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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102955/compound-speckle-model-detects-anti-angiogenic-tumor-response-in-preclinical-nonlinear-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography
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Matthew R Lowerison, Justin J Tse, M Nicole Hague, Ann F Chambers, David W Holdsworth, James C Lacefield
PURPOSE: This paper proposes a method for analyzing the first-order speckle statistics of nonlinear contrast-enhanced ultrasound images from tumors. METHODS: Contrast signal intensity is modeled as a compound distribution of exponential probability density functions with a gamma weighting function. The gamma probability weighting function serves as an approximation for log-normally distributed flow velocities in a vascular network. The model was applied to sub-harmonic bolus-injection images acquired from a mouse breast cancer xenograft model treated with murine version bevacizumab...
January 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101428/wide-field-and-highly-sensitive-angiography-based-on-optical-coherence-tomography-with-akinetic-swept-source
#2
Jingjiang Xu, Shaozhen Song, Wei Wei, Ruikang K Wang
Wide-field vascular visualization in bulk tissue that is of uneven surface is challenging due to the relatively short ranging distance and significant sensitivity fall-off for most current optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) systems. We report a long ranging and ultra-wide-field OCTA (UW-OCTA) system based on an akinetic swept laser. The narrow instantaneous linewidth of the swept source with its high phase stability, combined with high-speed detection in the system enable us to achieve long ranging (up to 46 mm) and almost negligible system sensitivity fall-off...
January 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100181/gestational-diabetes-mellitus-and-retinal-microvasculature
#3
Ling-Jun Li, Michael Kramer, Robyn J Tapp, Ryan E K Man, Ngee Lek, Shirong Cai, Fabian Yap, Peter Gluckman, Kok Hian Tan, Yap Seng Chong, Jia Yu Koh, Seang Mei Saw, Yin Bun Cheung, Tien Yin Wong
BACKGROUND: Small-vessel dysfunction may be an important consequence of chronic hyperglycemia. We examined the association between gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), a state of transient hyperglycemia during pregnancy, and retinal microvascular changes in pregnant women at 26-28 weeks of pregnancy. METHODS: A total of 1136 pregnant women with singleton pregnancies were recruited during their first trimester at two major Singapore maternity hospitals in an on-going birth cohort study...
January 18, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094067/differential-intensity-projection-for-visualisation-and-quantification-of-plaque-neovascularisation-in-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-images-of-carotid-arteries
#4
Wing Keung Cheung, Benoy N Shah, Antonio Stanziola, Dorothy M Gujral, Navtej S Chahal, David O Cosgrove, Roxy Senior, Meng-Xing Tang
Studies have reported that intraplaque neovascularisation (IPN) is closely correlated with plaque vulnerability. In this study, a new image processing approach, differential intensity projection (DIP), was developed to visualise and quantify IPN in contrast-enhanced non-linear ultrasound image sequences of carotid arteries. DIP used the difference between the local temporal maximum and the local temporal average signals to identify bubbles against tissue non-linear artefact and noise. The total absolute and relative areas occupied by bubbles within each plaque were calculated to quantify IPN...
January 13, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089903/advances-in-mr-angiography-with-7t-mri-from-microvascular-imaging-to-functional-angiography
#5
Chan-A Park, Chang-Ki Kang, Young-Bo Kim, Zang-Hee Cho
Over the past few decades, vascular flow-dependent imaging techniques have proven to be effective for the visualization of large vessel diseases. However, these approaches are unlikely to be efficacious for small vessels because the affected small vessels cannot always be visualized directly, owing to a lack of detection sensitivity. Recently, many researchers have introduced state-of-the-art imaging techniques to visualize cerebral microvessels using ultra-high-field (UHF) magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)...
January 12, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089343/assessment-of-microvascular-endothelial-function-in-type-1-diabetes-using-laser-speckle-contrast-imaging
#6
Alessandra S de M Matheus, Eliete Leão Silva Clemente, Maria de Lourdes Guimarães Rodrigues, Débora Cristina Torres Valença, Marília B Gomes
OBJECTIVE: To test whether laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI) coupled with physiological post-occlusive reactive hyperemia (PORH) and pharmacological iontophoresis of acetylcholine (ACh) as local vasodilator stimuli could distinguish between cutaneous microvascular responses of Type 1 Diabetes (T1DM)'s patients with endothelial dysfunction and that of healthy controls. METHODS: Patients with T1DM aged ≥12years completed a clinical-epidemiological questionnaire...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088972/-critical-roles-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-secreted-by-leukemic-cells-in-the-pathogenesis-of-central-nervous-system-leukemia
#7
S R Feng, Z X Chen, J N Cen, H J Shen, Y Y Wang, L Yao
Objective: To observe the effects of matrix metalloproteinases (MMP)-2 and MMP-9 secreted by leukemic cells on tight junction proteins ZO-1, claudin-5 and occluding and the permeability of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and explore the mechanisms of MMP-2 and MMP-9 in leukemic cell infiltration of the central nervous system (CNS). Methods: The mRNA expressions of MMP-2 and MMP-9 in leukemic cell lines SHI-1, HL-60 and U937 were detected by quantitative RT-PCR. The MMP inhibitor GM6001 was used to inhibit the secretion of MMP-2 and MMP-9...
December 14, 2016: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088801/natural-history-of-untreated-hemifacial-spasm-a-study-of-104-consecutive-patients-over-5-years
#8
Jeong-A Lee, Kyung-Hee Kim, Kwan Park
BACKGROUND: The natural history without treatment of a large series of hemifacial spasm (HFS) patients has not been well-documented. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to characterize the natural history and clinical outcome in patients with HFS. METHODS: The initial visits of all 2,155 patients and the diagnosis of HFS took place between 2001 and 2010. In 1,775 of the patients, compressing vessels were identified on magnetic resonance imaging...
January 14, 2017: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081214/cold-pressor-stress-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-myocardial-flow-reserve-is-not-useful-for-detection-of-coronary-endothelial-dysfunction-in-women-with-signs-and-symptoms-of-ischemia-and-no-obstructive-cad
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Sofy Landes, Sherwin Dela Cruz, Janet Wei, Ahmed AlBadri, Chrisandra Shufelt, Puja Mehta, Louise E Thomson, Marcio A Diniz, Xiao Zhang, John W Petersen, R David Anderson, Carl J Pepine, Daniel S Berman, C Noel Bairey Merz
BACKGROUND: Coronary endothelial function testing using acetylcholine is not routinely available, while non-pharmacological cold pressor testing (CPT) is considered an endothelial stressor. Noninvasive cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) myocardial perfusion reserve index (MPRI) can detect coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD). We evaluated if CPT stress CMRI MPRI could detect invasive coronary endothelial dysfunction. METHODS: Coronary reactivity testing was performed in 189 women with symptoms and signs of ischemic but no obstructive coronary artery disease as previously described plus CPT stress...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078795/a-continuous-infusion-dynamic-mri-model-at-3-0-tesla-for-the-serial-quantitative-evaluation-of-microvascular-proliferation-in-an-animal-model-of-glioblastoma-multiforme
#10
Hunter R Underhill
PURPOSE: To develop a continuous-infusion dynamic MRI technique to characterize tumor-associated microvascular proliferation (MVP) in a rat brain model of glioblastoma multiforme. METHODS: The proposed model assumes effects due to tumor-associated MVP (eg, vascular permeability, K(trans) ; intravascular plasma fraction, vp ) cannot be individually separated and solves for a single parameter (k(vasc) ) that quantifies the T1 -weighted contrast enhancement from dynamic images acquired during continuous contrast agent (CA) infusion...
January 12, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073784/platelets-and-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-collaborate-to-promote-intravascular-coagulation-during-sepsis-in-mice
#11
Braedon McDonald, Rachelle P Davis, Seok-Joo Kim, Mandy Tse, Charles T Esmon, Elzbieta Kolaczkowska, Craig N Jenne
Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs; webs of DNA coated in anti-microbial proteins) are released into the vasculature during sepsis where they contribute to host defense, but also cause tissue damage and organ dysfunction. Various components of NETs have also been implicated as activators of coagulation. Using multi-color confocal intravital microscopy in mouse models of sepsis, we observed profound platelet aggregation, thrombin activation, and fibrin clot formation within (and downstream of) NETs in vivo...
January 10, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065672/monitoring-microvascular-perfusion-variations-with-laser-speckle-contrast-imaging-using-a-view-based-temporal-template-method
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Mohammad Zaheer Ansari, Eun-Jeung Kang, Mioara D Manole, Jens P Dreier, Anne Humeau-Heurtier
PURPOSE: Laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI) continues to gain an increased interest in clinical and research studies to monitor microvascular perfusion. Due to its high spatial and temporal resolutions, LSCI may lead to a large amount of data. The analysis of such data, as well as the determination of the regions where the perfusion varies, can become a lengthy and tedious task. We propose here to analyze if a view-based temporal template method, the motion history image (MHI) algorithm, may be of use in detecting the perfusion variations locations...
January 5, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063126/a-retrospective-study-of-neurocombing-for-the-treatment-of-trigeminal-neuralgia-without-neurovascular-compression
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X Liang, X Dong, S Zhao, X Ying, Y Du, W Yu
BACKGROUND: Microvascular decompression (MVD) is the most effective and non-ablative treatment for trigeminal neuralgia (TN). However, it is not possible when neurovascular compression (NVC) is absent. Neurocombing is a possible treatment option for TN patients without NVC. AIM: To evaluate and describe the clinical outcome of neurocombing for the treatment of TN when NVC was absent. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical data of the 37 patients of Type 1 TN without NVC who underwent neurocombing in our department between January 2013 and November 2014...
January 6, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060863/the-systematic-evaluation-of-identifying-the-infarct-related-artery-utilizing-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-in-patients-presenting-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#14
Carine E Hamo, Igor Klem, Sunil V Rao, Vincent Songco, Samer Najjar, Edward G Lakatta, Subha V Raman, Robert A Harrington, John F Heitner
BACKGROUND: Identification of the infarct-related artery (IRA) in patients with STEMI using coronary angiography (CA) is often based on the ECG and can be challenging in patients with severe multi-vessel disease. The current study aimed to determine how often percutaneous intervention (PCI) is performed in a coronary artery different from the artery supplying the territory of acute infarction on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR). METHODS: We evaluated 113 patients from the Reduction of infarct Expansion and Ventricular remodeling with Erythropoetin After Large myocardial infarction (REVEAL) trial, who underwent CMR within 4±2 days of revascularization...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058713/advantage-of-sorafenib-combined-with-radiofrequency-ablation-for-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#15
Zhe Tang, Muxing Kang, Bo Zhang, Jianke Chen, Heqing Fang, Qin Ye, Biao Jiang, Yulian Wu
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a leading cause of death worldwide. Among the surgical and nonsurgical treatments available, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and sorafenib have been shown to have efficacy. There is little evidence whether combination of these therapies would have additional benefits. METHODS: In a mouse model of HCC, effects of sorafenib were determined by tumor size, RFA-induced necrosis area (triphenyltetrazolium chloride staining), microvascular density (MVD; 4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindole and anti-CD31 antibody staining), and tumor perfusion (magnetic resonance imaging)...
December 26, 2016: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043912/ultrasound-mediated-destruction-of-oxygen-and-paclitaxel-loaded-dual-targeting-microbubbles-for-intraperitoneal-treatment-of-ovarian-cancer-xenografts
#16
Tingting Luo, Jiangchuan Sun, Shenyin Zhu, Juan He, Lan Hao, Linlin Xiao, Yi Zhu, Qianqian Wang, Xin Pan, Zhigang Wang, Shufang Chang
Folate receptor (FR) is overexpressed in many epithelial cancers and tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs), which enable it to function as an appropriate target for cancer treatment. We have successfully synthesized multifunctional folate-targeted and oxygen/paclitaxel loaded microbubbles (TOPLMBs) for ultrasound (US) mediated delivery for combination therapy in an intraperitoneal ovarian cancer xenograft model. The TOPLMBs target both ovarian cancer cells and TAMs and provide a promising drug delivery strategy for the combination treatment of ovarian cancer and tumor microenvironment...
December 30, 2016: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042341/anti-angiogenic-nanotherapy-inhibits-airway-remodeling-and-hyper-responsiveness-of-dust-mite-triggered-asthma-in-the-brown-norway-rat
#17
Gregory M Lanza, John Jenkins, Anne H Schmieder, Aigul Moldobaeva, Grace Cui, Huiying Zhang, Xiaoxia Yang, Qiong Zhong, Jochen Keupp, Ismail Sergin, Krishna S Paranandi, Lindsey Eldridge, John S Allen, Todd Williams, Michael J Scott, Babak Razani, Elizabeth M Wagner
Although angiogenesis is a hallmark feature of asthmatic inflammatory responses, therapeutic anti-angiogenesis interventions have received little attention. Objective: Assess the effectiveness of anti-angiogenic Sn2 lipase-labile prodrugs delivered via αvβ3-micellar nanotherapy to suppress microvascular expansion, bronchial remodeling, and airway hyper-responsiveness in Brown Norway rats exposed to serial house dust mite (HDM) inhalation challenges. Results: Anti-neovascular effectiveness of αvβ3-mixed micelles incorporating docetaxel-prodrug (Dxtl-PD) or fumagillin-prodrug (Fum-PD) were shown to robustly suppress neovascular expansion (p<0...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042327/3-d-ultrasound-localization-microscopy-for-identifying-microvascular-morphology-features-of-tumor-angiogenesis-at-a-resolution-beyond-the-diffraction-limit-of-conventional-ultrasound
#18
Fanglue Lin, Sarah E Shelton, David Espíndola, Juan D Rojas, Gianmarco Pinton, Paul A Dayton
Angiogenesis has been known as a hallmark of solid tumor cancers for decades, yet ultrasound has been limited in its ability to detect the microvascular changes associated with malignancy. Here, we demonstrate the potential of 'ultrasound localization microscopy' applied volumetrically in combination with quantitative analysis of microvascular morphology, as an approach to overcome this limitation. This pilot study demonstrates our ability to image complex microvascular patterns associated with tumor angiogenesis in-vivo at a resolution of tens of microns - substantially better than the diffraction limit of traditional clinical ultrasound, yet using an 8 MHz clinical ultrasound probe...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042094/bulbar-conjunctival-microvascular-responses-in-dry-eye
#19
Wan Chen, Hatim Ismail M Batawi, Jimmy R Alava, Anat Galor, Jin Yuan, Constantine D Sarantopoulos, Allison L McClellan, William J Feuer, Roy C Levitt, Jianhua Wang
PURPOSE: Conjunctival microvascular responses may be a surrogate metric of efferent neural pathway function innervating the ocular surface as changes in blood flow occur within seconds after a stimulus. As somatosensory dysfunction may partially underlie dry eye (DE), in this study we evaluate whether bulbar conjunctival microvascular alterations correlate with various aspects of DE. METHODS: Fifty-six DE patients were prospectively recruited from a Veterans Affairs ophthalmology clinic over an 11-month period...
December 29, 2016: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040527/study-of-the-radial-peripapillary-capillary-network-in-congenital-optic-disc-anomalies-with-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
#20
Gilda Cennamo, Claudia Rossi, Pasquale Ruggiero, Giuseppe de Crecchio, Giovanni Cennamo
PURPOSE: To evaluate the radial peripapillary capillary network with optical coherence tomography angiography (angio-OCT) in morning glory syndrome (MGS), optic disc colobomas and optic disc pits, and to explore possible correlations between the neural vascular structure and the pathogenesis of congenital optic disc anomalies. DESIGN: Prospective observational comparative case series. METHODS: Fifteen eyes of 15 patients with congenital optic disc anomalies were enrolled in this study...
December 28, 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
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