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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228396/case-of-a-cerebral-abscess-caused-by-porphyromonas-gingivalis-in-a-subject-with-periodontitis
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Frederic Van der Cruyssen, Koenraad Grisar, Honorine Maes, Constantinus Politis
We report the case of a 65-year-old man presenting with generalised seizures after developing a right frontal brain abscess. Stereotactic aspiration and subsequent matrix assisted laser desorption/ionisation time-of-flight analyzer (MALDI-TOF) spectrometry revealed Porphyromonas gingivalis as the only causative anaerobe microorganism. Secondary incision and drainage was required due to neurological deterioration with increased dimensions of the abscess, intracranial pressure and formation of a subdural occipitoparietal empyema...
February 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212527/a-multicenter-phase-ii-study-of-salvage-photodynamic-therapy-using-talaporfin-sodium-me2906-and-a-diode-laser-pnl6405epg-for-local-failure-after-chemoradiotherapy-or-radiotherapy-for-esophageal-cancer
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Tomonori Yano, Hiroi Kasai, Takahiro Horimatsu, Kenichi Yoshimura, Satoshi Teramukai, Satoshi Morita, Harue Tada, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Hiromi Kataoka, Naomi Kakushima, Ryu Ishihara, Hajime Isomoto, Manabu Muto
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) showed promising efficacy for local failure after chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for esophageal cancer. However, PDT required long sun shade period. This study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of PDT using second generation photosensitizer, talaporfin sodium for local failure after CRT. This was the multi-institutional non-randomized phase II study. Patients with histologically proven local failure limited within the muscularis propria after 50Gy or more radiotherapy (RT) for esophageal cancer were eligible...
December 20, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195616/clinical-features-and-management-of-subretinal-abscesses-secondary-to-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-endogenous-endophthalmitis
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Jorge Fortun, Yasha S Modi, Angela Bessette, Jordan Heffez, Petros Carvounis, Daniel S Petkovsek, Nicholas G Anderson, Daniel Martin, Sunil Srivastava
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical features, management, and immediate outcomes of patients with subretinal abscesses secondary to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) endogenous endophthalmitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eleven eyes of seven patients were identified by retrospective chart review. Demographics, initial presentation, examination findings, imaging, cultures, treatments, and short-term outcomes were reviewed. RESULTS: Eleven eyes of seven patients presented with subretinal abscesses secondary to MRSA endogenous endophthalmitis...
February 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188352/determination-of-proflavine-in-rat-whole-blood-without-sample-pretreatment-by-laser-desorption-postionization-mass-spectrometry
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Jiaxin Chen, Yongjun Hu, Qiao Lu, Pengchao Wang, Huaqi Zhan
A novel pretreatment-free method involving laser desorption postionization (LDPI) coupled with time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MS) was developed for the monitoring of proflavine level in rat whole blood. It comprises a protocol for dosing via intravenous administration and collection of whole blood, followed by direct LDPI-MS analysis without any sample pretreatment. An intense ion signal at m/z 209 was observed from whole blood without any interference signals, except some background signals below m/z 100...
February 10, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183070/remotely-controlled-drug-release-based-on-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-for-specific-therapy-of-cancer
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Lin Wu, Ling Chen, Fei Liu, Xueyong Qi, Yanru Ge, Song Shen
Chemotherapy has been widely used in clinic and usually causes serious side effects. To improve therapeutic effect, it is really necessary to realize local drug release and specific therapy. In this work, we demonstrate Azo (4,4-azobis (4-cyanovaleric acid))-functionalized multifunctional nanoparticles to realize near-infrared (NIR) laser-responsive drug release and combined chemo-photothermal cancer therapy. Doxorubicin (DOX) was attached to magnetic nanoparticles via a thermal-cleavable Azo linker, which could decompose while the temperature reach ∼43°C...
January 13, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165076/zwitterionic-gold-nanorods-low-toxicity-and-high-photothermal-efficacy-for-cancer-therapy
#6
Huangyong Jiang, Dong Chen, Dongbo Guo, Nan Wang, Yue Su, Xin Jin, Gangsheng Tong, Xinyuan Zhu
Novel "zwitterionic" gold nanorods (Au NRs) were constructed through a facile ligand exchange process between cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB)-Au NRs and the zwitterionic block polymer {poly(2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosohorylcholine)-b-poly(lipoic methacrylate) (pMPC-b-pLA)}. In vitro, they exhibited low dark cytotoxicity and a high therapeutic efficacy to cancer cells. Their blood circulation half-life in vivo (t1/2, ∼10 h) was 20-fold longer than that of CTAB-Au NRs (t1/2, <30 min). After intravenous administration, they accumulated in tumour sites via an enhanced permeability and retention (EPR) effect and enabled destruction of human xenograft tumours in mice after exposure of the tumour location to NIR laser irradiation at 808 nm...
February 6, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119385/anaesthesia-modalities-during-laser-photocoagulation-for-retinopathy-of-prematurity-a-retrospective-longitudinal-study
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Jing-Bo Jiang, Randy Strauss, Xian-Qiong Luo, Chuan Nie, Yan-Li Wang, Jia-Wen Zhang, Zhi-Wei Zhang
OBJECTIVES: Laser photocoagulation surgery is a routine treatment for threshold retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). However, little is known about which anaesthesia protocols provide efficient pain control while minimising exposure risk to vulnerable infants. In this study, therefore, we assessed the efficacy and tolerability of multiple anaesthesia techniques used on premature infants during laser therapy. DESIGN AND MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Anaesthesia modalities consisted of topical eye drops anaesthesia, general anaesthesia and intravenous fentanyl sedation with mechanical ventilation...
January 24, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110588/neuroprotective-effects-of-adjunctive-treatments-for-acute-stroke-thrombolysis-a-review-of-clinical-evidence
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Hongxing Zhou, Suyun Huang, Gavin Sunnassee, Weiyu Guo, Jian Chen, Yang Guo, Sheng Tan
The narrow therapeutic time window and risk of intracranial hemorrhage largely restrict the clinical application of thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke. Adjunctive treatments added to rt-PA may be beneficial to improve the capacity of neural cell to withstand ischemia, and to reduce the hemorrhage risk as well. This review aims to evaluate the neuroprotective effects of adjunctive treatments in combination with thrombolytic therapy for acute ischemic stroke. Relevant studies were searched in the PubMed, Web of Science, and EMBASE database...
January 23, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094044/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-acute-retinal-necrosis-a-report-by-the-american-academy-of-ophthalmology
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Scott D Schoenberger, Stephen J Kim, Jennifer E Thorne, Prithvi Mruthyunjaya, Steven Yeh, Sophie J Bakri, Justis P Ehlers
PURPOSE: To evaluate the available evidence in peer-reviewed publications about the diagnosis and treatment of acute retinal necrosis (ARN). METHODS: Literature searches of the PubMed and Cochrane Library databases were last conducted on July 27, 2016. The searches identified 216 unique citations, and 49 articles of possible clinical relevance were reviewed in full text. Of these 49 articles, 27 were deemed sufficiently relevant or of interest, and they were rated according to strength of evidence...
January 13, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089920/g-protein-coupled-estrogen-receptor-mediated-non-genomic-facilitatory-effect-of-estrogen-on-cooling-induced-reduction-of-skin-blood-flow-in-mice
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Izumi Serizawa, Nozomi Iwasaki, Hirotake Ishida, Shin-Ya Saito, Tomohisa Ishikawa
An enhanced vasoconstrictor activity of cutaneous arteries participates in the reduction of skin blood flow induced by cooling stimulation. Raynaud's phenomenon, which is characterized by intense cooling-induced constriction of cutaneous arteries, is more common in women during the period from menarche to menopause. We thus investigated the effect of 17β-estradiol (E2) on cooling-induced reduction of plantar skin blood flow (PSBF) in mouse in vivo. Ovariectomized female ddY mice, anaesthetized with pentobarbital, were treated with tetrodotoxin for eliminating the sympathetic nerve tone and artificially ventilated...
January 13, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069501/photothermal-and-biodegradable-polyaniline-porous-silicon-hybrid-nanocomposites-as-drug-carriers-for-combined-chemo-photothermal-therapy-of-cancer
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Bing Xia, Bin Wang, Jisen Shi, Yu Zhang, Qi Zhang, Zhenyu Chen, Jiachen Li
: To develop photothermal and biodegradable nanocarriers for combined chemo-photothermal therapy of cancer, polyaniline/porous silicon hybrid nanocomposites had been successfully fabricated via surface initiated polymerization of aniline onto porous silicon nanoparticles in our experiments. As-prepared polyaniline/porous silicon nanocomposites could be well dispersed in aqueous solution without any extra hydrophilic surface coatings, and showed a robust phototherml effect under near-infrared (NIR) laser irradiation...
January 6, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063908/laser-angiography-with-indocyanine-green-icg-to-assess-vaginal-cuff-perfusion-during-total-laparoscopic-hysterectomy-tlh-a-pilot-study
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Benjamin D Beran, Marie Shockley, Katrin Arnolds, Pedro Escobar, Stephen Zimberg, Michael L Sprague
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine feasibility of using laser angiography with ICG to assess vaginal cuff vascular perfusion during TLH. DESIGN: Pilot feasibility trial DESIGN CLASSIFICATION: Canadian Task Force Class II-2 SETTING: Academic-affiliated hospital PATIENTS: Twenty women undergoing TLH for benign disease. INTERVENTIONS: Participants underwent 1:1 randomization of energy method used for colpotomy (ultrasonic versus monopolar) and vaginal cuff closure suture (barbed versus non-barbed)...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033152/effect-of-general-anesthesia-on-neurodevelopmental-abnormalities-in-children-undergoing-treatment-of-vascular-anomalies-with-laser-surgery-a-retrospective-review
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Vitaly Terushkin, Jeremy Brauer, Leonard Bernstein, Roy Geronemus
BACKGROUND: Multiple exposures to general anesthesia may be neurotoxic to the developing brain. This relationship has not been evaluated in children undergoing laser surgery for vascular anomalies. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prevalence of neurodevelopmental abnormalities in children who received multiple laser procedures under general anesthesia before the age of 4 years for the treatment of vascular anomalies. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Retrospective chart review of patients with contact of parents for telephone interview...
December 26, 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027959/polysarcosine-brush-stabilized-gold-nanorods-for-in-vivo-near-infrared-photothermal-tumor-therapy
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Hong Zhu, Ying Chen, Fang-Jie Yan, Jin Chen, Xin-Feng Tao, Jun Ling, Bo Yang, Qiao-Jun He, Zheng-Wei Mao
: Gold nanorods (AuNRs) are suitable candidates for photothermal therapy in vivo, because of their excellent ability to transfer near-infrared (NIR) light into heat. However, appropriate surface should be generated on AuNRs before their in vivo application because of the low colloidal stability in complicate biological environment and relatively strong toxicity compared to their pristine stabilizer cetyltrimethylammonium bromide. In the current study, polysarcosine (PS), a non-ionic hydrophilic polypeptoid whose structure is similar to polypeptides, bearing repeating units of natural α-amino acid, was used to stabilize AuNRs due to its excellent hydrophilicity and biocompatibility...
December 25, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007457/padeliporfin-vascular-targeted-photodynamic-therapy-versus-active-surveillance-in-men-with-low-risk-prostate-cancer-clin1001-pcm301-an-open-label-phase-3-randomised-controlled-trial
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Abdel-Rahmène Azzouzi, Sébastien Vincendeau, Eric Barret, Antony Cicco, François Kleinclauss, Henk G van der Poel, Christian G Stief, Jens Rassweiler, Georg Salomon, Eduardo Solsona, Antonio Alcaraz, Teuvo T Tammela, Derek J Rosario, Francisco Gomez-Veiga, Göran Ahlgren, Fawzi Benzaghou, Bertrand Gaillac, Billy Amzal, Frans M J Debruyne, Gaëlle Fromont, Christian Gratzke, Mark Emberton
BACKGROUND: Vascular-targeted photodynamic therapy, a novel tissue-preserving treatment for low-risk prostate cancer, has shown favourable safety and efficacy results in single-arm phase 1 and 2 studies. We compared this treatment with the standard of care, active surveillance, in men with low-risk prostate cancer in a phase 3 trial. METHODS: This randomised controlled trial was done in 47 European university centres and community hospitals. Men with low-risk, localised prostate cancer (Gleason pattern 3) who had received no previous treatment were randomly assigned (1:1) to vascular-targeted photodynamic therapy (4 mg/kg padeliporfin intravenously over 10 min and optical fibres inserted into the prostate to cover the desired treatment zone and subsequent activation by laser light 753 nm with a fixed power of 150 mW/cm for 22 min 15 s) or active surveillance...
February 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998456/-temporal-and-spatial-characteristics-of-rgc-death-and-axon-degeneration-in-the-rat-model-of-nonarteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
#16
Y W Wang, T Chen, J Ma, Y Zhong
Objective: To investigate the temporal and spatial characteristics of retinal ganglion cell (RGC) death and axon degeneration in the rat model of nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (rNAION). Methods: Experimental study. The model of rNAION was induced by directly illuminating the optic nerve head with laser, after intravenous infusion with the photosensitizing agent rose Bengal. Seventy-one SD rats were randomly divided into five groups: 1-week (n=14), 2-week (n=14), 4-week (n=15) , 8-week (n=16) model group and the normal control group (n=12)...
December 11, 2016: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997458/acute-retinal-necrosis-after-administration-of-adalimumab-a-systemic-antitumor-necrosis-factor-antibody
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Sid A Schechet, Kevin Garff, Karen Klima, Wayne Campbell, Lisa S Schocket
PURPOSE: To report a case of acute retinal necrosis in a patient on anti-tumor necrosis factor α immunosuppressive therapy. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 47-year-old man with psoriasis presented with blurred vision and floaters in the left eye 4 days after receiving his fourth dose of adalimumab, a tumor necrosis factor α antagonist. He was diagnosed with acute retinal necrosis and was treated with intravenous acyclovir as well as prophylactic laser barricade...
December 16, 2016: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982217/bilateral-acute-angle-closure-glaucoma-as-a-first-presentation-of-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-wegener-s
#18
Alper Mete, Sabit Kimyon, Oguzhan Saygili, Can Pamukcu, Kıvanç Güngör
We report a case of bilateral acute angle-closure glaucoma in a patient with undiagnosed granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's). A 59-year-old man presented with a severe headache, ocular pain, blurred vision, shortness of breath, and mild fever. Clinical examination revealed conjunctival chemosis, corneal edema, and shallow anterior chambers. Closed angles were observed bilaterally on gonioscopy. The patient was treated with intravenous mannitol, oral acetazolamide, and anti-glaucomatous eye drops. Over the following two days, his vision improved and intraocular pressures decreased...
September 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958226/correlation-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-production-with-photochemical-reaction-induced-retinal-edema
#19
Liang Shan, Mi Zheng, Yuan Zhang, Yuan Qu, Tian Niu, Qing Gu, Kun Liu, Xin Xia
BACKGROUND: Retinal edema is the major complication of retinal vein occlusion and diabetic retinopathy; it can damage visual function by influencing macular region. This study was to establish a rat retinal edema model and explore the related VEGF expression and observe the responses to anti-VEGF drugs in this model. METHODS: A rat retinal edema model was established by inducing photochemical reaction using a 532 nm laser after the intravenous injection of Erythrosin B...
2016: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936561/stem-cell-membrane-camouflaging-on-near-infrared-photoactivated-upconversion-nanoarchitectures-for-in-vivo-remote-controlled-photodynamic-therapy
#20
Changyong Gao, Zhihua Lin, Zhiguang Wu, Xiankun Lin, Qiang He
The upconversion nanoparticle (UCNP)-based photodynamic therapy (PDT) agents are promising for deep-tissue cancer treatment because they may overcome current limitations due to the shallow penetration depth of visible light. However, limited blood circulation time and poor tumor-targeting capability challenge the therapeutic efficacy of UCNP-based PDT in vivo. Here, we demonstrate intravenous injectable stem-cell-membrane-camouflaged upconversion nanoarchitectures as a biomimetic tumor PDT platform. The biomimetic PDT system is constructed by fusing mesoporous-silica-encapsulated β-NaYF4:Yb(3+),Er(3+) UCNPs with stem-cell membranes...
December 21, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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