun Nam, Jong-Wan Park
During tumor development, stromal cells are co-opted to the tumor milieu and provide favorable conditions for the tumor. Hypoxia stimulates cancer cells to acquire a more malignant phenotype via activation of hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1). Given that cancer cells and astrocytes in glioblastomas coexist in a hypoxic microenvironment, we examined whether astrocytes affect the adaptation of glioblastoma cells to hypoxia. Immunoblotting, reporter assays, quantitative RT-PCR, and chromatin immunoprecipitation were performed to evaluate HIF-1 signaling in glioblastoma cells...
March 14, 2018: Oncogene
Mary Carroll Shapiro, Tien Tang, Atreyi Dasgupta, Lyazat Kurenbekova, Ryan Shuck, M Waleed Gaber, Jason T Yustein
PURPOSE: Radiation therapy (RT) is a viable therapeutic option for Ewing sarcoma (ES) patients. However, little progress has been made to elucidate the mechanisms of radioresistance. This study establishes a novel ES irradiation-adapted model designed to assess molecular and18 F fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) alterations secondary to RT. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Radiation-adapted cell lines (RACLs) were created in vitro by exposing ES human cell lines to fractionated doses of radiation...
February 5, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Caoileann H Murphy, Mahalakshmi Shankaran, Tyler A Churchward-Venne, Cameron J Mitchell, Nathan M Kolar, Louise M Burke, John A Hawley, Amira Kassis, Leonidas G Karagounis, Kelvin Li, Chelsea King, Marc Hellerstein, Stuart M Phillips
We determined how the pattern of protein intake and resistance training (RT) influenced longer-term (2-wk) integrated myofibrillar protein synthesis (MyoPS) during energy restriction (ER). MyoPS and proteome kinetics were measured during 2-wk of ER alone and 2-wk of ER plus RT (ER + RT) in overweight/obese older men. Participants were randomized to consume dietary protein in a balanced (BAL: 25% daily protein/meal x 4 meals) or skewed (SKEW: 7:17:72:4% daily protein/meal) pattern (n = 10/group). Participants ingested D2 O during the consecutive 2-wk periods, and skeletal muscle biopsies and serum were obtained at the beginning and conclusion of ER and ER + RT...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Physiology
Vikas Gupta, Yibing Wang, Alejandra Méndez Romero, Andriy Myronenko, Petr Jordan, Calvin Maurer, Ben Heijmen, Mischa Hoogeman
PURPOSE: To validate a novel deformable image registration (DIR) method for online adaptation of planning organ-at-risk (OAR) delineations to match daily anatomy during hypo-fractionated RT of abdominal tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For 20 liver cancer patients, planning OAR delineations were adapted to daily anatomy using the DIR on corresponding repeat CTs. The DIR's accuracy was evaluated for the entire cohort by comparing adapted and expert-drawn OAR delineations using geometric (Dice Similarity Coefficient (DSC), Modified Hausdorff Distance (MHD) and Mean Surface Error (MSE)) and dosimetric (Dmax and Dmean ) measures...
March 8, 2018: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
S F S Melo, N D da Silva Júnior, V G Barauna, E M Oliveira
In the last 10 years the number of studies showing the benefits of resistance training (RT) to the cardiovascular system, have grown. In comparison to aerobic training, RT-induced favorable adaptations to the cardiovascular system have been ignored for many years, thus the mechanisms of the RT-induced cardiovascular adaptations are still uncovered. The lack of animal models with comparable protocols to the RT performed by humans hampers the knowledge. We have used squat-exercise model, which is widely used by many others laboratories...
2018: International Journal of Medical Sciences
Lisa Becherer, Mohammed Bakheit, Sieghard Frischmann, Silvina Stinco, Nadine Borst, Roland Zengerle, Felix von Stetten
A variety of real-time detection techniques for LAMP based on the change in fluorescence intensity during DNA amplification enable simultaneous detection of multiple targets. However these techniques depend on fluorogenic probes containing target-specific sequences. That complicates the adaption to different targets leading to time-consuming assay optimization. Here, we present the first universal real-time detection technique for multiplex LAMP. The novel approach allows simple assay design and is easy to implement for various targets...
March 6, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
Paul J Bröckelmann, Stephanie Sasse, Andreas Engert
With defined chemo- and radiotherapy and risk-adapted treatment, early-stage classical Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) has become curable in the majority of patients. A major current goal is hence to reduce treatment-related toxicity while maintaining long-term disease control. Patients with early-stage favorable disease, i.e. limited stage without risk factors (RFs), are frequently treated with two cycles of doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine and dacarbazine (2xABVD) followed by 20Gy involved-field or -site radiotherapy (IF/IS-RT)...
March 2, 2018: Blood
Ceren Yarar-Fisher, Keith Fl Polston, Mualla Eraslan, Kathryn Y Henley, Gizem I Kinikli, C Scott Bickel, Samuel T Windham, Amie B McLain, Robert A Oster, Marcas M Bamman
This study compares the effects of an 8-week iso-caloric high protein (HP) diet versus a combination exercise (Comb-Ex) regimen on paralytic vastus lateralis (VL) and non-paralytic deltoid muscle in individuals with long-standing spinal cord injury (SCI). Fiber type distribution, cross-sectional area (CSA), levels of translation initiation signaling proteins (Erk-1/2, Akt, p70S6K1, 4EBP1, RPS6, and FAK), and lean thigh mass were analyzed at baseline and after the 8-week interventions. A total of 11 participants (C5-T12 levels, 21...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
Gederson K Gomes, Cristiane M Franco, Paulo Ricardo P Nunes, Fábio L Orsatti
We studied the effects of two different weekly frequency resistance training (RT) protocols over eight weeks on muscle strength and muscle hypertrophy in well-trained men. Twenty-three subjects (age: 26.2±4.2 years; RT experience: 6.9±3.1 years) were randomly allocated into the two groups: low frequency (LFRT, n = 12) or high frequency (HFRT, n = 11). The LFRT performed a split-body routine, training each specific muscle group once a week. The HFRT performed a total-body routine, training all muscle groups every session...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Rosario Mazzola, Alba Fiorentino, Francesco Ricchetti, Fabiana Gregucci, Stefanie Corradini, Filippo Alongi
Technological and technical improvements allowed for significant advances in the field of radiation therapy (RT) of head and neck cancer (HNC). Several organ-sparing strategies have been investigated with the objective to decrease acute and long-term adverse effects and, subsequently, to assure a better quality of life in patients affected by HNC. In this context, intensity modulated irradiation and the use of multimodality-imaging could help clinicians to obtain a rapid dose fall off towards surrounding healthy tissues and a better delineation of targets volumes and organs at risk...
February 27, 2018: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
Garrett M Hester, Zachary K Pope, Mitchel A Magrini, Ryan J Colquhoun, Alejandra B Curiel, Carlos A Estrada, Alex A Olmos, Jason M DeFreitas
This study examined the effects of unilateral resistance training (RT) on maximal velocity parameters in the ipsilateral and contralateral legs in young and older males. Young (n = 22; age = 21.55 ± 2.23 yrs) and older (n = 20; age = 65.10 ± 9.65 yrs) males were assigned to training or control groups. Unilateral isokinetic RT of the knee extensors was performed for 4 weeks. Peak velocity (PV) and acceleration were identified during a dynamic maximal voluntary contraction before, at week 2, and after week 4 (POST) of RT...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
Hoda Sharifi, Hong Zhang, Hassan Bagher Ebadian, Wei Lu, Munther I Ajlouni, Jian-Yue Jin, Feng-Ming Spring Kong, Indrin J Chetty, Hualiang Zhong
Tumor response to radiation treatment (RT) can be evaluated from changes in metabolic activity between two positron emission tomography (PET) images. Activity changes at individual voxels in pre-treatment PET images (PET1), however, cannot be derived until their associated PET-CT (CT1) images are appropriately registered to during-treatment PET-CT (CT2) images. This study aimed to investigate the feasibility of using deformable image registration (DIR) techniques to quantify radiation-induced metabolic changes on PET images...
February 26, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
Roberto Berenguer, Victoria de la Vara, Veronica Lopez-Honrubia, Ana Teresa Nuñez, Miguel Rivera, Maria Victoria Villas, Sebastia Sabater
PURPOSE: To analyse the influence of the image registration method on the adaptive radiotherapy of an IMRT prostate treatment, and to compare the dose accumulation according to 3 different image registration methods with the planned dose. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The IMRT prostate patient was CT imaged 3 times throughout his treatment. The prostate, PTV, rectum and bladder were segmented on each CT. A Rigid, a deformable (DIR) B-spline and a DIR with landmarks registration algorithms were employed...
January 2018: Physica Medica: PM
E Bianchi, A Stermer, K Boekelheide, M Sigman, S J Hall, G Reyes, E Dere, K Hwang
Sperm RNA is a sensitive monitoring endpoint for male reproductive toxicants, and a potential biomarker to assess male infertility and sperm quality. However, isolation of sperm RNA is a challenging procedure due to the heterogeneous population of cells present in the ejaculate, the low yield of RNA per spermatozoon, and the absence of 18S and 28S ribosomal RNA subunits. The unique biology of spermatozoa has created some uncertainty in the field about RNA isolation methods, indicating the need for rigorous quality control checks to ensure reproducibility of data generated from sperm RNA...
February 22, 2018: Andrology
Óscar Herrero, Mónica Aquilino, Paloma Sánchez-Argüello, Rosario Planelló
Bisphenol S (BPS) is an industrial alternative to the endocrine disruptor bisphenol A (BPA), and can be found in many products labeled "BPA-free". Its use has grown in recent years, and presently it is considered a ubiquitous emerging pollutant. To date there is a lack of information on the effects of BPS on invertebrates, although they represent more than 95% of known species in the animal kingdom and are crucial for the structure and proper function of ecosystems. In this study, real-time RT-PCR was used to determine the early detrimental effects of BPS on the transcriptional rate of genes in the model species Chironomus riparius, specifically those related to the ecdysone pathway (EcR, ERR, E74, Vtg, cyp18a1) crucial for insect development and metamorphosis, stress and biotransformation mechanisms (hsp70, hsp40, cyp4g, GPx, GSTd3) that regulate adaptive responses and determine survival, and ribosome biogenesis (its2, rpL4, rpL13) which is essential for protein synthesis and homeostasis...
2018: PloS One
Xiao Xiao, Raj Putatunda, Yonggang Zhang, Priya V Soni, Fang Li, Ting Zhang, Mingyang Xin, Jin Jun Luo, John R Bethea, Yuan Cheng, Wenhui Hu
BACKGROUND: Lymphotoxin (LT) is a lymphokine mainly expressed in lymphocytes. LTα binds one or two membrane-associated LTβ to form LTα2 β1 or LTα1 β2 heterotrimers. The predominant LTα1 β2 binds to LTβ receptor (LTβR) primarily expressed in epithelial and stromal cells. Most studies on LTβR signaling have focused on the organization, development, and maintenance of lymphoid tissues. However, the roles of LTβR signaling in the nervous system, particularly in neurogenesis, remain unknown...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
Zulfiqar Ali Mirani, Muhammad Naseem Khan, Anila Siddiqui, Fouzia Khan, Mubashir Aziz, Shagufta Naz, Ayaz Ahmed, Seema Ismat Khan
Objectives: Staphylococcus aureus is a Gram-positive pathogen, well known for its resistance and versatile lifestyle. Under unfavourable conditions, it adapts biofilm mode of growth. For staphylococcal biofilm formation, production of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) is a pre-requisite, which is regulated by ica operon-encoded enzymes. This study was designed to know the impact of ascorbic acid on biofilm formation and colony spreading processes of S. aureus and MRSA. Materials and Methods: The isolates of methicillin-resistant S...
February 2018: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
Bastien Rigaud, Antoine Simon, Maxime Gobeli, Caroline Lafond, Julie Leseur, Anais Barateau, Nicolas Jaksic, Joël Castelli, Danièle Williaume, Pascal Haigron, Renaud De Crevoisier
PURPOSE: In the context of adaptive radiation therapy (ART) for locally advanced cervical carcinoma (LACC), this study proposed an original cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT)-guided "Evolutive library" and evaluated it against four other known radiotherapy (RT) strategies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: For 20 patients who underwent intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for LACC, three planning CTs (with empty [EB], intermediate [IB], and full [FB] bladder volumes), a CT scan at 20 Gy and bi-weekly CBCTs for 5 weeks were performed...
February 17, 2018: Medical Physics
Robert Drynda, Shanta J Persaud, James E Bowe, Peter M Jones
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Insulin-secreting islet β-cells adapt to the insulin resistance associated with pregnancy by increasing functional β-cell mass, but the placental signals involved in this process are not well defined. In the current study, we analysed expression of G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) mRNAs in mouse islets and islet GPCR ligand mRNAs in placenta during pregnancy to generate an atlas of potential interactions between the placenta and β-cells to inform future functional studies of islet adaptive responses to pregnancy...
February 8, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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