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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813037/concomitant-bladder-cancer-and-prostate-cancer-challenges-and-controversies
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Antonio Lopez-Beltran, Liang Cheng, Francesco Montorsi, Maria Scarpelli, Maria R Raspollini, Rodolfo Montironi
Radical cystoprostatectomy (RCP) followed by bilateral pelvic lymphadenectomy and urinary diversion remains the gold-standard therapy for men with localized muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC). Prostate cancer might be incidentally detected at the time of RCP with a reported prevalence of 24-51%. Typically, these patients are considered to have clinically insignificant disease, but data from emerging series challenge this assumption and suggest that some of these tumours might be aggressive, or somehow increase the aggressiveness of the associated MIBC, and can negatively influence the patient's overall survival outcomes...
August 16, 2017: Nature Reviews. Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812983/a-microfluidic-platform-for-modeling-metastatic-cancer-cell-matrix-invasion
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Laura Blaha, Chentian Zhang, Mario Cabodi, Joyce Y Wong
Invasion of the extracellular matrix is a critical step in the colonization of metastatic tumors. The invasion process is thought to be driven by both chemokine signaling and interactions between invading cancer cells and physical components of the metastatic niche, including endothelial cells that line capillary walls and serve as a barrier to both diffusion and invasion of the underlying tissue. Transwell chambers, a tool for generating artificial chemokine gradients to induce cell migration, have facilitated recent work to investigate the chemokine contributions to matrix invasion...
August 16, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812019/whole-body-spect-ct-versus-planar-bone-scan-with-targeted-spect-ct-for-metastatic-workup
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Olivier Rager, René Nkoulou, Nadia Exquis, Valentina Garibotto, Claire Tabouret-Viaud, Habib Zaidi, Gaël Amzalag, Stephanie Anne Lee-Felker, Thomas Zilli, Osman Ratib
PURPOSE: The use of SPECT/CT in bone scans has been widespread in recent years, but there are no specific guidelines concerning the optimal acquisition protocol. Two strategies have been proposed: targeted SPECT/CT for equivocal lesions detected on planar images or systematic whole-body SPECT/CT. Our aim was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of the two approaches. METHODS: 212 consecutive patients with a history of cancer were referred for bone scans to detect bone metastases...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811845/role-of-contrast-enhancement-and-corrected-attenuation-values-of-renal-tumors-in-predicting-renal-cell-carcinoma-rcc-subtypes-protocol-for-a-triphasic-multi-slice-computed-tomography-ct-procedure
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Ersen Ertekin, Akın Soner Amasyalı, Bulent Erol, Saim Acikgozoglu, Faruk Kucukdurmaz, Alaaddin Nayman, Haluk Erol
BACKGROUND: To distinguish RCC subtypes based on contrast enhancement features of CT images. MATERIAL/METHODS: In total, 59 lesions from 57 patients were included. All patients underwent multi-slice CT imaging with a triphasic protocol, which included non-contrast, corticomedullary, nephrographic and urographic phases. Contrast enhancement features of renal masses were evaluated in terms of CT attenuation values (AV) and differences in contrast density; the aorta or renal parenchyma were evaluated based on corrected or relative values...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811616/synthesis-free-pet-imaging-of-brown-adipose-tissue-and-tspo-via-combination-of-disulfiram-and-64-cucl2
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Jing Yang, Jian Yang, Lu Wang, Anna Moore, Steven H Liang, Chongzhao Ran
PET imaging is a widely applicable but a very expensive technology. On-site synthesis is one important contributor to the high cost. In this report, we demonstrated the feasibility of a synthesis-free method for PET imaging of brown adipose tissue (BAT) and translocator protein 18 kDa (TSPO) via a combination of disulfiram, an FDA approved drug for alcoholism, and (64)CuCl2 (termed (64)Cu-Dis). In this method, a step-wise injection protocol of (64)CuCl2 and disulfiram was used to accomplish the purpose of synthesis-free...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811269/point-of-sale-tobacco-advertising-and-display-bans-policy-evaluation-study-in-five-russian-cities
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Ryan David Kennedy, Ashley Grant, Mark Spires, Joanna E Cohen
BACKGROUND: The tobacco industry uses point-of-sale (POS) advertising, promotion, and product display to increase consumption of its products among current users, to attract new consumers, and to encourage former customers to resume tobacco use. As part of a comprehensive tobacco control effort, Russia-having one of the highest tobacco use prevalence rates in the world-enacted legislation that banned tobacco POS advertising, effective November 15, 2013, and banned the display of tobacco and the sale of cigarettes in kiosks, effective June 1, 2014...
August 15, 2017: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810809/optimization-of-human-nk-cell-manufacturing-fully-automated-separation-improved-i-ex-vivo-i-expansion-using-il-21-with-autologous-feeder-cells-and-generation-of-anti-cd123-car-expressing-effector-cells
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Stephan Klöß, Olaf Oberschmidt, Michael Morgan, Julia Dahlke, Lubomir Arseniev, Volker Huppert, Markus Granzin, Tanja Gardlowski, Nadine Matthies, Stefanie Soltenborn, Axel Schambach, Ulrike Koehl
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The administration of ex-vivo expanded Natural killer (NK) cells as potential antitumor effector cells appears to be suitable for effector cell-based immunotherapies in high-risk cancer patients. However, the GMP-conform manufacturing of clinical-grade NK cells at sufficiently high numbers represent a great challenge. Therefore, we improved and optimized previous expansion protocols for those effector cells through the use of newly developed culture medium, IL-21 and autologous feeder cells...
August 16, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810576/application-of-low-dose-dual-source-computed-tomography-angiography-in-children-with-complex-congenital-heart-disease
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Xian-Feng Chen, Fan Jiang, Lin Li, Yan Chen, Xin Chen, Yan-Yan Jiang, Li Xiang, Xiao-Jing Ma
The objective of the present study was to evaluate image quality and radiation dosage using a low-dose prospectively electrocardiogram (ECG)-gated computed tomography (CT) protocol for dual-source angiography in children with complex congenital heart disease. A total of 206 patients with complex congenital heart disease were equally assigned into two groups at random. The children in group A underwent low-dose retrospective ECG-gated CT scanning with an ECG-pulsing technique, and group B underwent prospective ECG-gated scanning with an ECG-pulsing technique...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810197/photochemical-formation-of-chitosan-stabilized-near-infrared-absorbing-silver-nanoworms-a-green-synthetic-strategy-and-activity-on-gram-negative-pathogenic-bacteria
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Sreekar Marpu, Samar S Kolailat, Daniel Korir, Brian L Kamras, Ratnesh Chaturvedi, Abel Joseph, Christopher M Smith, Misael C Palma, Jyoti Shah, Mohammad A Omary
A facile, single-step, non-seeded photochemical protocol for producing a new type of anisotropic silver nanostructure, "nanoworms", with curved longer dimensions and smooth, rounded edges. The nanoworms exhibit surface plasmon resonance (SPR) absorption in the near-infrared window (NIRW) region and are stabilized using biocompatible polymer chitosan, rendering biocompatibility and amplified safety for biological utility of the composition. Both NIRW-absorbing nanoworms and visible-absorbing nanospheres herein are attained exclusively by employing green chemistry principles...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810038/culture-positive-endophthalmitis-after-open-globe-injuries-with-and-without-retained-intraocular-foreign-bodies
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Tanuj P Banker, Andrew J McClellan, Benjamin D Wilson, Fabiana M Juan, Ajay E Kuriyan, Nidhi Relhan, Felix V Chen, Eric D Weichel, Thomas A Albini, Audina M Berrocal, Jay Sridhar, Ninel Z Gregori, Justin H Townsend, Harry W Flynn
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To report the visual and anatomical outcomes and microbiologic spectrum of culture-positive endophthalmitis in open globe injuries (OGIs) with or without intraocular foreign bodies (IOFBs). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective, interventional case series of OGIs (n = 718) treated between 2004 and 2015. Patients underwent a management protocol for OGI, including systemic broad-spectrum antibiotics, on presentation. RESULTS: Culture-positive cases of endophthalmitis after open globe repair occurred in 2...
August 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810036/evaluation-of-macular-perfusion-in-healthy-smokers-by-using-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
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Ziya Ayhan, Mahmut Kaya, Taylan Ozturk, Omer Karti, F Hakan Oner
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To investigate the macular perfusion changes in healthy smokers by using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: OCTA measurements were taken for the right eyes of 40 smokers (Group 1) and age- and sex-matched control cases (Group 2). Group 1 underwent OCTA scanning with the XR Avanti AngioVue OCTA (Optovue, Fremont, CA) at baseline and at 5 minutes, 30 minutes, and 60 minutes after one standard cigarette smoking...
August 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809836/nanosponge-tunability-in-size-and-crosslinking-density
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Laken L Kendrick-Williams, Eva Harth
We describe a protocol for the synthesis of linear polyesters containing pendant epoxide functionality and their incorporation into a nanosponge with controlled dimensions. This approach begins with synthesis of a functionalized lactone which is key to the pendant functionalization of the resulting polymer. Valerolactone (VL) and allyl-valerolactone (AVL) are then copolymerized using ring-opening polymerization. Post-polymerization modification is then used to install an epoxide moiety on some or all of the pendant allyl groups...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809835/rgb-and-spectral-root-imaging-for-plant-phenotyping-and-physiological-research-experimental-setup-and-imaging-protocols
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Gernot Bodner, Mouhannad Alsalem, Alireza Nakhforoosh, Thomas Arnold, Daniel Leitner
Better understanding of plant root dynamics is essential to improve resource use efficiency of agricultural systems and increase the resistance of crop cultivars against environmental stresses. An experimental protocol is presented for RGB and hyperspectral imaging of root systems. The approach uses rhizoboxes where plants grow in natural soil over a longer time to observe fully developed root systems. Experimental settings are exemplified for assessing rhizobox plants under water stress and studying the role of roots...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809829/horizontal-whole-mount-a-novel-processing-and-imaging-protocol-for-thick-three-dimensional-tissue-cross-sections-of-skin
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Lucia Salz, Ryan R Driskell
Processing a tissue of interest to generate a microscopic image that supports a scientific argument can be challenging. The acquisition of high-quality microscopic images is not entirely dependent upon the quality of the microscope, but also upon the methods of tissue processing, which often involve multiple critical actions or steps. Furthermore, mesenchymal cell types in the skin and other tissues represent a new challenge for tissue preparation and imaging. Here, we present a complete process, from tissue harvest to microscopy...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809828/bioengineering-of-humanized-bone-marrow-microenvironments-in-mouse-and-their-visualization-by-live-imaging
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Diana Passaro, Ander Abarrategi, Katie Foster, Linda Ariza-McNaughton, Dominique Bonnet
Human hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) reside in the bone marrow (BM) niche, an intricate, multifactorial network of components producing cytokines, growth factors, and extracellular matrix. The ability of HSCs to remain quiescent, self-renew or differentiate, and acquire mutations and become malignant depends upon the complex interactions they establish with different stromal components. To observe the crosstalk between human HSCs and the human BM niche in physiological and pathological conditions, we designed a protocol to ectopically model and image a humanized BM niche in immunodeficient mice...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809582/iodixanol-versus-iopromide-at-coronary-ct-angiography-lumen-opacification-and-effect-on-heart-rhythm-the-randomized-isocor-trial
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Marisa M Lubbers, Marc Kock, André Niezen, Tjebbe Galema, Marcel Kofflard, Tobias Bruning, Henriette S Kooij, Hanneke van Valen, Marcel Dijkshoorn, Ronald Booij, Anthony Padmos, Alain Vogels, Ricardo P J Budde, Koen Nieman
Purpose To show that equal coronary lumen opacification can be achieved with iso- and low-osmolar contrast media when it is injected at the same iodine delivery rate with contemporary cardiac computed tomographic (CT) protocols and to investigate the cardiovascular effect of iso-osmolar contrast media and the image quality achieved. Materials and Methods Institutional review board approval and written informed consent were obtained for the Effect of Iso-osmolar Contrast Medium on Coronary Opacification and Heart Rhythm in Coronary CT Angiography, or IsoCOR, trial...
August 15, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809018/fluorescent-quail-a-transgenic-model-system-for-the-dynamic-study-of-avian-development
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David Huss, Rusty Lansford
Real-time four-dimensional (4D, xyzt) imaging of cultured avian embryos is an ideal method for investigating the complex movements of cells and tissues during early morphogenesis. While methods that transiently label cells, such as electroporation, are highly useful for dynamic imaging, they can also be limiting due to the number and type of cells that can be effectively targeted. In contrast, the heritable, stable, and long-term expression of a fluorescent protein driven by the exogenous promoter of a transgene overcomes these challenges...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808787/malignant-transformation-of-a-conservatively-managed-incidental-childhood-cerebral-mass-lesion-controversy-regarding-management-paradigm
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Jehuda Soleman, Jonathan Roth, Zvi Ram, Michal Yalon, Shlomi Constantini
BACKGROUND: Incidental findings on neuroimaging in the pediatric population are an emerging treatment challenge. Treatment options for these incidental childhood brain mass lesions, which radiologically may be assumed to be low-grade gliomas (LGG), vary, ranging from careful conservative "wait and scan" treatment to surgical biopsy, gross total resection, and upfront radiation and/or chemotherapy. As malignant transformation of LGG in children is extremely rare, some series advocate careful conservative management of these lesions; however, universal treatment protocols are not totally agreed upon...
August 14, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807373/usefulness-of-cocaine-drops-in-investigating-infant-anisocoria
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Gilles C Martin, Pierre-Antoine Aymard, Charlotte Denier, Caroline Seghir, Marc Abitbol, Nathalie Boddaert, Dominique Bremond-Gignac, Matthieu P Robert
INTRODUCTION: Whereas apraclonidine has eclipsed cocaine test in the exploration of unilateral miosis in adults, its use in infants is avoided because of the risk of central nervous system depression. This chart review evaluates the usefulness of cocaine drops in infants. METHODS: Infants under the age of one referred for unilateral miosis between November 1, 2009 and November 1, 2015, were reviewed. Patients underwent the following protocol: (1) in case of isolated miosis, cocaine test was performed...
August 4, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807363/deducing-magnetic-resonance-neuroimages-based-on-knowledge-from-samples
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Yuwei Jiang, Feng Liu, Mingxia Fan, Xuzhou Li, Zhiyong Zhao, Zhaoling Zeng, Yi Wang, Dongrong Xu
PURPOSE: Because individual variance always exists, using the same set of predetermined parameters for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may not be exactly suitable for each participant. We propose a knowledge-based method that can repair MRI data of undesired contrast as if a new scan were acquired using imaging parameters that had been individually optimized. METHODS: The method employed a strategy called analogical reasoning to deduce voxel-wise relaxation properties using morphological and biological similarity...
July 29, 2017: Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics: the Official Journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society
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