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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101225/monocytic-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-as-a-potent-suppressor-of-tumor-immunity-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Katarzyna Pogoda, Maria Pyszniak, Paweł Rybojad, Jacek Tabarkiewicz
Immunotherapy is a promising therapeutic option for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who do not qualify for surgery. In patients with advanced NSCLC, systemic immune suppression is frequently observed, therefore, researchers are investigating the tumor microenvironment for less invasive and more effective methods of treating lung cancer. Monocytic myeloid-derived suppressor cells (Mo-MDSCs) are potent suppressors of tumor immunity; therefore, this population may significantly impede the application of immunotherapy to treat cancer...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100471/valve-thrombosis-following-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-significance-of-blood-stasis-on-the-leaflets
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Koohyar Vahidkhah, Mohammed Barakat, Mostafa Abbasi, Shahnaz Javani, Peyman N Azadani, Anwar Tandar, Danny Dvir, Ali N Azadani
OBJECTIVES: Leaflet thrombosis following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and valve-in-valve (ViV) procedures has been increasingly recognized. However, the factors affecting the post-TAVR/ViV thrombosis are not fully understood. This study aimed to investigate the effect of the geometric confinement of transcatheter aortic valve (TAV) on blood residence time (BRT) on the TAV leaflets and in turn on the post-TAVR valve thrombosis. METHODS: Two computational models, representing a surgical bioprosthesis and a TAV, were developed to study the effect of the geometric confinement on BRT on the leaflets in ViV setting/TAVR Intra-annular positioning...
January 17, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097522/severe-aortic-valve-stenosis-in-adults-is-associated-with-increased-levels-of-circulating-intermediate-monocytes
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Bernd Hewing, Sebastian Chi-Diep Au, Antje Ludwig, Rena Ellerbroek, Phillip van Dijck, Lisa Hartmann, Herko Grubitzsch, Carolin Giannini, Michael Laule, Verena Stangl, Gert Baumann, Karl Stangl
Individual monocyte subsets have been associated with atherosclerotic disease, but their distribution has not been evaluated in aortic valve stenosis (AS) so far. In the present study, we have asked whether levels of the circulating intermediate monocyte subset are increased in AS. Classical (CD14++CD16-), intermediate (CD14++CD16+), and non-classical (CD14+CD16++) CD86-positive monocytes and monocyte activation (intensity of CD11b expression) were determined by flow cytometry in peripheral blood of patients with severe AS (n = 100) and matched AS-free controls (n = 75)...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097330/electroencephalographic-periodic-discharges-and-frequency-dependent-brain-tissue-hypoxia-in-acute-brain-injury
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Jens Witsch, Hans-Peter Frey, J Michael Schmidt, Angela Velazquez, Cristina M Falo, Michael Reznik, David Roh, Sachin Agarwal, Soojin Park, E Sander Connolly, Jan Claassen
Importance: Periodic discharges (PDs) that do not meet seizure criteria, also termed the ictal interictal continuum, are pervasive on electroencephalographic (EEG) recordings after acute brain injury. However, their association with brain homeostasis and the need for clinical intervention remain unknown. Objective: To determine whether distinct PD patterns can be identified that, similar to electrographic seizures, cause brain tissue hypoxia, a measure of ongoing brain injury...
January 9, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095878/black-blood-thrombus-imaging-bti-a-contrast-free-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-approach-for-the-diagnosis-of-non-acute-deep-vein-thrombosis
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Guoxi Xie, Hanwei Chen, Xueping He, Jianke Liang, Wei Deng, Zhuonan He, Yufeng Ye, Qi Yang, Xiaoming Bi, Xin Liu, Debiao Li, Zhaoyang Fan
BACKGROUND: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a common but elusive illness that can result in long-term disability or death. Accurate detection of thrombosis and assessment of its size and distribution are critical for treatment decision-making. In the present study, we sought to develop and evaluate a cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) black-blood thrombus imaging (BTI) technique, based on delay alternating with nutation for tailored excitation black-blood preparation and variable flip angle turbo-spin-echo readout, for the diagnosis of non-acute DVT...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095764/evaluation-of-the-carotid-artery-stenosis-based-on-minimization-of-mechanical-energy-loss-of-the-blood-flow
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Sheau Fung Sia, Xihai Zhao, Rui Li, Yu Zhang, Winston Chong, Le He, Yu Chen
BACKGROUND: Internal carotid artery stenosis requires an accurate risk assessment for the prevention of stroke. Although the internal carotid artery area stenosis ratio at the common carotid artery bifurcation can be used as one of the diagnostic methods of internal carotid artery stenosis, the accuracy of results would still depend on the measurement techniques. The purpose of this study is to propose a novel method to estimate the effect of internal carotid artery stenosis on the blood flow based on the concept of minimization of energy loss...
November 2016: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093855/typical-and-atypical-appearance-of-early-onset-alzheimer-s-disease-a-clinical-neuroimaging-and-neuropathological-study-symposium-fundamentals-learned-from-diversity-among-typical-and-atypical-appearances
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Shinobu Kawakatsu 川勝 忍, Ryota Kobayashi, Hiroshi Hayashi
The International Working Group (IWG) has classified Alzheimer's disease (AD) as two different types, the typical form and the atypical form, but clinicopathological studies of atypical AD are limited. Because atypical AD cases usually present with early-onset dementia, we investigated 12 patients with early-onset AD, including two patients with typical AD and 10 patients with atypical AD. Of these patients, six had the posterior variant, three had the frontal variant and one had the logopenic variant mixed with semantic dementia...
January 17, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093412/beyond-bernoulli-improving-the-accuracy-and-precision-of-noninvasive-estimation-of-peak-pressure-drops
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Fabrizio Donati, Saul Myerson, Malenka M Bissell, Nicolas P Smith, Stefan Neubauer, Mark J Monaghan, David A Nordsletten, Pablo Lamata
BACKGROUND: Transvalvular peak pressure drops are routinely assessed noninvasively by echocardiography using the Bernoulli principle. However, the Bernoulli principle relies on several approximations that may not be appropriate, including that the majority of the pressure drop is because of the spatial acceleration of the blood flow, and the ejection jet is a single streamline (single peak velocity value). METHODS AND RESULTS: We assessed the accuracy of the Bernoulli principle to estimate the peak pressure drop at the aortic valve using 3-dimensional cardiovascular magnetic resonance flow data in 32 subjects...
January 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076903/slamf7-engagement-restores-defective-effector-cd8-t-cells-activity-in-response-to-foreign-antigens-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Denis Comte, Maria P Karampetsou, Nobuya Yoshida, Katalin Kis-Toth, Vasileios C Kyttaris, George C Tsokos
OBJECTIVE: Effector CD8+ T cell function is impaired in SLE and associated with compromised ability to fight infections. SLAMF7 engagement has been shown to enhance NK cell degranulation. Thus, we characterized the expression and function of SLAMF7 on CD8+ T cells subsets isolated from peripheral blood of SLE patients and healthy subjects. METHODS: CD8+ T cell subset distribution, SLAMF7 expression and cytolytic enzyme expression (perforin, GzmA, GzmB) were monitored on cells isolated from SLE patients and healthy controls by flow cytometry...
January 11, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070996/distribution-and-differentiation-of-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-after-fluid-resuscitation-in-mice-with-hemorrhagic-shock
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Jiu-Kun Jiang, Wen Fang, Liang-Jie Hong, Yuan-Qiang Lu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the distribution and differentiation of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) in hemorrhagic shock mice, which are resuscitated with normal saline (NS), hypertonic saline (HTS), and hydroxyethyl starch (HES). METHODS: BALB/c mice were randomly divided into control, NS, HTS, and HES resuscitation groups. Three subgroups (n=8) in each resuscitation group were marked as 2, 24, and 72 h. Flow cytometry was used to detect the MDSCs, monocytic MDSCs (M-MDSCs), and granulocytic/neutrophilic MDSCs (G-MDSCs) in peripheral blood nucleated cells (PBNCs), spleen single-cell suspension, and bone marrow nucleated cells (BMNCs)...
2017: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070761/effect-of-long-term-simulated-microgravity-on-immune-system-and-lung-tissues-in-rhesus-macaque
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Yang Chen, Chongyu Xu, Ping Wang, Yiling Cai, Huasong Ma
We evaluated different lymphocyte populations and levels of plasma cytokines in peripheral blood as well as inflammatory infiltration and expressions of cytokines in lung tissues derived from macaque under long-term stimulated microgravity through being suspended in an antiorthostatic position so as to identify relevant immune parameters and to understand potential mechanisms of lung injury. Fifteen healthy male rhesus macaques were randomly divided into groups 1 (control, n = 5), groups 2 (head-down tilting for 6 weeks, n = 5), and groups 3 (head-down tilting for 6 weeks and recovery for 4 weeks, n = 5)...
January 9, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069540/multi-modal-analysis-of-functional-connectivity-and-cerebral-blood-flow-reveals-shared-and-unique-effects-of-propofol-in-large-scale-brain-networks
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Maolin Qiu, Dustin Scheinost, Ramachandran Ramani, R Todd Constable
Anesthesia-induced changes in functional connectivity and cerebral blow flow (CBF) in large-scale brain networks have emerged as key markers of reduced consciousness. However, studies of functional connectivity disagree on which large-scale networks are altered or preserved during anesthesia, making it difficult to find a consensus amount studies. Additionally, pharmacological alterations in CBF could amplify or occlude changes in connectivity due to the shared variance between CBF and connectivity. Here, we used data-driven connectivity methods and multi-modal imaging to investigate shared and unique neural correlates of reduced consciousness for connectivity in large-scale brain networks...
January 6, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065449/a-specific-immune-tolerance-toward-offspring-cells-is-to-exist-after-the-mother-lymphocyte-infusion
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Haizhou Xing, Shiqin Liu, Xue Chen, Fang Fang, Xueqiang Wu, Ping Zhu
PURPOSE: To examine immune tolerance between maternal lymphocytes and offspring tissue after a donor lymphocyte infusion. METHODS: Mouse models were established by mating female BALB/c mice with male C57BL mice. Splenic lymphocytes from donors of different genetic backgrounds were labeled with carboxyfluorescein succinimidyl ester (CFSE), and 1×10(7) of the labeled cells were intravenously injected into a recipient. At 6h, 24h, 72h and 120h after the infusion, mononuclear cells in recipient spleen, liver, thymus, lymph nodes, and peripheral blood were collected...
December 26, 2016: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063061/isolation-and-characterization-of-aortic-dendritic-cells-and-lymphocytes-in-atherosclerosis
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Tae Jin Yun, Jun Seong Lee, Dahee Shim, Jae-Hoon Choi, Cheolho Cheong
Dendritic cells (DCs) are central to initiate antigen-specific immunity and tolerance. The in vivo development and distribution of DCs are now better understood even in nonlymphoid tissues [1]. Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease of blood vessels and DCs are highly enriched in the intimal area of the aorta, which is predisposed to develop atherosclerosis. Previously, we were the first to show antigen presenting DCs and their subsets in the aorta [2, 3]. Here, we discuss several useful methods to characterize not only DCs but also other immune cells in steady state and atherosclerotic aorta...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062629/unraveling-the-molecular-complexity-of-o-glycosylated-endogenous-n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-forms-in-blood-plasma-of-patients-with-severe-heart-failure
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Bernhard Halfinger, Angelika Hammerer-Lercher, Benno Amplatz, Bettina Sarg, Leopold Kremser, Herbert H Lindner
BACKGROUND: Currently, N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and its physiologically active counterpart, BNP, are most frequently used as biomarkers for diagnosis, prognosis, and disease monitoring of heart failure (HF). Commercial NT-proBNP and BNP immunoassays cross-react to varying degrees with unprocessed proBNP, which is also found in the circulation. ProBNP processing and immunoassay response are related to O-linked glycosylation of NT-proBNP and proBNP. There is a clear and urgent need to identify the glycosylation sites in the endogenously circulating peptides requested by the community to gain further insights into the different naturally occurring forms...
January 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058975/the-spatial-coefficient-of-variation-in-arterial-spin-labeling-cerebral-blood-flow-images
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Henri Jmm Mutsaerts, Jan Petr, Lena Václavů, Jan W van Dalen, Andrew D Robertson, Matthan W Caan, Mario Masellis, Aart J Nederveen, Edo Richard, Bradley J MacIntosh
Macro-vascular artifacts are a common arterial spin labeling (ASL) finding in populations with prolonged arterial transit time (ATT) and result in vascular regions with spuriously increased cerebral blood flow (CBF) and tissue regions with spuriously decreased CBF. This study investigates whether there is an association between the spatial signal distribution of a single post-label delay ASL CBF image and ATT. In 186 elderly with hypertension (46% male, 77.4 ± 2.5 years), we evaluated associations between the spatial coefficient of variation (CoV) of a CBF image and ATT...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052103/bmi-and-whr-are-reflected-in-female-facial-shape-and-texture-a-geometric-morphometric-image-analysis
#17
Christine Mayer, Sonja Windhager, Katrin Schaefer, Philipp Mitteroecker
Facial markers of body composition are frequently studied in evolutionary psychology and are important in computational and forensic face recognition. We assessed the association of body mass index (BMI) and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) with facial shape and texture (color pattern) in a sample of young Middle European women by a combination of geometric morphometrics and image analysis. Faces of women with high BMI had a wider and rounder facial outline relative to the size of the eyes and lips, and relatively lower eyebrows...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046971/th-cd-206-01-expectation-maximization-algorithm-based-tissue-mixture-quantification-for-perfusion-mri
#18
H Han, Z Liang, L Li, L Xing
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility of estimating the tissue mixture perfusions and quantifying cerebral blood flow change in arterial spin labeled (ASL) perfusion MR images. METHODS: The proposed perfusion MR image analysis framework consists of 5 steps: (1) Inhomogeneity correction was performed on the T1- and T2-weighted images, which are available for each studied perfusion MR dataset. (2) We used the publicly available FSL toolbox to strip off the non-brain structures from the T1- and T2-weighted MR images...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046320/we-fg-206-06-dual-input-tracer-kinetic-modeling-and-its-analog-implementation-for-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-dce-mri-of-malignant-mesothelioma-mpm
#19
S Lee, A Rimner, S Hayes, M Hunt, J Deasy, M Zauderer, V Rusch, N Tyagi
PURPOSE: To use dual-input tracer kinetic modeling of the lung for mapping spatial heterogeneity of various kinetic parameters in malignant MPM METHODS: Six MPM patients received DCE-MRI as part of their radiation therapy simulation scan. 5 patients had the epitheloid subtype of MPM, while one was biphasic. A 3D fast-field echo sequence with TR/TE/Flip angle of 3.62ms/1.69ms/15° was used for DCE-MRI acquisition. The scan was collected for 5 minutes with a temporal resolution of 5ߝ9 seconds depending on the spatial extent of the tumor...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045083/pulsation-limited-oxygen-diffusion-in-the-tumour-microenvironment
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Edoardo Milotti, Sabrina Stella, Roberto Chignola
Hypoxia is central to tumour evolution, growth, invasion and metastasis. Mathematical models of hypoxia based on reaction-diffusion equations provide seemingly incomplete descriptions as they fail to predict the measured oxygen concentrations in the tumour microenvironment. In an attempt to explain the discrepancies, we consider both the inhomogeneous distribution of oxygen-consuming cells in solid tumours and the dynamics of blood flow in the tumour microcirculation. We find that the low-frequency oscillations play an important role in the establishment of tumour hypoxia...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
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