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Ultrasound Imaging in an Animal Model of Vascular Inflammation following Balloon Injury.
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PMID:  22766114     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the world and better prevention and treatment strategies are needed. Studies from this laboratory have shown that perfluorocarbon exposed sonicated dextrose albumin (PESDA) microbubbles bind to inflamed vasculature through interactions with scavenger receptors (SR). This current study details the use of PESDA as a tool for accessing and quantifying the extent of vascular inflammation. Angioplastied rat aortas were evaluated with low mechanical index microbubble imaging techniques contrast pulse sequencing (CPS); Siemens Acuson Sequoia 15L8, 7-15 MHz ultrasound probe with a mechanical index of 0.09 to detect microbubble binding. Real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) analysis of angioplastied aortas demonstrated a significantly (p < 0.01) increased expression of both SRs and Interleukin 6 (IL-6). Vessel wall enhancement was quantified using densitometry of CPS ultrasound images and correlated with the upregulated expression of scavenger receptors, Toll-like receptors and IL-6. This study demonstrates that PESDA, in conjunction with CPS ultrasound, is an effective imaging technique to better detect early vascular inflammation and potential cardiovascular disease.
Robert P Garvin; Michael J Duryee; Lynell W Klassen; Geoffrey M Thiele; Daniel R Anderson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ultrasound in medicine & biology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-291X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0410553     Medline TA:  Ultrasound Med Biol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA; Experimental Immunology, Research in Cardiovascular Disease Laboratory at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA.
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