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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454130/directly-modulated-green-light-diode-pumped-solid-state-laser-for-underwater-wireless-optical-communication
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Jing Xu, Meiwei Kong, Aobo Lin, Yuhang Song, Jun Han, Zhiwei Xu, Bo Wu, Shiming Gao, Ning Deng
It is widely known that a diode-pumped solid-state laser (DPSSL) has very limited modulation bandwidth. Recently, we directed our attention toward the opportunities for directly modulating a DPSSL to generate high-speed green-light signals, with high power and superior beam quality, which are highly desirable in underwater wireless optical communication. The constraint imposed by the limited modulation bandwidth of a DPSSL is circumvented with the strategy of orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing and power loading...
May 1, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454047/use-of-light-emitting-diodes-leds-for-enhanced-lipid-production-in-micro-algae-based-biofuels
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Alifha Severes, Shashank Hegde, L D'Souza, Smitha Hegde
Microalgae are an alternative source for renewable energy to overcome the energy crises caused by exhaustion of fuel reserves. Algal biofuel technology demands a cost effective strategy for net profitable productivity. Inconsistent illumination intensities hinder microalgal growth. The light-utilizing efficiency of the cells is critical. Light scarcity leads to low production and high intensities cause photo-inhibition. We report effective usage of LEDs of different band wavelengths on the growth of microalgae in a closed, controlled environment to generate biomass and lipid yields...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454024/disentangling-the-effects-of-species-diversity-and-intraspecific-and-interspecific-tree-size-variation-on-aboveground-biomass-in-dry-zone-homegarden-agroforestry-systems
#3
Arshad Ali, Eskil Mattsson
The biodiversity - aboveground biomass relationship has been intensively studied in recent decades. However, no consensus has been arrived to consider the interplay of species diversity, and intraspecific and interspecific tree size variation in driving aboveground biomass, after accounting for the effects of plot size heterogeneity, soil fertility and stand quality in natural forest including agroforests. We tested the full, partial and no mediations effects of species diversity, and intraspecific and interspecific tree size variation on aboveground biomass by employing structural equation models (SEMs) using data from 45 homegarden agroforestry systems in Sri Lanka...
April 25, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448896/differentially-methylated-embryonal-fyn-associated-substrate-efs-gene-as-a-blood-specific-epigenetic-marker-and-its-potential-application-in-forensic-casework
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Athina Vidaki, Cecilia Johansson, Federica Giangasparo
DNA methylation patterns have the ability to reveal the activities of genes within a certain tissue at a particular time point. Tissue-specific DNA methylation patterns have been previously investigated for their applicability in the identification of forensically relevant body fluids, however there is still a lack in robust markers. While following a genome-wide scale investigation has a great potential to reveal useful tissue-specific changes, a gene-targeted approach can also lead to significant outcomes, especially in genomic locations not included in the genome-wide experiments...
April 19, 2017: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448373/effects-of-parental-stress-optimism-and-health-promoting-behaviors-on-the-quality-of-life-of-primiparous-and-multiparous-mothers
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Jennifer Loh, Craig Harms, Bronwyn Harman
BACKGROUND: Parental stress, optimism, and health-promoting behaviors (HPBs) are important predictors of the quality of life (QoL) of mothers. However, it is unclear how strongly these predictors affect the QoL of mothers. It is also unclear if the impact of these predictors on QoL differs between primiparous and multiparous mothers. In this study, we defined primiparous as "bearing young for the first time" and multiparous as "having experienced one or more previous childbirths." OBJECTIVES: The first objective of this study was to examine the relative effect of parental stress, optimism, and HPBs on the QoL of mothers...
May 2017: Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448086/effects-of-running-wheel-activity-and-dietary-hmb-and-%C3%AE-alanine-co-supplementation-on-muscle-quality-in-aged-male-rats
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D W Russ, C Acksel, K W McCorkle, N K Edens, S M Garvey
OBJECTIVE: Loss of skeletal muscle function is linked to increased risk for loss of health and independence in older adults. Dietary interventions that can enhance aging muscle function, alone or in combination with exercise, may offer an effective way to reduce these risks. The goal of this study was to evaluate the muscular effects of beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (HMB) and beta-alanine (β-Ala) co-supplementation in aged Sprague-Dawley rats with voluntary access to running wheels (RW)...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447004/principles-of-esophageal-cancer-surgery-including-surgical-approaches-and-optimal-node-dissection-2-vs-3-field
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Philippe Nafteux, Lieven Depypere, Hans Van Veer, Willy Coosemans, Toni Lerut
Surgery for esophageal carcinoma and carcinoma of the gastro-esophageal junction (GEJ) is considered as one of the most complex and challenging interventions on the digestive tract. This is due to the intimate relations with vital structures in the chest and the tendency of early lymphatic dissemination via a dense and complex submucosal network. This review article discusses the different aspects of surgical access routes in the light of the ever-evolving techniques, in particular the minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE)...
March 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446734/iron-deficiency-and-anemia-in-heart-failure
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Yüksel Çavuşoğlu, Hakan Altay, Mustafa Çetiner, Tolga Sinan Güvenç, Ahmet Temizhan, Dilek Ural, Dilek Yeşilbursa, Nesligül Yıldırım, Mehmet Birhan Yılmaz
Heart failure is an important community health problem. Prevalence and incidence of heart failure have continued to rise over the years. Despite recent advances in heart failure therapy, prognosis is still poor, rehospitalization rate is very high, and quality of life is worse. Co-morbidities in heart failure have negative impact on clinical course of the disease, further impair prognosis, and add difficulties to treatment of clinical picture. Therefore, successful management of co-morbidities is strongly recommended in addition to conventional therapy for heart failure...
March 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445459/the-effect-of-illumination-on-the-formation-of-metal-halide-perovskite-films
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Amita Ummadisingu, Ludmilla Steier, Ji-Youn Seo, Taisuke Matsui, Antonio Abate, Wolfgang Tress, Michael Grätzel
Optimizing the morphology of metal halide perovskite films is an important way to improve the performance of solar cells when these materials are used as light harvesters, because film homogeneity is correlated with photovoltaic performance. Many device architectures and processing techniques have been explored with the aim of achieving high-performance devices, including single-step deposition, sequential deposition and anti-solvent methods. Earlier studies have looked at the influence of reaction conditions on film quality, such as the concentration of the reactants and the reaction temperature...
April 26, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444808/fast-and-simple-discriminative-analysis-of-anthocyanins-containing-berries-using-lc-ms-spectral-data
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Heejung Yang, Hyun Woo Kim, Yong Soo Kwon, Ho Kyong Kim, Sang Hyun Sung
INTRODUCTION: Anthocyanins are potent antioxidant agents that protect against many degenerative diseases; however, they are unstable because they are vulnerable to external stimuli including temperature, pH and light. This vulnerability hinders the quality control of anthocyanin-containing berries using classical high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analytical methodologies based on UV or MS chromatograms. OBJECTIVE: To develop an alternative approach for the quality assessment and discrimination of anthocyanin-containing berries, we used MS spectral data acquired in a short analytical time rather than UV or MS chromatograms...
April 25, 2017: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444524/in-vitro-optical-quality-of-monofocal-aspheric-toric-intraocular-lenses-effect-of-cylindrical-power
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Teresa Ferrer-Blasco, Alberto Domínguez-Vicent, Santiago García-Lázaro, María Amparo Diez, José F Alfonso, José J Esteve-Taboada
PURPOSE: To assess the in vitro optical quality of monofocal aspheric toric intraocular lenses (IOLs) as a function of the cylindrical power. METHODS: The in vitro optical quality of the AcrySof IQ Toric IOLs SN6AT2, SN6AT3, SN6AT4, SN6AT5 and SN6AT6 (Alcon Laboratories Inc., Forth Worth, TX, USA) was assessed with an instrument conceived for measuring Zernike's coefficients at 3.0- and 5.0-mm apertures. As a reference, the aspheric monofocal lens AcrySof IQ Aspheric SN60WF (Alcon Laboratories Inc...
April 25, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444251/effect-of-eu-electrical-stunning-conditions-on-breast-meat-quality-of-broiler-chickens
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F Sirri, M Petracci, M Zampiga, A Meluzzi
Electrical stunning is still the main stunning method used worldwide in commercial poultry plants. The stunning procedures in water bath stunners affect both bird welfare and meat quality attributes. The European Union (EU) Council Regulation 1099/2009 on the protection of the animal at the time of killing established the minimum current flow through an individual bird at a specified frequency to assure an effective stun that must last until the bird's death. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of the application of different stunning current flows on the prevalence of hemorrhages (classified as 1 = no lesion, 2 = moderate, and 3 = severe lesion) and some quality traits (pHu, color, drip and cooking losses, and shear force) of chicken breast meat...
April 24, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443411/rcni-nurse-awards-2017
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Rachel Armitage
Now in their 30th year, the RCNi Nurse Awards exist to showcase the work of innovative and inspirational nurses from all over the UK. The quality of entries in 2017 was as high as ever, bringing to light the outstanding contribution made by nursing staff to enhancing patient safety, outcomes and experience.
April 26, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442135/-anesthetic-management-of-late-pressure-angioedema
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Inês Furtado, Filipe Linda, Sílvia Pica, Marco Monteiro
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Late pressure angioedema is a rare form of angioedema in which light pressure stimulus can lead to edema after 1-12h. This uncommon and unreported entity is especially important in patients who undergo general anesthesia, for whom the usual harmless supine position, intravenous catheter insertion, standard monitoring, airway management and ventilation can lead to life threatening consequences as the trigger is a physical stimulus. CASE REPORT: In this report, we describe a successful perioperative anesthetic management of a 30 year old patient, proposed for intra-ocular lens insertion, with a severe form of the disease with peri-oral, tongue and limb edema presentation...
April 22, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440126/transcranial-doppler-screening-for-stroke-risk-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-a-systematic-review
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Sara Mazzucco, Marina Diomedi, Amrana Qureshi, Laura Sainati, Soundrie T Padayachee
Background Sickle cell disease (SCD) is one of the most common causes of stroke in children worldwide. Based on the results of the Stroke Prevention Trial in Sickle Cell Anemia (STOP), annual transcranial Doppler ultrasound (TCD) screening for affected children is standard practice. However, the need for TCD surveillance programs could override the accuracy of the screening, affecting the correct stratification of stroke risk and subsequent clinical management of the target population. Aims To shed light on this issue, a systematic review of the literature on TCD screening for children and adolescents with SCD was carried out (CRD42016050549), according to a list of clinically relevant questions, with a particular focus on screening practices in European countries...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439550/savi-synthetic-apertures-for-long-range-subdiffraction-limited-visible-imaging-using-fourier-ptychography
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Jason Holloway, Yicheng Wu, Manoj K Sharma, Oliver Cossairt, Ashok Veeraraghavan
Synthetic aperture radar is a well-known technique for improving resolution in radio imaging. Extending these synthetic aperture techniques to the visible light domain is not straightforward because optical receivers cannot measure phase information. We propose to use macroscopic Fourier ptychography (FP) as a practical means of creating a synthetic aperture for visible imaging to achieve subdiffraction-limited resolution. We demonstrate the first working prototype for macroscopic FP in a reflection imaging geometry that is capable of imaging optically rough objects...
April 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439519/structured-illumination-diffuse-optical-tomography-for-noninvasive-functional-neuroimaging-in-mice
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Matthew D Reisman, Zachary E Markow, Adam Q Bauer, Joseph P Culver
Optical intrinsic signal (OIS) imaging has been a powerful tool for capturing functional brain hemodynamics in rodents. Recent wide field-of-view implementations of OIS have provided efficient maps of functional connectivity from spontaneous brain activity in mice. However, OIS requires scalp retraction and is limited to superficial cortical tissues. Diffuse optical tomography (DOT) techniques provide noninvasive imaging, but previous DOT systems for rodent neuroimaging have been limited either by sparse spatial sampling or by slow speed...
April 2017: Neurophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439179/big-data-science-opportunities-and-challenges-to-address-minority-health-and-health-disparities-in-the-21st-century
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Xinzhi Zhang, Eliseo J Pérez-Stable, Philip E Bourne, Emmanuel Peprah, O Kenrik Duru, Nancy Breen, David Berrigan, Fred Wood, James S Jackson, David W S Wong, Joshua Denny
Addressing minority health and health disparities has been a missing piece of the puzzle in Big Data science. This article focuses on three priority opportunities that Big Data science may offer to the reduction of health and health care disparities. One opportunity is to incorporate standardized information on demographic and social determinants in electronic health records in order to target ways to improve quality of care for the most disadvantaged populations over time. A second opportunity is to enhance public health surveillance by linking geographical variables and social determinants of health for geographically defined populations to clinical data and health outcomes...
2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438489/laryngopharyngeal-reflux-and-voice-disorders-a-multifactorial-model-of-etiology-and-pathophysiology
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Jerome R Lechien, Sven Saussez, Bernard Harmegnies, Camille Finck, James A Burns
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper is to shed light on the pathogenesis and pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the development of hoarseness related to laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPRD). MATERIAL AND METHODS: PubMed, Embase, and The Cochrane Library were searched for the terms reflux, laryngopharyngeal, laryngitis, voice, and hoarseness. Experimental and clinical studies providing substantial information about the occurrence of voice disorders, laryngeal histologic changes, or any pathophysiological processes related to LPRD were included by two independent investigators...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438005/comparative-studies-on-the-quality-factors-of-whispering-gallery-modes-and-hybrid-plasmon-photon-modes
#20
Ping Gu, Jiawei Chen, Mingjie Wan, Zhuo Chen, Zhenlin Wang
We theoretically and experimentally investigate the multipolar hybrid plasmon-photon modes supported by a dielectric-metal core-shell resonator consisting of a dielectric core wrapped by a thin silver shell and the whispering-gallery modes in its pure dielectric counterpart (the dielectric sphere with the same size). We theoretically demonstrate that in a certain wavelength range the achievable maximum Q-factors of hybrid modes could be either larger or smaller than that of whispering-gallery modes, depending on the size of the resonator...
April 17, 2017: Optics Express
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