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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432915/proton-induced-production-and-radiochemical-isolation-of-44-ti-from-scandium-metal-targets-for-44-ti-44-sc-generator-development
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Valery Radchenko, Jonathan W Engle, Dmitri G Medvedev, Joel M Maassen, Cleo M Naranjo, George A Unc, Catherine A L Meyer, Tara Mastren, Mark Brugh, Leonard Mausner, Cathy S Cutler, Eva R Birnbaum, Kevin D John, F Meiring Nortier, Michael E Fassbender
Scandium-44g (half-life 3.97h) shows promise for application in positron emission tomography (PET), due to favorable decay parameters. One of the sources of (44g)Sc is the (44)Ti/(44g)Sc generator, which can conveniently provide this radioisotope on a daily basis at a diagnostic facility. Titanium-44 (half-life 60.0 a), in turn, can be obtained via proton irradiation of scandium metal targets. A substantial (44)Ti product batch, however, requires high beam currents, long irradiation times and an elaborate chemical procedure for (44)Ti isolation and purification...
April 7, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432671/investigation-of-the-physical-effects-of-respiratory-motion-compensation-in-a-large-population-of-patients-undergoing-tc-99m-cardiac-perfusion-spect-ct-stress-imaging
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P Hendrik Pretorius, Karen L Johnson, Seth T Dahlberg, Michael A King
BACKGROUND: Respiratory motion can deteriorate image fidelity in cardiac perfusion SPECT. We determined the extent of respiratory motion, assessed its impact on image fidelity, and investigated the existence of gender differences, thereby examining the influence of respiratory motion in a large population of patients. METHODS: One thousand one hundred and three SPECT/CT patients underwent visual tracking of markers on their anterior surface during stress acquisition to track respiratory motion...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432670/the-complementary-nature-of-tissue-doppler-to-99m-tc-pyp-imaging-in-diagnosis-of-right-ventricular-cardiac-amyloidosis
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Mirza Mujadil Ahmad, Jaswant Basraon, Imaad Razzaque, Steven C Port, Khawaja Afzal Ammar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 21, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432143/focal-local-field-potential-lfp-signature-of-the-single-axon-monosynaptic-thalamocortical-connection
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Espen Hagen, Janne C Fossum, Klas H Pettersen, Jose-Manuel Alonso, Harvey A Swadlow, Gaute T Einevolla
Recent years have seen a resurgence in use of the extracellularly recorded local field potential (LFP) to investigate neural network activity. To probe monosynaptic thalamic activation of cortical postsynaptic target cells, so called spike-trigger-averaged LFP (stLFP) signatures have been measured. In these experiments the cortical LFP is measured by means of multielectrodes covering several cortical lamina and averaged on spontaneous spikes of thalamocortical (TC) cells. Using a well-established forward-modeling scheme, we investigate the biophysical origin of this stLFP signature with simultaneous synaptic activation of cortical layer 4 neurons, mimicking the effect of a single afferent spike from a single TC neuron...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432091/suppressive-effects-of-tnf%C3%AE-il6-and-macrophages-on-thecal-androgen-production
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Moafaq S Samir, Claire Glister, Dareen Mattar, Mhairi Laird, Philip G Knight
Pro-inflammatory cytokines secreted by macrophages and other cell-types are implicated as intra-ovarian factors affecting different aspects of ovarian function including follicle and corpus luteum 'turnover', steroidogenesis and angiogenesis. Here, we compared granulosal (GC) and thecal (TC) expression of TNF, IL6 and their receptors (TNFR1, TNFRSF1B, IL6R) during bovine antral follicle development; all five mRNA transcripts were detected in both GC and TC and statistically significant cell-type and follicle stage-related differences were evident...
April 21, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431534/the-effects-of-spirulina-platensis-on-anthropometric-indices-appetite-lipid-profile-and-serum-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-vegf-in-obese-individuals-a-randomized-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-trial
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Reihaneh Zeinalian, Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi, Atefeh Shariat, Maryam Saghafi-Asl
BACKGROUND: In recent years, a great attention has been focused on Spirulina platensis as a source of potential valuable nutrients for prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. The objectives of the current study were to determine the effects of Spirulina platensis on anthropometric parameters, serum lipids, appetite and serum Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) in obese individuals. METHODS: In the current study sixty four obese individuals aged 20-50 years were enrolled and randomly allocated into two groups of intervention and placebo...
April 21, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431391/serum-levels-of-lead-mercury-and-cadmium-in-relation-to-coronary-artery-disease-in-the-elderly-a-cross-sectional-study
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Sedigheh Asgary, Ahmad Movahedian, Mahtab Keshvari, Mahsa Taleghani, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Nizal Sarrafzadegan
BACKGROUND: There is a continuing attempt to identify novel factors that can predict the risk of cardiovascular disease beyond the established coronary risk factors. It has been suggested that serum levels of lead, mercury and cadmium are associated with the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD). In the present study, we aimed to evaluate serum concentrations of lead (s-Pb), mercury (s-Hg) and cadmium (s-Cd) in patients with CAD in comparison with those of healthy individuals. The correlation between serum levels of these heavy metals and lipid profile parameters was also investigated...
March 29, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430738/three-dimensional-fractal-analysis-of-99mtc-maa-spect-images-in-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-for-evaluation-of-response-to-balloon-pulmonary-angioplasty-association-with-pulmonary-arterial-pressure
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Yasuhiro Maruoka, Michinobu Nagao, Shingo Baba, Takuro Isoda, Yoshiyuki Kitamura, Yuzo Yamazaki, Koichiro Abe, Masayuki Sasaki, Kohtaro Abe, Hiroshi Honda
OBJECTIVE: Balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA) is used for inoperable chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), but its effect cannot be evaluated noninvasively. We devised a noninvasive quantitative index of response to BPA using three-dimensional fractal analysis (3D-FA) of technetium-99m-macroaggregated albumin (Tc-MAA) single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty CTEPH patients who underwent pulmonary perfusion scintigraphy and mean pulmonary arterial pressure (mPAP) measurement by right heart catheterization before and after BPA were studied...
April 20, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430407/three-dimensional-arylene-diimide-frameworks-for-highly-stable-lithium-ion-batteries
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Tyler B Schon, Andrew J Tilley, Emily L Kynaston, Dwight S Seferos
Lithium-ion batteries are the best commercial technology to satisfy the energy storage needs of current and emerging applications. However, the use of transition metal-based cathodes precludes them from being low cost, sustainable, and environmentally benign, even with recycling programs in place. In this study, we report a highly stable organic material that can be used in place of the transition metal cathodes. By creating a three-dimensional framework based on triptycene and perylene diimide (PDI), a cathode can be constructed that mitigates stability issues that organic electrodes typically suffer from...
April 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430366/cyclic-rgd-penta-peptides-crgdyk-derivatized-with-cyclopentadienyl-complexes-of-technetium-and-rhenium-as-radiopharmaceutical-probes
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Qaisar Nadeem, Yunjun Shen, Muhammad Farooq Warsi, Gulfam Nasar, Muhammad Abdul Qadir, Roger Alberto
The present study reports the syntheses of half-sandwich complexes of the type [M(η(5) -C5 H4 CONH-R)(CO)3 ] (M = Re,(99m) Tc;R = cyclic RGD peptide (cRGDyK) for potential imaging of αv β3 integrin expression. The (99m) Tc complex was prepared directly from the reaction of [(99m) Tc(OH2 )3 (CO)3 ](+) with cRGDyK, doubly conjugated to Thiele's acid [(C5 H5 COOH)2 ] in water. This approach extends the viability of metal-mediated retro Diels-Alder reactions for the preparation of small molecules such as linear tripeptides to a more complex cyclic peptide carrying a [(η(5) -C5 H4 )(99m) Tc(CO)3 ] tag...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Labelled Compounds & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429806/control-of-structural-transition-in-fese1-xtex-thin-films-by-changing-substrate-materials
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Yoshinori Imai, Yuichi Sawada, Fuyuki Nabeshima, Daisuke Asami, Masataka Kawai, Atsutaka Maeda
Iron chalcogenide superconductors FeSe1-xTex are important materials for investigating the relation be-tween the superconductivity and the orbital and/or electronic nematic order, because the end member material FeSe exhibits a structural transition without a magnetic phase transition. However, the phase separation occurs in the region of 0.1 ≤ x ≤ 0.4 for bulk samples, and it prevents the complete understanding of this system. Here, we report the successful fabrication of epitaxial thin films of FeSe1-xTex with 0 ≤ x ≤ 0...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429750/correlations-of-tnf-%C3%AE-gene-promoter-polymorphisms-with-the-risk-of-thymoma-associated-myasthenia-gravis-in-a-northern-chinese-han-population
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H-W Yang, P Lei, Y-C Xie, Z-L Han, D Li, S-H Wang, Z-L Sun
This study was performed with the aim to investigate the correlations of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) gene promoter polymorphisms with the risk of thymoma-associated myasthenia gravis (T-MG) in a northern Chinese Han population. Between June 2005 and June 2015, 305 MG patients (150 males and 155 females, MG group) and 293 healthy volunteers (negative control (NC) group) were enrolled in this study. Among the MG patients, there were 121 patients with thymoma-associated MG (T-MG group) and 184 without T-MG (NT-MG group)...
April 21, 2017: Cancer Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429381/the-structural-connectome-of-children-with-traumatic-brain-injury
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Marsh Königs, L W Ernest van Heurn, Roel Bakx, R Jeroen Vermeulen, J Carel Goslings, Bwee Tien Poll-The, Marleen van der Wees, Coriene E Catsman-Berrevoets, Jaap Oosterlaan, Petra J W Pouwels
This study aimed to investigate the impact of mild to severe pediatric TBI on the structural connectome. Children aged 8-14 years with trauma control (TC) injury (n = 27) were compared to children with mild TBI and risk factors for complicated TBI (mild(RF+) , n = 20) or moderate/severe TBI (n = 16) at 2.8 years post-injury. Probabilistic tractography on diffusion tensor imaging data was used in combination with graph theory to study structural connectivity. Functional outcome was measured using neurocognitive tests and parent and teacher questionnaires for behavioral functioning...
April 21, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429350/the-polymorphism-of-xrcc1-and-coronary-artery-disease-risk-a-meta-analysis
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S-J Guo, Y-T Zhou, W-Y Liu, Q-N Zuo, X-H Li
OBJECTIVE: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a life-threatening disease and is caused by various factors, with genetic variation being an important risk factor. The association between X-ray repair cross-complementing group 1 (XRCC1) polymorphisms and CAD has been extensively studied with conflicting results. We performed a meta-analysis to investigate the overall association between XRCC1 polymorphisms and CAD risk. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched PubMed and Embase databases until October 19, 2016...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429212/experimental-study-of-a-radiopharmaceutical-agent-based-on-modified-fatty-acid-labeled-with-technetium-99m
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S I Sazonova, Yu N Il'yushenkova, Yu B Lishmanov, S V Tsibul'nikov, V S Skuridin, E A Nesterov, N V Varlamova, E A Il'ina, V D Filimonov, M V Belyanin, E V Stepanova, S M Minin
Using rat model of coronary occlusion, we studied pharmacokinetics and the efficiency of a new radiopharmaceutical agent (99m)Tc-PDA-DTPA intended for diagnostics of changes in myocardial metabolism and its analogue (123)I-PMPDA. (99m)Tc-PDA-DTPA was eliminated mostly by the kidneys and maximal concentration in the heart was attained within 60 min after intravenous injection; no accumulation in the area of myocardial infarction was observed. The studied substance was inferior to its analogue 123I-PMPDA by the quality of scintigraphic visualization of the heart...
April 20, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428941/cardiovascular-risk-may-be-increased-in-women-with-unexplained-infertility
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Fatma Ferda Verit, Fadile Yildiz Zeyrek, Ali Galip Zebitay, Hurkan Akyol
OBJECTIVE: Growing evidence suggests that increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk is associated with female infertility caused by conditions such as polycystic ovarian disease, obesity, thyroid dysfunction, and endometriosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether any relationship exists between CVD and unexplained infertility. METHODS: Sixty-five women with unexplained infertility and 65 fertile controls were enrolled in the study. CVD risk markers such as low-density lipoprotein (LDL), high-density lipoprotein (HDL), total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TG), insulin resistance (defined by the homeostasis model assessment ratio), and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) were assessed...
March 2017: Clinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428887/differential-intratumoral-distributions-of-cd8-and-cd163-immune-cells-as-prognostic-biomarkers-in-breast-cancer
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Sotirios P Fortis, Michael Sofopoulos, Nectaria N Sotiriadou, Christoforos Haritos, Christoforos K Vaxevanis, Eleftheria A Anastasopoulou, Nicole Janssen, Niki Arnogiannaki, Alexandros Ardavanis, Graham Pawelec, Sonia A Perez, Constantin N Baxevanis
BACKGROUND: Tumor immune cell infiltrates are essential in hindering cancer progression and may complement the TNM classification. CD8+ and CD163+ cells have prognostic impact in breast cancer but their spatial heterogeneity has not been extensively explored in this type of cancer. Here, their potential as prognostic biomarkers was evaluated, depending on their combined densities in the tumor center (TC) and the tumor invasive margin (IM). METHODS: CD8+ and CD163+ cells were quantified by immunohistochemistry of formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tumor tissue samples from a cohort totaling 162 patients with histologically-confirmed primary invasive non-metastatic ductal breast cancer diagnosed between 2000 and 2015...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428715/impact-of-interferon-free-antivirus-therapy-on-lipid-profiles-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-genotype-1b
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Daisuke Endo, Kenichi Satoh, Noritomo Shimada, Atsushi Hokari, Yoshio Aizawa
AIM: To investigate the influence of interferon-free antivirus therapy on lipid profiles in chronic hepatitis C virus genotype 1b (HCV1b) infection. METHODS: Interferon-free antiviral agents were used to treat 276 patients with chronic HCV1b infection, and changes in serum lipids of those who achieved sustained virologic response (SVR) were examined. The treatment regimen included 24 wk of daclatasvir plus asunaprevir (DCV + ASV) or 12 wk of sofosbuvir plus ledipasvir (SOF + LDV)...
April 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428267/association-of-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-polymorphisms-with-clinical-outcome-of-non-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma
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Theo S Plantinga, Mirela Petrulea, Marije Oosting, Leo Joosten, Doina Piciu, Jan Wa Smit, Romana T Netea-Maier, Carmen Georgescu
The NF-κB inflammatory pathway plays a major role in cancer development and clinical progression. Activation of NF-κB signaling is promoted by NFKB1 and inhibited by NFKBIA. The present study aimed to determine the relevance of NFKB1 rs4648068 and NFKBIA rs2233406 genetic variants for non-medullary thyroid cancer (NMTC) susceptibility, progression and clinical outcome. This case-control and cohort study consists of a Romanian discovery cohort (157 patients, 258 controls) and a Dutch validation cohort (138 patients, 188 controls)...
April 20, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428149/local-control-and-toxicity-of-adaptive-radiotherapy-using-weekly-ct-imaging-results-from-the-lartia-trial-in-stage-iii-nsclc
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Sara Ramella, Michele Fiore, Sonia Silipigni, Maria Cristina Zappa, Massimo Jaus, Antonio Maria Alberti, Paolo Matteucci, Elisabetta Molfese, Patrizia Cornacchione, Carlo Greco, Lucio Trodella, Edy Ippolito, Rolando Maria D'Angelillo
INTRODUCTION: Anatomical change of tumor during radiotherapy contributes to target missing. However, in case of tumor shrinkage adaptation of volume could results in an increased incidence of recurrences in the area of target reduction. This study aims to investigate the incidence of failure of adaptive approach and in particular the risk of local recurrence in the area excluded after replanning. METHODS: In this prospective study, LA-NSCLC patients treated with concomitant chemoradiation underwent weekly chest-CT simulation during treatment...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
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