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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812303/circulating-tumor-dna-as-a-liquid-biopsy-current-clinical-applications-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Kimberly M Komatsubara, Adrian G Sacher
Tumor genomic sequencing has become part of routine oncology practice in many tumor types, in order to identify potentially targetable mutations and to personalize cancer care. Plasma genotyping via circulating tumor DNA analysis is a noninvasive and rapid alternative method of detecting and monitoring genomic alterations throughout the course of disease. Multiple assays have been developed to date, each with different test characteristics and degrees of clinical validation. Here we review the clinical data supporting these different plasma genotyping methodologies, and present a practical approach to the interpretation of the results of these tests...
August 15, 2017: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809883/noninvasive-measurement-of-tissue-blood-oxygenation-with-cerenkov-imaging-during-therapeutic-radiation-delivery
#2
Xiaofeng Zhang, Sai Kit Lam, Gregory Palmer, Shiva Das, Mark Oldham, Mark Dewhirst
Tumor tissue oxygenation significantly affects the outcome of radiotherapy. Real-time monitoring of tumor hypoxia is highly desirable for effective radiotherapy, and is the basis for improved treatment because hypoxic tumor cells are more resistant to radiation damage than fully oxygenated cells. We propose to use Cerenkov imaging to monitor tumor hypoxia by means of tissue blood oxygenation without the need for any exogenous contrast agent. Using a rodent hypoxia model, we demonstrate that Cerenkov imaging can be used as a noninvasive and noncontact method to measure tissue blood oxygenation level during radiation delivery...
August 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809842/noninvasive-sampling-of-mucosal-lining-fluid-for-the-quantification-of-in-vivo-upper-airway-immune-mediator-levels
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Helene M Wolsk, Bo L Chawes, Jonathan Thorsen, Jakob Stokholm, Klaus Bønnelykke, Susanne Brix, Hans Bisgaard
This protocol describes noninvasive sampling of undisturbed upper airway mucosal lining fluid. It also details the extraction procedure used prior to the analysis of immune mediators in fluid eluates for the study of the airway topical immune signature, without the need for stimulation procedures (often used by other techniques). The mucosal lining fluid is sampled on a strip of filter paper placed at the anterior part of the inferior turbinate and left for 2 min of absorption. Analytes are eluted from the filter papers, and the extracted protein-based eluates are analyzed by an electrochemiluminescence-based immunoassay, allowing for the high-sensitivity quantification of low- and high-level analytes in the same sample...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809670/cardio-pulmonary-stethoscope-clinical-validation-with-heart-failure-and-hemodialysis-patients
#4
Magdy F Iskander, Todd B Seto, Ruthsenne Rg Perron, Eunjung Lim, Farhan Qazi
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the accuracy of a noninvasive radiofrequency-based device, the Cardio-Pulmonary Stethoscope (CPS), to monitor heart and respiration rates and detect changes in lung water content in human experiments and clinical trials. METHODS: Three human populations (healthy subjects (n=4), heart failure (n=12) and hemodialysis (n=13) patients) were enrolled in this study. The study was conducted at the University of Hawaii and The Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu, HI...
August 14, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803717/noninvasive-stroke-volume-variation-using-electrical-velocimetry-for-predicting-fluid-responsiveness-in-dogs-undergoing-cardiac-surgery
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Kazumasu Sasaki, Tatsushi Mutoh, Tomoko Mutoh, Yasuyuki Taki, Ryuta Kawashima
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the ability of a noninvasive cardiac output monitoring system with electrical velocimetry (EV) for predicting fluid responsiveness in dogs undergoing cardiac surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective experimental trial. ANIMALS: A total of 30 adult Beagle dogs. METHODS: Stroke volume (SV), stroke volume variation (SVV) and cardiac index were measured using the EV device in sevoflurane-anaesthetized, mechanically ventilated dogs undergoing thoracotomies for experimental creation of right ventricular failure...
January 11, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802098/response-time-of-indirectly-accessed-gas-exchange-depends-on-measurement-method
#6
Jakub Rafl, Filip Kulhanek, Petr Kudrna, Vaclav Ort, Karel Roubik
Noninvasive techniques are routinely used for assessment of tissue effects of lung ventilation. However, comprehensive studies of the response time of the methods are scarce. The aim of this study was to compare the response time of noninvasive methods for monitoring of gas exchange to sudden changes in the composition of the inspired gas. A prospective experimental study with 16 healthy volunteers was conducted. A ventilation circuit was designed that enabled a fast change in the composition of the inspiratory gas mixture while allowing spontaneous breathing...
August 12, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799968/core-temperature-monitoring-in-obstetric-spinal-anesthesia-using-an-ingestible-telemetric-sensor
#7
Leon du Toit, Dominique van Dyk, Ross Hofmeyr, Carl J Lombard, Robert A Dyer
BACKGROUND: Perioperative hypothermia may affect maternal and neonatal outcomes after obstetric spinal anesthesia. Core temperature is often poorly monitored during spinal anesthesia, due to the lack of an accurate noninvasive core temperature monitor. The aim of this study was to describe core temperature changes and temperature recovery during spinal anesthesia for elective cesarean delivery. We expected that obstetric spinal anesthesia would be associated with a clinically relevant thermoregulatory insult (core temperature decrease >1...
August 9, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798200/wearable-physiological-monitoring-for-human-thermal-work-strain-optimization
#8
Mark J Buller, Alexander Pearson Welles, Karl E Friedl
Safe performance limits of soldiers and athletes have typically relied on predictive work-rest models of ambient conditions, average work intensity, and characteristics of the population. Bioengineering advances in noninvasive sensor technologies including miniaturization, reduced cost, power requirements, and comfort now make it possible to produce individual predictions of safe thermal-work limits. These precision medicine assessments depend on the development of thoughtful algorithms based on physics and physiology...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797619/mechanical-ventilation-weaning-protocol-improves-medical-adherence-and-results
#9
Luís Guilherme Alegretti Borges, Augusto Savi, Cassiano Teixeira, Roselaine Pinheiro de Oliveira, Marcio Luiz Ferreira De Camillis, Ricardo Wickert, Sérgio Fernando Monteiro Brodt, Túlio Frederico Tonietto, Ricardo Cremonese, Leonardo Silveira da Silva, Fernanda Gehm, Eubrando Silvestre Oliveira, Jose Herve Diel Barth, Juçara Gasparetto Macari, Cíntia Dias de Barros, Sílvia Regina Rios Vieira
INTRODUCTION: Implementation of a weaning protocol is related to better patient prognosis. However, new approaches may take several years to become the standard of care in daily practice. We conducted a prospective cohort study to investigate the effectiveness of a multifaceted strategy to implement a protocol to wean patients from mechanical ventilation (MV) and to evaluate the weaning success rate as well as practitioner adherence to the protocol. METHODS: We investigated all consecutive MV-dependent subjects admitted to a medical-surgical intensive care unit (ICU) for >24h over 7years...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796027/heart-fat-in-hiv-marker-or-mediator-of-risk
#10
Jonathan Buggey, Chris T Longenecker
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The review aims to summarize the literature describing the clinical impact of cardiac fat depots in patients with HIV infection. RECENT FINDINGS: People living with HIV (PLHIV) have accelerated rates of cardiovascular disease, and are prone to the development of ectopic fat deposition. Specifically, PLHIV have higher volumes of epicardial and intracardiac fat quantified by noninvasive imaging. Higher volumes of epicardial fat may be related to antiretroviral therapy duration and chronic inflammation, independently of other measures of body adiposity such as BMI...
August 8, 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796007/mri-scoring-methods-used-in-evaluation-of-muscle-involvement-in-patients-with-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathies
#11
Kateřina Kubínová, Heřman Mann, Jiří Vencovský
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: MRI is a promising imaging method commonly used to assess muscle involvement in patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM). MRI enables evaluation of both activity and damage and is therefore an ideal noninvasive diagnostic and monitoring tool. Despite its widespread use, there is no universally accepted method for scoring and reporting of MRI findings. The aim of this review is to provide an overview of systems used in the evaluation of MR images in patients with IIM...
August 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794936/light-emitting-agents-for-noninvasive-assessment-of-kidney-function
#12
REVIEW
Jiaguo Huang, Norbert Gretz
The noninvasive assessment of kidney function and diagnosis of kidney disease have long been challenges. Traditional methods are not routinely available, because the existing protocols are cumbersome, time consuming, and invasive. In the past few years, significant progress in the area of diagnosing kidney function and disease on the basis of light-emitting agents has been made. Herein, we briefly review light-emitting agents, including organic fluorescent agents and inorganic renal clearable luminescent nanoparticles for the noninvasive and real-time monitoring of kidney function and disease...
August 2017: ChemistryOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794294/upregulated-expression-of-circulating-micrornas-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-with-interstitial-fibrosis-and-tubular-atrophy
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Sepideh Zununi Vahed, Ahmad Poursadegh Zonouzi, Hossein Ghanbarian, Moteza Ghojazadeh, Nasser Samadi, Mohammadreza Ardalan
INTRODUCTION: The discovery of circulating microRNAs (miRNAs), as potential noninvasive diagnostic biomarkers, has opened new avenues of research for identifying transplant patients with chronic allograft dysfunction. The present study aimed to investigate the expression levels of 4 immune-related miRNAs, miR-21, miR-31, miR-142-3p, and miR-155, in plasma samples of kidney allograft recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The plasma expression levels of the miRNAs were evaluated by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction in 53 kidney recipients with long-term stable allograft function (n = 27), biopsy-proven interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy (n = 26), and healthy controls (n = 15)...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793057/noninvasive-intracranial-pressure-monitoring-for-hiv-associated-cryptococcal-meningitis
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V R Bollela, G Frigieri, F C Vilar, D L Spavieri, F J Tallarico, G M Tallarico, R A P Andrade, T M de Haes, O M Takayanagui, A M Catai, S Mascarenhas
Mortality and adverse neurologic sequelae from HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis (HIV-CM) remains high due to raised intracranial pressure (ICP) complications. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) high opening pressure occurs in more than 50% of HIV-CM patients. Repeated lumbar puncture with CSF drainage and external lumbar drainage might be required in the management of these patients. Usually, there is a high grade of uncertainty and the basis for clinical decisions regarding ICP hypertension tends to be from clinical findings (headache, nausea and vomiting), a low Glasgow coma scale score, and/or fundoscopic papilledema...
August 7, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791852/cardiac-tumors-in-children-a-20-year-review-of-clinical-presentation-diagnostics-and-treatment
#15
Joanna Kwiatkowska, Anna Wałdoch, Jarosław Meyer-Szary, Piotr Potaż, Marek Grzybiak
BACKGROUND: The use of new imaging techniques has contributed significantly to earlier diagnosis and treatment of cardiac tumors. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to analyze data from children with cardiac tumors in terms of clinical presentation, the role of noninvasive diagnostic procedures and the long-term outcome. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The data analyzed retrospectively concerned 30 children in whom cardiac tumors were diagnosed from January 1995 to July 2015...
March 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783442/a-literature-review-on-current-and-proposed-technologies-of-noninvasive-blood-pressure-measurement
#16
Ramtanu Mukherjee, Sanchita Ghosh, Bharat Gupta, Tapas Chakravarty
BACKGROUND: Noninvasive continuous blood pressure (BP) measurement has become an evolving topic in the field of remote healthcare. The classical noninvasive BP measurement techniques provide spontaneous values of systolic and diastolic BP. On the other hand, intrusive type BP measurement techniques provide continuous values of systolic and diastolic BP. However, these techniques are very painful, cannot be used for long-term monitoring, and are obtainable only in an intensive care unit environment...
August 7, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781041/advancements-in-evidence-based-anesthesia-of-exotic-animals
#17
REVIEW
Julie A Balko, Sathya K Chinnadurai
Anesthesia and sedation of pet nondomestic species are often necessary for both invasive and noninvasive procedures. Even minimally invasive procedures can be stressful for small prey species that are not domesticated or acclimated to human contact and restraint. Recent advancements in evidence-based practice will continue to improve the field based on scientifically sound best practices and rely less on anecdotal recommendations. This article focuses on new scientific literature that has been published in the past 5 years...
September 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Exotic Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774597/nintedanib-reduces-radiation-induced-microscopic-lung-fibrosis-but-this-cannot-be-monitored-by-ct-imaging-a-preclinical-study-with-a-high-precision-image-guided-irradiator
#18
Dirk De Ruysscher, Patrick Vincent Granton, Natasja Gaby Lieuwes, Stefan van Hoof, Lutz Wollin, Birgit Weynand, Anne-Marie Dingemans, Frank Verhaegen, Ludwig Dubois
BACKGROUND: Nintedanib has anti-fibrotic and anti-inflammatory activity and is approved for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The aim of this study was to noninvasively assess the efficacy of nintedanib in a mouse model of partial lung irradiation to prevent radiation-induced lung damage (RILD). METHODS: 266 C57BL/6 adult male mice were irradiated with a single radiation dose (0, 4, 8, 12, 16 or 20Gy) using parallel-opposed fields targeting the upper right lung using a precision image-guided small animal irradiator sparing heart and spine based on micro-CT images...
July 31, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774441/a-real-time-stress-classification-system-based-on-arousal-analysis-of-the-nervous-system-by-an-f-state-machine
#19
R Martinez, E Irigoyen, A Arruti, J I Martin, J Muguerza
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Detection and labelling of an increment in the human stress level is a contribution focused principally on improving the quality of life of people. This work is aimed to develop a biophysical real-time stress identification and classification system, analysing two noninvasive signals, the galvanic skin response and the heart rate variability. METHODS: An experimental procedure was designed and configured in order to elicit a stressful situation that is similar to those found in real cases...
September 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771567/muscle-oxygenation-as-an-indicator-of-shock-severity-in-patients-with-suspected-severe-sepsis-or-septic-shock
#20
Kenneth A Schenkman, David J Carlbom, Eileen M Bulger, Wayne A Ciesielski, Dana M Fisk, Kellie L Sheehan, Karin M Asplund, Jeremy M Shaver, Lorilee S L Arakaki
PURPOSE: The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the potential of a new noninvasive optical measurement of muscle oxygenation (MOx) to identify shock severity in patients with suspected sepsis. METHODS: We enrolled 51 adult patients in the emergency department (ED) who presented with possible sepsis using traditional Systematic Inflammatory Response Syndrome criteria or who triggered a "Code Sepsis." Noninvasive MOx measurements were made from the first dorsal interosseous muscles of the hand once potential sepsis/septic shock was identified, as soon as possible after admission to the ED...
2017: PloS One
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