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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164054/effective-drug-delivery-in-diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-glioma-a-theoretical-model-to-identify-potential-candidates
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Fatma E El-Khouly, Dannis G van Vuurden, Thom Stroink, Esther Hulleman, Gertjan J L Kaspers, N Harry Hendrikse, Sophie E M Veldhuijzen van Zanten
Despite decades of clinical trials for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), patient survival does not exceed 10% at two years post-diagnosis. Lack of benefit from systemic chemotherapy may be attributed to an intact bloodbrain barrier (BBB). We aim to develop a theoretical model including relevant physicochemical properties in order to review whether applied chemotherapeutics are suitable for passive diffusion through an intact BBB or whether local administration via convection-enhanced delivery (CED) may increase their therapeutic potential...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161828/numerical-solution-of-a-spatio-temporal-gender-structured-model-for-hantavirus-infection-in-rodents
#2
Raimund Bürger, Gerardo Chowell, Elvis Gavilán, Pep Mulet, Luis M Villada
In this article we describe the transmission dynamics of hantavirus in rodents using a spatio-temporal susceptible-exposed-infective-recovered (SEIR) compartmental model that distinguishes between male and female subpopulations [L.J.S. Allen, R.K. McCormack and C.B. Jonsson, Bull. Math. Biol. 68 (2006), 511--524]. Both subpopulations are assumed to differ in their movement with respect to local variations in the densities of their own and the opposite gender group. Three alternative models for the movement of the male individuals are examined...
February 1, 2018: Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering: MBE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158842/locoregional-confinement-and-major-clinical-benefit-of-188-re-loaded-cxcr4-targeted-nanocarriers-in-an-orthotopic-human-to-mouse-model-of-glioblastoma
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Delphine Séhédic, Igor Chourpa, Clément Tétaud, Audrey Griveau, Claire Loussouarn, Sylvie Avril, Claire Legendre, Nicolas Lepareur, Didier Wion, François Hindré, François Davodeau, Emmanuel Garcion
PURPOSE: Gold standard beam radiation for glioblastoma (GBM) treatment is challenged by resistance phenomena occurring in cellular populations well prepared to survive or to repair damage caused by radiation. Among signals that have been linked with radio-resistance, the SDF1/CXCR4 axis, associated with cancer stem-like cell, may be an opportune target. To avoid the problem of systemic toxicity and blood-brain barrier crossing, the relevance and efficacy of an original system of local brain internal radiation therapy combining a radiopharmaceutical with an immuno-nanoparticle was investigated...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157334/in-flight-decision-making-by-general-aviation-pilots-operating-in-areas-of-extreme-thunderstorms
#4
Douglas D Boyd
BACKGROUND: General aviation (comprised mainly of noncommercial, light aircraft) accounts for 94% of civil aviation fatalities in the United States. Although thunderstorms are hazardous to light aircraft, little research has been undertaken on in-flight pilot decision-making regarding their avoidance. The study objectives were: 1) to determine if the thunderstorm accident rate has declined over the last two decades; and 2) assess in-flight (enroute/landing) airman decision-making regarding adherence to FAA separation minima from thunderstorms...
December 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154900/alternative-manufacturing-concepts-for-solid-oral-dosage-forms-from-drug-nanosuspensions-using-fluid-dispensing-and-forced-drying-technology
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Bastian Bonhoeffer, Arno Kwade, Michael Juhnke
Flexible manufacturing technologies for solid oral dosage forms with a continuous adjustability of the manufactured dose strength, are of interest for applications in personalized medicine. This study explored the feasibility of using micro-valve technology for the manufacturing of different solid oral dosage form concepts. Hard gelatin capsules filled with excipients, placebo tablets and polymer films, placed in hard gelatin capsules after drying, were considered as substrates. For each concept a basic understanding of relevant formulation parameters and their impact on dissolution behavior has been established...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151166/t2-weighted-images-are-superior-to-other-mr-image-types-for-the-determination-of-diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-glioma-intratumoral-heterogeneity
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Stephen Harward, S Harrison Farber, Michael Malinzak, Oren Becher, Eric M Thompson
PURPOSE: Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) remains the main cause of death in children with brain tumors. Given the inefficacy of numerous peripherally delivered agents to treat DIPG, convection enhanced delivery (CED) of therapeutic agents is a promising treatment modality. The purpose of this study was to determine which MR imaging type provides the best discrimination of intratumoral heterogeneity to guide future stereotactic implantation of CED catheters into the most cellular tumor regions...
November 18, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150652/evidence-for-frozen-melts-in-the-mid-lithosphere-detected-from-active-source-seismic-data
#7
Akane Ohira, Shuichi Kodaira, Yasuyuki Nakamura, Gou Fujie, Ryuta Arai, Seiichi Miura
The interactions of the lithospheric plates that form the Earth's outer shell provide much of the evidentiary basis for modern plate tectonic theory. Seismic discontinuities in the lithosphere arising from mantle convection and plate motion provide constraints on the physical and chemical properties of the mantle that contribute to the processes of formation and evolution of tectonic plates. Seismological studies during the past two decades have detected seismic discontinuities within the oceanic lithosphere in addition to that at the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary (LAB)...
November 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144124/ionic-liquid-microstrips-impregnated-with-magnetic-nano-stirrers-for-sensitive-gas-sensors
#8
Richard Gondosiswanto, David Brynn Hibbert, Yu Fang, Chuan Zhao
Ionic liquids have been regarded as promising electrolytes as substitutes for volatile aqueous or organic solvents for electrochemical gas sensors. However ionic liquids are viscous and the slow diffusion of gas molecules leads to poor sensitivity and sluggish response times. Herein, we describe a strategy using an array of microstrips of ionic liquid containing magnetic nanoparticles as nano-stirrers for enhanced mass transport and gas sensing. Magnetic CoFe2O4 nanoparticles are synthesized and dispersed in a hydrophobic ionic liquid [BMP][Ntf2]...
November 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143530/modulation-of-spatio-temporal-particle-patterning-in-evaporating-droplets-applications-to-diagnostics-and-materials-science
#9
Rajarshi Guha, Farzad Mohajerani, Ahana Mukhopadhyay, Matthew Collins, Ayusman Sen, Darrell Velegol
Spatio-temporal particle patterning in evaporating droplets lacks a common design framework. Here, we demonstrate autonomous control of particle distribution in evaporating droplets through the imposition of a salt-induced self-generated electric field as a generalized patterning strategy. Through modeling, a new dimensionless number, termed "capillary-phoresis number" (CP), arises which determines the relative contributions of electrokinetic and convective transport to pattern formation, enabling one to accurately predict the mode of particle assembly by controlling the spontaneous electric field and surface potentials...
November 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141880/divergent-respiratory-and-cardiovascular-responses-to-hypoxia-in-bar-headed-geese-and-andean-birds
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Sabine L Lague, Beverly Chua, Luis Alza, Graham R Scott, Peter B Frappell, Yang Zhong, Anthony P Farrell, Kevin G McCracken, Yuxiang Wang, William K Milsom
Many high-altitude vertebrates have evolved increased capacities in their oxygen transport cascade (ventilation, pulmonary diffusion, circulation and tissue diffusion), enhancing oxygen transfer from the atmosphere to mitochondria. However, the extent of interspecies variation in the control processes that dictate hypoxia responses remains largely unknown. We compared the metabolic, cardiovascular and respiratory responses to progressive decreases in inspired oxygen levels of bar-headed geese (Anser indicus), birds that biannually migrate across the Himalayan mountains, with those of Andean geese (Chloephaga melanoptera) and crested ducks (Lophonetta specularioides), lifelong residents of the high Andes...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141272/peripheral-airway-dysfunction-and-relationship-with-symptoms-in-smokers-with-preserved-spirometry
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Kanika Jetmalani, Cindy Thamrin, Claude S Farah, Amy Bertolin, David G Chapman, Norbert Berend, Cheryl M Salome, Gregory G King
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Smokers develop respiratory symptoms and peripheral airway dysfunction even when spirometry is preserved. Multiple breath nitrogen washout (MBNW) and impulse oscillometry system (IOS) are potentially useful measures of peripheral airway function but they have not been compared in such subjects. We hypothesized that MBNW and IOS are jointly abnormal in smokers with normal spirometry and that these abnormalities relate to respiratory symptoms. METHODS: Eighty smokers with normal spirometry completed a symptom questionnaire, had ventilation heterogeneity in diffusion (Sacin) and convection-dependent (Scond) airways and trapped gas volume at functional residual capacity as a percentage of vital capacity (%VtrFRC/VC) measured by MBNW...
November 15, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137728/a-computational-model-for-false-lumen-thrombosis-in-type-b-aortic-dissection-following-thoracic-endovascular-repair
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Claudia Menichini, Zhuo Cheng, Richard G J Gibbs, Xiao Yun Xu
Thoracic endovascular repair (TEVAR) has recently been established as the preferred treatment option for complicated type B dissection. This procedure involves covering the primary entry tear to stimulate aortic remodelling and promote false lumen thrombosis thereby restoring true lumen flow. However, complications associated with incomplete false lumen thrombosis, such as aortic dilatation and stent graft induced new entry tears, can arise after TEVAR. This study presents the application and validation of a recently developed mathematical model for patient-specific prediction of thrombus formation and growth under physiologically realistic flow conditions...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134587/purification-of-bacteriophages-using-anion-exchange-chromatography
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Dieter Vandenheuvel, Sofie Rombouts, Evelien M Adriaenssens
In bacteriophage research and therapy, most applications ask for highly purified phage suspensions. The standard technique for this is ultracentrifugation using cesium chloride gradients. This technique is cumbersome, elaborate and expensive. Moreover, it is unsuitable for the purification of large quantities of phage suspensions.The protocol described here, uses anion-exchange chromatography to bind phages to a stationary phase. This is done using an FLPC system, combined with Convective Interaction Media (CIM(®)) monoliths...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132103/fixed-bed-column-studies-of-total-organic-carbon-removal-from-industrial-wastewater-by-use-of-diatomite-decorated-with-polyethylenimine-functionalized-pyroxene-nanoparticles
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Afif Hethnawi, Abdallah D Manasrah, Gerardo Vitale, Nashaat N Nassar
In this study, a fixed-bed column adsorption process was employed to remove organic pollutants from a real industrial wastewater effluent using polyethylenimine-functionalized pyroxene nanoparticles (PEI-PY) embedded into Diatomite at very low mass percentage. Various dynamic parameters (e.g., inlet concentration, inlet flow rate, bed height, and PEI-nanoparticle concentration in Diatomite, (%nps)) were investigated to determine the breakthrough behavior. The obtained breakthrough curves were fit with a convection-dispersion model to determine the characteristic parameters based on mass transfer phenomena...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129313/physico-chemistry-of-bacterial-transmission-versus-adhesion
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REVIEW
Niar Gusnaniar, Henny C van der Mei, Wenwen Qu, Titik Nuryastuti, Johanna M M Hooymans, Jelmer Sjollema, Henk J Busscher
Bacterial adhesion is a main problem in many biomedical, domestic, natural and industrial environments and forms the onset of the formation of a biofilm, in which adhering bacteria grow into a multi-layered film while embedding themselves in a matrix of extracellular polymeric substances. It is usually assumed that bacterial adhesion occurs from air or by convective-diffusion from a liquid suspension, but often bacteria adhere by transmission from a bacterially contaminated donor to a receiver surface. Therewith bacterial transmission is mechanistically different from adhesion, as it involves bacterial detachment from a donor surface followed by adhesion to a receiver one...
November 5, 2017: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127831/modeling-the-transport-of-sodium-dodecyl-benzene-sulfonate-in-riverine-sediment-in-the-presence-of-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes
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Biao Song, Piao Xu, Guangming Zeng, Jilai Gong, Xiaoxiao Wang, Jin Yan, Shengfan Wang, Peng Zhang, Weicheng Cao, Shujing Ye
The environmental risks of carbon nanotubes have received considerable attention. In this work, the effects of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) on the adsorption of sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate (SDBS) by riverine sediment and the transport of SDBS in sediment were studied. MWCNTs could significantly increase the adsorption capacity of the sediment for SDBS, thus affecting the transport of SDBS in sediment. Maximum adsorption capacity of the sediment for SDBS increases from 2.29 to 2.99 mg/g with the increasing content of MWCNTs from 0% to 1...
November 4, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124020/mutual-effects-of-stratification-and-mixed-convection-on-williamson-fluid-flow-under-stagnation-region-towards-an-inclined-cylindrical-surface
#17
Khalil Ur Rehman, Abid Ali Khan, M Y Malik, Usman Ali
We have found that few attempts are reported on Williamson fluid flow yields by an inclined cylindrical surface. To be more specific, Williamson fluid flow regime characteristics under stagnation point region especially when it is manifested with mutual interaction of double stratification and mixed convection effects are not proposed as yet. Therefore, we have considered stagnation point mixed convection Williamson fluid flow brought by an inclined cylinder in the presence of temperature and concentration stratification phenomena...
2017: MethodsX
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123246/transport-of-drugs-from-blood-vessels-to-tumour-tissue
#18
REVIEW
Mark W Dewhirst, Timothy W Secomb
The effectiveness of anticancer drugs in treating a solid tumour is dependent on delivery of the drug to virtually all cancer cells in the tumour. The distribution of drug in tumour tissue depends on the plasma pharmacokinetics, the structure and function of the tumour vasculature and the transport properties of the drug as it moves through microvessel walls and in the extravascular tissue. The aim of this Review is to provide a broad, balanced perspective on the current understanding of drug transport to tumour cells and on the progress in developing methods to enhance drug delivery...
November 10, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123176/acoustic-mapping-of-thermohaline-staircases-in-the-arctic-ocean
#19
Christian Stranne, Larry Mayer, Thomas C Weber, Barry R Ruddick, Martin Jakobsson, Kevin Jerram, Elizabeth Weidner, Johan Nilsson, Katarina Gårdfeldt
Although there is enough heat contained in inflowing warm Atlantic Ocean water to melt all Arctic sea ice within a few years, a cold halocline limits upward heat transport from the Atlantic water. The amount of heat that penetrates the halocline to reach the sea ice is not well known, but vertical heat transport through the halocline layer can significantly increase in the presence of double diffusive convection. Such convection can occur when salinity and temperature gradients share the same sign, often resulting in the formation of thermohaline staircases...
November 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122620/three-year-outcomes-of-the-prospective-randomized-controlled-rez%C3%A5-m-system-study-convective-radiofrequency-thermal-therapy-for-treatment-of-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-due-to-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
#20
Kevin T McVary, Claus G Roehrborn
OBJECTIVE: To report 3-year outcomes of a prospective, multi-center, randomized, blinded control trial after treatment with convective radiofrequency (RF) water vapor thermal therapy for moderate to severe lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen centers enrolled and randomized 197 men ≥50 years old with International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) ≥13, maximum flow rate (Qmax) ≤15 ml/s and prostate volume 30 to 80 cc to thermal therapy with Rezūm® System or control (2:1)...
November 6, 2017: Urology
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