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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088072/microstructural-mechanical-and-corrosion-characteristics-of-heat-treated-mg-1-2zn-0-5ca-wt-alloy-for-use-as-resorbable-bone-fixation-material
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Hamdy Ibrahim, Andrew D Klarner, Behrang Poorganji, David Dean, Alan A Luo, Mohammad Elahinia
Mg-Zn-Ca alloys have grabbed most of the recent attention in research attempting to develop an Mg alloy for bone fixation devices due to their superior biocompatibility. However, early resorption and insufficient strength remain the main problems that hinder their use. Heat treatment has previously been thoroughly studied as a post-shaping process, especially after the fabrication of complex parts (e.g. porous structures) by 3D-printing or powder metallurgy. In this work, the effect of heat treatment on Mg-1...
January 5, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080055/morphological-transformation-of-surface-femtodroplets-upon-dissolution
#2
Shuhua Peng, Bat-El Shani Pinchasik, Hao Hao, Helmuth Möhwald, Xuehua Zhang
Constructing controllable liquid patterns with high resolution and accuracy is of great importance in droplet depositions for a range of applications, such as 3D printing of optical and electronic devices, bio-microarrays, and highly efficient chemical conversion in compartment. Simple surface chemical micropatterns are popularly used to regulate the shape of liquid droplets and the final structure of deposited materials from droplet evaporation. Understanding the morphological transition of liquid at a very small amount on a substrate is essential for the design and control of droplet deposition processes...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079120/in-situ-imaging-of-microstructure-formation-in-electronic-interconnections
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M A A Mohd Salleh, C M Gourlay, J W Xian, S A Belyakov, H Yasuda, S D McDonald, K Nogita
The development of microstructure during melting, reactive wetting and solidification of solder pastes on Cu-plated printed circuit boards has been studied by synchrotron radiography. Using Sn-3.0Ag-0.5Cu/Cu and Sn-0.7Cu/Cu as examples, we show that the interfacial Cu6Sn5 layer is present within 0.05 s of wetting, and explore the kinetics of flux void formation at the interface between the liquid and the Cu6Sn5 layer. Quantification of the nucleation locations and anisotropic growth kinetics of primary Cu6Sn5 crystals reveals a competition between the nucleation of Cu6Sn5 in the liquid versus growth of Cu6Sn5 from the existing Cu6Sn5 layer...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078195/using-voice-coils-to-actuate-modular-soft-robots-wormbot-an-example
#4
Markus P Nemitz, Pavel Mihaylov, Thomas W Barraclough, Dylan Ross, Adam A Stokes
In this study, we present a modular worm-like robot, which utilizes voice coils as a new paradigm in soft robot actuation. Drive electronics are incorporated into the actuators, providing a significant improvement in self-sufficiency when compared with existing soft robot actuation modes such as pneumatics or hydraulics. The body plan of this robot is inspired by the phylum Annelida and consists of three-dimensional printed voice coil actuators, which are connected by flexible silicone membranes. Each electromagnetic actuator engages with its neighbor to compress or extend the membrane of each segment, and the sequence in which they are actuated results in an earthworm-inspired peristaltic motion...
December 1, 2016: Soft Robotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076272/correction-to-reported-practice-patterns-among-family-physicians-with-a-geriatrics-certificate-of-added-qualifications
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In the above-mentioned article,(1) the electronic version differs from the print version due to data reporting errors. The electronic version on the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine website has been corrected. We apologize for the error, and we regret any confusion or inconvenience it may have caused.
November 2016: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076271/correction-to-family-physicians-with-a-certificate-of-added-qualifications-caqs-in-sports-medicine-spend-the-majority-of-their-time-practicing-sports-medicine
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In the above-mentioned article,(1) the electronic version differs from the print version due to data errors in the figure. Consequently, the original title no longer accurately reflects the findings after correcting the data errors and has been changed to: "Family Physicians with a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine Spend an Increasing Amount of Time Practicing Sports Medicine." The electronic version on the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine website has been corrected. We apologize for the error, and we regret any confusion or inconvenience it may have caused...
November 2016: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076270/correction-to-the-performance-of-fertility-awareness-based-method-apps-marketed-to-avoid-pregnancy
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In the above-mentioned article,(1) the electronic version differs from the print version due to typos in Table 2. The only data affected were the apps that did not predict the fertile window. The electronic version on the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine website has been corrected. We apologize for the error, and we regret any confusion or inconvenience it may have caused.
November 2016: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075054/inkjet-printed-lithium-sulfur-microcathodes-for-all-printed-integrated-nanomanufacturing
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Craig A Milroy, Seonpil Jang, Toshihiko Fujimori, Ananth Dodabalapur, Arumugam Manthiram
Improved thin-film microbatteries are needed to provide appropriate energy-storage options to power the multitude of devices that will bring the proposed "Internet of Things" network to fruition (e.g., active radio-frequency identification tags and microcontrollers for wearable and implantable devices). Although impressive efforts have been made to improve the energy density of 3D microbatteries, they have all used low energy-density lithium-ion chemistries, which present a fundamental barrier to miniaturization...
January 11, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068550/toddlers-word-learning-and-transfer-from-electronic-and-print-books
#9
Gabrielle A Strouse, Patricia A Ganea
Transfer from symbolic media to the real world can be difficult for young children. A sample of 73 toddlers aged 17 to 23months were read either an electronic book displayed on a touchscreen device or a traditional print book in which a novel object was paired with a novel label. Toddlers in both conditions learned the label within the context of the book. However, only those who read the traditional format book generalized and transferred the label to other contexts. An older group of 28 toddlers aged 24 to 30months did generalize and transfer from the electronic book...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068454/non-surgical-interventions-for-acute-internal-hordeolum
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Kristina Lindsley, Jason J Nichols, Kay Dickersin
BACKGROUND: A hordeolum is a common, painful inflammation of the eyelid margin that is usually caused by a bacterial infection. The infection affects oil glands of the eyelid and can be either internal or external. In many cases, the lesion drains spontaneously and resolves without treatment; however, the inflammation can spread to other ocular glands or tissues, and recurrences are common. If unresolved, an acute internal hordeolum can become chronic, or can develop into a chalazion...
January 9, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067181/pediatric-information-seeking-behaviour-information-needs-and-information-preferences-of-health-care-professionals-in-general-emergency-departments-results-from-the-translating-emergency-knowledge-for-kids-trekk-needs-assessment
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Shannon D Scott, Lauren Albrecht, Lisa M Given, Lisa Hartling, David W Johnson, Mona Jabbour, Terry P Klassen
: The majority of children requiring emergency care are treated in general emergency departments (EDs) with variable levels of pediatric care expertise. The goal of the Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK) initiative is to implement the latest research in pediatric emergency medicine in general EDs to reduce clinical variation. OBJECTIVES: To determine national pediatric information needs, seeking behaviours, and preferences of health care professionals working in general EDs...
January 9, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063606/-assessment-of-antibiotic-use-and-impact-of-an-intervention-intended-to-modify-the-prescribing-behavior-in-surgical-prophylaxis-in-6hospitals-in-the-metropolitan-area-of-monterrey-mexico
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Gerardo Del Carmen Palacios-Saucedo, Mauricio de la Garza-Camargo, Evangelina Briones-Lara, Sandra Carmona-González, Ricardo García-Cabello, Luis Arturo Islas-Esparza, Gustavo Saldaña-Flores, Juan Roberto González-Cano, Román González-Ruvalcaba, Francisco Javier Valadez-Botello, Gerardo Enrique Muñoz-Maldonado, Carlos Alberto Montero-Cantú, Rita Delia Díaz-Ramos, Fortino Solórzano-Santos
BACKGROUND: Improper use of antibiotics increases antimicrobial resistance. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the use of antibiotics and the impact of an intervention designed to improve antibiotic prescription for surgical prophylaxis in 6 hospitals of Monterrey, Mexico. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Design: A prospective multicenter survey and a pretest-postest experimental study. Phase 1: Survey to evaluate the use of antibiotics through an especially designed guide...
January 4, 2017: Cirugia y Cirujanos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056713/three-dimensional-printed-bone-scaffolds-the-role-of-nano-micro-hydroxyapatite-particles-on-the-adhesion-and-differentiation-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Marco Domingos, Antonio Gloria, Jorge Coelho, Paulo Bartolo, Joaquim Ciurana
Bone tissue engineering is strongly dependent on the use of three-dimensional scaffolds that can act as templates to accommodate cells and support tissue ingrowth. Despite its wide application in tissue engineering research, polycaprolactone presents a very limited ability to induce adhesion, proliferation and osteogenic cell differentiation. To overcome some of these limitations, different calcium phosphates, such as hydroxyapatite and tricalcium phosphate, have been employed with relative success. This work investigates the influence of nano-hydroxyapatite and micro-hydroxyapatite (nHA and mHA, respectively) particles on the in vitro biomechanical performance of polycaprolactone/hydroxyapatite scaffolds...
December 1, 2016: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052421/additive-manufacturing-of-metal-structures-at-the-micrometer-scale
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Luca Hirt, Alain Reiser, Ralph Spolenak, Tomaso Zambelli
Currently, the focus of additive manufacturing (AM) is shifting from simple prototyping to actual production. One driving factor of this process is the ability of AM to build geometries that are not accessible by subtractive fabrication techniques. While these techniques often call for a geometry that is easiest to manufacture, AM enables the geometry required for best performance to be built by freeing the design process from restrictions imposed by traditional machining. At the micrometer scale, the design limitations of standard fabrication techniques are even more severe...
January 4, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050904/paper-based-analytical-biosensor-chip-designed-from-graphene-nanoplatelet-amphiphilic-di-block-co-polymer-composite-for-cortisol-detection-in-human-saliva
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Muhammad Khan, Santosh K Misra, Zhen Wang, Enrique A Daza, Aaron Schwartz-Duval, Joseph Kus, Debanjan Pan, Dipanjan Pan
Cortisol has been identified as a biomarker in saliva to monitor psychological stress. In this work, we report label-free paper-based electrical biosensor chip to quantify salivary cortisol at a point-of-care (POC) level. A high specificity of the sensor chip to detect cortisol with detection limit of 3 pg/mL was achieved by conjugating anti-cortisol antibody (anti-CAB) on top of gold (Au) microelectrodes using 3,3'-Dithiodipropionic acid di(N-hydroxysuccinimide ester (DTSP) - as self-assembled monolayer (SAM) agent...
January 4, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049583/purification-of-semiconducting-single-walled-carbon-nanotubes-by-spiral-counter-current-chromatography
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Martha Knight, Rodrigo Lazo-Portugal, Saeyoung Nate Ahn, Steingrimur Stefansson
Over the last decade man-made carbon nanostructures have shown great promise in electronic applications, but they are produced as very heterogeneous mixtures with different properties so the achievement of a significant commercial application has been elusive. The dimensions of single-wall carbon nanotubes are generally a nanometer wide, up to hundreds of microns long and the carbon nanotubes have anisotropic structures. They are processed to have shorter lengths but they need to be sorted by diameter and chirality...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048702/tu-h-brc-01-a-new-fabrication-method-for-secondary-skin-collimation-using-3d-scanner-and-3d-printer
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J Jung, N Potter, T Suh, C Liu, B Lu
PURPOSE: Using secondary skin collimation (SSC) to protect the critical organ surrounding the tumors is always desirable for electron and/or ortho-voltage treatments. However, the time-consuming and labor-intensive fabrication processes of current method (manually fabricate the lead mask) restrict the general use of SSC. The aim of this study is to develop a new SSC fabrication method using 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies in order to largely decrease the human labor involvement and fabrication time, also improve the fabrication accuracy...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048672/tu-c-horizons-01-the-expanding-horizons-travel-grant-program-eposters-and-discussion
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J Siewerdsen, R Jeraj
The Expanding Horizons travel grant program provides opportunity for students and trainees to broaden the scope of scientific meetings they attend and gain insight from research outside traditional domains of medical physics. Through participation in such conferences, early-career researchers are introduced to new topics with relevance to medical physics research as a means to expand the scientific horizons of our discipline. This year, 21 Expanding Horizons travel grants were awarded, granting travel to 17 conferences, including: Radiomics, the World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS), the 3D Printing Conference and Expo, the GPU Technology Conference, the SIAM Imaging Science Conference, the Human Brain Mapping Conference, the OSA Conference on Clinical and Translational Biophotonics, the Society for Neuroscience, the AACR Conference on Tumor Microenvironment, and the Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047951/tu-h-campus-tep1-04-novel-3d-printed-plastic-cutouts-filled-with-aluminum-oxide-for-same-day-electron-radiotherapy
#19
J Mikell, C Lee, K Lam
PURPOSE: Clinics that outsource electron cutout manufacturing may be unable to simulate and treat patients on the same day. To enable same day treatment, we investigate the use of 3D printed hollow cutouts filled with 30 grit Al2 O3 powder. We verified the dosimetric equivalence of such a cutout relative to an outsourced Copper cutout. METHODS: Printing was performed using a Ultibots Kossel 250 V-Slot 3D printer and polylactic acid filament. Printing files were derived from an in-house 3D model designed to mate with a Varian 6 cm electron cone...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047923/tu-h-brc-08-use-and-validation-of-flexible-3d-printed-tissue-compensators-for-post-mastectomy-radiation-therapy
#20
D Craft, W Woodward, J Kanke, S Kry, M Salehpour, R Howell
PURPOSE: Patient-specific tissue equivalent compensators can be used for post-mastectomy radiation therapy (PMRT) to achieve homogenous dose distributions with single-field treatments. However, current fabrication methods are time consuming and expensive. 3D-printing technology could overcome these limitations. The purposes of this study were to [1] evaluate materials for 3D-printed compensators [2] design and print a compensator to achieve a uniform thickness to a clinical target volume (CTV), and [3] demonstrate that a single-field electron compensator plan is a clinically feasible treatment option for PMRT...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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