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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442906/a-review-of-drug-delivery-systems-based-on-nanotechnology-and-green-chemistry-green-nanomedicine
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REVIEW
Hossein Jahangirian, Ensieh Ghasemian Lemraski, Thomas J Webster, Roshanak Rafiee-Moghaddam, Yadollah Abdollahi
This review discusses the impact of green and environmentally safe chemistry on the field of nanotechnology-driven drug delivery in a new field termed "green nanomedicine". Studies have shown that among many examples of green nanotechnology-driven drug delivery systems, those receiving the greatest amount of attention include nanometal particles, polymers, and biological materials. Furthermore, green nanodrug delivery systems based on environmentally safe chemical reactions or using natural biomaterials (such as plant extracts and microorganisms) are now producing innovative materials revolutionizing the field...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432820/the-impact-of-small-motion-on-the-visualization-of-coronary-vessels-and-lesions-in-cardiac-ct-a-simulation-study
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Francisco Contijoch, J Webster Stayman, Elliot R McVeigh
PURPOSE: Coronary x-ray computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is used to non-invasively assess coronary artery geometry and has, combined with computational modeling, demonstrated the potential to identify physiologically significant lesions. These measurements require robust and accurate coronary imaging and delineation of vessels in the presence of small motion. This simulation study characterizes the impact of small, uncorrected vessel drifts during data acquisition on the assessment of vessel intensity, diameter, and shape...
April 22, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424550/doxorubicin-loaded-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-nanoparticles-coated-with-chitosan-alginate-by-layer-by-layer-technology-for-antitumor-applications
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Fujuan Chai, Linlin Sun, Xinyi He, Jieli Li, Yuanfen Liu, Fei Xiong, Liang Ge, Thomas J Webster, Chunli Zheng
Natural polyelectrolyte multilayers of chitosan (CHI) and alginate (ALG) were alternately deposited on doxorubicin (DOX)-loaded poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanoparticles (NPs) with layer by layer self-assembly to control drug release for antitumor activity. Numerous factors which influenced the multilayer growth on nano-colloidal particles were studied: polyelectrolyte concentration, NaCl concentration and temperature. Then the growth regime of the CHI/ALG multilayers was elucidated. The coated NPs were characterized by transmission electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, X-ray diffraction and a zeta potential analyzer...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418342/transsexual-mastectomy-selection-of-appropriate-technique-according-to-breast-characteristics
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Hüsamettin Top, Serkan Balta
BACKGROUND: Subcutaneous mastectomy for female- to-male transsexuals is usually the first surgical pro- cedure in sexual reassignment. The main objective of subcutaneous mastectomy is to create an aesthetically pleasing male chest contour by removing all glandular tissue while minimizing chest wall scars. AIMS: In this paper, we present our experience with subcutaneous mastectomy performed in female-to- male transsexual patients. The authors recommend their point of view to aid in selecting the most suitable subcutaneous mastectomy technique depending on breast characteristics...
April 5, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413812/quantitative-3d-time-lapse-imaging-of-muscle-progenitors-in-skeletal-muscle-of-live-mice
#5
Micah T Webster, Tyler Harvey, Chen-Ming Fan
For non-optically clear mammalian tissues, it is now possible to use multi-photon microscopy to penetrate deep into the tissue and obtain detailed single cell images in a live animal, i.e., intravital imaging. This technique is in principle applicable to any fluorescently marked cell, and we have employed it to observe stem cells during the regenerative process. Stem cell-mediated skeletal muscle regeneration in the mouse model has been classically studied at specific time points by sacrificing the animal and harvesting the muscle tissue for downstream analyses...
December 20, 2016: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366064/utility-of-a-y-configured-stentriever-technique-as-a-rescue-method-of-thrombectomy-for-an-intractable-rooted-thrombus-located-on-the-middle-cerebral-artery-bifurcation-technical-note
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Hideo Okada, Yoshikazu Matsuda, Joonho Chung, R Webster Crowley, Demetrius K Lopes
Mechanical thrombectomy with stentriever and/or aspiration is the new gold standard for the treatment of acute strokes with large-vessel occlusion. As many as 20% of cases remain refractory to current stentriever and/or aspiration devices. "Saddle clots" obstructing a bifurcation may be a particular challenge for recanalization with conventional techniques and devices. The authors describe an alternative technique to bifurcation occlusions resistant to the conventional mechanical thrombectomy approach in which they simultaneously deployed 2 stentrievers into both branches of an occluded bifurcation...
April 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366060/novel-balloon-and-aspiration-method-for-cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-dental-floss-technique
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Yoshikazu Matsuda, Hideo Okada, Joonho Chung, R Webster Crowley, Demetrius K Lopes
Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis is sometimes fatal. The standard treatment for sinus thrombosis is anticoagulation, but endovascular intervention must be considered when medical treatment fails. Mechanical thrombectomy is usually required when a large clot burden exits. Unfortunately, in sinus thrombosis attributable to a clot burden larger than that in an intracranial artery, the conventional technique used for intraarterial acute stroke intervention with a stent retriever and/or aspiration is not very effective...
April 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361324/coffee-the-key-to-safer-image-guided-surgery-a-granular-jamming-cap-for-non-invasive-rigid-fixation-of-fiducial-markers-to-the-patient
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Patrick S Wellborn, Neal P Dillon, Paul T Russell, Robert J Webster
PURPOSE: Accurate image guidance requires a rigid connection between tracked fiducial markers and the patient, which cannot be guaranteed by current non-invasive attachment techniques. We propose a new granular jamming approach to firmly, yet non-invasively, connect fiducials to the patient. METHODS: Our granular jamming cap surrounds the head and conforms to the contours of the patient's skull. When a vacuum is drawn, the device solidifies in a manner conceptually like a vacuum-packed bag of ground coffee, providing a rigid structure that can firmly hold fiducial markers to the patient's skull...
March 30, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355279/highly-sensitive-measurements-of-disease-progression-in-rare-disorders-developing-and-validating-a-multimodal-model-of-retinal-degeneration-in-stargardt-disease
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Stanley Lambertus, Nathalie M Bax, Ana Fakin, Joannes M M Groenewoud, B Jeroen Klevering, Anthony T Moore, Michel Michaelides, Andrew R Webster, Gert Jan van der Wilt, Carel B Hoyng
BACKGROUND: Each inherited retinal disorder is rare, but together, they affect millions of people worldwide. No treatment is currently available for these blinding diseases, but promising new options-including gene therapy-are emerging. Arguably, the most prevalent retinal dystrophy is Stargardt disease. In each case, the specific combination of ABCA4 variants (> 900 identified to date) and modifying factors is virtually unique. It accounts for the vast phenotypic heterogeneity including variable rates of functional and structural progression, thereby potentially limiting the ability of phase I/II clinical trials to assess efficacy of novel therapies with few patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353420/antibody-adsorption-on-the-surface-of-water-studied-by-neutron-reflection
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Charles Smith, Zongyi Li, Robert Holman, Fang Pan, Richard A Campbell, Mario Campana, Peixun Li, John R P Webster, Steven Bishop, Rojaramani Narwal, Shahid Uddin, Christopher F van der Walle, Jian R Lu
Surface and interfacial adsorption of antibody molecules could cause structural unfolding and desorbed molecules could trigger solution aggregation, resulting in the compromise of physical stability. Although antibody adsorption is important and its relevance to many mechanistic processes has been proposed, few techniques can offer direct structural information about antibody adsorption under different conditions. The main aim of this study was to demonstrate the power of neutron reflection to unravel the amount and structural conformation of the adsorbed antibody layers at the air/water interface with and without surfactant, using a monoclonal antibody 'COE-3' as the model...
April 2017: MAbs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352931/near-total-lower-lip-reconstruction-combined-karapandzic-and-bernard-burrow-webster-flap
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Manuel António Campos, Paulo Varela, Carlos Marques
Lip carcinoma is a common cancer of the head and neck region. It more often affects the lower lip (> 90%), and squamous cell carcinoma represents 95% of the cases. The authors present a reconstruction of the lower lip combining two classical flaps: the Karapandzic and Bernard-Burrow-Webster flap. The surgical technique is discussed.
March 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Panonica, et Adriatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318819/slow-pathway-radiofrequency-ablation-using-magnetic-navigation-a-description-of-technique-and-retrospective-case-analysis
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Abhishek Bhaskaran, Maha Albarri, Neil Ross, Sara Al Raisi, Rahul Samantha, Leonette Roode, Fazlur Nadri, Jeanette Ng, Stuart Thomas, Aravinda Thiagalingam, Pramesh Kovoor
BACKGROUND: The Magnetic Navigation System (MNS) catheter was shown to be stable in the presence of significant cardiac wall motion and delivered more effective lesions compared to manual control. This stability could potentially make AV junctional reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) ablation safer. The aim of this study is to describe the method of mapping and ablation of AVNRT with MNS and 3-D electro-anatomical mapping system (CARTO, Biosense Webster, Diamond bar, CA, USA) anatomical mapping, with a view to improve the safety of ablation...
February 21, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243805/radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-for-redo-procedures-after-pulmonary-vein-isolation-with-the-cryoballoon-technique-long-term-outcome
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Klaus Kettering, Felix Gramley
BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation has become the first line of therapy in patients with symptomatic, recurrent, drug-refractory atrial fibrillation (AF). Cryoablation has been shown to be a safe and effective technique for pulmonary vein (PV) isolation. However, the arrhythmia recurrence rate is high after cryoablation procedures. Radiofrequency catheter ablation has been shown to be an effective strategy for redo procedures in these patients and to provide a favourable outcome during midterm follow-up...
February 27, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223804/decreased-bacterial-growth-on-titanium-nanoscale-topographies-created-by-ion-beam-assisted-evaporation
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Michelle Stolzoff, Jason E Burns, Arash Aslani, Eric J Tobin, Congtin Nguyen, Nicholas De La Torre, Negar H Golshan, Katherine S Ziemer, Thomas J Webster
Titanium is one of the most widely used materials for orthopedic implants, yet it has exhibited significant complications in the short and long term, largely resulting from poor cell-material interactions. Among these many modes of failure, bacterial infection at the site of implantation has become a greater concern with the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Nanostructured surfaces have been found to prevent bacterial colonization on many surfaces, including nanotextured titanium. In many cases, specific nanoscale roughness values and resulting surface energies have been considered to be "bactericidal"; here, we explore the use of ion beam evaporation as a novel technique to create nanoscale topographical features that can reduce bacterial density...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123296/reduced-bacterial-growth-and-increased-osteoblast-proliferation-on-titanium-with-a-nanophase-tio2-surface-treatment
#15
Garima Bhardwaj, Thomas J Webster
BACKGROUND: The attachment and initial growth of bacteria on an implant surface dictates the progression of infection. Treatment often requires aggressive antibiotic use, which does not always work. To overcome the difficulties faced in systemic and local antibiotic delivery, scientists have forayed into using alternative techniques, which includes implant surface modifications that prevent initial bacterial adhesion, foreign body formation, and may offer a controlled inflammatory response...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028693/a-study-of-coronary-bifurcation-shape-in-a-normal-population
#16
Pau Medrano-Gracia, John Ormiston, Mark Webster, Susann Beier, Chris Ellis, Chunliang Wang, Örjan Smedby, Alistair Young, Brett Cowan
During percutaneous coronary intervention, stents are placed in narrowings of the arteries to restore normal blood flow. Despite improvements in stent design, deployment techniques and drug-eluting coatings, restenosis and stent thrombosis remain a significant problem. Population stent design based on statistical shape analysis may improve clinical outcomes. Computed tomographic (CT) coronary angiography scans from 211 patients with a zero calcium score, no stenoses and no intermediate artery, were used to create statistical shape models of 446 major coronary artery bifurcations (left main, first diagonal and obtuse marginal and right coronary crux)...
February 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986223/exploiting-transferrin-receptor-for-delivering-drugs-across-the-blood-brain-barrier
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REVIEW
Judy Paterson, Carl I Webster
Delivery of large molecule drugs across the blood brain barrier is increasingly being seen as an achievable goal. Several technologies have been described where following peripheral administration the molecules can be detected in the brain. Foremost amongst these technologies are antibodies against the transferrin receptor. Following a burst of publications in the very early twenty first century, excitement seemed to wane as contrary data started to emerge. Over the last few years antibodies against transferrin receptor have again started to raise hopes of successful drug delivery to the central nervous system, as protein engineering techniques have allowed a more detailed understanding of the antibody properties necessary for successful transport across the blood brain barrier...
June 2016: Drug Discovery Today. Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938530/surgical-management-of-gynecomastia-experience-of-a-general-surgery-center
#18
A Longheu, F Medas, F Corrias, S Farris, A Tatti, G Pisano, E Erdas, P G Calò
AIM: Gynecomastia is a common finding in male population of all ages. The aim of our study was to present our experience and goals in surgical treatment of gynecomastia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Clinical records of patients affected by gynecomastia referred to our Department of Surgery between September 2008 and January 2015 were analyzed. 50 patients were included in this study. RESULTS: Gynecomastia was monolateral in 12 patients (24%) and bilateral in 38 (76%); idiopathic in 41 patients (82%) and secondary in 9 (18%)...
July 2016: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933220/a-novel-method-for-quantitative-serial-autofluorescence-analysis-in-retinitis-pigmentosa-using-image-characteristics
#19
Jasleen K Jolly, Siegfried K Wagner, Jonathan Moules, Florian Gekeler, Andrew R Webster, Susan M Downes, Robert E MacLaren
PURPOSE: Identifying potential biomarkers for disease progression in retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is highly relevant now that gene therapy and other treatments are in clinical trial. Here we report a novel technique for analysis of short-wavelength autofluorescence (AF) imaging to quantify defined regions of AF in RP patients. METHODS: Fifty-five-degree AF images were acquired from 12 participants with RP over a 12-month period. Of these, five were identified as having a hyperfluorescent annulus...
December 2016: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878135/control-of-the-heart-rate-of-rat-embryos-during-the-organogenic-period
#20
Helen E Ritchie, Carolina Ragnerstam, Elin Gustafsson, Johanna M Jonsson, William S Webster
The aim of this study was to gain insight into whether the first trimester embryo could control its own heart rate (HR) in response to hypoxia. The gestational day 13 rat embryo is a good model for the human embryo at 5-6 weeks gestation, as the heart is comparable in development and, like the human embryo, has no functional autonomic nerve supply at this stage. Utilizing a whole-embryo culture technique, we examined the effects of different pharmacological agents on HR under normoxic (95% oxygen) and hypoxic (20% oxygen) conditions...
2016: Hypoxia
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