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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922391/impedance-biosensor-for-real-time-monitoring-and-prediction-of-thrombotic-individual-profile-in-flowing-blood
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Denise De Zanet, Monica Battiston, Elisabetta Lombardi, Ruben Specogna, Francesco Trevisan, Luigi De Marco, Antonio Affanni, Mario Mazzucato
A new biosensor for the real-time analysis of thrombus formation is reported. The fast and accurate monitoring of the individual thrombotic risk represents a challenge in cardiovascular diagnostics and in treatment of hemostatic diseases. Thrombus volume, as representative index of the related thrombotic status, is usually estimated with confocal microscope at the end of each in vitro experiment, without providing a useful behavioral information of the biological sample such as platelets adhesion and aggregation in flowing blood...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919754/preparation-of-coffee-oil-algae-oil-based-nanoemulsions-and-the-study-of-their-inhibition-effect-on-uva-induced-skin-damage-in-mice-and-melanoma-cell-growth
#2
Chu-Ching Yang, Chi-Feng Hung, Bing-Huei Chen
Coffee grounds, a waste by-product generated after making coffee, contains approximately 15% coffee oil which can be used as a raw material in cosmetics. Algae oil rich in docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) has been demonstrated to possess anticancer and anti-inflammation functions. The objectives of this study were to develop a gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) method for the determination of fatty acids in coffee oil and algae oil and prepare a nanoemulsion for studying its inhibition effect on ultraviolet A-induced skin damage in mice and growth of melanoma cells B16-F10...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910306/a-quantitative-systems-pharmacology-approach-incorporating-a-novel-liver-model-for-predicting-pharmacokinetic-drug-drug-interactions
#3
Mohammed H Cherkaoui-Rbati, Stuart W Paine, Peter Littlewood, Cyril Rauch
All pharmaceutical companies are required to assess pharmacokinetic drug-drug interactions (DDIs) of new chemical entities (NCEs) and mathematical prediction helps to select the best NCE candidate with regard to adverse effects resulting from a DDI before any costly clinical studies. Most current models assume that the liver is a homogeneous organ where the majority of the metabolism occurs. However, the circulatory system of the liver has a complex hierarchical geometry which distributes xenobiotics throughout the organ...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901822/semi-quantitative-cerebral-blood-flow-parameters-derived-from-non-invasive-15-o-h2o-pet-studies
#4
Thomas Koopman, Maqsood Yaqub, Dennis Fr Heijtel, Aart J Nederveen, Bart Nm van Berckel, Adriaan A Lammertsma, Ronald Boellaard
Quantification of regional cerebral blood flow (CBF) using [(15)O]H2O positron emission tomography (PET) requires the use of an arterial input function. Arterial sampling, however, is not always possible, for example in ill-conditioned or paediatric patients. Therefore, it is of interest to explore the use of non-invasive methods for the quantification of CBF. For validation of non-invasive methods, test-retest normal and hypercapnia data from 15 healthy volunteers were used. For each subject, the data consisted of up to five dynamic [(15)O]H2O brain PET studies of 10 min and including arterial sampling...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895034/whole-body-biodistribution-and-the-influence-of-body-activity-on-brain-kinetic-analysis-of-the-11-c-pib-pet-scan
#5
Go Akamatsu, Tomoyuki Nishio, Kazuhiko Adachi, Yasuhiko Ikari, Michio Senda
Dynamic (11)C-PiB PET imaging with kinetic analysis has been performed for accurate quantification of amyloid binding in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). In this study, we measured the whole-body biodistribution of (11)C-PiB in nine subjects. We then evaluated the effect of body activity on quantitative accuracy of brain (11)C-PiB three-dimensional (3D) dynamic PET. Based on clinical biodistribution data, we conducted phantom experiments to estimate the effect of body activity on quantification of the brain 3D dynamic (11)C-PiB PET data and the error introduced by body activity using six different PET camera models...
September 11, 2017: Radiological Physics and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894359/analysis-of-the-dynamics-of-venous-blood-flow-in-the-context-of-lower-limb-temperature-distribution-and-tissue-composition-in-the-elderly
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Aleksandra Skomudek, Iwona Gilowska, Ryszard Jasiński, Krystyna Rożek-Piechura
OBJECTIVE: The elderly are particularly vulnerable to degenerative diseases, such as circulatory and respiratory system and vascular system diseases. The objective of this study was therefore to evaluate the distribution of temperature and the dynamics of venous blood flow in the lower limbs (LLs) and to assess the interdependence of these parameters in terms of the somatic components in males and females participating in activities at the University of the Third Age. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 60 females (mean age 67...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893764/prevalence-of-cerebral-microbleeds-in-patients-with-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-devices
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Daisuke Yoshioka, Shuhei Okazaki, Koichi Toda, Sho Murase, Shunsuke Saito, Keitaro Domae, Shigeru Miyagawa, Yasushi Yoshikawa, Takashi Daimon, Manabu Sakaguchi, Yoshiki Sawa
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) in gradient echo T2*-weighted brain MRI has a positive correlation with hemorrhagic stroke incidence. However, the prevalence of CMBs in patients with left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) has not been evaluated. We evaluated the prevalence of CMBs and the relationship with hemorrhagic stroke incidence in patients with LVADs. METHOD AND RESULTS: We analyzed results from brain MRI in prospective examinations of 35 consecutive patients who had undergone LVAD explantation for heart transplantation or recovery since 2011...
September 11, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891819/factors-influencing-successful-lumbar-puncture-in-alzheimer-research
#8
Krista L Moulder, Lilah M Besser, Duane Beekly, Kaj Blennow, Walter Kukull, John C Morris
OBJECTIVE: Lumbar puncture (LP) is increasingly common in Alzheimer disease research; however, agreement to undergo LP varies. We sought to determine factors influencing LP consent at Alzheimer's Disease Centers (ADCs) in the United States. METHODS: A 3-part survey was distributed to each ADC: (1) ADC LP Experience; (2) LP Requestor Experience; and (3) Patient LP Experience (both Initial and Follow-up). In all, 64 LP Requestor, 579 Patient/Initial, and 404 Patient/Follow-up surveys were collected...
September 7, 2017: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887861/ultrasound-guided-intratumoral-radiofrequency-ablation-coagulation-to-facilitate-meningioma-resection-preliminary-experience
#9
Li Yan, Junle Yang, Xiaodong Zhou, Guangbin He, Yu Zheng, Yali Zhu, Weiping Liu, Wen Luo, Haiying Qin, Haijing Liu, Xicai Yi, Yin Zhou
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to explore the feasibility and safety of intratumoral radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in meningioma resection. METHODS: This study was approved by the Xijing Ethics Committee, and informed consent was obtained from all of the patients. Thirteen patients with meningiomas were recruited in the Neurosurgery Department of Xijing Hospital. These patients were treated with intratumoral RFA and surgery. We also chose 13 patients with meningiomas treated with traditional surgery as the control group...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887730/an-exploration-of-the-reflow-technique-for-the-fabrication-of-an-in-vitro-microvascular-system-to-study-occlusive-clots
#10
Yang Li, Chuer Pan, Yunfeng Li, Eugenia Kumacheva, Arun Ramachandran
Embolic ischemia and pulmonary embolism are health emergencies that arise when a particle such as a blood clot occludes a smaller blood vessel in the brain or the lungs, and restricts flow of blood downstream of the vessel. In this work, the reflow technique (Wang et al. Biomed. Microdevices 2007, 9, 657) was adapted to produce a microchannel network that mimics the occlusion process. The technique was first revisited and a simple geometrical model was developed to quantitatively explain the shapes of the resulting microchannels for different reflow parameters...
September 8, 2017: Biomedical Microdevices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887206/reproducibility-and-relative-stability-in-magnetic-resonance-imaging-indices-of-tumor-vascular-physiology-over-a-period-of-24h-in-a-rat-9l-gliosarcoma-model
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Tavarekere N Nagaraja, Rasha Elmghirbi, Stephen L Brown, Lonni R Schultz, Ian Y Lee, Kelly A Keenan, Swayamprava Panda, Glauber Cabral, Tom Mikkelsen, James R Ewing
PURPOSE: The objective was to study temporal changes in tumor vascular physiological indices in a period of 24h in a 9L gliosarcoma rat model. METHODS: Fischer-344 rats (N=14) were orthotopically implanted with 9L cells. At 2weeks post-implantation, they were imaged twice in a 24h interval using dynamic contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI). Data-driven model-selection-based analysis was used to segment tumor regions with varying vascular permeability characteristics...
September 5, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885454/attenuation-of-early-phase-inflammation-by-cannabidiol-prevents-pain-and-nerve-damage-in-rat-osteoarthritis
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Holly T Philpott, Melissa O'Brien, Jason J McDougall
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a multifactorial joint disease, which includes joint degeneration, intermittent inflammation, and peripheral neuropathy. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-euphoria producing constituent of cannabis that has the potential to relieve pain. The aim of this study was to determine if CBD is anti-nociceptive in OA, and whether inhibition of inflammation by CBD could prevent the development of OA pain and joint neuropathy. OA was induced in male Wistar rats (150-175g) by intra-articular injection of sodium monoiodoacetate (MIA; 3mg)...
September 1, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884200/spatial-distribution-of-early-red-lesions-is-a-risk-factor-for-development-of-vision-threatening-diabetic-retinopathy
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Giovanni Ometto, Phil Assheton, Francesco Calivá, Piotr Chudzik, Bashir Al-Diri, Andrew Hunter, Toke Bek
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Diabetic retinopathy is characterised by morphological lesions related to disturbances in retinal blood flow. It has previously been shown that the early development of retinal lesions temporal to the fovea may predict the development of treatment-requiring diabetic maculopathy. The aim of this study was to map accurately the area where lesions could predict progression to vision-threatening retinopathy. METHODS: The predictive value of the location of the earliest red lesions representing haemorrhages and/or microaneurysms was studied by comparing their occurrence in a group of individuals later developing vision-threatening diabetic retinopathy with that in a group matched with respect to diabetes type, age, sex and age of onset of diabetes mellitus who did not develop vision-threatening diabetic retinopathy during a similar observation period...
September 7, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883787/investigations-into-hypoxia-and-oxidative-stress-at-the-optic-nerve-head-in-a-rat-model-of-glaucoma
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Glyn Chidlow, John P M Wood, Robert J Casson
The vascular hypothesis of glaucoma proposes that retinal ganglion cell axons traversing the optic nerve head (ONH) undergo oxygen and nutrient insufficiency as a result of compromised local blood flow, ultimately leading to their degeneration. To date, evidence for the hypothesis is largely circumstantial. Herein, we made use of an induced rat model of glaucoma that features reproducible and widespread axonal transport disruption at the ONH following chronic elevation of intraocular pressure. If vascular insufficiency plays a role in the observed axonal transport failure, there should exist a physical signature at this time point...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881804/altered-erythropoiesis-and-decreased-number-of-erythrocytes-in-children-with-neuroblastoma
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Fabio Morandi, Sebastiano Barco, Sara Stigliani, Michela Croce, Luca Persico, Corrado Lagazio, Francesca Scuderi, Maria Luisa Belli, Mariapina Montera, Giuliana Cangemi, Sarah Pozzi, Valentina Rigo, Paola Scaruffi, Loredana Amoroso, Giovanni Erminio, Vito Pistoia, Silvano Ferrini, Maria Valeria Corrias
Neuroblastoma (NB) is a pediatric tumor presenting at diagnosis either as localized or metastatic disease, which mainly involves the bone marrow (BM). The physical occupancy of BM space by metastatic NB cells has been held responsible for impairment of BM function. Here, we investigated whether localized or metastatic NB may alter hematopoietic lineages' maturation and release of mature cells in the periphery, through gene expression profiling, analysis of BM smears, cell blood count and flow cytometry analysis...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881749/effects-of-microrna-126-on-cell-proliferation-apoptosis-and-tumor-angiogenesis-via-the-down-regulating-erk-signaling-pathway-by-targeting-egfl7-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#16
Cheng Gong, Jing Fang, Guang Li, Han-Han Liu, Zhi-Su Liu
This study intends to explore the effects of microRNA-126 (miR-126) on cell proliferation, apoptosis, and tumor angiogenesis in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) by regulating epidermal growth factor-like domain 7 (EGFL7) through extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) signaling. HCC tissues and adjacent normal tissues were obtained from 184 HCC patients. HCC cells were separately transfected with recombinant plasmids. Western blotting and qRT-PCR were applied to detect miR-126 and EGFL7, ERK, Fas/FasL, Bcl-2, Caspase mRNA and protein levels...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877231/functional-characterization-of-t-cells-from-palatine-tonsils-in-patients-with-chronic-tonsillitis
#17
Katharina Geißler, Robby Markwart, Robert Pascal Requardt, Cynthia Weigel, Katja Schubert, André Scherag, Ignacio Rubio, Orlando Guntinas-Lichius
The palatine tonsils, localized in the oropharynx, are easily accessible secondary lymphoid tissue in humans. Inflammation of the palatine tonsils, local and chronic in case of chronic tonsillitis (CT) or acute in the presence of a peritonsillar abscess (PTA), ranks among the most common diseases in otolaryngology. However, the functionality of tonsillar immune cells, notably T-cells, in the context of these immune pathologies is poorly understood. We have examined the functional status of human tonsillar T-cells in CT and compared it to the acute inflammatory setting of a PTA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869080/altered-chemokine-receptor-expression-in-the-peripheral-blood-lymphocytes-in-polymyositis-and-dermatomyositis
#18
Ziwei Zhu, Chunshu Yang, Jianing Wang, Qianhui Feng, Qi Chen, Pingting Yang
OBJECTIVE: To examine the expression of chemokine receptors in different peripheral blood T-cell subsets in patients with polymyositis (PM) and dermatomyositis (DM). METHODS: We used flow cytometry to measure the frequencies of chemokinereceptors CXCR3 and CCR4 expression in the CD4(+) or CD8(+) lymphocytes. Enzyme linked immunosorbent assays were also used to measure the concentrations of C-X-C motif chemokine 10 (CXCL10), thymus and activation regulated chemokine (TARC) and macrophage derived chemokine (MDC)...
August 28, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867375/calcified-plaque-modification-alters-local-drug-delivery-in-the-treatment-of-peripheral-atherosclerosis
#19
Abraham R Tzafriri, Fernando Garcia-Polite, Brett Zani, James Stanley, Benny Muraj, Jennifer Knutson, Robert Kohler, Peter Markham, Alexander Nikanorov, Elazer R Edelman
BACKGROUND: Calcific atherosclerosis is a major challenge to intraluminal drug delivery in peripheral artery disease (PAD). OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the effects of orbital atherectomy on intraluminal paclitaxel delivery to human peripheral arteries with substantial calcified plaque. METHODS: Diagnostic angiography and 3-D rotational imaging of five fresh human lower limbs revealed calcification in all main arteries. The proximal or distal segment of each artery was treated using an orbital atherectomy system (OAS) under simulated blood flow and fluoroscopy...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859977/lowering-the-concentration-affects-the-migration-and-viability-of-intracerebroventricular-delivered-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#20
Hyeong Seop Kim, Na Kyung Lee, Dongkyeom Yoo, Jeongmin Lee, Soo Jin Choi, Wonil Oh, Jong Wook Chang, Duk L Na
Due to their widely known therapeutic benefits, mesenchymal stem cells have been proposed as a novel treatment option for a wide range of diseases including Alzheimer's disease. To maximize these benefits, critical factors such as delivery route, cell viability, and cell migration must be accounted for. Out of the various delivery routes to the brain, the intracerebroventricular (ICV) route stands out due to the widespread distribution that can occur via cerebrospinal fluid flow. The major objective of this present study was to observe how altering cell concentration influences the migration and viability of human umbilical cord blood derived-mesenchymal stem cells (hUCB-MSCs), delivered via ICV injection, in the brains of wild-type (WT) mice...
August 30, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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