Publications by authors named "Travis Magdaleno"

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A prospective, head-to-head comparison of 2 EUS-guided liver biopsy needles in vivo.

Gastrointest Endosc 2021 May 9;93(5):1133-1138. Epub 2020 Oct 9.

Department of Gastroenterology, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA.

Background And Aims: Procedural standardization in endoscopic ultrasound-guided liver biopsy (EUS-LB) is necessary to obtain core biopsy specimens for accurate diagnosis. The objective of this study was to directly compare the diagnostic yield of 2 EUS-LB fine-needle biopsy (FNB) systems in vivo.

Methods: In this prospective, single-center study, 108 adult patients undergoing EUS-LB over a 1-year period were included. Each EUS-LB consisted of an EGD, followed by EUS-guided biopsy of the left lobe of the liver sequentially using 2 different 19-gauge needles: the fork-tip (SharkCore) and Franseen (Acquire) FNB systems. Specimens were then reviewed by a GI histopathologist to determine diagnostic adequacy as well as the number of complete portal tracts, specimen length, and degree of fragmentation.

Results: In 79.4% of cases, the fork-tip FNB system yielded a final diagnosis compared with 97.2% of the Franseen FNB specimens (P < .001). The mean number of complete portal tracts in the fork-tip FNB samples was 7.07 compared with 9.59 in the Franseen FNB samples (P < .001). The mean specimen length was 13.86 mm for the fork-tip FNB and 15.81 mm for the Franseen FNB (P = .004). Cores were intact in 47.6% of the fork-tip FNB samples and in 75.2% of the Franseen FNB samples (P = .004).

Conclusions: In EUS-LB, we found that the 19-gauge Franseen FNB system resulted in a statistically significant increase in diagnostic adequacy compared with biopsy using the fork-tip FNB system.
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Amino acid based MOFs: synthesis, structure, single crystal to single crystal transformation, magnetic and related studies in a family of cobalt and nickel aminoisophthales.

Inorg Chem 2009 Dec;48(24):11660-76

Framework Solids Laboratory, Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012, India.

Four new 5-aminoisophthalates of cobalt and nickel have been prepared employing hydro/solvothermal methods: [Co(2)(C(8)H(5)NO(4))(2)(C(4)H(4)N(2))(H(2)O)(2)].3H(2)O (I), [Ni(2)(C(8)H(5)NO(4))(2)(C(4)H(4)N(2))(H(2)O)(2)].3H(2)O (II), [Co(2)(H(2)O)(mu(3)-OH)(2)(C(8)H(5)NO(4))] (III), and [Ni(2)(H(2)O)(mu(3)-OH)(2)(C(8)H(5)NO(4))] (IV). Compounds I and II are isostructural, having anion-deficient CdCl(2) related layers bridged by a pyrazine ligand, giving rise to a bilayer arrangement. Compounds III and IV have one-dimensional M-O(H)-M chains connected by the 5-aminoisophthalate units forming a three-dimensional structure. The coordinated as well as the lattice water molecules of I and II could be removed and inserted by simple heating-cooling cycles under the atmospheric conditions. The removal of the coordinated water molecule is accompanied by changes in the coordination environment around the M(2+) (M = Co, Ni) and color of the samples (purple to blue, Co; green to dark yellow, Ni). This change has been examined by a variety of techniques that include in situ single crystal to single crystal transformation studies and in situ IR and UV-vis spectroscopic studies. Magnetic studies indicate antiferromagnetic behavior in I and II, a field-induced magnetism in III, and a canted antiferromagnetic behavior in IV.
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December 2009