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Shi Gao, Guohao Wang, Zainen Qin, Xiangyu Wang, Guoqing Zhao, Qingjie Ma, Lei Zhu
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a promising tumor treatment modality that can convert oxygen into cytotoxic singlet oxygen (SO) via photosensitizer to ablate tumor growth. However, the uncontrolled cancer cell proliferation during tumor development and the oxygen consumption during PDT always result in an insufficient oxygen level in tumors, which can adversely affect the PDT efficiency in turn. We designed an oxygen-generating PDT nanocomplex by encapsulating a manganese dioxide nanoparticle (MnO2 NP) in an indocyanine green (ICG) modified hyaluronic acid nanoparticle (HANP) to overcome this limitation...
October 19, 2016: Biomaterials
Yinping Huang, Kaili Mao, Baolin Zhang, Yingzheng Zhao
Monodispersed SPIONs (superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles) co-coated with PEG and PEI polymers were prepared by an improved polyol method. To accomplish cancer-specific targeting properties, FA (folic acid) was then modified on the SPIONs via EDC/NHS method (FA-SPIONs). Doxorubicin (DOX) as an example anticancer drug was loaded within FA-SPIONs (DOX@FA-SPIONs), the DOX release rate of DOX@FA-SPIONs was much high in low pH PBS. The SPIONs, FA-SPIONs and DOX@FA-SPIONs with mean hydrodynamic diameters of 23, 40 and 67nm, respectively, performed excellent colloidal stability in PBS...
January 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Nadine Lilla, Jasmin Hartmann, Stefan Koehler, Ralf-Ingo Ernestus, Thomas Westermaier
A lack of nitric oxide (NO) may be a possible factor in the pathogenesis of an acute decrease of cerebral blood flow (CBF) after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). This study was conducted to investigate whether early therapy with an NO-donor can improve CBF and offer neuroprotection after experimental SAH in rats. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to SAH by the endovascular filament model and treated with 1.5μg/kg/min of intravenous sodium nitroprusside (SNP) or vehicle (n=10) starting 15min after induction of SAH until 180min thereafter...
September 20, 2016: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
Amelia Chiara Trombetta, Carmen Pizzorni, Barbara Ruaro, Sabrina Paolino, Alberto Sulli, Vanessa Smith, Maurizio Cutolo
OBJECTIVE: To quantify in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) the absolute nailfold capillary number/mm (the absolute number of capillaries, observable in the first row, in 1 mm per field) and fingertip blood perfusion (FBP) during longterm therapy with the endothelin receptor antagonist bosentan (BOSE) and the synthetic analog of prostacyclin PGI2 iloprost (ILO) by multiple diagnostic tools. Observed values were correlated with clinical outcomes. METHODS: Thirty patients with SSc already receiving intravenous ILO (80 μg/day) for 5 continuous days (every 3 mos) were recruited in the clinic...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Rheumatology
Prabha Rajendran, Swapna Muthusamy, Vignesh K Balaji, Gerard J Rakesh, Joshy M Easow
Chryseobacterium species are gaining importance as an emerging opportunistic nosocomial pathogen. Limited availability of clinical data necessitates reporting of such isolates. We report a case of nosocomial urinary tract infection by metallo-β-lactamase-producing Chryseobacterium gleum in an elderly diabetic male with chronic renal disease. Identification and antibiotic sensitivity test performed by conventional methods were confirmed by Matrix-assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time-of-Flight and VITEK-2 systems, respectively...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
Rui Shi, Xiaoqi Lin, Jingxuan Zhang, Hongtao Jin, Aiping Wang, Jinfeng Wei
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a promising antineoplastic modality in the oncology field. We assessed the safety of repeated intravenous administrations of sinoporphyrin, a porphyrin derivative, with and without illumination in rats. Toxicokinetic studies of single and multiple administrations of sinoporphyrin were also carried out. Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to the dark-toxicity and PDT groups. Animals in the dark toxicity group received an i.v. infusion of sinoporphyrin at 3 doses: 2 mg kg(-1), 6 mg kg(-1), and 18 mg kg(-1)...
September 30, 2016: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
Peter Onody, Peter Aranyi, Zsolt Turoczi, Rita Stangl, Andras Fulop, Emese Dudas, Gabor Lotz, Attila Szijarto
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Acute renal failure is a severe complication of lower extremity major arterial reconstructions, which could even be fatal. Levosimendan is a dual-acting positive inotropic and vasodilatory agent, which is suspected to have protective effects against cardiac ischemia. However, there is no data available on lower limb or remote organ ischemic injuries therefore the aim of the study was to investigate the effect of levosimendan on lower limb ischemia-reperfusion injury and the corollary renal dysfunction...
2016: PloS One
Marta Kuczeriszka, Leszek Dobrowolski, Agnieszka Walkowska, Janusz Sadowski
BACKGROUND: Purine P2X and P2Y receptors (P2-R) are involved in control of renal circulation, especially in the medulla, wherein they appear to interact with angiotensin II (Ang II). Our experimental approach enabled examination of interaction with Ang II per se, in the absence of blood pressure elevation. In this whole-kidney functional study we focused on the influence of P2X1-R on perfusion of the renal medulla. METHODS: Acute experiments were conducted with normal rats, untreated or subjected to two weeks' infusion of Ang II (osmotic minipumps)...
August 1, 2016: Pharmacological Reports: PR
Marc D de Smet, Thijs C M Meenink, Tom Janssens, Valerie Vanheukelom, Gerrit J L Naus, Maarten J Beelen, Caroline Meers, Bart Jonckx, Jean-Marie Stassen
PURPOSE: To develop a methodology for cannulating porcine retinal venules using a robotic assistive arm after inducing a retinal vein occlusion using the photosensitizer rose bengal. METHODOLOGY: Retinal vein occlusions proximal to the first vascular branch point were induced following intravenous injection of rose bengal by exposure to 532nm laser light delivered by slit-lamp or endolaser probe. Retinal veins were cannulated by positioning a glass catheter tip using a robotically controlled micromanipulator above venules with an outer diameter of 80μm or more and performing a preset piercing maneuver, controlled robotically...
2016: PloS One
K Santhirasegaram, K Wehrmann, N Feucht, C P Lohmann, M Maier
: The case report of a 35-year-old woman suffering from Hippel-Lindau syndrome (VHL) with retinal hemangiomas is presented. The patient developed macular edema with loss of vision and metamorphopsia. Laser treatment of hemangiomas improved the clinical picture. Hemangiomas were visualized using fluorescein angiography and optical coherence angiography. To our knowledge we describe retinal hemangiomas in VHL disease with the optical coherence tomographical angiography (OCTA) for the first time...
September 26, 2016: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
Yohan Park, Ju-Hwan Park, Suryeon Park, Song Yi Lee, Kwan Hyung Cho, Dae-Duk Kim, Won-Sik Shim, In-Soo Yoon, Hyun-Jong Cho, Han-Joo Maeng
In this study, we synthesized the valine (Val)-conjugated amide prodrug of doxorubicin (DOX) by the formation of amide bonds between DOX and Val. The synthesis of the DOX-Val prodrug was identified by a proton nuclear magnetic resonance (¹H-NMR) assay. In the MCF-7 cells (human breast adenocarcinoma cell; amino acid transporter-positive cell), the cellular accumulation efficiency of DOX-Val was higher than that of DOX according to the flow cytometry analysis data. Using confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) imaging, it was confirmed that DOX-Val as well as DOX was mainly distributed in the nucleus of cancer cells...
2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
J S He, X B Li
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September 24, 2016: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
Stuart L Fine, Morton F Goldberg, William Tasman
We were challenged and delighted when Dr. Sharon Solomon, guest editor of this Retina Supplement, invited us to reminisce about caring for patients with common retinal disorders before there was access to the diagnostic and therapeutic tools that are readily available today. We agreed to confine our remarks to 3 common, but serious, conditions: age-related macular degeneration (Dr. Fine), diabetic retinopathy (Dr. Goldberg), and retinal detachment (Dr. Tasman). Each of us completed our ophthalmology training about half a century ago...
October 2016: Ophthalmology
Vladislav Pavlov, David Meyronet, Vincent Meyer-Bisch, Xavier Armoiry, Brian Pikul, Chloé Dumot, Pierre-Aurelien Beuriat, Francesco Signorelli, Jacques Guyotat
BACKGROUND: The management of gliomas is based on precise histologic diagnosis. The tumor tissue can be obtained during open surgery or via stereotactic biopsy. Intraoperative tissue imaging could substantially improve biopsy precision and, ultimately, the extent of resection. OBJECTIVE: To show the feasibility of intraoperative in vivo probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE) in surgery and biopsy of gliomas. METHODS: In our prospective observational study, 9 adult patients were enrolled between September 2014 and January 2015...
October 2016: Neurosurgery
Eduardo A Novais, Luiz Roisman, Paulo Ricardo Chaves de Oliveira, Ricardo N Louzada, Emily D Cole, Mark Lane, Marco Bonini Filho, André Romano, João Rafael de Oliveira Dias, Caio V Regatieri, David Chow, Rubens Belfort, Philip Rosenfeld, Nadia K Waheed, Daniela Ferrara, Jay S Duker
Fluorescein angiography (FA) and indocyanine green angiography (ICGA) have been the gold standard for the evaluation of retinal and choroidal vasculature in the last three decades and have revolutionized the diagnosis of retinal and choroidal vascular diseases. The advantage of these imaging modalities lies in their ability to document retinal and choroidal vasculature through the dynamic assessment of contrast transit over time in the intravascular and extravascular spaces. However, disadvantages include the absence of depth resolution, blurring of details by contrast leakage, and the inability to selectively evaluate different levels of the retinal and choroidal microvasculature...
September 1, 2016: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
Subramanian Vaidyanathan, Azi Samsudin, Gurpreet Singh, Peter L Hughes, Bakul M Soni, Fahed Selmi
INTRODUCTION: Paraplegic patients are at greater risk of developing complications following ureteroscopic lithotripsy because of urine infection associated with neuropathic bladder, difficulties in access due to altered anatomy of urinary bladder and urethra, spinal curvature, spasticity, and contractures. We report the occurrence of large subcapsular hematoma following ureteroscopy and discuss lessons we learn from this case. CASE REPORT: A 48-year-old male patient with spina bifida underwent ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy and ureteric stenting for left ureteric stone and staghorn calculus with hydronephrosis; laser lithotripsy was repeated after 3 months; both procedures were performed by a senior urologist and did not result in any complications...
2016: International Medical Case Reports Journal
Tania Tsatralis, Anisyah Ridiandries, Stacy Robertson, Laura Z Vanags, Yuen Ting Lam, Joanne T M Tan, Martin K C Ng, Christina A Bursill
BACKGROUND: The average population age is increasing and the incidence of age-related vascular complications is rising in parallel. Impaired wound healing and disordered ischemia-mediated angiogenesis are key contributors to age-impaired vascular complications that can lead to amputation. High-density lipoproteins (HDL) have vasculo-protective properties and augment ischemia-driven angiogenesis in young animals. We aimed to determine the effect of reconstituted HDL (rHDL) on aged mice in a murine wound healing model and the hindlimb ischemia (HLI) model...
2016: Lipids in Health and Disease
Lu Sheng, Zhong-Yun Zhang, Wei-Qing Qian, Hao-Jie Zhang, Zhong-Quan Sun
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Ureteral fibroepithelial polyps (UFPs) are rare benign tumors and ureteroscopy has been used for treatment. We compared the effect of UFP by ureteroscopy combined with holmium laser or thulium laser. METHODS: Twenty-five patients with UFPs were treated in our hospital between May 2003 and April 2013. All patients received ultrasound check and intravenous urography (IVU). We performed ureteroscopy operation and found ureteral polyps, so we resected the polyps with holmium laser (12 cases) or thulium laser (13 cases)...
October 2016: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
Masahiko Goya, Michio Nagashima, Ken-Ichi Hiroshima, Kentaro Hayashi, Yu Makihara, Masato Fukunaga, Yoshimori An, Masatsugu Ohe, So-Ichiro Yamazato, Ko-Ichiro Sonoda, Kennosuke Yamashita, Kouji Katayama, Tomoaki Ito, Harushi Niu, Kenji Ando, Hiroyoshi Yokoi, Masashi Iwabuchi
BACKGROUND: Lead extraction using laser sheaths is performed mainly for cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) infections. However, there are few reports concerning the management of CIED infections in Japan. METHODS AND RESULTS: Lead extraction procedures were performed in 183 patients targeting 450 leads (atrial leads: 170, ventricular: 181, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs): 79, and coronary sinus: 20). One hundred twenty patients (65.6%) presented with pocket infections without the presentation of an endovascular infection...
August 2016: Journal of Arrhythmia
Sanjeet K Shahi
Acute retinal necrosis (ARN), secondary to herpes simplex encephalitis, is a rare syndrome that can present in healthy individuals, as well as immuno-compromised patients. Most cases are caused by a secondary infection from the herpes virus family, with varicella zoster virus being the leading cause of this syndrome. Potential symptoms include blurry vision, floaters, ocular pain and photophobia. Ocular findings may consist of severe uveitis, retinal vasculitis, retinal necrosis, papillitis and retinal detachment...
August 31, 2016: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
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