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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437974/efficient-reversible-phase-mask-for-tio-sub-2-sub-submicron-gratings-directly-printed-on-cylindrical-surfaces
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L Berthod, M Bichotte, I Verrier, C Veillas, T Kämpfe, F Vocanson, M Langlet, J Laukkanen, O Parriaux, Y Jourlin
In this article we present a radial phase mask specially designed and manufactured for direct micro-structuration under UV photolithography of a cylindrical surface covered by a photoresist TiO<sub>2</sub> film. The period of the phase mask is sub-micron (between 480 nm and 720 nm) and allows direct printing on several types of cylindrical components. With this dedicated reversible phase mask we have demonstrated the feasibility of a TiO<sub>2</sub> grating with a period of 960 nm, printed on a SiO<sub>2</sub> cylinder or inside a SiO<sub>2</sub> tube of 8 mm diameter...
April 17, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437941/effect-of-scattering-on-coherent-anti-stokes-raman-scattering-cars-signals
#2
Janaka C Ranasinghesagara, Giuseppe De Vito, Vincenzo Piazza, Eric O Potma, Vasan Venugopalan
We develop a computational framework to examine the factors responsible for scattering-induced distortions of coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) signals in turbid samples. We apply the Huygens-Fresnel wave-based electric field superposition (HF-WEFS) method combined with the radiating dipole approximation to compute the effects of scattering-induced distortions of focal excitation fields on the far-field CARS signal. We analyze the effect of spherical scatterers, placed in the vicinity of the focal volume, on the CARS signal emitted by different objects (2μm diameter solid sphere, 2μm diameter myelin cylinder and 2μm diameter myelin tube)...
April 17, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437498/superior-mesenteric-artery-syndrome-as-a-complication-of-scoliosis-surgery
#3
Philip K Louie, Bryce A Basques, Adam Bitterman, Shalin Shah, Kishan Patel, Isaac Abramchayev, Jonathan Lewin
Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome is a rare and potentially life-threatening complication of scoliosis surgery. The anatomical relationship of the duodenum and the superior mesenteric artery, the correction of angular deformity of the spine, and the normal adolescent growth spurt all contribute to the condition. We report the case of a 14-year-old boy who had a history of idiopathic scoliosis and presented with bilious vomiting that had persisted for 7 days after posterior T9-L4 fusion with instrumentation...
March 2017: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437362/sonotubometric-assessment-for-severity-of-patulous-eustachian-tube
#4
Iori Takata, Ryoukichi Ikeda, Tetsuaki Kawase, Yoko Suzuki, Takeshi Sato, Yukio Katori, Toshimitsu Kobayashi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between the morphological patency of the eustachian tube (ET) and sound transmission via the ET. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review and model experiment. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. SUBJECTS: A total of 56 ears of 28 patients (9 men and 19 women, aged from 12 to 82 yr, mean 40.4 ± 21.5 yr) who underwent sonotubometric measurement using postural change as well as computed tomography (CT) of the ET in the sitting position, including 26 ears with definite patulous ET, 9 ears with possible patulous ET, and 21 ears without patulous ET...
April 21, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437322/double-lumen-polyamide-tube-stent-for-the-treatment-of-recurrent-postcorrosive-esophageal-stenosis
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Marek Woynarowski, Maciej Dądalski, Violetta Wojno, Mikołaj Teisseyre, Leszek Hurkała, Emil Płowiecki
This article presents the results of endoscopic treatment for recurrent postcorrosive esophageal stenosis with a tube-stent developed at our institution. The tube-stent was implanted in 5 children with corrosive esophageal injury at the age of 2 to 8.5 years after 7 to 64 dilatation sessions during 5 to 118 months. In total, 13 tube-stents were implanted. One patient had undergone 9 procedures during 2.5 years and the tube-stent remained in place for 14 to 250 days. This patient was tube-stent-dependent due to the lack of any possibility of surgical reconstruction...
May 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437204/drainage-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-for-malignant-bowel-obstruction-in-gastrointestinal-cancers-prognosis-and-implications-for-timing-of-palliative-intervention
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Kerry-Ann Pinard, Tabitha N Goring, Barbara C Egan, Douglas J Koo
BACKGROUND: Malignant bowel obstruction (MBO) is a frequent complication in patients with advanced solid tumors. Palliative relief may be achieved by the use of a drainage percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (dPEG) tube, although optimal timing of placement remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: To determine median survival after diagnosis of MBO and dPEG placement, factors associated with worse survival in MBO, factors associated with receipt of dPEG, and association of timing of dPEG placement on survival...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437133/the-impact-of-the-centrifuge-characteristics-and-centrifugation-protocols-on-the-cells-growth-factors-and-fibrin-architecture-of-a-leukocyte-and-platelet-rich-fibrin-l-prf-clot-and-membrane
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David M Dohan Ehrenfest, Nelson R Pinto, Andrea Pereda, Paula Jiménez, Marco Del Corso, Byung-Soo Kang, Mauricio Nally, Nicole Lanata, Hom-Lay Wang, Marc Quirynen
L-PRF (leukocyte- and platelet-rich fibrin) is one of the four families of platelet concentrates for surgical use and is widely used in oral and maxillofacial regenerative therapies. The first objective of this article was to evaluate the mechanical vibrations appearing during centrifugation in four models of commercially available table-top centrifuges used to produce L-PRF and the impact of the centrifuge characteristics on the cell and fibrin architecture of a L-PRF clot and membrane. The second objective of this article was to evaluate how changing some parameters of the L-PRF protocol may influence its biological signature, independently from the characteristics of the centrifuge...
April 24, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437132/home-enteral-nutrition-updates-trends-and-challenges
#8
Karen Martin, Gabriela Gardner
The true prevalence of home enteral nutrition (HEN) utilization is unclear and requires further study. HEN therapy has remained virtually unchanged for several decades. However, new trends in HEN are evolving; enteral nutrition is undergoing changes ranging from enteral feeding devices, ingredients used, practice innovations, and challenges with reimbursement. A 2006 Joint Commission call to action that reported 2 sentinel events related to misconnections set things into motion for the transition of enteral device connectors to become specific for enteral nutrition use, which will affect patients who receive HEN...
April 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437024/photon-pair-generation-with-a-100-nm-thick-carbon-nanotube-film
#9
Kim Fook Lee, Ying Tian, He Yang, Kimmo Mustonen, Amos Martinez, Qing Dai, Esko I Kauppinen, John Malowicki, Prem Kumar, Zhipei Sun
Nonlinear optics based on bulk materials is the current technique of choice for quantum-state generation and information processing. Scaling of nonlinear optical quantum devices is of significant interest to enable quantum devices with high performance. However, it is challenging to scale the nonlinear optical devices down to the nanoscale dimension due to relatively small nonlinear optical response of traditional bulk materials. Here, correlated photon pairs are generated in the nanometer scale using a nonlinear optical device for the first time...
April 24, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436940/disruption-of-spatiotemporal-hypoxic-signaling-causes-congenital-heart-disease-in-mice
#10
Xuejun Yuan, Hui Qi, Xiang Li, Fan Wu, Jian Fang, Eva Bober, Gergana Dobreva, Yonggang Zhou, Thomas Braun
Congenital heart disease (CHD) represents the most prevalent inborn anomaly. Only a minority of CHD cases are attributed to genetic causes, suggesting a major role of environmental factors. Nonphysiological hypoxia during early pregnancy induces CHD, but the underlying reasons are unknown. Here, we have demonstrated that cells in the mouse heart tube are hypoxic, while cardiac progenitor cells (CPCs) expressing islet 1 (ISL1) in the secondary heart field (SHF) are normoxic. In ISL1+ CPCs, induction of hypoxic responses caused CHD by repressing Isl1 and activating NK2 homeobox 5 (Nkx2...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436859/in-vivo-intracardiac-vector-velocity-imaging-using-phased-array-transducers-for-pediatric-cardiology
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Solveig Fadnes, Morten Wigen, Siri Ann Nyrnes, Lasse Lovstakken
Two-dimensional blood speckle tracking has shown promise for measuring complex flow patterns in neonatal hearts using linear arrays and high-frame-rate plane wave imaging. For general pediatric applications, however, the need for phased array probes emerges due to the limited intercostal acoustic window available. In this work, a clinically approved real-time duplex imaging setup with phased array probes was used to investigate the potential of blood speckle tracking for 2-D vector velocity imaging of children with congenital heart disease...
April 24, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436632/-localization-of-gestational-age-reference-table-and-its-application-in-prenatal-screening
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Linlin Dou, Guohui Yang, Weiming Mo
Objective: To establish a fetal biparietal diameter (BPD)-gestational age formula based on the data of pregnant women from Xiaoshan District of Hangzhou, and to evaluate its application in prenatal screening. Methods: Data of 3500 pregnant women with gestational age between 15 weeks and 19 weeks+6 receiving prenatal screening in Xiaoshan Hospital during May 2014 and May 2015 were collected. BPDs were used to establish a localized BPD-gestational age formula. The localized formula was used to evaluate the prenatal screening risks in 1759 pregnant women with irregular menstrual cycles or uncertain last menstrual period (LMP) in Xiaoshan District, and the results were compared with those calculated using formula in LifeCycle 4...
January 25, 2017: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436560/development-of-a-high-throughput-genotoxicity-assay-using-umu-test-strains-expressing-human-cytochrome-p450s-and-nadph-p450-reductase-and-bacterial-o-acetyltransferase
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Hisako Hori, Daisuke Hirata, Wataru Fujii, Yoshimitsu Oda
Umu test is one of the in vitro genotoxicity test that has been used widely. It was developed as a high-throughput test system using the 96-well microplate. We have previously constructed new umu test strains for the evaluation of genotoxicity of procarcinogenic metabolic products formed by cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes. In this study, a highly sensitive high-throughput genotoxicity test was developed using four umu test strains (OY1002/1A1, OY1002/1B1, OY1002/1A2, and OY1002/3A4) that express human CYPs and NADPH-P450 reductase...
April 24, 2017: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436481/fusions-of-tumor-derived-endothelial-cells-with-dendritic-cells-induces-antitumor-immunity
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Yingying Huang, Qiqi Mao, Jian He, Jing Su, Yi Peng, Wei Liang, Zixi Hu, Sufang Zhou, Xiaoling Lu, Yongxiang Zhao
To explore dendritic cells/tumor-derived endothelial cells (DC/EC) fusion cells are potent stimulators of T cells to impact tumor progression. ECs were isolated from mice hepatoma cell line (H22) Xenograft, and dendritic cells were isolated from bone marrow of BALB/c mice, then the isolated ECs were cultured and detected the endothelial surface expression of CD105 by flow cytometry. The endothelial characteristics of ECs were detected by tube formation assay and Dil-Ac-LDL uptake assay. After the fusion with polyethylene glycol (PEG), we used DCs, ECs, DCs mixed ECs as the control groups, DC/EC fusion cells as the experimental group, Secretion of IFN-α and IFN-γ was evaluated, T lymphocyte proliferation and cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) were detected in vitro...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436420/key-role-of-15-lo-15-hete-in-angiogenesis-and-functional-recovery-in-later-stages-of-post-stroke-mice
#15
Di Wang, Yu Liu, Li Chen, Pengyan Li, Youyang Qu, Yanmei Zhu, Yulan Zhu
This study sought to clarify the effects of 15-lipoxygenase/15-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid in angiogenesis and neurological functional recovery after cerebral ischaemic stroke in mice. In vivo, we performed behavioural tests to determine functional recovery after stroke. Double immunofluorescence staining of CD31 and Ki67/PCNA was performed to evaluate the effects of 15-lipoxygenase/15-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid on angiogenesis in an MCAO mouse model. In vitro, we investigated the effects of 15-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid on BMVEC proliferation and migration...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436419/nontuberculous-mycobacteria-in-gastrostomy-fed-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis
#16
H Al-Momani, A Perry, R Jones, S Bourke, S Doe, J Perry, A Anderson, T Forrest, I Forrest, M Griffin, M Brodlie, J Pearson, C Ward
Multi-drug resistant Mycobacterium abscessus complex (MABSC) is a form of Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) of special, international concern in Cystic Fibrosis (CF). We hypothesised that gastric juice and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) feeding devices might yield MABSC isolates. Gastric juice and sputa from sixteen adult PEG fed CF patients and five replaced PEG tubes were studied. Bacterial and fungal isolates were cultured. Mycobacterium were identified by rpoB, sodA and hsp65 gene sequencing and strain typed using variable number tandem repeat...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436364/upper-pole-urologist-obtained-percutaneous-renal-access-for-pcnl-is-safe-and-efficacious
#17
Amar P Patel, Don Bui, John Pattaras, Kenneth Ogan
INTRODUCTION: Interventional radiologist may be hesitant to obtain upper pole access for percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) due to a higher complication rate. Renal access gained by urologists may achieve higher stone-free rates with similar complication rates. We evaluate our institution's contemporary results of percutaneous renal access in the upper pole for nephrolithotomy by urologists, which we believe both safe and efficacious. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective chart review included all PCNL's performed by fellowship-trained endourologists from 2003 to 2014 at a single institution...
April 2017: Canadian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436069/the-eprep-system-a-new-electrophoretic-approach-for-dna-isolation-from-biological-samples
#18
Corinna Kueppers, Sabine Schlappa, Annette Bogdoll, Lothar Breitkopf, Nicole Seip, Thorsten Singer
We present a new free-flow electrophoretic separation system that extends the established concepts of nucleic acid migration in an electric field to a broadly applicable preparative scale. The system comprises a disposable flow tube in which the target nucleic acids are separated from impurities by a balanced combination of electrophoretic migration and counter-streaming electroosmotic flow under the influence of an applied external electric field. Despite the complex theoretical background the introduced electrophoretic technology offers simple hardware setup and handling protocols...
April 24, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436022/ventilation-via-the-2-4%C3%A2-mm-internal-diameter-tritube-%C3%A2-with-cuff%C3%A2-new-possibilities-in-airway-management
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M S Kristensen, M W P de Wolf, L S Rasmussen
BACKGROUND: A small tube may facilitate tracheal intubation and improve surgical access. We describe our initial experience with the Tritube(®) that is a novel cuffed endotracheal tube with a 2.4 mm internal diameter. METHODS: The Tritube(®) was used in seven adult Ear-Nose-and Throat surgical patients with airway narrowing or whose surgical access was facilitated by this small-bore endotracheal tube. Ventilation through Tritube(®) is performed with the manually operated Ventrain(®) -ventilator that allows active suctioning during expiration, therefore facilitating normoventilation through small diameter airways...
April 23, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435986/asian-consortium-on-radiation-dose-of-pediatric-cardiac-ct-asci-redcard
#20
Peter K T Hui, Hyun Woo Goo, Jing Du, Janice J K Ip, Suzu Kanzaki, Young Jin Kim, Supika Kritsaneepaiboon, Oktavia Lilyasari, Suvipaporn Siripornpitak
BACKGROUND: With incremental utilization of pediatric cardiac CT in congenital heart disease, it is imperative to define its current radiation dose levels in clinical practice in order to help imagers optimize CT protocols, particularly in Asia and other developing countries where CT physicists are not readily available. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate current radiation dose levels and influencing factors in cardiac CT in children with congenital heart disease in Asia by conducting a retrospective multi-center, multi-vendor study...
April 24, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
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