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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938688/drag-reducing-polymers-decrease-hepatic-injury-and-metastases-after-liver-ischemia-reperfusion
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Samer Tohme, Marina V Kameneva, Hamza O Yazdani, Vikas Sud, Julie Goswami, Patricia Loughran, Hai Huang, Richard L Simmons, Allan Tsung
INTRODUCTION: Surgery, a crucial therapeutic modality in the treatment of solid tumors, can induce sterile inflammatory processes which can result in metastatic progression. Liver ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) injury, an inevitable consequence of hepatic resection of metastases, has been shown to foster hepatic capture of circulating cancer cells and accelerate metastatic growth. Efforts to reduce these negative consequences have not been thoroughly investigated. Drag reducing polymers (DRPs) are blood-soluble macromolecules that can, in nanomolar concentrations, increase tissue perfusion, decrease vascular resistance and decrease near-wall microvascular concentration of neutrophils and platelets thereby possibly reducing the inflammatory microenvironment...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936204/modulatory-influence-of-segmented-filamentous-bacteria-on-transcriptomic-response-of-gnotobiotic-mice-exposed-to-tcdd
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Robert D Stedtfeld, Benli Chai, Robert B Crawford, Tiffany M Stedtfeld, Maggie R Williams, Shao Xiangwen, Tomomi Kuwahara, James R Cole, Norbert E Kaminski, James M Tiedje, Syed A Hashsham
Environmental toxicants such as 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), an aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR), are known to induce host toxicity and structural shifts in the gut microbiota. Key bacterial populations with similar or opposing functional responses to AhR ligand exposure may potentially help regulate expression of genes associated with immune dysfunction. To examine this question and the mechanisms for AhR ligand-induced bacterial shifts, C57BL/6 gnotobiotic mice were colonized with and without segmented filamentous bacteria (SFB) - an immune activator...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902940/bacterial-translocation-and-mortality-on-rat-model-of-intestinal-ischemia-and-obstruction
#3
Rafael Izar Domingues da Costa, Roberto Rasslan, Marcia Kiyomi Koike, Edivaldo Massazo Utiyama, Edna Frasson de Souza Montero
Purpose: To develop an experimental model of intestinal ischemia and obstruction followed by surgical resection of the damaged segment and reestablishment of intestinal transit, looking at bacterial translocation and survival. Methods: After anesthesia, Wistar rats was subject to laparotomy, intestinal ischemia and obstruction through an ileal ligature 1.5cm of ileum cecal valve; and the mesenteric vessels that irrigate upstream of the obstruction site to approximately 7 to 10 cm were ligated...
August 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870221/isolation-and-characterization-of-the-fall-chinook-aquareovirus
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Negar Makhsous, Nicole L Jensen, Katherine H Haman, William N Batts, Keith R Jerome, James R Winton, Alexander L Greninger
BACKGROUND: Salmon are paramount to the economy, ecology, and history of the Pacific Northwest. Viruses constitute one of the major threats to salmon health and well-being, with more than twenty known virus species that infect salmon. Here, we describe the isolation and characterization of the fall Chinook aquareovirus, a divergent member of the species Aquareovirus B within the family Reoviridae. METHODS: The virus was first found in 2014 as part of a routine adult broodstock screening program in which kidney and spleen tissue samples from healthy-appearing, adult fall Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) returning to a hatchery in Washington State produced cytopathic effects when inoculated onto a Chinook salmon embryo cell line (CHSE-214)...
September 5, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843273/fusion-anomaly-of-the-pancreatic-tail-and-spleen-a-case-report
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Ahmad Khalid Omeri, Shunro Matsumoto, Maki Kiyonaga, Ryo Takaji, Yasunari Yamada, Yumiko Ando, Hiromu Mori, Hiroki Uchida, Yukio Iwashita, Masayuki Ohta, Masafumi Inomata
BACKGROUND: Splenopancreatic fusion is a rare anomaly that is often associated with trisomy 13. Its diagnosis can be important in patients scheduled to undergo distal pancreatectomy or splenectomy, to avoid possible intraoperative or postoperative complications. CASE PRESENTATION: An 82-year-old Japanese man was referred to our hospital for further evaluation and treatment for a solitary hepatocellular carcinoma based on liver cirrhosis. Triple-phase contrast-enhanced multidetector-row computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed a splenopancreatic fusion as well as a solitary hepatocellular carcinoma in segment VIII of his liver...
August 27, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742733/intravoxel-incoherent-motion-model-free-determination-of-tissue-type-in-abdominal-organs-using-machine-learning
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Alexander Ciritsis, Cristina Rossi, Moritz C Wurnig, Valerie Phi Van, Andreas Boss
PURPOSE: For diffusion data sets including low and high b-values, the intravoxel incoherent motion model is commonly applied to characterize tissue. The aim of the present study was to show that machine learning allows a model-free approach to determine tissue type without a priori assumptions on the underlying physiology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 8 healthy volunteers, diffusion data sets were acquired using an echo-planar imaging sequence with 16 b-values in the range between 0 and 1000 s/mm...
July 24, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736468/multi-atlas-spleen-segmentation-on-ct-using-adaptive-context-learning
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Jiaqi Liu, Yuankai Huo, Zhoubing Xu, Albert Assad, Richard G Abramson, Bennett A Landman
Automatic spleen segmentation on CT is challenging due to the complexity of abdominal structures. Multi-atlas segmentation (MAS) has shown to be a promising approach to conduct spleen segmentation. To deal with the substantial registration errors between the heterogeneous abdominal CT images, the context learning method for performance level estimation (CLSIMPLE) method was previously proposed. The context learning method generates a probability map for a target image using a Gaussian mixture model (GMM) as the prior in a Bayesian framework...
February 11, 2017: Proceedings of SPIE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717038/a-human-biofilm-disrupting-monoclonal-antibody-potentiates-antibiotic-efficacy-in-rodent-models-of-both-staphylococcus-aureus-and-acinetobacter-baumannii-infections
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Yan Q Xiong, Angeles Estellés, L Li, W Abdelhady, R Gonzales, Arnold S Bayer, Edgar Tenorio, Anton Leighton, Stefan Ryser, Lawrence M Kauvar
Many serious bacterial infections are antibiotic-refractory due to biofilm formation. A key structural component of biofilm is extracellular DNA which is stabilized by bacterial proteins, including those from the DNABII family. TRL1068 is a high affinity human monoclonal antibody against a DNABII epitope conserved across both gram-positive and gram-negative bacterial species. In the current study, the efficacy of TRL1068 for disruption of biofilm was demonstrated in vitro in the absence of antibiotics by scanning electron microscopy...
July 17, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716025/beta-mangostin-demonstrates-apoptogenesis-in-murine-leukaemia-wehi-3-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Fatima Abdelmutaal Ahmed Omer, Najihah Mohd Hashim, Mohamed Yousif Ibrahim, Abdulmannan F Aldoubi, Pouya Hassandarvish, Firouzeh Dehghan, Noraziah Nordin, Hamed Karimian, Landa Zeenelabdin Ali Salim, Mahmood Ameen Abdulla, Karim Al-Jashamy, Syam Mohan
BACKGROUND: Beta-mangostin (BM) is a xanthone-type of natural compound isolated from Cratoxylum arborescens. This study aimed to examine the apoptosis mechanisms induced by BM in a murine monomyelocytic cell line (WEHI-3) in vitro and in vivo. METHODS: A WEHI-3 cell line was used to evaluate the cytotoxicity of BM by MTT. AO/PI and Hoechst 33342 dyes, Annexin V, multiparametric cytotoxicity 3 by high content screening (HCS); cell cycle tests were used to estimate the features of apoptosis and BM effects...
July 17, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649156/multi-atlas-segmentation-enables-robust-multi-contrast-mri-spleen-segmentation-for-splenomegaly
#10
Yuankai Huo, Jiaqi Liu, Zhoubing Xu, Robert L Harrigan, Albert Assad, Richard G Abramson, Bennett A Landman
Non-invasive spleen volume estimation is essential in detecting splenomegaly. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been used to facilitate splenomegaly diagnosis in vivo. However, achieving accurate spleen volume estimation from MR images is challenging given the great inter-subject variance of human abdomens and wide variety of clinical images/modalities. Multi-atlas segmentation has been shown to be a promising approach to handle heterogeneous data and difficult anatomical scenarios. In this paper, we propose to use multi-atlas segmentation frameworks for MRI spleen segmentation for splenomegaly...
February 11, 2017: Proceedings of SPIE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614785/drag-reducing-polymers-decrease-hepatic-injury-and-metastases-after-liver-ischemia-reperfusion
#11
Samer Tohme, Marina V Kameneva, Hamza O Yazdani, Vikas Sud, Julie Goswami, Patricia Loughran, Hai Huang, Richard L Simmons, Allan Tsung
INTRODUCTION: Surgery, a crucial therapeutic modality in the treatment of solid tumors, can induce sterile inflammatory processes which can result in metastatic progression. Liver ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) injury, an inevitable consequence of hepatic resection of metastases, has been shown to foster hepatic capture of circulating cancer cells and accelerate metastatic growth. Efforts to reduce these negative consequences have not been thoroughly investigated. Drag reducing polymers (DRPs) are blood-soluble macromolecules that can, in nanomolar concentrations, increase tissue perfusion, decrease vascular resistance and decrease near-wall microvascular concentration of neutrophils and platelets thereby possibly reducing the inflammatory microenvironment...
May 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570262/automatized-spleen-segmentation-in-non-contrast-enhanced-mr-volume-data-using-subject-specific-shape-priors
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Oliver Gloger, Klaus Tönnies, Robin Bülow, Henry Voelzke
To develop the first fully automated 3D spleen segmentation framework derived from T1-weighted magnetic resonance (MR) imaging data; and to verify its performance for spleen delineation and volumetry. This approach considers the issue of low contrast between spleen and adjacent tissue in non-contrast-enhanced MR images. Materials and Methods: Native T1-weighted MR volume data was performed on a 1.5 Tesla MR system in an epidemiological study. We analyzed random subsamples of MR examinations without pathologies to develop and verify the spleen segmentation framework...
June 1, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542307/the-mouse-char10-locus-regulates-severity-of-pyruvate-kinase-deficiency-and-susceptibility-to-malaria
#13
Aurélie Laroque, Gundula Min-Oo, Mifong Tam, Prem Ponka, Mary M Stevenson, Philippe Gros
Pyruvate kinase (PKLR) deficiency protects mice and humans against blood-stage malaria. Although mouse strain AcB62 carries a malaria-protective PklrI90N genetic mutation, it is phenotypically susceptible to blood stage malaria induced by infection with Plasmodium chabaudi AS, suggesting a genetic modifier of the PklrI90N protective effect. Linkage analysis in a F2 cross between AcB62 (PklrI90N) and another PK deficient strain CBA/Pk (PklrG338D) maps this modifier (designated Char10) to chromosome 9 (LOD = 10...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537566/intramural-gastric-hematoma-imitating-a-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-case-report-and-literature-review
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Arkadiusz Spychała, Piotr Nowaczyk, Aleksandra Budnicka, Ewa Antoniewicz, Dawid Murawa
The article presents a case report of a patient with an intramural gastric hematoma. Diagnostic examinations were suggestive of a suspected gastrointestinal stromal tumor Normal image was observed in gastroscopic examination while abdominal CT scan revealed a nodular lesion along the greater curvature of the stomach extending from the posterior wall and adjoining the pancreas and the spleen. The patient was qualified for surgical treatment. Laparotomy was performed followed by total gastric resection and Roux-en-Y reconstruction of the gastrointestinal tract...
April 30, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534802/organ-location-determination-and-contour-sparse-representation-for-multi-organ-segmentation
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Siqi Li, Huiyan Jiang, Yu-Dong Yao, Benqiang Yang
Organ segmentation on computed tomography (CT) images is of great importance in medical diagnoses and treatment. This paper proposes organ location determination and contour sparse representation methods (OLD-CSR) for multiorgan segmentation (liver, kidney, and spleen) on abdomen CT images using an extreme learning machine (ELM) classifier. First, a location determination method is designed to obtain location information of each organ, which is used for coarse segmentation. Second, for coarse-to-fine segmentation, a contour gradient and rate change based feature point extraction method is proposed...
May 17, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529633/noninvasive-assessment-of-elimination-and-retention-using-ct-fmt-and-kinetic-whole-body-modeling
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Wa'el Al Rawashdeh, Simin Zuo, Andrea Melle, Lia Appold, Susanne Koletnik, Yoanna Tsvetkova, Nataliia Beztsinna, Andrij Pich, Twan Lammers, Fabian Kiessling, Felix Gremse
Fluorescence-mediated tomography (FMT) is a quantitative three-dimensional imaging technique for preclinical research applications. The combination with micro-computed tomography (µCT) enables improved reconstruction and analysis. The aim of this study is to assess the potential of µCT-FMT and kinetic modeling to determine elimination and retention of typical model drugs and drug delivery systems. We selected four fluorescent probes with different but well-known biodistribution and elimination routes: Indocyanine green (ICG), hydroxyapatite-binding OsteoSense (OS), biodegradable nanogels (NG) and microbubbles (MB)...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480681/the-role-of-liver-segment-to-spleen-volume-ratio-in-the-staging-of-hepatic-fibrosis-in-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
#17
Eyal Lotan, Stephen P Raskin, Michal M Amitai, Yeruham Kleinbaum, Ella Veitsman, Peretz Weiss, Oranit Cohen-Ezra, Tania Berdichevski, Ziv Ben-Ari
BACKGROUND: Accurate assessment of liver fibrosis is crucial for the management of patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the performance of liver segment-to-spleen volume ratio in predicting the severity of liver fibrosis. METHODS: Sixty-four consecutive HCV patients were enrolled in this retrospective study. All patients underwent contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) and were divided into three groups based on their hepatic fibrosis stage evaluated by shear-wave elastography (SWE): non-advanced (F0-F1, n=29), advanced (F2, n=19) and severe fibrosis (F3-F4, n=16)...
April 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433992/the-aachen-minipig-phenotype-genotype-hematological-and-biochemical-characterization-and-comparison-to-the-g%C3%A3-ttingen-minipig
#18
Kerstin Pawlowsky, Lisa Ernst, Julia Steitz, Thaddäus Stopinski, Babette Kögel, Anna Henger, Reinhart Kluge, René Tolba
BACKGROUND: The pig is one of the most frequently used large animal models for biomedical research, especially in the field of translational research and surgical models. While standard livestock breeds are used in short-term and acute studies, minipig breeds are the preferred breeds in long-term and chronic studies due to their limited growth and body weight. OBJECTIVE: In consideration of the 3R principle (refinement, reduction, replacement) and the increasing demand, the aim of this study was to generate a new, robust, non-specific-pathogen-free minipig breed, the Aachen minipig...
April 22, 2017: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395109/anatomo-radiological-patterns-of-pancreatic-vascularization-with-surgical-implications-clinical-and-anatomical-study
#19
Veronica Macchi, Edgardo Enrico Edoardo Picardi, Andrea Porzionato, Aldo Morra, Romeo Bardini, Marios Loukas, R Shane Tubbs, Raffaele De Caro
The pancreas receives multiple arterial sources that should be considered in patients undergoing pancreatic surgery. The aim of this study is to describe pancreatic vascularization and to explore the anatomical basis of postoperative complications. Ten specimens from unembalmed cadavers, including the retroperitoneal vessels and organs and spleen, were injected with acrylic resins to obtain vascular casts. Thirty computed tomography angiographies (CTA) of subjects with no pancreatic pathology (mean age 70.9 years) were also analyzed...
July 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352993/preclinical-evaluation-of-the-short-term-toxicity-of-4-n-docosahexaenoyl-2%C3%A2-2%C3%A2-difluorodeoxycytidine-dha-dfdc
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Solange Valdes, Youssef W Naguib, Rick A Finch, Wallace B Baze, Christopher A Jolly, Zhengrong Cui
PURPOSE: This study was designed to test the short-term toxicity of DHA-dFdC in a mouse model and its efficacy in a mouse model of leukemia at or below its repeat-dose maximum tolerated dose (RD-MTD). METHOD: A repeat-dose dose-ranging toxicity study was designed to determine the tolerability of DHA-dFdC when administered to DBA/2 mice by intravenous (i.v.) injection on a repeat-dose schedule (i.e. injections on days 0, 3, 7, 10, and 13). In order to determine the effect of a lethal dose of DHA-dFdC, mice were injected i...
June 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
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