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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786793/a-method-for-prostate-and-breast-cancer-cell-spheroid-cultures-using-gelatin-methacryloyl-based-hydrogels
#1
Christoph Meinert, Christina Theodoropoulos, Travis J Klein, Dietmar W Hutmacher, Daniela Loessner
Modern tissue engineering technologies have delivered tools to recreate a cell's naturally occurring niche in vitro and to investigate normal and pathological cell-cell and cell-niche interactions. Hydrogel biomaterials mimic crucial properties of native extracellular matrices, including mechanical support, cell adhesion sites and proteolytic degradability. As such, they are applied as 3D cell culture platforms to replicate tissue-like architectures observed in vivo, allowing physiologically relevant cell behaviors...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786715/cancer-cell-membrane-coated-magnetic-nanoparticles-for-mr-nir-fluorescence-dual-modal-imaging-and-photodynamic-therapy
#2
Jiong Li, Xuandong Wang, Dongye Zheng, Xinyi Lin, Zuwu Wei, Da Zhang, Zhuanfang Li, Yun Zhang, Ming Wu, Xiaolong Liu
Theranostic nanoprobes integrated with dual-modal imaging and therapeutic functions, such as photodynamic therapy (PDT), have exhibited significant potency in cancer treatments due to their high imaging accuracy and non-invasive advantages for cancer elimination. However, biocompatibility and highly efficient accumulation of these nanoprobes in tumor are still unsatisfactory for clinical application. In this study, a photosensitizer -loaded magnetic nanobead with surface further coated with a layer of cancer cell membrane (SSAP-Ce6@CCM) was designed to improve the biocompatibility and cellular uptake and ultimately achieve enhanced MR/NIR fluorescence imaging and PDT efficacy...
May 22, 2018: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786562/application-of-hepatocyte-like-cells-to-enhance-hepatic-safety-risk-assessment-in-drug-discovery
#3
REVIEW
Dominic P Williams
Hepatic stress and injury from drugs continues to be a major concern within the pharmaceutical industry, leading to preclinical and clinical attrition precautionary warnings and post-market withdrawal of drugs. There is a requirement for more predictive and mechanistically accurate models to aid risk assessment. Primary human hepatocytes, subject to isolation stress, cryopreservation, donor-to-donor variation and a relatively short period of functional capability in two-dimensional cultures, are not suitable for high-throughput screening procedures...
July 5, 2018: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786464/what-can-we-learn-from-diffusion-tensor-imaging-from-a-large-traumatic-brain-injury-cohort-white-matter-integrity-and-its-relationship-with-outcome
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Ana M Castaño-Leon, Marta Cicuendez, Blanca Navarro, Pablo M Munarriz, Santiago Cepeda, Igor Paredes, Amaya Hilario, Ana Ramos, Pedro Antonio Gomez, Alfonso Lagares
Traumatic axonal injury (TAI) contributes significantly to mortality and morbidity after traumatic brain injury (TBI) but its identification is still a diagnostic challenge because of the limitations of conventional imaging techniques to characterized it. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) can indirectly identify areas of damaged white matter (WM) integrity by detecting water molecules diffusion alterations. Therefore, DTI may improve detection and description of TAI lesions after TBI. We have obtained DTI data from 217 patients with moderate to severe TBI acquired at median 19 days after TBI were and patient DTI metrics were compared with data obtained from 58 age-matched healthy controls...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786038/a-predictive-model-for-estimation-risk-of-proliferative-lupus-nephritis
#5
Dong-Ni Chen, Li Fan, Yu-Xi Wu, Qian Zhou, Wei Chen, Xue-Qing Yu
Background: Lupus nephritis (LN) is classified by renal biopsy into proliferative and nonproliferative forms, with distinct prognoses, but renal biopsy is not available for every LN patient. The present study aimed to establish an alternate tool by building a predictive model to evaluate the probability of proliferative LN. Methods: In this retrospective cohort with biopsy-proven LN, 382 patients in development cohort, 193 in internal validation cohort, and 164 newly diagnosed patients in external validation cohort were selected...
June 5, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785495/d-lactate-and-intestinal-fatty-acid-binding-protein-are-elevated-in-serum-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Carlos R Camara-Lemarroy, Nicolás Escobedo-Zúñiga, Francisco J Guzmán-de la Garza, Jorge Castro-Garza, Javier Vargas-Villarreal, Fernando Góngora-Rivera
Experimental studies suggest that the intestinal barrier is affected in ischemic stroke. D-Lactate and intestinal fatty acid-binding protein (IFABP) are markers of intestinal mucosa integrity and barrier function. Our purpose was to evaluate the serum concentrations of these markers in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS). We included patients with AIS and used healthy subjects as controls. Clinical, demographic and outcome measures were recorded. Blood was drawn within 24 h of symptom onset. Serum concentrations of D-Lactate and IFABP were determined using commercially available colorimetric and ELISA kits, respectively...
May 21, 2018: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785304/application-of-25-mhz-b-scan-ultrasonography-to-determine-the-integrity-of-the-posterior-capsule-in-posterior-polar-cataract
#7
Yawen Guo, Chengzhe Lu, Bin Wu, Jianmin Gao, Jun Li, Xiaoyong Yuan, Xin Tang
Purpose: To report the application of 25 MHz B-scan ultrasonography (MHzB) to determine the integrity of the posterior capsule (PC) in posterior polar cataract (PPC). Methods: Patients with whom PPC was clinically diagnosed using slit lamp microscopy who underwent 25 MHzB before phacoemulsification were retrospectively reviewed. The status of the PC was determined by 25 MHzB before phacoemulsification and confirmed during cataract surgery. Results: In total, 21 eyes in 14 clinically diagnosed PPC patients were enrolled in this study...
2018: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785294/development-of-a-precision-multimodal-surgical-navigation-system-for-lung-robotic-segmentectomy
#8
Jean Marc Baste, Valentin Soldea, Samy Lachkar, Philippe Rinieri, Mathieu Sarsam, Benjamin Bottet, Christophe Peillon
Minimally invasive sublobar anatomical resection is becoming more and more popular to manage early lung lesions. Robotic-assisted thoracic surgery (RATS) is unique in comparison with other minimally invasive techniques. Indeed, RATS is able to better integrate multiple streams of information including advanced imaging techniques, in an immersive experience at the level of the robotic console. Our aim was to describe three-dimensional (3D) imaging throughout the surgical procedure from preoperative planning to intraoperative assistance and complementary investigations such as radial endobronchial ultrasound (R-EBUS) and virtual bronchoscopy for pleural dye marking...
April 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785281/impact-of-the-applied-simulated-and-integrated-learning-approach-on-nursing-assistants-knowledge-and-confidence-caring-for-frail-seniors-in-nursing-homes
#9
Veronique M Boscart, George Heckman, Meaghan Davey, Michelle Heyer, John P Hirdes
Background: Increasing importance is being placed on optimizing the role of Nursing Aides (NAs) in improving quality of care for nursing home (NH) residents. One approach to do so is to have NAs participate in assessments embedded within the Minimum Data Set (MDS). This pilot study aimed to design and evaluate the Applied Simulated and Integrated Learning Approach (ASILA) program, a novel innovative training program for NAs employed in NHs to enhance their ability to assess residents within an inter-professional framework...
2018: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785227/alterations-in-the-three-components-of-selfhood-in-persons-with-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-symptoms-a-pilot-qeeg-neuroimaging-study
#10
Andrew A Fingelkurts, Alexander A Fingelkurts
Background and Objective: Understanding how trauma impacts the self-structure of individuals suffering from the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms is a complex matter and despite several attempts to explain the relationship between trauma and the "Self", this issue still lacks clarity. Therefore, adopting a new theoretical perspective may help understand PTSD deeper and to shed light on the underlying psychophysiological mechanisms. Methods: In this study, we employed the "three-dimensional construct model of the experiential selfhood" where three major components of selfhood (phenomenal first-person agency, embodiment, and reflection/narration) are related to three Operational Modules (OMs) of the self-referential brain network...
2018: Open Neuroimaging Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785183/evaluation-of-reirradiation-in-locally-advanced-head-and-neck-cancers-toxicity-and-early-clinical-outcomes
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Amit Bahl, Arun Singh Oinam, Arun Elangovan, Satinder Kaur, Gaurav Trivedi, Roshan Verma, Sudhir Bhandari, Sushmita Ghoshal, Naresh Kumar Panda
Objectives: Locoregional recurrence is the predominant pattern of treatment failure in advanced head and neck cancers. Reirradiation is a useful modality to treat inoperable head and neck cancer patients with recurrent disease. The aim of the present study was to analyze the treatment toxicity and early clinical outcomes in patients undergoing reirradiation. Methods: Twenty patients of head and neck cancers with recurrences or second cancers were evaluated. Reirradiation was done using simultaneous integrated boost volumetric modulated arc therapy (SIB VMAT), intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), or conventional radiotherapy using 6MV photons...
2018: Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785042/inducible-high-efficiency-crispr-cas9-targeted-gene-editing-and-precision-base-editing-in-african-trypanosomes
#12
Eva Rico, Laura Jeacock, Julie Kovářová, David Horn
The Cas9 endonuclease can be programmed by guide RNA to introduce sequence-specific breaks in genomic DNA. Thus, Cas9-based approaches present a range of novel options for genome manipulation and precision editing. African trypanosomes are parasites that cause lethal human and animal diseases. They also serve as models for studies on eukaryotic biology, including 'divergent' biology. Genome modification, exploiting the native homologous recombination machinery, has been important for studies on trypanosomes but often requires multiple rounds of transfection using selectable markers that integrate at low efficiency...
May 21, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784986/a-workflow-for-the-integrative-transcriptomic-description-of-molecular-pathology-and-the-suggestion-of-normalizing-compounds-exemplified-by-parkinson-s-disease
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Mohamed Hamed, Yvonne Gladbach, Steffen Möller, Sarah Fischer, Mathias Ernst, Stephan Struckmann, Alexander Storch, Georg Fuellen
The volume of molecular observations on human diseases in public databases is continuously increasing at accelerating rates. A bottleneck is their computational integration into a coherent description, from which researchers may derive new well-founded hypotheses. Also, the need to integrate data from different technologies (genetics, coding and regulatory RNA, proteomics) emerged in order to identify biomarkers for early diagnosis and prognosis of complex diseases and therefore facilitating the development of novel treatment approaches...
May 21, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784746/role-of-molecular-pathology-in-the-treatment-of-anaplastic-gliomas-and-glioblastomas
#14
Matthias Holdhoff
The 2016 WHO Classification of Tumors of the Central Nervous System integrated molecular biomarkers into the classifications of malignant gliomas. Several markers now play a key role in our understanding of these tumors and are integral for clinical decision-making; these include codeletion of 1p and 19q and IDH1 and IDH2 mutations. The presentation by Matthias Holdhoff, MD, PhD, at the NCCN 23rd Annual Conference discussed the current understanding of anaplastic gliomas (WHO grade III) in the context of the new classification and its implications on clinical practice...
May 2018: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784698/aspects-of-multicomponent-integrated-care-promote-sustained-improvement-in-surrogate-clinical-outcomes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
REVIEW
Lee Ling Lim, Eric S H Lau, Alice P S Kong, Melanie J Davies, Naomi S Levitt, Björn Eliasson, Carlos A Aguilar-Salinas, Guang Ning, Yutaka Seino, Wing Yee So, Margaret McGill, Graham D Ogle, Trevor J Orchard, Philip Clarke, Rury R Holman, Edward W Gregg, Juan José Gagliardino, Juliana C N Chan
OBJECTIVE: The implementation of the Chronic Care Model (CCM) improves health care quality. We examined the sustained effectiveness of multicomponent integrated care in type 2 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We searched PubMed and Ovid MEDLINE (January 2000-August 2016) and identified randomized controlled trials comprising two or more quality improvement strategies from two or more domains (health system, health care providers, or patients) lasting ≥12 months with one or more clinical outcomes...
June 2018: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784666/nomogram-integrating-genomics-with-clinicopathological-features-improves-prognosis-prediction-for-colorectal-cancer
#16
Yongfu Xiong, Wenxian You, Min Hou, Linglong Peng, He Zhou, Zhongxue Fu
The current tumor staging system is insufficient for predicting the outcomes of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) because of its phenotypic and genomic heterogeneity. Integrating gene expression signatures with clinicopathological factors may yield a predictive accuracy exceeding that of the currently available system. Twenty-seven signatures that used gene expression data to predict CRC prognosis were identified and re-analyzed using bioinformatic methods. Next, clinically annotated CRC samples (n=1710) with the corresponding expression profiles, that predicted a patient's probability of cancer recurrence, were pooled to evaluate their prognostic values and establish a clinicopathologic-genomic nomogram...
May 21, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784628/why-physics-in-medicine
#17
Ehsan Samei, Thomas M Grist
Despite its crucial role in the development of new medical imaging technologies, in clinical practice, physics has primarily been involved in the technical evaluation of technologies. However, this narrow role is no longer adequate. New trajectories in medicine call for a stronger role for physics in the clinic. The movement toward evidence-based, quantitative, and value-based medicine requires physicists to play a more integral role in delivering innovative precision care through the intentional clinical application of physical sciences...
May 18, 2018: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784586/ultrasound-mediated-gene-delivery-enhances-tendon-allograft-integration-in-mini-pig-ligament-reconstruction
#18
Maxim Bez, Thomas J Kremen, Wafa Tawackoli, Pablo Avalos, Dmitriy Sheyn, Galina Shapiro, Joseph C Giaconi, Shiran Ben David, Jess G Snedeker, Zulma Gazit, Katherine W Ferrara, Dan Gazit, Gadi Pelled
Ligament injuries occur frequently, substantially hindering routine daily activities and sports participation in patients. Surgical reconstruction using autogenous or allogeneic tissues is the gold standard treatment for ligament injuries. Although surgeons routinely perform ligament reconstructions, the integrity of these reconstructions largely depends on adequate biological healing of the interface between the ligament graft and the bone. We hypothesized that localized ultrasound-mediated, microbubble-enhanced therapeutic gene delivery to endogenous stem cells would lead to significantly improved ligament graft integration...
April 26, 2018: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784537/artificial-intelligence-a-joint-narrative-on-potential-use-in-pediatric-stem-and-immune-cell-therapies-and-regenerative-medicine
#19
REVIEW
Irena Sniecinski, Jerard Seghatchian
Artificial Intelligence (AI) reflects the intelligence exhibited by machines and software. It is a highly desirable academic field of many current fields of studies. Leading AI researchers describe the field as "the study and design of intelligent agents". McCarthy invented this term in 1955 and defined it as "the science and engineering of making intelligent machines". The central goals of AI research are reasoning, knowledge, planning, learning, natural language processing (communication), perception and the ability to move and manipulate objects...
May 9, 2018: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784506/predicting-prognosis-in-resected-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-using-a-clinical-nomogram-and-recursive-partitioning-analysis
#20
Yuzhen Zheng, Shenshen Fu, Tiancheng He, Qihang Yan, Wenyu Di, Junye Wang
BACKGROUND: Development demand of precise medicine in resectable esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) require to recognize patients at high risk treated by surgery alone. Thus, our aim was to construct a clinical nomogram and recursive partitioning analysis (RPA) to predict long-term survival in ESCC treated by surgery alone. METHODS: Based on the patients with ESCC who treated by three-incisional esophagectomy and two-field lymphadenectomy alone, we identified and integrated significant prognostic factors for survival to build a nomogram...
April 24, 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
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