Hitomi Endo

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BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Propofol administration via a target-controlled infusion system with bispectral index monitoring (BIS/TCI system) is expected to prevent complications from sedation during complex and long endoscopic procedures. We evaluated the feasibility of setting the BIS/TCI system for non-anesthesiologist administration of propofol (NAAP)(More)
To investigate whether or not the combined ultrasound and antibiotic treatment is effective against chlamydial infection, a new ultrasound exposure system was designed to treat chlamydia-infected cells. First, the minimum inhibitory concentrations of antibiotics against Chlamydia trachomatis were determined. Infected cultures were treated with antibiotics(More)
We investigated the effects of ultrasound-mediated transfection (sonotransfection) of interferon β (IFN-β) gene on melanoma (C32) both in vitro and in vivo. C32 cells were sonotransfected with IFN-β in vitro. Subcutaneous C32 tumors in mice were sonicated weekly immediately after intra-tumor injection with IFN-β genes mixed with microbubbles. Successful(More)
Sonodynamic therapy (SDT) is a new modality using ultrasound (US) to activate certain chemical sensitizers for cancer therapy. In this study, the effect of US combined with a nanoparticle titanium dioxide (TiO(2)) on melanoma cell was investigated in vitro and in vivo. Melanoma cells (C32) were irradiated with US in the presence and/or absence of TiO(2).(More)
PURPOSE We have previously shown that ultrasound-mediated transfection (sonotransfection) can be optimized using a concept based on the ultrasound-induced apoptosis produced in our in vitro experiments. At optimized conditions, we have shown, using five cancer cell lines, that sonotransfection is superior to other conventional nonviral methods. Interferon(More)
Part one of this review focused on the thermal and mechanical effects of low-intensity ultrasound (US). In this second and final part of the review, we will focus on and discuss various aspects of low-intensity US, with emphasis on the biomolecular effects, US-mediated gene transfection (sonotransfection), and US-mediated permeabilization(More)
The cavitational effects of ultrasound (US) exposure induce transient pores on the cell membrane (sonoporation). Sonoporation have been applied in the field of cancer therapy by promoting delivery of extracellular molecules such as drugs and genes into cytoplasm. In addition, it is known that using US together with microbubbles (MB) elevates permeability of(More)
Sonodynamic therapy (SDT) is a new treatment modality using ultrasound to activate certain chemical sensitizers for cancer therapy. In this study, effects of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) combined with photocatalytic titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles on human oral squamous cell line HSC-2 were investigated. Viability of HSC-2 cells after 0,(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate in vitro the feasibility of therapeutic high-intensity-focused ultrasound (HIFU) combined with microbubbles and titanium dioxide (TiO2). METHODS Oral squamous cell carcinoma cells (HSC-2) were sonicated using a HIFU transducer with a resonant frequency of 3.5 MHz, 30 mm in diameter, and focal length of 50 mm. The ultrasound intensity(More)
INTRODUCTION It has been shown that killing of suspended cells by low-intensity ultrasound (0.08-0.11 W/cm(2)) can be enhanced by a mild non-lethal hypotonic (146 mOsm) medium. PURPOSE In this study we wished to determine whether hypotonia-induced cell swelling of suspension cells was directly related to enhancement of ultrasound-mediated cell killing,(More)