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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422807/clinical-robustness-of-accelerated-and-optimized-abdominal-diffusion-weighted-imaging
#1
Jana Taron, Jakob Weiß, Petros Martirosian, Ferdinand Seith, Alto Stemmer, Fabian Bamberg, Mike Notohamiprodjo
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the robustness of an accelerated and optimized diffusion-weighted sequence in clinical routine abdominal imaging using the simultaneous multislice (SMS) technique for scan time reduction and 3-dimensional (3D) diagonal diffusion mode to optimize image quality. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred fifty consecutive patients received clinically indicated magnetic resonance imaging for abdominal imaging including an optimized SMS diffusion-weighted sequence (DWIOPT: diffusion mode 3D diagonal; SMS factor 2; scan time 1:44 minutes)...
April 19, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418422/a-disease-model-of-diabetic-nephropathy-in-a-glomerulus-on-a-chip-microdevice
#2
Li Wang, Tingting Tao, Wentao Su, Hao Yu, Yue Yu, Jianhua Qin
Diabetic nephropathy is a major chronic renal complication of diabetes mellitus, and is the leading cause of end-stage kidney diseases. Establishing a disease model of diabetic nephropathy in vitro can accelerate the understanding of its mechanisms and pharmaceutical development. We provide the proof-of-principle for using a glomerulus-on-a-chip microdevice that reconstitutes organ-level kidney functions to create a human disease model of early stage diabetic nephropathy on chip. The microfluidic device, which recapitulates the glomerular microenvironment, consists of parallel channels lined by isolated primary glomerular microtissues that experience fluid flow to mimic the glomerular filtration barrier (GFB), including glomerular endothelial cells, 3D basement membrane and podocytes...
April 18, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416944/evaluation-of-digital-pcr-as-a-technique-for-monitoring-acute-rejection-in-kidney-transplantation
#3
Hyeseon Lee, Young-Mi Park, Yu-Mee We, Duck Jong Han, Jung-Woo Seo, Haena Moon, Yu-Ho Lee, Yang-Gyun Kim, Ju-Young Moon, Sang-Ho Lee, Jong-Keuk Lee
Early detection and proper management of kidney rejection are crucial for the long-term health of a transplant recipient. Recipients are normally monitored by serum creatinine measurement and sometimes with graft biopsies. Donor-derived cell-free deoxyribonucleic acid (cfDNA) in the recipient's plasma and/or urine may be a better indicator of acute rejection. We evaluated digital PCR (dPCR) as a system for monitoring graft status using single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)-based detection of donor DNA in plasma or urine...
March 2017: Genomics & Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404592/accounting-for-oxygen-in-the-renal-cortex-a-computational-study-of-factors-that-predispose-the-cortex-to-hypoxia
#4
Chang-Joon Lee, Bruce S Gardiner, Jennifer P Ngo, Saptarshi Kar, Roger G Evans, David W Smith
We develop a pseudo-3D model of oxygen transport for the renal cortex of the rat, incorporating both the axial and radial geometry of the pre-glomerular circulation and quantitative information regarding the surface areas and transport from the vasculature and renal corpuscles. The computational model was validated by simulating four sets of published experimental studies of renal oxygenation in rats. Under the control conditions, the predicted cortical tissue oxygen tension (PtO2) or microvascular oxygen tension (µPO2) were within ± 1 standard error of the mean value (SEM) observed experimentally...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398210/out-of-field-doses-from-pediatric-craniospinal-irradiations-using-3d-crt-imrt-helical-tomotherapy-and-electron-based-therapy
#5
Marijke De Saint-Hubert, Dirk Verellen, Kenneth Poels, Wouter Crijns, Federica Magliona, Tom Depuydt, Filip Vanhavere, Lara Struelens
Medulloblastoma treatment involves irradiation of the entire central nervous system, i.e craniospinal irradiation (CSI). This is associated with significant exposure of large volumes of healthy tissue with a growing concern regarding treatment associated side effects. The current study compares out-of-field organ doses in children receiving CSI with three-dimensional-conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT), intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), helical tomotherapy (HT) and an electron-based technique, including as well radiation doses resulting from imaging performed during treatment...
April 11, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395417/-dosimetry-verification-of-radioactive-seed-implantation-with-3d-printing-template-and-ct-guidance-for-paravertebral-retroperitoneal-malignant-tumor
#6
Z Ji, Y L Jiang, F X Guo, R Peng, H T Sun, J H Fan, J J Wang
Objective: To compare the dose distributions of postoperative plans with preoperative plans for seeds implantations of paravertebral/retroperitoneal tumors assisted by 3D printing guide template and CT guidance, explore the effects of the technology for seeds implantations in dosimetry level and provide data support for the optimization and standardization in seeds implantation. Methods: Between December 2015 and July 2016, a total of 10 patients with paravertebral/retroperitoneal tumors (12 lesions) received 3D printing template assist radioactive seeds implantations in department of radiation oncology of Peking University Third Hospital, and included in the study...
April 4, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394950/generation-and-characterization-of-an-antagonistic-monoclonal-antibody-against-an-extracellular-domain-of-mouse-dp2-crth2-gpr44-receptors-for-prostaglandin-d2
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Nanae Nagata, Hiroko Iwanari, Hidetoshi Kumagai, Osamu Kusano-Arai, Yuichi Ikeda, Kosuke Aritake, Takao Hamakubo, Yoshihiro Urade
Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) is a lipid mediator involved in sleep regulation and inflammation. PGD2 interacts with 2 types of G protein-coupled receptors, DP1 and DP2/CRTH2 (chemoattractant receptor homologous molecule expressed on T helper type 2 cells)/GPR44 to show a variety of biological effects. DP1 activation leads to Gs-mediated elevation of the intracellular cAMP level, whereas activation of DP2 decreases this level via the Gi pathway; and it also induces G protein-independent, arrestin-mediated cellular responses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394520/-laparoscopic-partial-nephrectomy-with-superselective-balloon-embolization-of-renal-artery
#8
A V Maksimov, A G Martov, L P Pavlov, P A Neustroev, R R Vinokurov
AIM: To use superselective balloon embolization of segmental branches of the renal artery for intraoperative hemostasis during partial nephrectomy for renal malignancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From October 2015 to September 2016, 11 patients, including 3 males and 8 females aged 29-72 (mean 56.8) years underwent laparoscopic partial nephrectomy with superselective balloon embolization. In 5 and 6 cases the tumors were located in the right and left kidney, respectively, and in 7, 1 and 3 cases they were found in lower, upper and middle segments, respectively...
April 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394085/dual-echo-epi-sequence-for-integrated-distortion-correction-in-3d-time-resolved-hyperpolarized-13-c-mri
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Benjamin J Geraghty, Justin Y C Lau, Albert P Chen, Charles H Cunningham
PURPOSE: To provide built-in off-resonance correction in time-resolved, volumetric hyperpolarized (13) C metabolic imaging by implementing a novel dual-echo 3D echo-planar imaging (EPI) sequence and reconstruction. METHODS: A spectral-spatial pulse for single-resonance excitation followed by a dual-echo 3D EPI readout was implemented to provide 64 × 8 × 6 cm(3) coverage at 5 × 5 × 5 mm(3) nominal resolution. Multiple sources of EPI distortions were encoded using a multi-echo (1) H EPI reference scan...
April 10, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376420/three-dimensional-laparoscopy-for-living-donor-nephrectomy-with-vaginal-extraction-the-first-case
#10
Xavier Gamé, Mouath Binhazzaa, Michel Soulié, Nassim Kamar, Fédérico Sallusto
INTRODUCTION: Two-dimensional laparoscopy for living donor nephrectomy is the current standard of care. We report the first case of three-dimensional laparoscopy for living-donor nephrectomy with vaginal extraction. PRESENTATION OF CASE: The procedure was performed in a 66-year-old woman donating his left kidney to her son with the HD S 3D column (Karl Storz, Tuttlingen, Germany). Preoperative computed tomography showed one left renal artery. The warm ischemic time was 2min 20s and the operative time was 200min...
March 21, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366709/architecture-in-3d-cell-culture-an-essential-feature-for-in-vitro-toxicology
#11
Sophie A Lelièvre, Tim Kwok, Shirisha Chittiboyina
Three-dimensional cell culture has the potential to revolutionize toxicology studies by allowing human-based reproduction of essential elements of organs. Beyond the study of toxicants on the most susceptible organs such as liver, kidney, skin, lung, gastrointestinal tract, testis, heart and brain, carcinogenesis research will also greatly benefit from 3D cell culture models representing any normal tissue. No tissue function can be suitably reproduced without the appropriate tissue architecture whether mimicking acini, ducts or tubes, sheets of cells or more complex cellular organizations like hepatic cords...
March 30, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361318/generation-of-a-three-dimensional-kidney-structure-from-pluripotent-stem-cells
#12
Yasuhiro Yoshimura, Atsuhiro Taguchi, Ryuichi Nishinakamura
The kidney is a vital organ that has an important role in the maintenance of homeostasis by fluid volume regulation and waste product excretion. This role cannot be performed without the three-dimensional (3D) structure of the kidney. Therefore, it is important to generate the 3D structure of the kidney when inducing functional kidney tissue or the whole organ from pluripotent stem cells. In this chapter, we describe the detailed methods to induce kidney progenitor cells from pluripotent stem cells, which are based on embryological development...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353062/self-reported-long-term-cardiac-morbidity-in-breast-cancer-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study-in-germany-passos-heart-study
#13
Daniel Wollschläger, Hiltrud Merzenich, Lukas Schwentner, Wolfgang Janni, Thomas Wiegel, Detlef Bartkowiak, Achim Wöckel, Marcus Schmidt, Heinz Schmidberger, Maria Blettner
PURPOSE: Improved survival after locoregional breast cancer has increased the concern about late adverse effects after therapy. In particular, radiotherapy was identified as a risk factor for major cardiac events in women treated until the 1990s. While modern radiotherapy with computerized planning based on 3D-imaging can help spare organs at risk, heart exposure may remain substantial. In a retrospective cohort study of women treated for locoregional breast cancer, we investigated whether current radiotherapy is associated with an elevated long-term cardiac morbidity risk...
March 28, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350541/computational-hybrid-anthropometric-paediatric-phantom-library-for-internal-radiation-dosimetry
#14
Tianwu Xie, Niels Kuster, Habib Zaidi
Hybrid computational phantoms combine voxel-based and simplified equation-based modelling approaches to provide unique advantages and more realism for the construction of anthropomorphic models. In this work, a methodology and C++ code are developed to generate hybrid computational phantoms covering statistical distributions of body morphometry in the paediatric population. The paediatric phantoms of the Virtual Population Series (IT'IS Foundation, Switzerland) were modified to match target anthropometric parameters, including body mass, body length, standing height and sitting height/stature ratio, determined from reference databases of the National Centre for Health Statistics and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey...
April 21, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346363/rapid-and-low-cost-crp-measurement-by-integrating-a-paper-based-microfluidic-immunoassay-with-smartphone-crp-chip
#15
Meili Dong, Jiandong Wu, Zimin Ma, Hagit Peretz-Soroka, Michael Zhang, Paul Komenda, Navdeep Tangri, Yong Liu, Claudio Rigatto, Francis Lin
Traditional diagnostic tests for chronic diseases are expensive and require a specialized laboratory, therefore limiting their use for point-of-care (PoC) testing. To address this gap, we developed a method for rapid and low-cost C-reactive protein (CRP) detection from blood by integrating a paper-based microfluidic immunoassay with a smartphone (CRP-Chip). We chose CRP for this initial development because it is a strong biomarker of prognosis in chronic heart and kidney disease. The microfluidic immunoassay is realized by lateral flow and gold nanoparticle-based colorimetric detection of the target protein...
March 26, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339117/intraexaminer-and-interexaminer-variability-in-3d-fetal-volume-measurements-during-the-second-and-third-trimesters-of-pregnancy
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Louise E Simcox, Lucy E Higgins, Jenny E Myers, Edward D Johnstone
OBJECTIVES: To assess intraexaminer and interexaminer reliability of 3-dimensional fetal sonographic measurements. METHODS: Three-dimensional fetal organ volumes (head, kidney, total thigh volume, and fractional thigh volume) were acquired during the second and third trimesters, with the addition of placental volume in the second trimester, by 2 different experienced, blinded sonographers. Fifty-eight fetuses were examined from 21 to 39 weeks' gestation. Intraexaminer and Interexaminer reliability was assessed with Bland-Altman plots, and their 95% limits of agreement and intraclass correlation coefficients...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338309/impact-of-personalized-three-dimensional-3d-printed-pelvicalyceal-system-models-on-patient-information-in-percutaneous-nephrolithotripsy-surgery-a-pilot-study
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Hasan Anil Atalay, H Lütfi Canat, Volkan Ülker, İlter Alkan, Ünsal Özkuvanci, Fatih Altunrende
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of personalized three dimensional (3D) printed pelvicalyceal system models on patient information before percutaneous nephrolithotripsy surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients with unilateral complex renal stones with indicatation of percutaneous nephrolithotripsy surgery were selected. Usable data of patients were obtained from CT scans as Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) format. Mimics software version 16...
March 24, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338302/use-of-the-uro-dyna-ct-in-endourology-the-new-frontier
#18
Fabio C Vicentini, Luiz A A Botelho, José L M Braz, Ernane S Almeida, Marcelo Hisano
We describe the use of the Uro Dyna-CT, an imaging system used in the operating room that produces real-time three-dimensional (3D) imaging and cross-sectional image reconstructions similar to an intraoperative computerized tomography, during a percutaneous nephrolithotomy and a contralateral flexible ureteroscopy in a complete supine position. A 65 year-old female patient had an incomplete calyceal staghorn stone in the right kidney and a 10mm in the left one. The procedure was uneventful and the intraoperative use of the Uro Dyna-CT identified 2 residual stones that were not found by digital fluoroscopy and flexible nephroscopy at the end of surgery, helping us to render the patient stone-free in one procedure, which was confirmed by a postoperative CT scan...
March 24, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337147/3d-proximal-tubule-tissues-recapitulate-key-aspects-of-renal-physiology-to-enable-nephrotoxicity-testing
#19
Shelby M King, J William Higgins, Celina R Nino, Timothy R Smith, Elizabeth H Paffenroth, Casey E Fairbairn, Abigail Docuyanan, Vishal D Shah, Alice E Chen, Sharon C Presnell, Deborah G Nguyen
Due to its exposure to high concentrations of xenobiotics, the kidney proximal tubule is a primary site of nephrotoxicity and resulting attrition in the drug development pipeline. Current pre-clinical methods using 2D cell cultures and animal models are unable to fully recapitulate clinical drug responses due to limited in vitro functional lifespan, or species-specific differences. Using Organovo's proprietary 3D bioprinting platform, we have developed a fully cellular human in vitro model of the proximal tubule interstitial interface comprising renal fibroblasts, endothelial cells, and primary human renal proximal tubule epithelial cells to enable more accurate prediction of tissue-level clinical outcomes...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323157/anatomic-variations-of-inferior-mesenteric-artery-and-left-colic-artery-evaluated-by-3-dimensional-ct-angiography-insights-into-rectal-cancer-surgery-a-retrospective-observational-study
#20
Jia Ke, Jiawei Cai, Xiaofeng Wen, Xianrui Wu, Zhen He, Yifeng Zou, Jianping Qiu, Xiaowen He, Xiaosheng He, Lei Lian, Xiaojian Wu, Zhiyang Zhou, Ping Lan
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the clinical applicability of 3-dimensional CT angiography (3D-CTA) in evaluating the anatomic variations of inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) and left colic artery (LCA), to help make pre-operative strategies of rectal cancer surgery. METHODS: 188 patients with abdominal and pelvic contrast-enhanced CT scan were retrospectively enrolled and 3D-CTA was reconstructed. The origin and branching patterns of IMA, tracking patterns of LCA, intersectional patterns among IMA, LCA and inferior mesenteric vein (IMV) were examined, and their associations with clinical features were analyzed...
March 18, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
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