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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782304/role-of-in-vivo-reflectance-confocal-microscopy-in-the-analysis-of-melanocytic-lesions
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Elena-Daniela Serban, Francesca Farnetani, Giovanni Pellacani, Maria Magdalena Constantin
Worldwide melanoma incidence and mortality are increasing (1). Despite the ongoing research, advanced melanoma is still incurable; therefore, the most appropriate solution seems to be early detection combined with complete surgical excision (2). Since the diagnostic protocol of suspicious lesions includes a complete excision with safety margins (2), the problem of unnecessary scarring is significant. The real challenge in this case is to have a properly formulated diagnosis before acquiring a biopsy. Currently available non-invasive techniques are coherence tomography, digital dermoscopy, and reflectance confocal microscopy...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781175/translational-safety-biomarkers-of-colonic-barrier-integrity-in-the-rat
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Tim Erkens, Ruud Bueters, Marjolein van Heerden, Filip Cuyckens, Rob Vreeken, Nick Goeminne, Lieve Lammens
The intestinal barrier controls intestinal permeability, and its disruption has been associated with multiple diseases. Therefore, preclinical safety biomarkers monitoring barrier integrity are essential during the development of drugs targeting the intestines, particularly if starting treatment early after onset of disease. Classical toxicology endpoints are not sensitive enough and therefore our objective was to identify non-invasive markers enabling early in vivo detection of colonic barrier perturbation...
May 20, 2018: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780482/an-exploration-of-nucleic-acid-liquid-biopsy-using-a-glucose-meter
#3
Yu Gu, Ting-Ting Zhang, Zhi-Feng Huang, Shan-Wen Hu, Wei Zhao, Jing-Juan Xu, Hong-Yuan Chen
The development of non-invasive techniques for the diagnosis of cancer, characterization of mutation and monitoring treatment response could greatly reduce the morbidity and mortality caused by cancer. Nevertheless, the extremely low amount of cell free nucleic acids makes liquid biopsy a very challenging task. Herein, taking advantage of the pocket size, reliable quantitative results and simple operation of the pocket-sized personal glucose meter (PGM), we report an approach of circulating microRNA-21 (miR-21) detection with high precision and low cost...
April 14, 2018: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779393/a-new-method-for-visualizing-pulmonary-artery-microvasculature-using-synchrotron-radiation-pulmonary-microangiography-the-measurement-of-pulmonary-arterial-blood-flow-velocity-in-the-high-pulmonary-blood-flow-rat-model
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Chiho Tokunaga, Shonosuke Matsushita, Hiroaki Sakamoto, Kazuyuki Hyodo, Misao Kubota, Kenkichi Tanioka, Yuji Hiramatsu
Background Increased pulmonary blood flow (PBF) and shear stress may provoke irreversible vascular remodeling, yet invasive visualization of the microvasculature complicates monitoring. A non-invasive imaging methodology would therefore safely provide mechanistic insights into the progression of high PBF-induced vascular remodeling. Purpose To establish a novel microvasculature visualization method using synchrotron radiation pulmonary microangiography (SRPA) that can also calculate PBF velocity in vivo. Material and Methods A high PBF rat model was established by making a fistula between the abdominal aorta and inferior vena cava...
January 1, 2018: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777337/molecular-epidemiology-of-parasitic-protozoa-and-ehrlichia-canis-in-wildlife-in-madrid-central-spain
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Angel Criado-Fornelio, T Martín-Pérez, C Verdú-Expósito, S A Reinoso-Ortiz, J Pérez-Serrano
Wildlife species are involved in the transmission of diverse pathogens. This study aimed to monitor raccoons (Procyon lotor), American minks (Neovison vison), and red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) as potential reservoirs in central Spain. Specifically, 200 spleen and fecal samples (from 194 raccoons, 3 minks, and 3 foxes) were analyzed molecularly by PCR/qPCR and sequencing for the presence of piroplasmids, Hepatozoon spp., Toxoplasma gondii, and Ehrlichia canis infections in the Community of Madrid (Spain). Biological samples were obtained in the years 2014, 2015, and 2016...
May 18, 2018: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775114/oxygen-dependency-of-mitochondrial-metabolism-indicates-outcome-of-newborn-brain-injury
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Gemma Bale, Subhabrata Mitra, Isabel de Roever, Magdalena Sokolska, David Price, Alan Bainbridge, Roxana Gunny, Cristina Uria-Avellanal, Giles S Kendall, Judith Meek, Nicola J Robertson, Ilias Tachtsidis
There is a need for a method of real-time assessment of brain metabolism during neonatal hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE). We have used broadband near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to monitor cerebral oxygenation and metabolic changes in 50 neonates with HIE undergoing therapeutic hypothermia treatment. In 24 neonates, 54 episodes of spontaneous decreases in peripheral oxygen saturation (desaturations) were recorded between 6 and 81 h after birth. We observed differences in the cerebral metabolic responses to these episodes that were related to the predicted outcome of the injury, as determined by subsequent magnetic resonance spectroscopy derived lactate/N-acetyl-aspartate...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774071/molecular-detection-and-analysis-of-exosomes-using-surface-enhanced-raman-scattering-gold-nanorods-and-a-miniaturized-device
#7
Elyahb Allie Kwizera, Ryan O'Connor, Vojtech Vinduska, Melody Williams, Elizabeth R Butch, Scott E Snyder, Xiang Chen, Xiaohua Huang
Exosomes are a potential source of cancer biomarkers. Probing tumor-derived exosomes can offer a potential non-invasive way to diagnose cancer, assess cancer progression, and monitor treatment responses. Novel molecular methods would facilitate exosome analysis and accelerate basic and clinical exosome research. Methods: A standard gold-coated glass microscopy slide was used to develop a miniaturized affinity-based device to capture exosomes in a target-specific manner with the assistance of low-cost 3-D printing technology...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774066/caveolae-mediated-mesenchymal-stem-cell-labelling-by-pss-coated-plga-pfob-nano-contrast-agent-for-mri
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Hieu Vu Quang, Chi-Chih Chang, Ping Song, Ellen-Margrethe Hauge, Jørgen Kjems
Rationale: Non-invasive tracking of transplanted cells is critical in evaluating delivery, migration and prognosis of cell therapies. Methods: We formulated a nano-contrast agent consisting of a perfluorooctylbromide (PFOB) core within a shell of poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) followed by a coat of polystyrene sulfonate (PSS) for 19 F MRI. The nano-contrast agent (PSS-NP) was characterised by DLS and the uptake efficiency of the nano-contrast agent (PSS-NP) was tested using flow cytometry, in vitro MRI and confocal microscopy...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773881/evaluation-of-vascular-changes-with-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-after-ruthenium-106-brachytherapy-of-circumscribed-choroidal-hemangioma
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Gilda Cennamo, Claudia Rossi, Maria Angelica Breve, Nunzio Velotti, Antonio Farella, Raffaele Liuzzi, Giovanni Cennamo
PURPOSE: To describe the vascular changes of circumscribed choroidal hemangioma (CCH) after ruthenium-106 brachytherapy using optical coherence tomography angiography (angio-OCT). METHODS: Seven eyes of 7 patients diagnosed with symptomatic CCH who underwent ruthenium-106 plaque radiotherapy were included in the study. Patients underwent complete ophthalmic examination, bulbar echography and angio-OCT. The same protocol was applied 1 year after ruthenium-106 brachytherapy...
May 18, 2018: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772426/hbcd-and-tbbpa-in-human-scalp-hair-evidence-of-internal-exposure
#10
Mandana Barghi, Eun-Su Shin, Sung-Deuk Choi, Reza Dahmardeh Behrooz, Yoon-Seok Chang
Human biomonitoring is a reliable method for evaluating human exposure to specific contaminants. Although blood is an ideal matrix for monitoring purposes, it is regarded as an invasive matrix. Therefore, current developments in the field of human biomonitoring are based on introducing new methods that use non-invasive matrices, such as hair. In this study, we examined the efficiencies of several extraction methods for the analysis of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) and tetrabromobisphenol-A (TBBPA) in human hair...
May 7, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770889/autoregulation-in-the-neuro-icu
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Anson Wang, Santiago Ortega-Gutierrez, Nils H Petersen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to briefly describe the concept of cerebral autoregulation, to detail several bedside techniques for measuring and assessing autoregulation, and to outline the impact of impaired autoregulation on clinical and functional outcomes in acute brain injury. Furthermore, we will review several autoregulation studies in select forms of acute brain injuries, discuss the potential for its use in patient management in the ICU, and suggest further avenues for research...
May 17, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769477/enzyme-immunoassays-for-water-soluble-steroid-metabolites-in-the-urine-and-feces-of-japanese-macaques-macaca-fuscata-using-a-simple-elution-method
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Keiko Shimizu, Keiko Mouri
A simple, non-alcoholic extraction method for measuring estrogen and progesterone metabolites in excreta using enzyme immunoassays (EIAs) was developed in Japanese macaques. The obtained detection limits of EIAs using estrone conjugates (E1 C), pregnanediol glucuronide (PdG), and estriol glucuronide (E3 G) polyclonal antibodies with cross-reactivity to urinary and fecal steroid metabolites were 6.6 pg/ml, 2.1 ng/ml, and 0.35 ng/ml, respectively. These assays allowed the determination of E1 C, PdG, and E3 G from the excreta with good reproducibility and accuracy...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769027/immune-monitoring-after-pediatric-liver-transplantation-the-prospective-chilsfree-cohort-study
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Imeke Goldschmidt, André Karch, Rafael Mikolajczyk, Frauke Mutschler, Norman Junge, Eva Doreen Pfister, Tamara Möhring, Lorenzo d'Antiga, Patrick McKiernan, Deirdre Kelly, Dominique Debray, Valérie McLin, Joanna Pawlowska, Loreto Hierro, Kerstin Daemen, Jana Keil, Christine Falk, Ulrich Baumann
BACKGROUND: Although trough levels of immunosuppressive drugs are largely used to monitor immunosuppressive therapy after solid organ transplantation, there is still no established tool that allows for a validated assessment of functional degree of immunosuppression or the identification of clinically relevant over- or under-immunosuppression, depending on graft homeostasis. Reliable non-invasive markers to predict biopsy proven acute rejection (BPAR) do not exist. Literature data suggest that longitudinal measurements of immune markers might be predictive of BPAR, but data in children are scarce...
May 16, 2018: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766701/new-multi-targeting-strategy-in-hair-growth-promotion-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies
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Barbara Marzani, Daniela Pinto, Elisabetta Sorbellini, Fabio Rinaldi
BACKGROUND: Considering the importance of hair in our modern society and the impact of hair loss, the efforts of researchers are addressed to better understand the mechanisms behind the hair cycle regulation and dysregulation. Because hair loss is multifactorial, differenced and new approaches are required. In particular we addressed our attention to two recently identified targets in hair cycling and growth control: olfactory receptor and autophagy. The aim of the study was to evaluate: the possible pro-autophagic effect of N1-methylspermidine (a spermidine analogue) in vitro and, in a double blind clinical trial, the safety and efficacy of topical daily application of a lotion containing N1-methylspermidine and Sandalore®...
June 2018: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766663/the-effect-of-filtration-method-on-the-efficiency-of-environmental-dna-capture-and-quantification-via-metabarcoding
#15
Jianlong Li, Lori-Jayne Lawson Handley, Daniel S Read, Bernd Hänfling
Environmental DNA (eDNA) is a promising tool for rapid and non-invasive biodiversity monitoring. eDNA density is low in environmental samples, and a capture method, such as filtration, is often required to concentrate eDNA for downstream analyses. In this study, six treatments, with differing filter types and pore sizes for eDNA capture, were compared for their efficiency and accuracy to assess fish community structure with known fish abundance and biomass via eDNA metabarcoding. Our results showed that different filters (with the exception of 20 μm large-pore filters) were broadly consistent in their DNA capture ability...
May 16, 2018: Molecular Ecology Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765538/prognostic-value-of-the-dna-integrity-index-in-patients-with-malignant-lung-tumors
#16
Dimple Y Chudasama, Zeynep Aladag, Mayla I Felicien, Marcia Hall, Julie Beeson, Nizar Asadi, Yori Gidron, Emmanouil Karteris, Vladimir B Anikin
Introduction: Lung cancer survival remains poor in the western world due to late presentation in most cases, leading to difficulty of treatment in these advanced and metastatic patients. Therefore, the development of a robust biomarker for prognosis and to monitor treatment response and relapse would be of great benefit. The use of Alu repeats and DNA Integrity Index has been shown to hold both diagnostic and prognostic value, and as it is obtained from the plasma of patients, it can serve as a non-invasive tool for routine monitoring...
April 20, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764855/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-tumor-associated-macrophages-clinical-translation
#17
Maryam Aghighi, Ashok Joseph Theruvath, Anuj Pareek, Laura Pisani, Raphael Alford, Anne Monika Muehe, Tarsheen K Sethi, Samantha J Holdsworth, Florette K Hazard, Dita Gratzinger, Sandra Luna-Fineman, Ranjana H Advani, Sheri L Spunt, Heike E Daldrup-Link
PURPOSE: Tumor associated macrophages (TAM) in malignant tumors have been linked to tumor aggressiveness and represent a new target for cancer immunotherapy. As new TAM-targeted immunotherapies are entering clinical trials, it is important to detect and quantify TAM with non-invasive imaging techniques. The purpose of this study was to determine if ferumoxytol-enhanced MRI can detect TAM in lymphomas and bone sarcomas of pediatric patients and young adults. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: In a first-in-patient , IRB-approved prospective clinical trial, 25 pediatric and young adult patients with lymphoma or bone sarcoma underwent ferumoxytol-enhanced MRI...
May 15, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764550/-predictive-value-of-central-venous-to-arterial-carbon-dioxide-partial-pressure-difference-for-fluid-responsiveness-in-septic-shock-patients-a-prospective-clinical-study
#18
Guangyun Liu, Huibin Huang, Hanyu Qin, Bin Du
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the accuracy of central venous-to-arterial carbon dioxide partial pressure difference (Pcv-aCO2 ) before and after rapid rehydration test (fluid challenge) in predicting the fluid responsiveness in patients with septic shock. METHODS: A prospective observation was conducted. Forty septic shock patients admitted to medical intensive care unit (ICU) of Peking Union Medical College Hospital from October 2015 to June 2017 were enrolled. All of the patients received fluid challenge in the presence of invasive hemodynamic monitoring...
May 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762619/isolation-and-genome-sequencing-of-individual-circulating-tumor-cells-using-hydrogel-encapsulation-and-laser-capture-microdissection
#19
Emily S Park, Justin P Yan, Richard A Ang, Jeong Hyun Lee, Xiaoyan Deng, Simon P Duffy, Kevin Beja, Matti Annala, Peter C Black, Kim N Chi, Alexander W Wyatt, Hongshen Ma
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are malignant cells released into the bloodstream with the potential to form metastases in secondary sites. These cells, acquired non-invasively, represent a sample of highly relevant tumor tissue that is an alternative to difficult and low-yield tumor biopsies. In recent years, there has been growing interest in genomic profiling of CTCs to enable longitudinal monitoring of the tumor's adaptive response to therapy. However, due to their extreme rarity, genotyping CTCs has proved challenging...
May 15, 2018: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760993/assessing-blood-vessel-perfusion-and-vital-signs-through-retinal-imaging-photoplethysmography
#20
Harnani Hassan, Sheila Jaidka, Vincent M Dwyer, Sijung Hu
One solution to the global challenge of increasing ocular disease is a cost-effective technique for rapid screening and assessment. Current ophthalmic imaging techniques, e.g. scanning and ocular blood flow systems, are expensive, complex to operate and utilize invasive contrast agents during assessment. The work presented here demonstrates a simple retinal imaging photoplethysmography (iPPG) system with the potential to provide screening, diagnosis, monitoring and assessment that is non-invasive, painless and radiationless...
May 1, 2018: Biomedical Optics Express
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