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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934809/ct-and-mri-techniques-for-imaging-around-orthopedic-hardware
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Thuy Duong Do, Reto Sutter, Stephan Skornitzke, Marc-André Weber
Orthopedic hardware impairs image quality in cross-sectional imaging. With an increasing number of orthopedic implants in an aging population, the need to mitigate metal artifacts in computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging is becoming increasingly relevant. This review provides an overview of the major artifacts in CT and MRI and state-of-the-art solutions to improve image quality. All steps of image acquisition from device selection, scan preparations and parameters to image post-processing influence the magnitude of metal artifacts...
September 21, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934782/the-dose-dependent-effects-of-ketoprofen-on-dynamic-pain-after-open-heart-surgery
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Vedat Eljezi, Claire Biboulet, Henri Boby, Pierre Schoeffler, Bruno Pereira, Christian Duale
BACKGROUND: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can reduce postoperative pain, in both static (i.e., at rest) and dynamic contexts (e.g., during coughing or mobilization), and reduced doses could improve their efficacy/tolerance balance. OBJECTIVES: To test this hypothesis of efficacy after open heart surgery, in which NSAIDs are poorly used, particularly for safety concerns. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized, double-blind trial. SETTING: Single-center, French university hospital...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934762/dose-response-effects-of-aerobic-exercise-on-body-composition-among-colon-cancer-survivors-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Justin C Brown, Babette S Zemel, Andrea B Troxel, Michael R Rickels, Nevena Damjanov, Bonnie Ky, Andrew D Rhim, Anil K Rustgi, Kerry S Courneya, Kathryn H Schmitz
BACKGROUND: Physical activity is associated with a lower risk of disease recurrence among colon cancer survivors. Excess visceral adipose tissue is associated with a higher risk of disease recurrence among colon cancer survivors. The pathways through which physical activity may alter disease outcomes are unknown, but may be mediated by changes in visceral adipose tissue. METHODS: Thirty-nine stage I-III colon cancer survivors were randomised to one of three groups: usual-care control, 150 min wk(-1) of aerobic exercise (low dose) and 300 min wk(-1) of aerobic exercise (high dose) for 6 months...
September 21, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934653/mixed-sulfate-reducing-bacteria-enriched-microbial-fuel-cells-for-the-treatment-of-wastewater-containing-copper
#4
Waheed Miran, Jiseon Jang, Mohsin Nawaz, Asif Shahzad, Sang Eun Jeong, Che Ok Jeon, Dae Sung Lee
Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) have been widely investigated for organic-based waste/substrate conversion to electricity. However, toxic compounds such as heavy metals are ubiquitous in organic waste and wastewater. In this work, a sulfate reducing bacteria (SRB)-enriched anode is used to study the impact of Cu(2+) on MFC performance. This study demonstrates that MFC performance is slightly enhanced at concentrations of up to 20 mg/L of Cu(2+), owing to the stimulating effect of metals on biological reactions...
September 13, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934608/chemical-free-fabrication-of-n-p-dual-doped-honeycomb-like-carbon-as-an-efficient-electrocatalyst-for-oxygen-reduction
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Lianwen Zhu, Jun Wu, Qiao Zhang, Xiangkui Li, Yiming Li, Xuebo Cao
Heteroatom-doped nanoporous carbons are now emerging as alternatives to platinum and its alloys as electrocatalysts to facilitate oxygen reduction reaction in metal-air batteries and fuel cells. However, the synthesis of nanoporous carbons usually involve in complicated procedures and intensive chemicals, which may dramatically raise their manufacture cost that even surpasses that of precious platinum. Herein, we demonstrate the single-step, chemical-free fabrication of N, P dualdoped honeycomb carbon that has hierarchically porous structure and oxygen electrocatalysis activity close to the benchmark Pt/C...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934375/into-the-wild-parallel-transcriptomics-of-the-tsetse-wigglesworthia-mutualism-within-kenyan-populations
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Miguel Medina Munoz, Adam R Pollio, Hunter L White, Rita V M Rio
Tsetse flies (Diptera: Glossinidae) have medical significance as the obligate vectors of African trypanosomes. In addition, tsetse harbor a simple gut microbiota. A predominant gut microbiota member, the Gammaproteobacterium Wigglesworthia spp., has coevolved with tsetse for a significant portion of Glossina radiation proving critical to tsetse fitness. Although multiple roles have been described for Wigglesworthia within colony flies, little research has been dedicated towards functional characterization within wild tsetse...
September 1, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934294/immunopathology-of-childhood-celiac-disease-key-role-of-intestinal-epithelial-cells
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Grzegorz Pietz, Rituparna De, Maria Hedberg, Veronika Sjöberg, Olof Sandström, Olle Hernell, Sten Hammarström, Marie-Louise Hammarström
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Celiac disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the small intestine mucosa due to permanent intolerance to dietary gluten. The aim was to elucidate the role of small intestinal epithelial cells in the immunopathology of celiac disease in particular the influence of celiac disease-associated bacteria. METHODS: Duodenal biopsies were collected from children with active celiac disease, treated celiac disease, and clinical controls. Intestinal epithelial cells were purified and analyzed for gene expression changes at the mRNA and protein levels...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934015/initial-clinical-experience-with-dual-agent-relaxation-contrast-for-isolated-lymphatic-channel-mapping
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Beth Ripley, Gregory J Wilson, Neeraj Lalwani, Noah Briller, Peter C Neligan, Jeffrey H Maki
Purpose To evaluate the clinical performance of dual-agent relaxation contrast (DARC) magnetic resonance (MR) lymphangiography compared with that of conventional MR lymphangiography in the creation of isolated lymphatic maps in patients with secondary lymphedema. Materials and Methods This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board. The diagnostic quality of 42 DARC MR lymphangiographic studies was compared with that of 42 conventional MR lymphangiographic studies. Two independent readers rated venous contamination as absent, mild, or moderate to severe...
September 21, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933905/grasp-representations-depend-on-knowledge-and-attention
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Kao-Wei Chua, Daniel N Bub, Michael E J Masson, Isabel Gauthier
Seeing pictures of objects activates the motor cortex and can have an influence on subsequent grasping actions. However, the exact nature of the motor representations evoked by these pictures is unclear. For example, action plans engaged by pictures could be most affected by direct visual input and computed online based on object shape. Alternatively, action plans could be influenced by experience seeing and grasping these objects. We provide evidence for a dual-route theory of action representations evoked by pictures of objects, suggesting that these representations are influenced by both direct visual input and stored knowledge...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory, and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933841/supramolecular-self-assembly-and-dual-switch-vapochromic-vapoluminescent-and-resistive-memory-behaviors-of-amphiphilic-platinum-ii-complexes
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Yongguang Li, Ling Chen, Yeye Ai, Eugene Yau-Hin Hong, Alan Kwun-Wa Chan, Vivian Wing-Wah Yam
A series of amphiphilic platinum(II) complexes with tridentate N-donor ligands has been synthesized and characterized. Different supramolecular architectures are constructed using the amphiphilic molecules as the building blocks through the formation of Pt···Pt and π-π stacking interactions in aqueous media. The aggregation-deaggregation-aggregation self-assembly behavior together with obvious spectroscopic changes could be fine-tuned by the addition of THF in aqueous media. More interestingly, one of the complexes is found to show fast response and high selectivity toward alcohol and water vapors with good reversibility, leading to drastic color and luminescence changes, and hence unique dual switching behavior, with the water molecules readily displaced by the alcohol vapor...
September 21, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933823/two-color-810-nm-sted-nanoscopy-of-living-cells-with-endogenous-snap-tagged-fusion-proteins
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Alexey N Butkevich, Haisen Ta, Michael Ratz, Stefan Stold, Stefan Jakobs, Vladimir N Belov, Stefan W Hell
A 810 nm STED nanoscopy setup and an appropriate combination of two fluorescent dyes (Si-rhodamine 680SiR and carbopyronine 610CP) have been developed for near-IR live-cell superresolution imaging. Vimentin endogenously tagged using the CRISPR/Cas9 approach with the SNAP-tag, together with a non-covalent tubulin label, provided reliable and cell-to-cell reproducible dual-color confocal and STED imaging of the cytoskeleton in living cells.
September 21, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933746/evaluation-of-novel-dual-acetyl-and-butyrylcholinesterase-inhibitors-as-potential-anti-alzheimer-s-disease-agents-using-pharmacophore-3d-qsar-and-molecular-docking-approaches
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Xiaocong Pang, Hui Fu, Shilun Yang, Lin Wang, Ai-Lin Liu, Song Wu, Guan-Hua Du
DL0410, containing biphenyl and piperidine skeletons, was identified as an acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE) inhibitor through high-throughput screening assays, and further studies affirmed its efficacy and safety for Alzheimer's disease treatment. In our study, a series of novel DL0410 derivatives were evaluated for inhibitory activities towards AChE and BuChE. Among these derivatives, compounds 6-1 and 7-6 showed stronger AChE and BuChE inhibitory activities than DL0410. Then, pharmacophore modeling and three-dimensional quantitative structure activity relationship (3D-QSAR) models were performed...
July 26, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933713/adaptations-associated-with-an-after-school-strength-and-conditioning-program-in-middle-school-aged-boys-a-quasi-experimental-design
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Brennan J Thompson, Matt S Stock, Jacob A Mota, Alexander S Drusch, Ryan N DeFranco, Tyler R Cook, Matthew A Hamm
Thompson, BJ, Stock, MS, Mota, JA, Drusch, AS, DeFranco, RN, Cook, TR, and Hamm, MA. Adaptations associated with an after-school strength and conditioning program in middle-school aged boys: a quasi-experimental design. J Strength Cond Res 31(10): 2840-2851, 2017-High-intensity strength and conditioning programs aimed at improving youth performance are becoming increasingly prevalent. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a 16-week after-school strength and conditioning program on performance and body composition in middle-school-aged boys...
October 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933609/dual-task-training-in-persons-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-feasability-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jacob J Sosnoff, Douglas A Wajda, Brian M Sandroff, Kathleen L Roeing, JongHun Sung, Robert W Motl
OBJECTIVE: To determine the feasibility of dual task training in persons with Multiple Sclerosis. DESIGN: Randomized, single-blinded controlled trial. SETTING: University research laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 234 individuals inquired about the investigation. After screening, 20 individuals with multiple sclerosis who self-reported problems with multitasking and were ambulatory volunteered for the investigation...
October 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933597/microrna-1297-inhibits-the-growth-and-metastasis-of-colorectal-cancer-by-suppressing-cyclin-d2-expression
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Yanan Wang, Jinfang Xue, Haoyu Kuang, Xiaojun Zhou, Liya Liao, Fang Yin
microRNAs (miR) can potentially be used for categorizing the various subtypes of colorectal cancer (CRC) and predicting a patient's response to treatment with traditional anti-CRC therapies. We investigated how miR-1297 and its potential target molecule cyclin D2 (CCND2) might affect the progression of CRC. Thirty-two pairs of CRC specimens and corresponding samples of para-tumor tissue were collected and examined for their levels of miR-1297 and CCND2 expression. We also examined miR-1297 and CCND2 expression in cultured SW480 cells...
September 21, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933584/circular-rna-hsa_circ_0001982-promotes-breast-cancer-cell-carcinogenesis-through-decreasing-mir-143
#16
Yi-Yin Tang, Ping Zhao, Tian-Ning Zou, Jia-Jun Duan, Rong Zhi, Si-Yuan Yang, De-Chun Yang, Xiao-Li Wang
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are a type of noncoding RNAs generated from back-splicing, which have been verified to mediate multiple tumorigenesis. With the development of high-throughput sequencing, massive circRNAs are discovered in tumorous tissue. However, the potential physiological effect of circRNAs in breast cancer is still unknown. The purpose of this study is to investigate the expression profile of circRNA in breast cancer tissue and explore the in-depth regulatory mechanism in breast cancer tumorigenesis...
September 21, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933520/anticoagulation-and-antiplatelet-therapy-in-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-disease-of-the-femoro-popliteal-arteries
#17
Cornelis G Vos, Anco Vahl
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is associated with a substantial cardiovascular risk and secondary prevention is recommended for all patients. In this report the literature on anticoagulant and antiplatelet drugs for patients with PAD in the femoro-popliteal segment is reviewed. PubMED/MEDLINE and Cochrane Database was searched for studies published between January 1966 and August 2017. Meta-analyses and randomized controlled trials describing outcome of anticoagulants or antiplatelet drugs for secondary prevention or following vascular interventions in patients with PAD were included...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933427/tunable-interacting-composite-fermion-phases-in-a-half-filled-bilayer-graphene-landau-level
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A A Zibrov, C Kometter, H Zhou, E M Spanton, T Taniguchi, K Watanabe, M P Zaletel, A F Young
Non-Abelian anyons are a type of quasiparticle with the potential to encode quantum information in topological qubits protected from decoherence. Experimental systems that are predicted to harbour non-Abelian anyons include p-wave superfluids, superconducting systems with strong spin-orbit coupling, and paired states of interacting composite fermions that emerge at even denominators in the fractional quantum Hall (FQH) regime. Although even-denominator FQH states have been observed in several two-dimensional systems, small energy gaps and limited tunability have stymied definitive experimental probes of their non-Abelian nature...
September 20, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933424/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-cilostazol-as-an-alternative-to-aspirin-in-chinese-patients-with-aspirin-intolerance-after-coronary-stent-implantation-a-combined-clinical-study-and-computational-system-pharmacology-analysis
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Ying Xue, Zhi-Wei Feng, Xiao-Ye Li, Zi-Heng Hu, Qing Xu, Zi Wang, Jia-Hui Cheng, Hong-Tao Shi, Qi-Bing Wang, Hong-Yi Wu, Xiang-Qun Xie, Qian-Zhou Lv
Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAT) with aspirin and clopidogrel is the standard regimen to achieve rapid platelet inhibition and prevent thrombotic events. Currently, little information is available regarding alternative antiplatelet therapy in patients with an allergy or intolerance to aspirin. Although cilostazol is already a common alternative to aspirin in clinical practice in China, its efficacy and safety remain to be determined. We retrospectively analyzed 613 Chinese patients who had undergone primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
September 21, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933350/locally-linear-constraint-based-optimization-model-for-material-decomposition
#20
Qian Wang, Yining Zhu, Hengyong Yu
Dual spectral computed tomography (DSCT) has a superior material distinguishability than the conventional single spectral computed tomography (SSCT). However, the decomposition process is an illposed problem, which is sensitive to noise. Thus, the decomposed image quality is degraded, and the corresponding signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) is much lower than that of directly reconstructed image of SSCT. In this work, we establish a locally linear relationship between the decomposed results of DSCT and SSCT. Based on this constraint, we propose an optimization model for DSCT and develop an iterative method with image guided filtering...
September 21, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
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