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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901055/phantom-based-image-quality-test-methods-for-photoacoustic-imaging-systems
#1
William C Vogt, Congxian Jia, Keith A Wear, Brian S Garra, T Joshua Pfefer
As photoacoustic imaging (PAI) technologies advance and applications arise, there is increasing need for standardized approaches to provide objective, quantitative performance assessment at various stages of the product development and clinical translation process. We have developed a set of performance test methods for PAI systems based on breast-mimicking tissue phantoms containing embedded inclusions. Performance standards for mature imaging modalities [magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), and ultrasound] were used to guide selection of critical PAI image quality characteristics and experimental methods...
September 2017: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862812/performance-of-individually-measured-vs-population-based-c-peptide-kinetics-to-assess-%C3%AE-cell-function-in-presence-and-absence-of-acute-insulin-resistance
#2
Ron T Varghese, Chiara Dalla Man, Marcello C Laurenti, Francesca Piccinini, Anu Sharma, Meera Shah, Kent R Bailey, Robert A Rizza, Claudio Cobelli, Adrian Vella
AIMS: Standardized, population-based kinetics of C-peptide distribution and clearance are used to estimate insulin secretion from plasma C-peptide concentrations without direct measurement of C-peptide kinetics. We then compared the performance of population-based kinetics to directly measured C-peptide kinetics when used to calculate β-cell responsivity indices. To ensure that population-based kinetics apply to all conditions where β-cell function is measured, subjects were studied in the presence and absence of acute insulin resistance...
September 1, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843695/effect-of-hormonal-and-energy-related-factors-on-plasma-adiponectin-in-transition-dairy-cows
#3
C S Krumm, S L Giesy, L S Caixeta, W R Butler, H Sauerwein, J W Kim, Y R Boisclair
In transition dairy cows, plasma levels of the insulin-sensitizing hormone adiponectin fall to a nadir at parturition and recover in early lactation. The transition period is also characterized by rapid changes in metabolic and hormonal factors implicated in other species as positive regulators of adiponectin production (i.e., negative energy balance, lipid mobilization) and others as negative regulators (i.e., reduced leptin and insulin and increased growth hormone and plasma fatty acids). To assess the role of onset of negative energy balance and lipid mobilization after parturition, dairy cows were either milked thrice daily (lactating) or never milked (nonlactating) for up to 4 wk after parturition...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815602/efficacy-and-safety-of-amphotericin-b-formulations-a-network-meta-analysis-and-a-multicriteria-decision-analysis
#4
Fernanda S Tonin, Laiza M Steimbach, Helena H Borba, Andreia C Sanches, Astrid Wiens, Roberto Pontarolo, Fernando Fernandez-Llimos
OBJECTIVES: Despite its broad spectrum, conventional amphotericin B (AB) is associated with serious adverse events. Lipid-based formulations may offer safer options. We aimed to synthesize the evidence of efficacy and safety of AB formulations. METHODS: We performed a systematic review and network meta-analysis (NMA) to compare all available formulations: conventional AB; lipid complex or ABLC; colloidal dispersion or ABCD; liposomal or LAB; AB in Intralipid. Randomized controlled trials were searched in four databases...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794103/effect-of-circulating-glucagon-and-free-fatty-acids-on-hepatic-fgf21-production-in-dairy-cows
#5
Luciano S Caixeta, Sarah L Giesy, Christopher S Krumm, James W Perfield, Anthony Butterfield, Katie M Schoenberg, Donald Clarence Beitz, Yves R Boisclair
Modern dairy cows meet the energy demand of early lactation by calling on hormonally-driven mechanisms to increase the use of lipid reserves. In this context, we recently reported that fibroblast growth factor-21 (FGF21), a hormone required for efficient use of lipid reserves in rodents, is upregulated in periparturient dairy cows. Increased plasma FGF21 in early lactation coincides with elevated circulating concentrations of glucagon (GCG) and non-esterified fatty acids (NEFA). To assess the relative contribution of these factors in regulating FGF21, two experiments were performed in energy sufficient, non-pregnant, non-lactating dairy cows...
August 9, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768527/bilateral-blindness-secondary-to-optic-nerve-ischemia-from-severe-amlodipine-overdose-a-case-report
#6
Raymond Kao, Yves Landry, Genevieve Chick, Andrew Leung
BACKGROUND: Calcium channel blockers are commonly prescribed medications; calcium channel blocker overdose is becoming increasingly prevalent. The typical presentation of a calcium channel blocker overdose is hypotension and decreased level of consciousness. We describe a case of a calcium channel blocker overdose that led to bilateral cortical blindness, a presentation that has not previously been reported. CASE PRESENTATION: A 49-year-old white woman with known bilateral early optic atrophy presented to our hospital with hypotension and obtundation following a known ingestion of 150 mg of amlodipine...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767202/effects-of-parenteral-fish-oil-on-plasma-nonesterified-fatty-acids-and-systemic-inflammatory-mediators-in-dogs-following-ovariohysterectomy
#7
Kaoru Tsuruta, Robert C Backus, Amy E DeClue, Kevin L Fritsche, Fred A Mann
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of intravenous (IV) infusion of fish oil (FO) emulsion following ovariohysterectomy (OVH) on inflammatory mediators and plasma omega-3 nonesterified fatty acids (NEFA) concentrations in dogs. DESIGN: Prospective clinical study. SETTING: University teaching hospital. ANIMALS: Twenty-nine privately owned dogs undergoing routine OVH. INTERVENTIONS: Postoperative 3-hour IV infusion of saline (n = 9), FO (Omegaven, n = 10), or soybean oil (SO, intralipid, n = 10) emulsion and blood collected before, 5 and 24 hours following OVH for plasma NEFA and RBC membrane fatty acids (FAs) concentrations, leukocyte cytokine production capacity, and C-reactive protein (CRP) measurement...
September 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722754/-31-p-nmr-evidence-for-peroxide-intermediates-in-lipid-emulsion-photooxidations-phosphine-substituent-effects-in-trapping
#8
Prabhu P Mohapatra, Callistus O Chiemezie, Arina Kligman, Michele M Kim, Theresa M Busch, Timothy C Zhu, Alexander Greer
Intralipid is a lipid emulsion used in photodynamic therapy (PDT) for its light scattering and tissue-simulating properties. The purpose of this study is to determine whether or not Intralipid undergoes photooxidation, and we have carried out an Intralipid peroxide trapping study using a series of phosphines [2'-dicyclohexylphosphino-2,6-dimethoxy-1,1'-biphenyl-3-sulfonate, 3-(diphenylphosphino)benzenesulfonate, triphenylphosphine-3,3',3''-trisulfonate and triphenylphosphine]. Our new findings are as follows: (1) An oxygen atom is transferred from Intralipid peroxide to the phosphine traps in the dark, after the photooxidation of Intralipid...
July 19, 2017: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700145/simultaneous-measurements-of-lymphatic-vessel-contraction-flow-and-valve-dynamics-in-multiple-lymphangions-using-optical-coherence-tomography
#9
Cedric Blatter, Eelco F J Meijer, Timothy P Padera, Benjamin J Vakoc
Lymphatic dysfunction is involved in many diseases including lymphedema, hypertension, autoimmune responses, graft rejection, atherosclerosis, microbial infections, cancer and cancer metastasis. Expanding our knowledge of lymphatic system function can lead to a better understanding of these disease processes and improve treatment options. Here, optical coherence tomography (OCT) methods were used to reveal intraluminal valve dynamics in 3 dimensions, and measure lymph flow and vessel contraction simultaneously in 3 neighboring lymphangions of the afferent collecting lymphatic vessels to the popliteal lymph node in mice...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663839/optoacoustic-response-of-gold-nanorods-in-soft-phantoms-using-high-power-diode-laser-assemblies-at-870-and-905-nm
#10
L Leggio, S Gawali, D Gallego, S Rodríguez, M Sánchez, G Carpintero, H Lamela
In the present paper we show the optoacoustic (OA) response of two solutions of gold nanorods dispersed in distilled water (0.8 mg/ml) and hosted in tissue-like phantoms by using small arrays of HPDLs at 870 and 905 nm as excitation sources. The HPDLs are coupled to a 7-to-1 optical fiber bundle with output diameter of 675 μm. Each solution of gold nanorods exhibits an absorption peak close to the operating wavelength, i.e. ~860 nm and ~900 nm, respectively, to optimize the generation of OA signals. The phantoms are made of agar, intralipid and hemoglobin to simulate a soft biological tissue with reduced properties of scattering...
March 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641075/postconditioning-with-intralipid-emulsion-protects-against-reperfusion-injury-in-post-infarct-remodeled-rat-hearts-by-activation-of-ros-akt-erk-signaling
#11
Michael Zaugg, Phing-How Lou, Eliana Lucchinetti, Manoj Gandhi, Alexander S Clanachan
The clinically used lipid emulsion Intralipid (ILE) reduces ischemia reperfusion injury in healthy rodent hearts. We tested whether ILE is cardioprotective in postinfarct remodeled hearts. Post-infarct remodeled and sham Sprague-Dawley rat hearts were perfused in working mode and subjected to ischemia (15 minutes) and reperfusion (30 minutes). Left ventricular (LV) work was measured in hearts that were untreated or that received ILE (1%) postconditioning administered at the onset of reperfusion, or the reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavenger N-(2-mercaptopropionyl)-glycine (10 μM) alone or in combination with ILE...
June 1, 2017: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637826/indirect-regulation-of-endogenous-glucose-production-by-insulin-the-single-gateway-hypothesis-revisited
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Richard N Bergman, Malini S Iyer
On the basis of studies that investigated the intraportal versus systemic insulin infusion and transendothelial transport of insulin, we proposed the "single gateway hypothesis," which supposes an indirect regulation of hepatic glucose production by insulin; the rate-limiting transport of insulin across the adipose tissue capillaries is responsible for the slow suppression of free fatty acids (FFAs), which in turn is responsible for delayed suppression of hepatic endogenous glucose production (EGP) during insulin infusion...
July 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636207/specificity-of-and-influence-of-hemolysis-lipemia-and-icterus-on-serum-lipase-activity-as-measured-by-the-v-lip-p-slide
#13
Joerg M Steiner, Robynne Gomez, Jan S Suchodolski, Jonathan A Lidbury
BACKGROUND: Measurement of pancreatic lipase in serum is being used for the diagnosis of pancreatitis. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to measure serum lipase activity by the v-LIP-P slide and serum canine pancreatic lipase immunoreactivity (cPLI) concentration by Spec cPL in dogs with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) and in serum samples that were hemolyzed, lipemic, or icteric. METHODS: Serum samples from 50 dogs with EPI, 8 samples spiked with canine hemoglobin, Intralipid, or ditaurobilirubin, and 8 samples from dogs with severe hypertriglyceridemia were evaluated using v-LIP-P and Spec cPL assays...
June 21, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629353/lipid-emulsion-mitigates-impaired-pulmonary-function-induced-by-limb-ischemia-reperfusion-in-rats-through-attenuation-of-local-cellular-injury-and-the-subsequent-systemic-inflammatory
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Fangfang Xia, Yun Xia, Sisi Chen, Lulu Chen, Weijuan Zhu, Yuanqing Chen, Thomas J Papadimos, Xuzhong Xu, Le Liu
BACKGROUND: Limb ischemia/reperfusion causes inflammation and elicits oxidative stress that may lead to local tissue damage and remote organ such as lung injury. This study investigates pulmonary function after limb ischemia/reperfusion and the protective effect of a lipid emulsion (Intralipid). METHODS: Twenty-four rats were divided into three groups: sham operation group (group S), ischemia/reperfusion group (group IR), and lipid emulsion treatment group (group LE)...
June 19, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619452/the-role-of-lecithin-degradation-on-the-ph-dependent-stability-of-halofantrine-encapsulated-fat-nano-emulsions
#15
Iman Haidar, Ian H Harding, Ian C Bowater, Daniel S Eldridge, William N Charman
We report on the successful incorporation of the antimalarial drug, halofantrine, into laboratory based soybean oil emulsions which were designed to mimic the commercially available parenteral fat emulsion, Intralipid(®). A high pH (minimum of pH 9, preferable pH of 11) was required for the drug laden emulsion to remain stable on storage and also to resist breaking under various stresses. Ageing of lecithin samples on storage was noted to result in degradation and a decrease in pH. We argue that this is the main reason for a similar decrease in pH for lecithin based emulsions and subsequent instability in drug laden emulsions...
August 7, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606477/n-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-enriched-lipid-emulsion-improves-paneth-cell-function-via-the-il-22-stat3-pathway-in-a-mouse-model-of-total-parenteral-nutrition
#16
Jiwei Wang, Feng Tian, Huijun Zheng, Hao Tian, Peng Wang, Li Zhang, Xuejin Gao, Xinying Wang
Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) is a life-saving therapy for patients with gastrointestinal dysfunction or failure. Long-term TPN impairs gut barrier function and contributes to infections and poor clinical outcomes. However, the underlying mechanisms of TPN-related gut barrier damage have not been fully elucidated, and effective measures are still rare. Here, we compared the effects of a predominantly n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids emulsion (PUFAs; Intralipid) and a lipid emulsion containing n-3 PUFAs (Intralipid plus Omegaven) on antimicrobial peptides produced by Paneth cells...
August 19, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591954/-the-effect-of-emulsified-sevofluran-on-muscular-relaxation-through-selective-blockage-of-peripheral-nerves
#17
Ling Ye, Xin-Xin Sun, Tao Zhu, Ping-Liang Yang
OBJECTIVES: To identify the site that emulsified sevoflurane influences in the nerve system. METHODS: Thirty-six healthy New Zealand rabbits were randomly and equally divided into low concentration emulsified sevoflurane group [4 mL/(kg·h)], medium concentration [6 mL/(kg·h)]group, high concentration group[10 mL/(kg·h)]and intralipid control group. Emulsified sevoflurane was infused through arterial to selectively block peripheral nerves, neuro-muscular junctions and muscle fibers...
July 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555094/effects-of-fat-and-sugar-either-consumed-or-infused-toward-the-brain-on-hypothalamic-er-stress-markers
#18
Evita Belegri, Merel Rijnsburger, Leslie Eggels, Unga Unmehopa, Wiep Scheper, Anita Boelen, Susanne E la Fleur
Protein-folding stress at the Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) occurs in the hypothalamus during diet-induced obesity (DIO) and is linked to metabolic disease development. ER stress is buffered by the activation of the unfolded protein response (UPR), a controlled network of pathways inducing a set of genes that recovers ER function. However, it is unclear whether hypothalamic ER stress during DIO results from obesity related changes or from direct nutrient effects in the brain. We here investigated mRNA expression of UPR markers in the hypothalamus of rats that were exposed to a free choice high-fat high-sugar (fcHFHS) diet for 1 week and then overnight fed ad libitum, or fasted, or fat/sugar deprived (i...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537978/intralipid-restoration-of-myocardial-contractions-following-bupivacaine-induced-asystole-concentration-and-time-dependence-in-vitro
#19
Wyun Kon Park, Hyun Soo Kim, Soo Hwan Kim, Ja Rang Jung, Carl Lynch, Nar Hyun Min
BACKGROUND: The concentration- and time-response relationships of lipid emulsion (LE; Intralipid) on the recovery of myocardial contractility following bupivacaine (BPV)-induced asystole are poorly defined. METHODS: After achieving asystole by 500-μM BPV, varied concentrations of LE were applied to determine the recovery of stimulated contractile responses and contractions in the cardiac tissues of guinea pigs at a 1.2-Hz stimulation rate. These experiments were performed with LE in either a recirculating (2%-16%) or washout (nonrecirculating) condition (0...
July 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506190/comparison-of-blood-glucose-monitoring-systems-for-use-in-insulin-clamp-studies-during-either-intralipid-or-glycerol-co-infusions
#20
Jonathan Q Purnell, Julie Martin, Melanie Gillingham
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May 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
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