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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328955/treatment-monitoring-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-patients-by-quantification-and-kras-genotyping-of-circulating-cell-free-dna
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Andreas W Berger, Daniel Schwerdel, Hanna Welz, Ralf Marienfeld, Stefan A Schmidt, Alexander Kleger, Thomas J Ettrich, Thomas Seufferlein
Treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) has continuously improved over the last decade. However, disease monitoring remains underdeveloped and mostly dependent on imaging e.g. RECIST 1.1 criteria. The genetic landscape of individual cancers and subsequently occurring treatment-induced evolution remain neglected in current surveillance strategies. Novel biomarkers demand minimally invasive and repetitive tracking of the cancer mutagenome for therapy stratification and to make prognostic predictions. Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), a routinely used tumor marker for CRC, does not meet these goals and thus prevents its use as a reliable monitoring tool...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324937/data-driven-estimation-of-blood-pressure-using-photoplethysmographic-signals
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Shi Chao Gao, Peter Wittek, Li Zhao, Wen Jun Jiang
Noninvasive measurement of blood pressure by optical methods receives considerable interest, but the complexity of the measurement and the difficulty of adjusting parameters restrict applications. We develop a method for estimating the systolic and diastolic blood pressure using a single-point optical recording of a photoplethysmographic (PPG) signal. The estimation is data-driven, we use automated machine learning algorithms instead of mathematical models. Combining supervised learning with a discrete wavelet transform, the method is insensitive to minor irregularities in the PPG waveform, hence both pulse oximeters and smartphone cameras can record the signal...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323591/treatment-and-monitoring-of-central-serous-chorioretinopathy-in-pilots
#3
Ari Shinojima, Ryusaburo Mori, Kyoko Fujita, Mitsuko Yuzawa
BACKGROUND: Central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC), which has the characteristics of a serous retinal detachment (SRD) in the macular area, affects mostly men in the 30- to 50-yr age range. Some patients have persistent SRD, which may cause retinal thinning and photoreceptor impairment. CSC symptoms are gradual vision loss and/or metamorphopsia. Some commercial airline pilots are concerned about CSC symptoms, which can disqualify them from flying for months and can also reoccur. Thus, careful monitoring and treatment of CSC are critical for pilots, especially those with chronic or recurrent CSC...
December 1, 2016: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320891/the-normal-ranges-of-cardiovascular-parameters-measured-using-the-ultrasonic-cardiac-output-monitor
#4
Giles N Cattermole, P Y Mia Leung, Grace Y L Ho, Peach W S Lau, Cangel P Y Chan, Stewart S W Chan, Brendan E Smith, Colin A Graham, Timothy H Rainer
The ultrasonic cardiac output monitor (USCOM) is a noninvasive transcutaneous continuous wave Doppler method for assessing hemodynamics. There are no published reference ranges for normal values in adults (aged 18-60 years) for this device. This study aimed to (1) measure cardiovascular indices using USCOM in healthy adults aged 18-60 years; (2) combine these data with those for healthy children (aged 0-12), adolescents (aged 12-18), and the elderly (aged over 60) from our previously published studies in order to present normal ranges for all ages, and (3) establish normal ranges of USCOM-derived variables according to both weight and age...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319051/tissue-specific-exosome-biomarkers-for-noninvasively-monitoring-immunologic-rejection-of-transplanted-tissue
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Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, Laxminarayana Korutla, Andreas Habertheuer, Ming Yu, Susan Rostami, Chao-Xing Yuan, Sanjana Reddy, Chengyang Liu, Varun Korutla, Brigitte Koeberlein, Jennifer Trofe-Clark, Michael R Rickels, Ali Naji
In transplantation, there is a critical need for noninvasive biomarker platforms for monitoring immunologic rejection. We hypothesized that transplanted tissues release donor-specific exosomes into recipient circulation and that the quantitation and profiling of donor intra-exosomal cargoes may constitute a biomarker platform for monitoring rejection. Here, we have tested this hypothesis in a human-into-mouse xenogeneic islet transplant model and validated the concept in clinical settings of islet and renal transplantation...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317398/cardiac-transplantation-towards-a-new-noninvasive-approach-of-cardiac-allograft-rejection
#6
Sophie I Mavrogeni, George Athanasopoulos, Aggeliki Gouziouta, Evangelos Leontiadis, Stamatis Adamopoulos, Genovefa Kolovou
Cardiac allograft rejection (CAR) may occur after transplantation and remains silent, until hemodynamic deterioration takes place. Endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) is applied to early detect CAR. Although, flexible bioptoms have decreased the incidence of lethal complications, EMB remains an invasive procedure carrying risk of tamponade and permanent heart block. Therefore, a new non-invasive approach is needed. Areas covered: AlloMap molecular expression testing and graft-derived cell-free DNA (GcfDNA) test can be used as blood indices of acute and chronic CAR, respectively...
March 21, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315949/-89-zr-onartuzumab-pet-imaging-of-c-met-receptor-dynamics
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Martin Pool, Anton G T Terwisscha van Scheltinga, Arjan Kol, Danique Giesen, Elisabeth G E de Vries, Marjolijn N Lub-de Hooge
PURPOSE: c-MET and its ligand hepatocyte growth factor are often dysregulated in human cancers. Dynamic changes in c-MET expression occur and might predict drug efficacy or emergence of resistance. Noninvasive visualization of c-MET dynamics could therefore potentially guide c-MET-directed therapies. We investigated the feasibility of (89)Zr-labelled one-armed c-MET antibody onartuzumab PET for detecting relevant changes in c-MET levels induced by c-MET-mediated epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor erlotinib resistance or heat shock protein-90 (HSP90) inhibitor NVP-AUY-922 treatment in human non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) xenografts...
March 19, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306671/noninvasive-monitoring-of-acute-and-chronic-rejection-in-heart-transplantation
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Maria G Crespo-Leiro, Gonzalo Barge-Caballero, David Couto-Mallon
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recent years have seen advances in the early detection of cardiac graft rejection. RECENT FINDINGS: We review the possibilities offered by tissue Doppler imaging and speckle tracking echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance, cardiac computed tomography, single positron emission tomography, gene expression profiling, and quantitation of donor-derived cell-free DNA, and microRNAs. SUMMARY: Noninvasive monitoring of acute and chronic rejection after cardiac transplantation is an unmet need and remains a challenge...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306631/thermoregulate-autoregulate-and-ventilate-brain-directed-critical-care-for-pediatric-cardiac-arrest
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Jonathan E Kurz, Craig M Smith, Mark S Wainwright
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cardiac arrest in childhood is associated with a high risk for mortality and poor long-term functional outcome. This review discusses the current evidence for neuroprotective therapies and goals for postarrest care in the context of the pathophysiology of hypoxic-ischemic injury, modalities for neurologic prognostication in these children and potential future monitoring paradigms for maximizing cerebral perfusion in the postarrest period. RECENT FINDINGS: The recent publication of the in-hospital and out-of-hospital Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest trials demonstrated a lack of statistically significant benefit for the use of postarrest therapeutic hypothermia...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306558/monitoring-of-the-physical-exam-in-sepsis
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Radu Postelnicu, Laura Evans
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Monitoring of mental status and peripheral circulatory changes can be accomplished noninvasively in patients in the ICU. Emphasis on physical examination in conditions such as sepsis have gained increased attention as these evaluations can often serve as a surrogate marker for short-term treatment efficacy of therapeutic interventions. Sepsis associated encephalopathy and mental status changes correlate with worse prognosis in patients. Evaluation of peripheral circulation has been shown to be a convenient, easily accessible, and accurate marker for prognosis in patients with septic shock...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306552/precise-determination-of-the-heat-delivery-during-in-vivo-magnetic-nanoparticle-hyperthermia-with-infrared-thermography
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Harley Rodrigues, Gustavo Capistrano, Francyelli Mello, Nicholas Zufelato, Elisangela Silveira-Lacerda, Andris F Bakuzis
Monitoring noninvasively and in real-time the heat delivery during magnetic nanoparticle hyperthermia is of fundamental importance to predict clinical outcome for cancer treatment. Infrared thermography (IRT) can inform the surface temperature due to three-dimensional heat delivery inside a subcutaneous tumor, an argument that is supported by numerical simulations. However, for precise temperature determination, it is of crucial relevance to use a correct experimental configuration. This work reports a magnetic nanoparticle hyperthermia study (MNH) using a sarcoma 180 murine tumor containing 3...
March 17, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303844/significance-of-diffusion-tensor-imaging-of-vastus-medialis-oblique-in-recurrent-patellar-dislocation
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Li-Si Liu, Zhuo-Zhao Zheng, Hui-Shu Yuan
BACKGROUND: Numerous studies have investigated the influence of osseous factors on patellofemoral joint instability, but research on the influence of dynamic muscle factors in vivo is still in the exploratory stage. This study aimed to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to evaluate vastus medialis oblique (VMO) fiber bundles in patients with recurrent patellar dislocation to explore the changes in muscle morphology and function. METHODS: This prospective study involved 30 patients (7 males and 23 females; average age, 21...
March 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302035/translational-multimodality-neuroimaging
#13
Sushil K Sharma
Recently high-resolution, noninvasive, multimodality in-vivo molecular imaging with PET, SPECT, CT and MRI, employing fusion algorithms has revolutionized personalized medicine. However, specific radiopharmaceuticals (RPs) for the accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of progressive neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, drug addiction, and other cognitive impairments still remain in developmental phase. Currently, multimodality fusion neuroimaging is utilized for the determination of: pharmacokinetics and pre-clinical development of radiopharmaceuticals (RPs); in-vivo monitoring of stem cell transplantation therapy; nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) investigations; and regional cerebral blood flow and glucose metabolism in cognitively-impaired subjects employing noninvasive microPET and nano-SPECT imaging...
March 15, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299697/monitoring-the-cellular-binding-events-with-quartz-crystal-microbalance-qcm-biosensors
#14
Abdul Rehman, Xiangqun Zeng
Quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) biosensors have been demonstrated as noninvasive and label-free tools for cell based measurements. However, the complexity of biofilms composed of cells with the associated liquid environments is preventive towards forming explicit relationship between the added mass and the change in the frequency output signal. Therefore, the protocols of interface design (surface chemistry, interaction mechanism, and data acquisition), data interpretation, and device fabrication, all need to be finely refined in order to make these biosensors prevail in real life...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298779/accuracy-in-blood-pressure-monitoring-the-effect-of-noninvasive-blood-pressure-cuff-inflation-on-intra-arterial-blood-pressure-values
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Veena Sheshadri, Akhilesh Kumar Tiwari, Mahesh Nagappa, Lashmi Venkatraghavan
CONTEXT: Both invasive and noninvasive blood pressure (invasive arterial blood pressure [IABP] and noninvasive BP [NIBP]) monitors are used perioperatively; however, they often produce different values. The reason for this discrepancy is not clear, and it is possible that the act of cuff inflation itself might affect the IABP values, especially with the recurrent cycling of NIBP cuff. AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of ipsilateral NIBP cuff inflation on the contralateral IABP values...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297773/-establishment-and-evaluation-of-noninvasive-diagnostic-models-for-liver-fibrosis-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b
#16
Q Yang, D P Liu, L P Li, Y Gu, M X Zhang, Y Liu, K Yang
Objective: To establish the model of liver fibrosis based on noninvasive indices, and to investigate the diagnostic value of this model. Methods: A total of 838 patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) who underwent liver biopsy in our hospital from March 2003 to October 2013 were selected, and the results of blood tests and B-ultrasound were collected. The correlation between these indices and liver fibrosis stage was analyzed. A logistic regression analysis was performed to establish a predictive model, and the value of this model was examined in validation group...
January 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291457/impact-of-oxygenation-status-on-the-noninvasive-measurement-of-hemoglobin
#17
Dina Gomaa, Dario Rodriquez, Michael Petro, Thomas C Blakeman, Richard D Branson
BACKGROUND: Noninvasive monitoring of hemoglobin (SpHgb) via pulse oximetry has the potential to alert caregivers to blood loss. Previous studies have demonstrated that changes in oxygenation may impact accuracy. METHODS: Twenty normal volunteers were monitored using SpHgb at sea level, during ascent to 14,000 feet, at 14,000 feet with 100% oxygen delivery, and again at sea level. Each period consisted of 15 minutes of monitoring. SpHgb measurements were compared to a blood sample using Bland Altman analysis...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291455/measuring-hemodynamic-changes-in-the-ophthalmic-artery-during-applied-force-for-noninvasive-intracranial-pressure-monitoring-test-results-in-a-porcine-model
#18
Max Twedt, Chase Pfeifer, William Thorell, Greg Bashford
Possible traumatic brain injury victims would greatly benefit from a handheld, noninvasive intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring tool, which a medic could operate in a remote area. Such a device would also benefit the transport of injured soldiers during en route medical care and critical care air transport. This study demonstrates the use of noninvasive blood flow measurements in the eye by ultrasound as a proxy for ICP. ICP was artificially raised in a porcine model and resultant blood flow change in the ophthalmic artery was measured...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290962/the-application-of-biphasic-extrathoracic-cuirass-assisted-ventilation-in-normal-subjects-wearing-chemical-biological-radiological-nuclear-cbrn-gas-masks
#19
Ilan Gur, Arik Eisenkraft, Ephraim Bar-Yishay
OBJECTIVE: Mobile RTX (MRTX), a portable light-weighted ventilator, provides noninvasive respiratory support using biphasic extrathoracic cuirass-assisted ventilation. Despite the effectiveness of chemical-biological-radiological-nuclear (CBRN) gas masks, they cause respiratory loading as a result of added dead space and resistance. This prospective comparative pilot study was conducted to investigate the safety and efficacy of assisted ventilation provided by MRTX in healthy adult volunteers wearing CBRN gas masks at rest...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289485/pneurip-tm-a-novel-respiratory-inductance-plethysmography-monitor
#20
Tariq Rahman, Ralph Page, Christopher Page, Jean-Remy Bonnefoy, Tim Cox, Thomas H Shaffer
Objective pulmonary function (PF) evaluation is essential for the diagnosis, monitoring, and management of many pediatric respiratory diseases as seen in the emergency room, intensive care, and outpatient settings. In this paper, the development and testing of a new noninvasive PF instrument, pneuRIP(TM), which utilizes respiratory inductance plethysmography (RIP) are discussed. The pneuRIP(TM) hardware includes a small circuit board that connects to the RIP bands and measures and wirelessly transmits the band inductance data to any designated wirelessly connected tablet...
March 2017: Journal of Medical Devices
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