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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541897/capacitive-micro-machined-ultrasound-transducers-for-interstitial-high-intensity-ultrasound-therapies
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W Apoutou N'Djin, Bjoern Gerold, Jeremy Vion, Michael Canney, An Nguyen-Dinh, Alexandre Carpentier, Jean-Yves Chapelon
Capacitive Micro-machined Ultrasound Transducers (CMUTs) exhibit several potential advantages over conventional piezo technologies for use in therapeutic ultrasound devices, including: ease of miniaturization and integration with electronics, broad bandwidth (>several MHz), and compatibility with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In this work, the electro-acoustic performance of CMUTs designed for interstitial high intensity contact ultrasound (HICU) applications was evaluated and the feasibility of generating ultrasound-induced heating and thermal destruction of biological tissues was studied...
May 24, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527203/value-of-different-ultrasound-elastography-techniques-in-patients-with-venous-malformations-prior-to-and-after-sclerotherapy
#2
V I Teusch, A P Piehler, W Uller, R Müller-Wille, L Prantl, C Stroszczynski, W A Wohlgemuth, E M Jung
AIM: Comparison of different ultrasound elastography techniques for detection of changes after sclerotherapy within venous malformations. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In patients with venous malformations sonography was executed at exactly the same position prior to and after ethanol-gel sclerotherapy. Both examinations included B-Mode, vascular sonography with Color-Coded Duplex Sonography, and additional sonography with different elastography techniques (strain, qualitative and quantitative Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) elastography) with a linear transducer (6-9 MHz)...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516503/sonovaginography-a-useful-technique-in-the-assessment-of-the-lower-genital-tract
#3
Samuel C Johnson, N Tugce Yegul, Patricia Balcacer
Conventional sonographic evaluation of the cervix and vagina is compromised by inattention, poor subject contrast, and obscuring artifacts. We describe a technique involving distention of the vaginal canal and fornices with ultrasound gel, providing an acoustic window for improved definition of the cervix and vagina. This exam is usually performed in concert with transvaginal sonography, but a transabdominal or transperineal approach may be more useful in selected scenarios. A wide variety of formerly sonographically inconspicuous conditions are demonstrable with this technique, many of which were undetected or inadequately characterized on the physical exam...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516051/evaluation-of-mr-thermometry-with-proton-resonance-frequency-method-at-7t
#4
Ping Wang
Quantitative and non-invasive temperature mapping using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides a unique way to measure temperature evolution inside biological tissues. The method is widely used in thermal ablation procedures with magnetic fields at or below 3T. In this paper, the sensitivity of the MRI thermometry at 7T was studied using a proton resonance frequency (PRF)-based technique. We first used an agarose gel phantom with MR-compatible thermometry to calibrate the temperature coefficient, and then this temperature coefficient was employed to measure the internal temperature in both ex vivo (beef muscle) and in vivo (rat) experiments using focused ultrasound heating...
April 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504278/high-frequency-linear-rheology-of-hydrogels-probed-by-ultrasound-driven-microbubble-dynamics
#5
Akaki Jamburidze, Marco De Corato, Axel Huerre, Angelo Pommella, Valeria Garbin
Ultrasound-driven microbubble dynamics are central to biomedical applications, from diagnostic imaging to drug delivery and therapy. In therapeutic applications, the bubbles are typically embedded in tissue, and their dynamics are strongly affected by the viscoelastic properties of the soft solid medium. While the behaviour of bubbles in Newtonian fluids is well characterised, a fundamental understanding of the effect on ultrasound-driven bubble dynamics of a soft viscoelastic medium is still being developed...
May 15, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494675/cornstarch-gel-found-to-be-an-alternative-for-ultrasound-use
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Ultrasound images produced using cornstarch-based (known as cornflour in the UK) gel are of similar quality to those using commercial gel, according to a study in Emergency Medicine Journal.
May 12, 2017: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494203/carbofuran-degraded-by-iron-doped-anatase-weakening-the-cholinesterase-inhibitory-activity-in-the-photoproducts-mixture
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Martín M Dávila-Jiménez, María P Elizalde-González, Esmeralda García-Díaz, Miguel González, M E Mendoza, M J Robles-Águila
Carbofuran is a toxic carbamate pesticide, and its use has increased in recent years. While marketing information indicates stability in different chemical media, carbofuran exhibits relative photolability. The aim of this research was to decompose carbofuran and to identify the photoproducts achieved when two different doped titania photocatalysts were employed under UV irradiation. The iron-doped TiO2 materials were obtained (a) via a hydrothermal method and (b) by an ultrasound-assisted sol-gel method. The precursors were TiOSO4⋅xH2O and Fe3(NO3)·9H2O...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490134/changes-in-the-structure-and-dissociation-of-soybean-protein-isolate-induced-by-ultrasound-assisted-acid-pretreatment
#8
Liurong Huang, Xiaona Ding, Chunhua Dai, Haile Ma
Structure and dissociation properties of soybean protein isolate (SPI) induced by ultrasound and acid were investigated. Results of solubility showed that ultrasound-assisted acid had no effect on the content of soluble aggregates in SPI. Increase of fluorescence intensity and red-shift of maximum emission wavelength indicated that acid induced molecular unfolding of SPI and exposure of hydrophobic groups. Circular dichroism spectra showed that ultrasound-assisted acid pretreatment resulted in increases in the α-helix content by 29...
October 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465240/amplified-cpes-enhancement-of-chorioamnion-membrane-mass-transport-by-encapsulation-in-nano-sized-plga-particles
#9
Aharon Azagury, Eliz Amar-Lewis, Reut Appel, Mordechai Hallak, Joseph Kost
Chemical penetration enhancers (CPEs) have long been used for mass transport enhancement across membranes. Many CPEs are used in a solution or gel and could be a solvent. The use of CPEs is mainly limited due to their toxicity/irritation levels. This study presents the evaluation of encapsulated CPEs in nano-sized polymeric particles on the chorioamnion (CA) membrane mass transport. CPEs' mass encapsulated in nanoparticles was decreased by 10,000-fold. Interestingly, this approach resulted in a 6-fold increase in mass transport across the CA...
April 29, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427654/effect-of-high-intensity-ultrasound-on-the-technofunctional-properties-and-structure-of-jackfruit-artocarpus-heterophyllus-seed-protein-isolate
#10
J A Resendiz-Vazquez, J A Ulloa, J E Urías-Silvas, P U Bautista-Rosales, J C Ramírez-Ramírez, P Rosas-Ulloa, L González-Torres
The influence of high-intensity ultrasound (HIU) on the technofunctional properties and structure of jackfruit seed protein isolate (JSPI) was investigated. Protein solutions (10%, w/v) were sonicated for 15min at 20kHz to the following levels of power output: 200, 400, and 600W (pulse duration: on-time, 5s; off-time 1s). Compared with untreated JSPI, HIU at 200W and 400W improved the oil holding capacity (OHC) and emulsifying capacity (EC), but the emulsifying activity (EA) and emulsion stability (ES) increased at 400W and 600W...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413682/multi-focal-hifu-reduces-cavitation-in-mild-hyperthermia
#11
Vandiver Chaplin, Charles F Caskey
BACKGROUND: Mild-hyperthermia therapy (40-45 °C) with high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a technique being considered in a number of different treatments such as thermally activated drug delivery, immune-stimulation, and as a chemotherapy adjuvant. Mechanical damage and loss of cell viability associated with HIFU-induced acoustic cavitation may pose a risk during these treatments or may hinder their success. Here we present a method that achieves mild heating and reduces cavitation by using a multi-focused HIFU beam...
2017: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412552/copper-containing-mesoporous-bioactive-glass-nanoparticles-as-multifunctional-agent-for-bone-regeneration
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Alessandra Bari, Nora Bloise, Sonia Fiorilli, Giorgia Novajra, Maria Vallet-Regí, Giovanna Bruni, Almudena Torres-Pardo, José M González-Calbet, Livia Visai, Chiara Vitale-Brovarone
The application of mesoporous bioactive glasses (MBGs) containing controllable amount of different ions, with the aim to impart antibacterial activity, as well as stimulation of osteogenesis and angiogenesis, is attracting an increasing interest. In this contribution, in order to endow nano-sized MBG with additional biological functions, the framework of a binary SiO2-CaO mesoporous glass was modified with different concentrations of copper ions (2 and 5%mol.), through a one-pot ultrasound-assisted sol-gel procedure...
April 12, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411431/simultaneous-removal-of-cd-ii-ni-ii-pb-ii-and-cu-ii-ions-via-their-complexation-with-hbansa-based-on-a-combined-ultrasound-assisted-and-cloud-point-adsorption-method-using-csg-bipo4-fepo4-as-novel-adsorbent-faas-detection-and-optimization-process
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Shadi Kheirandish, Mehrorang Ghaedi, Kheibar Dashtian, Ramin Jannesar, Morteza Montazerozohori, Faezeh Pourebrahim, Mohammad Ali Zare
Ultrasound irradiation, cloud point and adsorption methods were coupled to develop a new technique for the simultaneous removal of Cd(II), Ni(II), Pb(II) and Cu(II) ions after their complexation with (E)-4-((2-hydroxybenzylidene) amino) naphthalene-1-sulfonic acid (HBANSA). In order to reduce cost and improve practicability of process, chitosan gel (CSG) composited with bismuth(III) phosphate/iron(III) phosphate nanoparticles (CSG-BiPO4/FePO4) were hydrothermally synthesized followed by their characterization using FE-SEM, EDS and XRD analysis...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411065/modifying-the-physicochemical-properties-of-pea-protein-by-ph-shifting-and-ultrasound-combined-treatments
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Shanshan Jiang, Junzhou Ding, Juan Andrade, Taha M Rababah, Ali Almajwal, Mahmoud M Abulmeaty, Hao Feng
The effect of a pH-shifting and ultrasound combined process on the functional properties and structure of pea protein isolate (PPI) was investigated. PPI dispersions were adjusted to pH 2, 4, 10, or 12, treated by power ultrasound for 5min, and incubated for 1h before the sample pH was brought back to neutral. After treatment, water solubility, protein aggregate size, solution turbidity, surface hydrophobicity (Ho), free sulfhydryl content (SH), and sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) of the soluble PPI were determined...
March 28, 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408818/anti-inflammatory-activity-of-niosomes-entrapped-with-plai-oil-zingiber-cassumunar-roxb-by-therapeutic-ultrasound-in-a-rat-model
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Jirakrit Leelarungrayub, Jiradej Manorsoi, Aranya Manorsoi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of Plai oil-encapsulated niosomes (Zingiber cassumunar Roxb.) on inflamed subcutaneous Wistar rat skin by therapeutic ultrasound. METHODS: Pure oil from Plai rhizomes was extracted by steam distillation, and antioxidant activities were determined by 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl radical scavenging assay. Bioactive compounds were analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378003/ultrasound-gel-minimizes-third-body-debris-with-partial-hardware-removal-in-joint-arthroplasty
#16
Aidan C McGrory, Lee Replogle, Donald Endrizzi
Hundreds of thousands of revision surgeries for hip, knee, and shoulder joint arthroplasties are now performed worldwide annually. Partial removal of hardware during some types of revision surgeries may create significant amounts of third body metal, polymer, or bone cement debris. Retained debris may lead to a variety of negative health effects including damage to the joint replacement. We describe a novel technique for the better containment and easier removal of third body debris during partial hardware removal...
March 2017: Arthroplasty Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371270/physicochemical-characterization-of-the-shell-composition-of-pbca-based-polymeric-microbubbles
#17
Lia Appold, Yang Shi, Stephan Rütten, Alexander Kühne, Andrij Pich, Fabian Kiessling, Twan Lammers
Microbubbles (MB) are routinely used as contrast agents for ultrasound (US) imaging. In recent years, MB have also attracted interest as drug delivery systems. Soft-shelled lipidic MB tend to be more advantageous for US imaging, while hard-shelled polymeric MB appear to be more suitable for drug delivery purposes because of their thicker shell and the resulting higher drug loading capacity. The physicochemical composition of the shell of polymeric MB, however, remains largely unknown. This study sets out to evaluate the molecular weight and polydispersity of the building blocks constituting the shell of poly(butyl cyanoacrylate) (PBCA) MB...
March 29, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370112/solubilization-of-bovine-gelatin-using-power-ultrasound-gelation-without-heating
#18
Asgar Farahnaky, Fatemeh Zendeboodi, Rezvan Azizi, Gholamreza Mesbahi, Mahsa Majzoobi
The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of power ultrasound without using any heating stage in solubilizeing gelatin dispersions, and to characterize the mechanical and microstructural properties of the resulting gels using texture analysis and scanning electron microscopy, respectively. Usually to prepare a gel from gelatin, a primary heating stage of at about 40C or above is required to solubilize gelatin macromolecules. In this study solubilizing gelatin dispersions using power ultrasound without any heating was successfully performed...
April 2017: Journal of Texture Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341954/reversible-alopecia-with-localized-scalp-necrosis-after-accidental-embolization-of-the-parietal-artery-with-hyaluronic-acid
#19
Qing Yang, Lihong Qiu, Chenggang Yi, Ping Xue, Zhou Yu, Xianjie Ma, Yingjun Su, Shuzhong Guo
Hyaluronic acid (HA) filler injection is widely used for soft-tissue augmentation. Complications associated with HA filling are not uncommon; however, HA-induced alopecia is a rarely reported complication that could result in severe secondary psychological trauma. The etiology, clinical traits, treatment strategies, outcomes, and possible reversibility of HA-induced alopecia have not been characterized. Here, we report a case in which bilateral temple injections of 6.5 mL of HA led to persistent pain over the left scalp for several days...
March 24, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341192/potential-infection-control-risks-associated-with-ultrasound-equipment-a-bacterial-perspective
#20
Susan Campbell Westerway, Jocelyne M Basseal, Adam Brockway, Jon A Hyett, Dee A Carter
Ultrasound equipment used in trans-abdominal (TA) and trans-vaginal (TV) examination may carry bacterial contamination and pose risks to infection control during ultrasound examination. We aimed to describe the prevalence of bacterial contamination on ultrasound probes, gel, machine keyboard and cords and examined the effectiveness of low- and high-level disinfection techniques. This study was performed at a public hospital and a private practice. A total of 171 swabs were analyzed and bacterial species were identified using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) analysis and polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
February 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
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