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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906424/s100b-in-serum-and-saliva-a-valid-invasive-or-non-invasive-biomarker-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#1
M Traxdorf, O Wendler, K Tziridis, J Bauer, C Scherl
OBJECTIVE:   The aim of this prospective study was to determine whether serum or saliva S100B could be established as an invasive or non-invasive biomarker of cerebrovascular stress due to chronic intermittent hypoxia in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: S100B levels in serum and saliva were measured by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in 40 patients with polysomnographically confirmed OSA (n=34) or ronchopathy (n=6) and 20 control subjects (n=20)...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905576/label-free-monitoring-of-tissue-biochemistry-following-traumatic-brain-injury-using-raman-spectroscopy
#2
Jakub Maciej Surmacki, Laura Ansel-Bollepalli, Francesca Pischiutta, Elisa R Zanier, Ari Ercole, Sarah Elizabeth Bohndiek
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) constitutes a major cause of death and long-term disability. At present, we lack methods to non-invasively track tissue biochemistry and hence select appropriate interventions for patients. We hypothesized that detailed label-free vibrational chemical analysis of focal TBI could provide such information. We assessed the early spatial and temporal changes in tissue biochemistry that are associated with brain injury in mice. Numerous differences were observed in the spectra of the contusion core and pericontusional tissue between 2 and 7 days...
December 1, 2016: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904738/recent-developments-in-the-management-of-invasive-fungal-infections-in-patients-with-oncohematological-diseases
#3
REVIEW
Markus Ruhnke, Stefan Schwartz
Patients with hematological cancer have a high risk of invasive fungal diseases (IFDs). These infections are mostly life threatening and an early diagnosis and initiation of appropriate antifungal therapy are essential for the clinical outcome. Most commonly, Aspergillus and Candida species are involved. However, other non-Aspergillus molds are increasingly be identified in cases of documented IFDs. Important risk factors are long lasting granulocytopenia with neutrophil counts below 500/μl for more than 10 days or graft-versus-host disease resulting from allogeneic stem-cell transplantation...
December 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904441/dynamic-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-of-the-bowel-wall-with-quantitative-assessment-of-crohn-s-disease-activity-in-childhood
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Damjana Kljucevsek, Dubravka Vidmar, Darja Urlep, Rok Dezman
BACKGROUND: Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) has become an established non-invasive, patient-friendly imaging technique which improves the characterization of lesions. In addition, dynamic contrast-enhanced ultrasound (DCE-US) provides valuable information concerning perfusion of examined organs. This review addresses current applications of CEUS in children, focused on DCE-US of the bowel wall in patients with Crohn disease, which enables realtime assessment of the bowel wall vascularity with semi-quantitative and quantitative assessment of disease activity and response to medical treatment...
December 1, 2016: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903962/targeted-proteomics-in-urinary-extracellular-vesicles-identifies-biomarkers-for-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-prostate-cancer
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Tamara Sequeiros, Marina Rigau, Cristina Chiva, Melania Montes, Iolanda Garcia-Grau, Marta Garcia, Sherley Diaz, Ana Celma, Irene Bijnsdorp, Alex Campos, Primiano Di Mauro, Salvador Borrós, Jaume Reventós, Andreas Doll, Rosanna Paciucci, Michiel Pegtel, Inés de Torres, Eduard Sabidó, Juan Morote, Mireia Olivan
Rapid and reliable diagnosis of prostate cancer (PCa) is highly desirable as current used methods lack specificity. In addition, identification of PCa biomarkers that can classify patients into high- and low-risk groups for disease progression at early stage will improve treatment decision-making. Here, we describe a set of protein-combination panels in urinary extracellular vesicles (EVs), defined by targeted proteomics and immunoblotting techniques that improve early non-invasive detection and stratification of PCa patients...
November 26, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903834/saliva-diagnostics-current-views-and-directions
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Karolina Elżbieta Kaczor-Urbanowicz, Carmen Martin Carreras-Presas, Katri Aro, Michael Tu, Franklin Garcia-Godoy, David Tw Wong
In this review, we provide an update on the current and future applications of saliva for diagnostic purposes. There are many advantages of using saliva as a biofluid. Its collection is fast, easy, inexpensive, and non-invasive. In addition, saliva, as a "mirror of the body," can reflect the physiological and pathological state of the body. Therefore, it serves as a diagnostic and monitoring tool in many fields of science such as medicine, dentistry, and pharmacotherapy. Introduced in 2008, the term "Salivaomics" aimed to highlight the rapid development of knowledge about various "omics" constituents of saliva, including: proteome, transcriptome, micro-RNA, metabolome, and microbiome...
November 29, 2016: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903458/cardiac-arrest-among-patients-with-infections-causes-clinical-practice-and-research-implications
#7
REVIEW
Davide Leoni, Jordi Rello
The incidence of sepsis is increasing, and the condition is now the leading cause of death in general intensive care units (ICUs). Our review failed to identify studies of the causes of cardiac arrest among infected patients, even though non-cardiac causes represent 15% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and though one-third of events have positive blood cultures. Sudden cardiac arrest is the result of local damage to the heart and of the impact of systemic and pulmonary conditions on cardiac performance, and its danger is underestimated...
November 26, 2016: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903276/accurate-prediction-of-response-to-endocrine-therapy-in-breast-cancer-patients-current-and-future-biomarkers
#8
REVIEW
Cigdem Selli, J Michael Dixon, Andrew H Sims
Approximately 70% of patients have breast cancers that are oestrogen receptor alpha positive (ER+) and are therefore candidates for endocrine treatment. Many of these patients relapse in the years during or following completion of adjuvant endocrine therapy. Thus, many ER+ cancers have primary resistance or develop resistance to endocrine therapy during treatment. Recent improvements in our understanding of how tumours evolve during treatment with endocrine agents have identified both changes in gene expression and mutational profiles, in the primary cancer as well as in circulating tumour cells...
December 1, 2016: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903026/-severe-hypercapnic-respiratory-failure-in-acute-exacerbation-of-copd-significance-of-ventilation-and-extracorporal-co2-removal
#9
Michael Westhoff, Martin Bachmann, Stephan Braune, Christian Karagiannidis, Stefan Kluge, Philipp M Lepper, Thomas Müller, Bernd Schönhofer
In acute exacerbations of COPD with acute hypercapnic respiratory failure and a pH 7.25 - 7.35, the initiation of non-invasive ventilation is the gold standard. However, absolute and relative contraindications have to be taken into account. The implementation of non-invasive ventilation in case of a severe respiratory acidosis necessitates a skilled therapeutic team and a close monitoring in order to avoid or perceive a NIV failure in time. In this case, the intubation and invasive mechanical ventilation is recommended...
November 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901409/a-non-invasive-in-vitro-monitoring-system-reporting-skeletal-muscle-differentiation
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Deniz Öztürk-Kaloglu, David Hercher, Philipp Heher, Katja Posa-Markaryan, Simon Sperger, Alice Zimmermann, Susanne Wolbank, Heinz Redl, Ara Hacobian
Monitoring of cell differentiation is a crucial aspect of cell-based therapeutic strategies depending on tissue maturation. In this study we have developed a non-invasive reporter system to trace murine skeletal muscle differentiation. Either a secreted bioluminescent reporter (Metridia luciferase) or a fluorescent reporter (GFP) was placed under the control of the truncated muscle creatine kinase (MCK) basal promoter enhanced by variable numbers of upstream MCK E-boxes. The engineered pE3MCK vector, coding a triple tandem of E-Boxes and the truncated MCK promoter, showed 20-fold higher levels of luciferase activation compared to a CMV promoter...
November 30, 2016: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901062/assessing-the-feasibility-of-fly-based-surveillance-of-wildlife-infectious-diseases
#11
Constanze Hoffmann, Melanie Stockhausen, Kevin Merkel, Sébastien Calvignac-Spencer, Fabian H Leendertz
Monitoring wildlife infectious agents requires acquiring samples suitable for analyses, which is often logistically demanding. A possible alternative to invasive or non-invasive sampling of wild-living vertebrates is the use of vertebrate material contained in invertebrates feeding on them, their feces, or their remains. Carrion flies have been shown to contain vertebrate DNA; here we investigate whether they might also be suitable for wildlife pathogen detection. We collected 498 flies in Taï National Park, Côte d'Ivoire, a tropical rainforest and examined them for adenoviruses (family Adenoviridae), whose DNA is frequently shed in feces of local mammals...
November 30, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899805/circulating-tumour-dna-analysis-demonstrates-spatial-mutational-heterogeneity-that-coincides-with-disease-relapse-in-myeloma
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S Mithraprabhu, T Khong, M Ramachandran, A Chow, D Klarica, L Mai, S Walsh, D Broemeling, A Marziali, M Wiggin, J Hocking, A Kalff, B Durie, A Spencer
Mutational characterisation in multiple myeloma (MM) currently relies on bone marrow (BM) biopsy, which fails to capture the putative spatial and genetic heterogeneity of this multi-focal disease. Analysis of plasma (PL)-derived circulating free tumour DNA (ctDNA) as an adjunct to BM biopsy, for mutational characterisation and tracking disease progression, was evaluated. Paired BM MM cell DNA and ctDNA from 33 relapsed [RR] and 15 newly diagnosed [ND] patients were analysed for KRAS, NRAS, BRAF and TP53 mutations using the OnTarget™ Mutation Detection (OMD) platform...
November 30, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897323/prognostic-durability-of-liver-fibrosis-tests-and-improvement-in-predictive-performance-for-mortality-by-combining-tests
#13
Sandrine Bertrais, Jérôme Boursier, Alexandra Ducancelle, Frédéric Oberti, Isabelle Fouchard-Hubert, Valérie Moal, Paul Calès
BACKGROUND AND AIM: There is currently no recommended time interval between non-invasive fibrosis measurements for monitoring chronic liver diseases. We determined how long a single liver fibrosis evaluation may accurately predict mortality, and assessed whether combining tests improves prognostic performance. METHODS: We included 1559 patients with chronic liver disease and available baseline liver stiffness measurement (LSM) by Fibroscan, APRI, FIB-4, Hepascore, and FibroMeter(V2G) ...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897197/on-site-rapid-diagnosis-of-intracranial-hematoma-using-portable-multi-slice-microwave-imaging-system
#14
Ahmed Toaha Mobashsher, A M Abbosh
Rapid, on-the-spot diagnostic and monitoring systems are vital for the survival of patients with intracranial hematoma, as their conditions drastically deteriorate with time. To address the limited accessibility, high costs and static structure of currently used MRI and CT scanners, a portable non-invasive multi-slice microwave imaging system is presented for accurate 3D localization of hematoma inside human head. This diagnostic system provides fast data acquisition and imaging compared to the existing systems by means of a compact array of low-profile, unidirectional antennas with wideband operation...
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895208/diurnal-solar-energy-conversion-and-photoprotection-in-rice-canopies
#15
Katherine Georgina Meacham, Xavier Sirault, W Paul Quick, Susanne von Caemmerer, Robert T Furbank
Genetic improvement of photosynthetic performance of cereal crops and increasing the efficiency with which solar radiation is converted into biomass has recently become a major focus for crop physiologists and breeders. The pulse amplitude modulated chlorophyll fluorescence technique (PAM) allows quantitative leaf level monitoring of the utilization of energy for photochemical light conversion and photo-protection in natural environments, potentially over the entire crop lifecycle. Here the diurnal relationship between electron transport rate (ETR) and irradiance was measured in five cultivars of Oryza sativa in canopy conditions with PAM fluorescence under natural solar radiation...
November 28, 2016: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892760/microbubble-mediated-ultrasound-drug-delivery-and-therapeutic-monitoring
#16
Charles A Sennoga, Emma Kanbar, Laurent Auboire, Paul-Armand Dujardin, Damien Fouan, Jean-Michel Escoffre, Ayache Bouakaz
Recent developments in ultrasound imaging and ultrasound contrast agents (UCAs) improved diagnostic confidence in echography and set into motion their combined use as a tool for drug delivery and therapeutic monitoring. Non-invasive, precise and targeted delivery of drug molecules to pathological tissues by employing different mechanisms of drug release is becoming feasible. Areas covered: We sought to describe: the nature and features of UCAs; outline current contrast-specific imaging modes; before describing a variety of strategies for using ultrasound and microbubbles as a drug delivery system...
November 28, 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890587/multiple-mechanisms-of-heavy-metal-tolerance-are-differentially-expressed-in-ecotypes-of-artemisia-fragrans
#17
Esmira Alirzayeva, Gunter Neumann, Walter Horst, Yagut Allahverdiyeva, Andre Specht, Valida Alizade
Artemisia fragrans is a plant species with ability of growing on heavy metal-polluted soils. Ecotypes of this species naturally growing in polluted areas can accumulate and tolerate different amounts of heavy metals (HM), depending on soil contamination level at their origin. Heavy metal tolerance of various ecotypes collected from contaminated (AP, SP) and non-contaminated (BG) sites was compared by cultivation on a highly HM-contaminated river sediment and a non-contaminated agricultural control soil. Tissue-specific HM distribution was analyzed by laser ablation-inductively-coupled plasma-mass spectroscopy (LA-ICP-MS) and photosynthetic activity by non-invasive monitoring of chlorophyll fluorescence...
November 24, 2016: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889372/-non-invasive-ventilation-in-children-do-we-need-more-evidence
#18
G Mortamet, G Emeriaud, P Jouvet, B Fauroux, S Essouri
Respiratory failure is the leading cause of hospital admissions in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Mechanical ventilation, preferentially delivered by a non-invasive route (NIV), is currently the first-line treatment for respiratory failure since it is associated with a reduction in the intubation rate. This ventilatory support is increasingly used in the PICU, but its wider use contrasts with the paucity of studies in this field. This review aims to describe the main indications of NIV in acute settings: (i) bronchiolitis; (ii) postextubation respiratory failure; (iii) acute respiratory distress syndrome; (iv) pneumonia; (v) status asthmaticus; (vi) acute chest syndrome; (vii) left heart failure; (viii) exacerbation of chronic respiratory failure; (ix) upper airway obstruction and (x) end-of-life care...
November 23, 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888995/efficacy-of-non-invasive-ventilation-as-a-rescue-therapy-for-relieving-dyspnea-in-patients-with-stable-severe-copd
#19
Yong-Er Ou, Zhi-Min Lin, Wei-Liang Wu, Qun Luo, Rong-Chang Chen
Exertional Dyspnea is a troublesome symptom in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) even after optimal therapy, which is a physiological and perceptional burden to limit their activities. Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) might provide rescue therapy for this population to relieve exertional dyspnea. This was a randomized crossover study in 18 patients with stable severe COPD. Exertional dyspnea was induced with maximal symptom-limited incremental cycle exercise. Then the patients would randomly receive oxygen or NIV plus oxygen therapy...
December 2016: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888307/monitoring-doxorubicin-cellular-uptake-and-trafficking-using-in-vitro-raman-microspectroscopy-short-and-long-time-exposure-effects-on-lung-cancer-cell-lines
#20
Zeineb Farhane, Franck Bonnier, Hugh J Byrne
Raman microspectroscopy is a non-invasive, in vitro analytical tool which is being increasingly explored for its potential in clinical applications and monitoring the uptake, mechanism of action and cellular interaction at a molecular level of chemotherapeutic drugs, ultimately as a potential label-free preclinical screening and companion diagnostic tool. In this study, doxorubicin (DOX), a "gold standard" chemotherapeutic drug, is employed as a model in the in vitro lung cancer cell line A549 in order to demonstrate the potential of Raman microspectroscopy to screen and identify spectroscopic markers of its trafficking and mechanism of action...
November 25, 2016: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
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