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PostSubject: Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) and Microbubbles   Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:11 pm

Here is some information about Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) being used to diagnose and treat different conditions.   As it turns out, one of CEUS’ capabilities is to detect biofilm infections http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4113671/ and potentially deliver antibiotics right to the bacteria hidden underneath.

A new study in the UK, led by Prof Bruce Turnbull (Leeds University), is focused on using CEUS and glycol-microbubbles to identify biofilm in the urinary tract, and to disrupt the biofilm and deliver antibiotics to the site of infection https://www.findaphd.com/search/projectdetails.aspx?PJID=30947

Here’s a good youtube clip from 2009 explaining how the CEUS and microbubbles work.  (I think the future is now):




And this short one shows microbubbles eating up biofilm:



The same technology is now being explored and used in many other areas of medicine.  Here’s some information on using CEUS and microbubbles to deliver gene therapy to treat prostate cancer: http://mds.marshall.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1920&context=etd
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PostSubject: Re: Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) and Microbubbles   Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:14 pm

Is Prof Marshall looking at this does anyone know ?
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PostSubject: Re: Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) and Microbubbles   Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:12 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) and Microbubbles   Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:44 pm

Have to start thinking about going to WA once the Prof starts treatment. Just hope its not to long
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