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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821832/development-of-enhanced-ethanol-ablation-as-an-alternative-to-surgery-in-treatment-of-superficial-solid-tumors
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Robert Morhard, Corrine Nief, Carlos Barrero Castedo, Fangyao Hu, Megan Madonna, Jenna L Mueller, Mark W Dewhirst, David F Katz, Nirmala Ramanujam
While surgery is at the foundation of cancer treatment, its access is limited in low-income countries. Here, we describe development of a low-cost alternative therapy based on intratumoral ethanol injection suitable for resource-limited settings. Although ethanol-based tumor ablation is successful in treating hepatocellular carcinomas, the necessity for multiple treatments, injection of large fluid volumes, and decreased efficacy in treatment of non-capsulated tumors limit its applicability. To address these limitations, we investigated an enhanced ethanol ablation strategy to retain ethanol within the tumor through the addition of ethyl cellulose...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821604/development-of-a-multiplexed-assay-for-oral-cancer-candidate-biomarkers-using-peptide-immunoaffinity-enrichment-and-targeted-mass-spectrometry
#2
Yung-Chin Hsiao, Lang-Ming Chi, Kun-Yi Chien, Wei-Fan Chiang, Szu-Fan Chen, Yao-Ning Chuang, Shih-Yu Lin, Chia-Chun Wu, Ya-Ting Chang, Lichieh Julie Chu, Yi-Ting Chen, Shu-Li Chia, Chih-Yen Chien, Kai-Ping Chang, Yu-Sun Chang, Jau-Song Yu
Oral cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide, and there are currently no biomarkers approved for aiding its management. Although many potential oral cancer biomarkers have been discovered, very few have been verified in body fluid specimens in parallel to evaluate their clinical utility. The lack of appropriate multiplexed assays for chosen targets represents one of the bottlenecks to achieving this goal. In the present study, we develop a peptide immunoaffinity enrichment-coupled multiple reaction monitoring-mass spectrometry (SISCAPA-MRM) assay for verifying multiple reported oral cancer biomarkers in saliva...
August 18, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821205/cerebrospinal-fluid-circulating-tumor-cells-a-novel-tool-to-diagnose-leptomeningeal-metastases-from-epithelial-tumors
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Xuling Lin, Martin Fleisher, Marc Rosenblum, Oscar Lin, Adrienne Boire, Samuel Briggs, Yevgeniya Bensman, Brenda Hurtado, Larisa Shagabayeva, Lisa M DeAngelis, Katherine S Panageas, Antonio Omuro, Elena I Pentsova
Background: Diagnosis of leptomeningeal metastasis (LM) remains challenging due to low sensitivity of CSF cytology and infrequent unequivocal MRI findings. In a previous pilot study, we showed that rare cell capture technology (RCCT) could be used to detect circulating tumor cells (CTC) in the CSF of patients with LM from epithelial tumors. To establish the diagnostic accuracy of CSF-CTC in the diagnosis of LM, we applied this technique in a distinct, larger cohort of patients. Methods: In this institutional review board-approved prospective study, patients with epithelial tumors and clinical suspicion of LM underwent CSF-CTC evaluation and standard MRI and CSF cytology examination...
September 1, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816297/-perirenal-cystic-lymphangioma-in-an-adult-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#4
W He, Y C Hao, H Z Xia, R Z Ma, B Yang, J Lu
Lymphangioma is a rare, benign mesenchymal neoplasm, which is characterized by numerous intercommunicating cystic spaces containing lymphatic fluid. It is considered a congenital disease resulting from the obstruction of regional lymph drainage during the developmental period. Lymphangioma frequently occurs in the cervical neck and axilla, also in the retroperitoneum, mediastinum, mesentery, omentum, colon, and pelvis, rarely in the perirenal space. These tumors usually present in childhood, but infrequently, these also present in adults...
August 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815972/assessing-the-ideal-microwave-duration-for-disinfection-of-sinus-irrigation-bottles-a-quantitative-study
#5
E Nikolaou, E Mitsi, D M Ferreira, A Bartolo, S C Leong
OBJECTIVES: Saline irrigation of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses by one-way valved sinus containers has a recognised role in the management of chronic rhinosinusitis. However, bacterial recontamination of irrigation bottles through backflow from the sinonasal cavity is a concern in recurrent sinus cavity infections. While patients are encouraged to clean the irrigation bottles regularly, there remains significant concern that the use of contaminated bottles may perpetuate chronic rhinosinusitis...
August 16, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814258/management-of-complicated-pneumonia-in-childhood-a-review-of-recent-literature
#6
John B Darby, Amrita Singh, Ricardo Quinonez
BACKGROUND: Despite declining rates of community acquired pneumonia (CAP) in children, complicated pneumonia has been on the rise in the last two decades. The management of complicated pneumonia is challenging and continues to be an area of investigation. Despite recently published guidelines, many gaps exist and recent studies attempt to answer challenging questions. OBJECTIVE: To review recently published literature to inform the clinician on the most up to date management of complicated pneumonia in children...
August 16, 2017: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812132/bowel-preparation-in-ct-colonography-is-diet-restriction-necessary-a-randomised-trial-dietsan
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Davide Bellini, Domenico De Santis, Damiano Caruso, Marco Rengo, Riccardo Ferrari, Tommaso Biondi, Andrea Laghi
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether diet restriction affects quality of colon cleansing and patient tolerance during reduced bowel preparation for CT colonography (CTC). METHODS: Asymptomatic and symptomatic patients were enrolled in this pragmatic, single-centre, randomised trial. All patients were randomly assigned (1:1 ratio, blocks of ten) to receive a reduced bowel preparation and faecal tagging with (Diet-Restriction-Group [DR]) or without (No-Diet-Restriction-Group [NDR]) dietary restriction...
August 10, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811100/is-supercritical-fluid-chromatography-hyphenated-to-mass-spectrometry-suitable-for-the-quality-control-of-vitamin-d3-oily-formulations
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B Andri, A Dispas, R Klinkenberg, B Streel, R D Marini, E Ziémons, Ph Hubert
Nowadays, many efforts are devoted to improve analytical methods regarding efficiency, analysis time and greenness. In this context, Supercritical Fluid Chromatography (SFC) is often regarded as a good alternative over Normal Phase Liquid Chromatography (NPLC). Indeed, modern SFC separations are fast, efficient with suitable quantitative performances. Moreover, the hyphenation of SFC to mass spectrometry (MS) provides additional gains in specificity and sensitivity. The present work aims at the determination of vitamin D3 by SFC-MS for routine Quality Control (QC) of medicines specifically...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809623/how-to-choose-between-the-implant-materials-steel-and-titanium-in-orthopedic-trauma-surgery-part-2-biological-aspects
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S M Perren, P Regazzoni, A A Fernandez
BIOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF STEEL AND TITANIUM AS IMPLANT MATERIAL IN ORTHOPEDIC TRAUMA SURGERY The following case from the ICUC database, where a titanium plate was implanted into a flourishing infection, represents the clinical experience leading to preferring titanium over steel. (Fig. 1) (6). Current opinions regarding biological aspects of implant function. The "street" opinions regarding the biological aspects of the use of steel versus titanium as a surgical trauma implant material differ widely. Statements of opinion leaders range from "I do not see any difference in the biological behavior between steel and titanium in clinical application" to "I successfully use titanium implants in infected areas in a situation where steel would act as foreign body "sustaining" infection...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809101/a-microsphere-supported-lipid-bilayer-platform-for-dna-reactions-on-a-fluid-surface
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Aurora Fabry-Wood, Madalyn Elise Fetrow, Carl W Brown Iii, Nicholas A Baker, Nadiezda Fernandez Oropeza, Andrew P Shreve, Gabriel A Montano, Darko Stefanovic, Matthew R Lakin, Steven W Graves
We report a versatile microsphere-supported lipid bilayer system that can serve as a general-purpose platform for implementing DNA nanotechnologies on a fluid surface. To demonstrate our platform, we implemented both toehold-mediated strand displacement (TMSD) and DNAzyme reactions, which are typically performed in solution and which are the cornerstone of DNA-based molecular logic and dynamic DNA nanotechnology, on the surface. We functionalized microspheres bearing supported lipid bilayers (µSLBs) with membrane-bound nucleic acid components...
August 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807905/pulmonary-pharmacokinetics-of-colistin-following-administration-of-dry-powder-aerosols-in-rats
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Yu-Wei Lin, Qi Tony Zhou, Yang Hu, Nikolas J Onufrak, Siping Sun, Jiping Wang, Alan Forrest, Hak-Kim Chan, Jian Li
Colistin has been administered via nebulization for the treatment of respiratory tract infections. Recently, dry powder inhalation (DPI) has attracted increasing attention. The current study aimed to investigate the pharmacokinetics (PK) of colistin in epithelial lining fluid (ELF) and plasma following DPI and intravenous (IV) administration in healthy Sprague-Dawley rats. Rats were given colistin as DPI intratracheally (0.66 and 1.32 mg base/kg) or IV injection (0.66 mg base/kg). Histopathological examination of lung tissue was performed at 24 h...
August 14, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807750/high-resolution-simultaneous-imaging-of-intracranial-and-extracranial-arterial-wall-with-improved-cerebrospinal-fluid-suppression
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Lei Zhang, Na Zhang, Jun Wu, Xin Liu, Yiu-Cho Chung
PURPOSE: To develop a technique for three dimensional (3D) high resolution joint imaging of intracranial and extracranial arterial walls with improved cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) suppression and good blood suppression based on T1 weighted sampling perfection with application optimized contrast using different angle evolutions (T1w-SPACE) and to compare this technique (hereafter, iSPACE) with alternating with nutation for tailored excitation (DANTE) prepared SPACE sequence (DANTE-SPACE) for their CSF suppression performance around the mid cerebral arteries (MCA) and blood suppression at carotid arteries...
August 11, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806969/pharmacokinetic-and-urinary-profiling-reveals-the-prednisolone-cortisol-ratio-as-a-valid-biomarker-for-prednisolone-administration
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Lieven Van Meulebroek, Nathalie De Clercq, Julie Vanden Bussche, Mathias Devreese, Eric Fichant, Philippe Delahaut, Siska Croubels, Lynn Vanhaecke
BACKGROUND: In Europe, synthetic corticosteroids are not allowed in animal breeding for growth-promoting purposes. Nevertheless, a high prevalence of non-compliant urine samples was recently reported for prednisolone, however, without any indication of unauthorized use. Within this context, 20β-dihydroprednisolone and the prednisolone/cortisol ratio have been suggested as potential tools to discriminate between exogenous and endogenous urinary prednisolone. In this study, the validity of these strategies was verified by investigating the plasma pharmacokinetic and urinary excretion profiles of relevant glucocorticoids in bovines, subjected to exogenous prednisolone treatment or tetracosactide hexaacetate administration to induce endogenous prednisolone formation...
August 14, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805306/bioprocess-scale-up-down-as-integrative-enabling-technology-from-fluid-mechanics-to-systems-biology-and-beyond
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Frank Delvigne, Ralf Takors, Rob Mudde, Walter van Gulik, Henk Noorman
Efficient optimization of microbial processes is a critical issue for achieving a number of sustainable development goals, considering the impact of microbial biotechnology in agrofood, environment, biopharmaceutical and chemical industries. Many of these applications require scale-up after proof of concept. However, the behaviour of microbial systems remains unpredictable (at least partially) when shifting from laboratory-scale to industrial conditions. The need for robust microbial systems is thus highly needed in this context, as well as a better understanding of the interactions between fluid mechanics and cell physiology...
August 14, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803998/high-serum-lactate-as-an-adjunct-in-the-early-prediction-of-anastomotic-leak-following-oesophagectomy
#15
B Ip, K T Ng, S Packer, S Paterson-Brown, G W Couper
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic leak (AL) following oesophagectomy carries a high mortality and morbidity. Early detection and intervention is required for a successful outcome. We have examined the role of a high postoperative serum lactate in predicting which patients are at risk of developing an anastomotic leak(AL). MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients who underwent transthoracic oesophagectomy over a 3-year period were identified from a prospectively collected database...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803682/volumetric-absorptive-microsampling-current-advances-and-applications
#16
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Miranda G M Kok, Marianne Fillet
Recently, volumetric absorptive microsampling (VAMS) has been introduced for the sampling of biological fluids, and more particularly whole blood, on a porous hydrophilic tip. VAMS enables the collection of small, accurate and precise blood volumes (10 or 20μL) regardless of the hematocrit. After drying, the samples can be stored or directly analyzed. The stability of various compounds in dried samples supported on VAMS tips varies from one day to a few months at room temperature, and increases at lower temperatures...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801142/synergistic-experimental-and-numerical-characterization-of-a-dry-heat-fluid-warming-device
#17
Winston Tan, Eph M Sparrow, John M Gorman, Jungwon Ahn
Fluids that are infused into the human body must be at a temperature that is compatible with the internal thermal state of the body. Since infusants are typically stored at temperatures that are too low for compatibility, a heating means is required to achieve the appropriate infusion temperature. This paper sets forth a synergistic investigation involving coupled experimentation and numerical simulation of the characteristics of one of the main categories of body-fluid heating means. The methodology developed here serves equally well as a design optimization tool...
August 8, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800300/intraventricular-vector-flow-mapping-a-doppler-based-regularized-problem-with-automatic-model-selection
#18
Kondo Claude Assi, Etienne Gay, Christophe Chnafa, Simon Mendez, Franck Nicoud, Juan F P J Abascal, Pierre Lantelme, François Tournoux, Damien Garcia
We propose a regularized least-squares method for reconstructing 2D velocity vector fields within the left ventricular cavity from single-view color Doppler echocardiographic images. Vector flow mapping is formulated as a quadratic optimization problem based on an [Formula: see text]-norm minimization of a cost function composed of a Doppler data-fidelity term and a regularizer. The latter contains three physically interpretable expressions related to 2D mass conservation, Dirichlet boundary conditions, and smoothness...
August 11, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800113/biomarker-research-in-parkinson-s-disease-using-metabolite-profiling
#19
REVIEW
Jesper F Havelund, Niels H H Heegaard, Nils J K Færgeman, Jan Bert Gramsbergen
Biomarker research in Parkinson's disease (PD) has long been dominated by measuring dopamine metabolites or alpha-synuclein in cerebrospinal fluid. However, these markers do not allow early detection, precise prognosis or monitoring of disease progression. Moreover, PD is now considered a multifactorial disease, which requires a more precise diagnosis and personalized medication to obtain optimal outcome. In recent years, advanced metabolite profiling of body fluids like serum/plasma, CSF or urine, known as "metabolomics", has become a powerful and promising tool to identify novel biomarkers or "metabolic fingerprints" characteristic for PD at various stages of disease...
August 11, 2017: Metabolites
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799985/rapid-detection-of-bacterial-meningitis-using-a-point-of-care-glucometer
#20
Geoffroy Rousseau, Romain Asmolov, Leslie Grammatico-Guillon, Adrien Auvet, Said Laribi, Denis Garot, Youenn Jouan, Pierre-François Dequin, Antoine Guillon
BACKGROUND: In case of acute bacterial meningitis, a decision on the need for intensive care admission should be made within the first hour. The aim of this study was to assess the ability of a point-of-care glucometer to determine abnormal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) glucose concentration at the bedside that contributes toward bacterial meningitis diagnosis. METHODS: We carried out a prospective study and simultaneously measured the glucose concentrations in CSF and blood using a central laboratory and a point-of-care glucometer...
August 10, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
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