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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165906/noninvasive-high-speed-near-infrared-imaging-of-the-biomolecular-distribution-and-molecular-mechanism-of-embryonic-development-in-fertilized-fish-eggs
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Mika Ishigaki, Takashi Nishii, Paralee Puangchit, Yui Yasui, Christian W Huck, Yukihiro Ozaki
In the present study, the distribution of biomaterials and its molecular mechanism of embryonic development in Japanese medaka fish were analyzed nondestructively and noninvasively without staining using near-infrared (NIR) imaging. The microscope NIR imaging system used in this research was a device capable of ultra-high-speed imaging; using this system, one can acquire microscopic imaging data in a few seconds. Therefore, the medaka eggs remained alive throughout measurements and were successfully monitored in vivo...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165881/nerve-injury-associated-with-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-a-case-report
#2
Angkana Sathaworawong, Rungsima Wanitphakdeedecha
Skin laxity is a common cosmetic concern in middle-aged women. High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is one of noninvasive modalities that provides safe and effective improvement in skin laxity and tightening with minimal adverse effects. Concerning an extensive use of HIFU for facial rejuvenation, dermatologists should be aware of potential adverse effects of HIFU treatment. We herein present a case of 33-year-old Thai female with facial nerve injury after HIFU treatment for skin laxity.
November 22, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165642/the-corticospinal-reserve-capacity-reorganization-of-motor-area-and-excitability-as-a-novel-pathophysiological-concept-in-cervical-myelopathy
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Anna Zdunczyk, Vera Schwarzer, Michael Mikhailov, Brendon Bagley, Tizian Rosenstock, Thomas Picht, Peter Vajkoczy
BACKGROUND: In degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM), the dynamics of disease progression and the outcome after surgical decompression vary interindividually and do not necessarily correlate with radiological findings. OBJECTIVE: To improve diagnostic power in DCM by better characterization of the underlying pathophysiology using navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (nTMS). METHODS: Eighteen patients with DCM due to cervical spinal canal stenosis were examined preoperatively with nTMS...
November 18, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165524/-bartonella-henselae-infection-the-importance-of-images-for-diagnosis-and-follow-up
#4
M Fernanda Tapia, Reinaldo Rosas, Giancarlo Schiappacasse, Luis Thompson
Bartonella henselae infection is a frequent zoonosis from the domestic cat. It is presented with regional lymphadenitis in the majority of cases. Searching and characterization of lymph nodes by diagnostic imaging can be useful in the differential diagnosis approach, with a clear advantage, because it is a noninvasive method. Currently, new diagnostic imaging techniques improves the quality of screening and characterization of adenopathies, such is the case of PET/CT, which allows a better evaluation of hypermetabolic lymph nodes, without considering the individual growth of each lymph node...
August 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164881/monitoring-local-strain-vector-in-atomic-layered-mose2-by-second-harmonic-generation
#5
Jing Liang, Jin Zhang, Zhenzhu Li, Hao Hong, Jinhuan Wang, Zhihong Zhang, Xu Zhou, Ruixi Qiao, Jiyu Xu, Peng Gao, Zhirong Liu, Zhongfan Liu, Zhipei Sun, Sheng Meng, Kaihui Liu, Dapeng Yu
Strain serves as a powerful freedom to effectively, reversibly, and continuously engineer the physical and chemical properties of two-dimensional (2D) materials, such as bandgap, phase diagram, and reaction activity. Although there is a high demand for full characterization of the strain vector at local points, it is still very challenging to measure the local strain amplitude and its direction. Here, we report a novel approach to monitor the local strain vector in 2D molybdenum diselenide (MoSe2) by polarization-dependent optical second-harmonic generation (SHG)...
November 22, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164837/serum-surfactant-protein-d-and-exhaled-nitric-oxide-as-biomarkers-of-early-lung-damage-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Alida Benfante, Riccardo Messina, Alessandra Paternò, Nicola Scichilone
BACKGROUND: Interstitial lung disease (ILD) complicates the course of systemic sclerosis (SSc), representing the main cause of death in these patients. The identification of parameters that can predict the early onset and progression of ILD in SSc represents an unmet need in clinical practice. The study was designed to explore whether the surfactant proteins (SP) A and D may be used as noninvasive tools for the early identification of ILD in SSc. Alveolar exhaled nitric oxide (NO) was investigated as a surrogate marker of distal inflammation...
November 21, 2017: Minerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164773/recent-advances-in-flexible-stretchable-supercapacitors-for-wearable-electronics
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REVIEW
La Li, Zheng Lou, Di Chen, Kai Jiang, Wei Han, Guozhen Shen
The popularization of personalized wearable devices has accelerated the development of flexible/stretchable supercapacitors (SCs) that possess remarkable features of miniaturization, high security, and easy integration to build an all-in-one integrated system, and realize the functions of comfortable, noninvasive and continuous health monitoring, motion records, and information acquisition, etc. This Review presents a brief phylogeny of flexible/stretchable SCs, represented by planar micro-supercapacitors (MSCs) and 1D fibrous SCs...
November 22, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164384/comparison-of-gradient-recalled-echo-and-spin-echo-echo-planar-imaging-mr-elastography-in-staging-liver-fibrosis-a-meta-analysis
#8
Yong Seek Kim, Yu Na Jang, Ji Soo Song
OBJECTIVES: To compare the diagnostic performance of gradient-recalled echo-based magnetic resonance elastography (GRE-MRE) and spin-echo echo-planar imaging-based MRE (SE-EPI-MRE) in liver fibrosis staging. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed to identify studies involving the performance of MRE for the diagnosis of liver fibrosis. Pooled sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative likelihood ratios, the diagnostic odds ratio, and a summary receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve were estimated by using a bivariate random effects model...
November 21, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164298/value-of-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-for-predicting-egfr-mutations-and-positive-alk-expression-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-retrospective-analysis-of-849-chinese-patients
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Zhilei Lv, Jinshuo Fan, Juanjuan Xu, Feng Wu, Qi Huang, Mengfei Guo, Tingting Liao, Shuqing Liu, Xiaoli Lan, Shanshan Liao, Wei Geng, Yang Jin
PURPOSE: Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations and the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) rearrangement are the two most common druggable targets in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, genetic testing is sometimes unavailable. Previous studies regarding the predictive role of (18)F-FDG PET/CT for EGFR mutations in NSCLC patients are conflicting. We investigated whether or not (18)F-FDG PET could be a valuable noninvasive method to predict EGFR mutations and ALK positivity in NSCLC using the largest patient cohort to date...
November 21, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162950/intrauterine-insemination-fundamentals-revisited
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EDITORIAL
Gautam N Allahbadia
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is an assisted conception technique that involves the deposition of a processed semen sample in the upper uterine cavity, overcoming natural barriers to sperm ascent in the female reproductive tract. It is a cost-effective, noninvasive first-line therapy for selected patients with functionally normal tubes, and infertility due to a cervical factor, anovulation, moderate male factor, unexplained factors, immunological factor, and ejaculatory disorders with clinical pregnancy rates per cycle ranging from 10 to 20%...
December 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161935/extended-versus-short-course-corticosteroid-taper-regimens-in-the-management-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-exacerbations-in-critically-ill-patients
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Teresa Poon, Daryl Glick Paris, Samuel L Aitken, Paru Patrawalla, Eric Bondarsky, Jerry Altshuler
BACKGROUND: Previous literature has suggested that a short course of corticosteroids is similarly effective as an extended course for managing an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD). However, there are limited data regarding the optimal corticosteroid regimen in critically ill patients and the dosing strategies remain highly variable in this population. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study evaluated patients with AECOPD admitted to the intensive care unit within a 2-year period...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161721/impact-of-nocturnal-noninvasive-ventilation-on-pulmonary-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-end-stage-lung-disease-awaiting-lung-transplantation
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Nikolaus Kneidinger, Rainer Gloeckl, Ursula Schönheit-Kenn, Katrin Milger, Wolfgang Hitzl, Jürgen Behr, Klaus Kenn
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) in patients awaiting lung transplantation is crucial to ensure a transplant benefit. However, PR in patients with end-stage lung disease treated with noninvasive ventilation (NIV) remains an area of uncertainty. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to assess the potential benefit of PR in patients awaiting lung transplantation treated with NIV. METHODS: Patients awaiting lung transplantation who underwent comprehensive inpatient PR from 1998 to 2015 were retrospectively analyzed...
November 21, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161293/high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-ablation-around-the-tubing
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Jun Yang Siu, Chenhui Liu, Yufeng Zhou
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) has been emerging as an effective and noninvasive modality in cancer treatment with very promising clinical results. However, a small vessel in the focal region could be ruptured, which is an important concern for the safety of HIFU ablation. In this study, lesion formation in the polyacrylamide gel phantom embedded with different tubing (inner diameters of 0.76 mm and 3 mm) at varied flow speeds (17-339 cm/s) by HIFU ablation was photographically recorded. Produced lesions have decreased length (~30%) but slightly increased width (~6%) in comparison to that without the embedded tubing...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160690/correction-to-imprinted-nanovelcro-microchips-for-isolation-and-characterization-of-circulating-fetal-trophoblasts-toward-noninvasive-prenatal-diagnostics
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Shuang Hou, Jie-Fu Chen, Min Song, Yazhen Zhu, Yu Jen Jan, Szu Hao Chen, Tzu-Hua Weng, Dean-An Ling, Shang-Fu Chen, Tracy Ro, An-Jou Liang, Tom Lee, Helen Jin, Man Li, Lian Liu, Yu-Sheng Hsiao, Peilin Chen, Hsiao-Hua Yu, Ming-Song Tsai, Margareta D Pisarska, Angela Chen, Li-Ching Chen, Hsian-Rong Tseng
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 21, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160060/phase-transition-nanoparticles-as-multimodality-contrast-agents-for-the-detection-of-thrombi-and-targeting-thrombolysis-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-experiments
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Jie Xu, Jun Zhou, Yixin Zhong, Yu Zhang, Jia Liu, Yuli Chen, Liming Deng, Danli Sheng, Zhigang Wang, Haitao Ran, Dajing Guo
Thrombotic disease is extremely harmful to human health, and early detection and treatment can improve the prognosis and reduce mortality. Multimodal molecular imaging can provide abundant information about thrombi, but to date, few studies have used multimodal and multifunctional nanoparticles (NPs) for thrombus detection and targeting thrombolysis. In this study, phase transition multimodal and multifunctional NPs (EWVDV-Fe-Ink-PFH NPs) were constructed for the first time using a three-step emulsification and carbodiimide method, and the physical and chemical properties of the NPs were investigated...
November 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160020/comparison-of-quantitative-regional-ventilation-weighted-fourier-decomposition-mri-with-dynamic-fluorinated-gas-washout-mri-and-lung-function-testing-in-copd-patients
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Till F Kaireit, Marcel Gutberlet, Andreas Voskrebenzev, Julia Freise, Tobias Welte, Jens M Hohlfeld, Frank Wacker, Jens Vogel-Claussen
BACKGROUND: Ventilation-weighted Fourier decomposition-MRI (FD-MRI) has matured as a reliable technique for quantitative measures of regional lung ventilation in recent years, but has yet not been validated in COPD patients. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: To compare regional fractional lung ventilation obtained by ventilation-weighted FD-MRI with dynamic fluorinated gas washout MRI ((19) F-MRI) and lung function test parameters. STUDY TYPE: Prospective study...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159937/diffusion-weighted-mri-and-intravoxel-incoherent-motion-model-for-diagnosis-of-pediatric-solid-abdominal-tumors
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Emma M Meeus, Niloufar Zarinabad, Karen A Manias, Jan Novak, Heather E L Rose, Hamid Dehghani, Katharine Foster, Bruce Morland, Andrew C Peet
BACKGROUND: Pediatric retroperitoneal tumors in the renal bed are often large and heterogeneous, and their diagnosis based on conventional imaging alone is not possible. More advanced imaging methods, such as diffusion-weighted (DW) MRI and the use of intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM), have the potential to provide additional biomarkers that could facilitate their noninvasive diagnosis. PURPOSE: To assess the use of an IVIM model for diagnosis of childhood malignant abdominal tumors and discrimination of benign from malignant lesions...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159819/focal-nodular-hyperplasia-of-the-liver-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonographic-features-with-sonazoid
#18
Jongmee Lee, Woo Kyoung Jeong, Hyo K Lim, Ah Young Kim
OBJECTIVES: To investigate ultrasonographic features of focal nodular hyperplasia of the liver with contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) using Sonazoid (perflubutane; GE Healthcare, Oslo, Norway). METHODS: Thirty-one patients with 31 focal nodular hyperplasia nodules who underwent CEUS using Sonazoid between July 2012 and February 2015 were included in this study. After the microbubble contrast agent was injected, intermittent CEUS images were obtained during the following 4 phases: arterial (10-40 seconds), portal venous (60-90 seconds), delayed (3 minutes), and Kupffer (>10 minutes)...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159365/novel-stool-based-protein-biomarkers-for-improved-colorectal-cancer-screening-a-case-control-study
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Linda J W Bosch, Meike de Wit, Thang V Pham, Veerle M H Coupé, Annemieke C Hiemstra, Sander R Piersma, Gideon Oudgenoeg, George L Scheffer, Sandra Mongera, Jochim Terhaar Sive Droste, Frank A Oort, Sietze T van Turenhout, Ilhame Ben Larbi, Joost Louwagie, Wim van Criekinge, Rene W M van der Hulst, Chris J J Mulder, Beatriz Carvalho, Remond J A Fijneman, Connie R Jimenez, Gerrit A Meijer
Background: The fecal immunochemical test (FIT) for detecting hemoglobin is used widely for noninvasive colorectal cancer (CRC) screening, but its sensitivity leaves room for improvement. Objective: To identify novel protein biomarkers in stool that outperform or complement hemoglobin in detecting CRC and advanced adenomas. Design: Case-control study. Setting: Colonoscopy-controlled referral population from several centers...
November 21, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158886/noninvasive-evaluation-of-portal-hypertension-using-a-supervised-learning-technique
#20
Mindaugas Marozas, Romanas Zykus, Andrius Sakalauskas, Limas Kupčinskas, Arūnas Lukoševičius
Portal hypertension (PHT) is a key event in the evolution of different chronic liver diseases and leads to the morbidity and mortality of patients. The traditional reliable PHT evaluation method is a hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) measurement, which is invasive and not always available or acceptable to patients. The HVPG measurement is relatively expensive and depends on the experience of the physician. There are many potential noninvasive methods to predict PHT, of which liver transient elastography is determined to be the most accurate; however, even transient elastography lacks the accuracy to be a perfect noninvasive diagnostic method of PHT...
2017: Journal of Healthcare Engineering
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