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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749034/the-one-pot-directed-assembly-of-cylinder-forming-block-copolymer-on-adjacent-chemical-patterns-for-bimodal-patterning
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Tzu-Hsuan Chang, Shisheng Xiong, Chi-Chun Liu, Dong Liu, Paul F Nealey, Zhenqiang Ma
The direct self-assembly of cylinder-forming poly(styrene-block-methyl-methacrylate) (PS-b-PMMA) block copolymer is successfully assembled into two orientations, according to the underlying guiding pattern in different areas. Lying-down and perpendicular cylinders are formed, respectively, depending on the design of chemical pattern: sparse line/space pattern or hexagonal dot array. The first chemical pattern composed of prepatterned cross-linked polystyrene (XPS) line/space structure has a period (LS ) equal to twice the intercylinder period of the block copolymer (L0 )...
July 27, 2017: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748047/immediate-vs-delayed-endosseous-integration-of-maxi-implants-a-torque-removal-animal-study
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Hanif Allahbakhshi, Fariborz Vafaee, Mehrdad Lotfazar, Ahmad Hasan Ahangary, Masoumeh Khoshhal, Farnoush Fotovat
Background. Delayed loading is one of the concerns in implant patients. Immediate loading can solve the problem and make patients more satisfied. The present study aimed to compare the removal torque of maxi implants under different loading (immediate and delayed) patterns. Methods. This split-mouth experimental study included 2 dogs. Impressions were made and then all the premolars were extracted under general anesthesia. After a three-month healing period, 3 implants were inserted in each quadrant (a total of 12 implants)...
2017: Journal of Dental Research, Dental Clinics, Dental Prospects
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747510/nonspecific-block-of-voltage-gated-potassium-channels-has-greater-effect-on-distal-schaffer-collaterals-than-proximal-schaffer-collaterals-during-periods-of-high-activity
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Benjamin Owen, Rishi Reddy, Lawrence M Grover
Previous studies established different responses between proximal and distal portions of Schaffer collateral axons during high-frequency and burst stimulation, with distal axons demonstrating biphasic changes in excitability (hyperexcitability followed by depression), but proximal axons showing only monophasic depression. Voltage-dependent potassium (KV) channels are important determinants of axonal excitability, and block of KV channels can promote axon hyperexcitability. We therefore hypothesized that block of KV channels should lead to biphasic response changes in proximal Schaffer collaterals, like those seen in distal Schaffer collaterals...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746269/transversus-abdominis-plane-blocks-with-single-dose-liposomal-bupivacaine-in-conjunction-with-a-nonnarcotic-pain-regimen-help-reduce-length-of-stay-following-abdominally-based-microsurgical-breast-reconstruction
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Eric M Jablonka, Andreas M Lamelas, Julie N Kim, Bianca Molina, Nathan Molina, Michelle Okwali, William Samson, Mark R Sultan, Joseph H Dayan, Mark L Smith
BACKGROUND: Side effects associated with use of postoperative narcotics for pain control can delay recovery after abdominally based microsurgical breast reconstruction. The authors evaluated a nonnarcotic pain control regimen in conjunction with bilateral transversus abdominis plane blocks on facilitating early hospital discharge. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed of consecutive patients who underwent breast reconstruction using abdominally based free flaps, with or without being included in a nonnarcotic protocol using intraoperative transversus abdominis plane blockade...
August 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745492/amphiphilic-polysaccharide-block-copolymers-for-ph-responsive-micellar-nanoparticles
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Benjamin B Breitenbach, Ira Schmid, Peter R Wich
A full polysaccharide amphiphilic block copolymer was prepared from end group-functionalized dextrans using copper mediated azide-alkyne click chemistry. Sufficient modification of the reducing end in both blocks was achieved by microwave-enhanced reductive amination in a borate-buffer/methanol solvent system. The combination of a hydrophilic dextran block with a hydrophobic acetalated dextran block results in an amphiphilic structure that turns water-soluble upon acid treatment. The material has a low CMC and self-assembles in water to spherical micellar nanoparticles...
July 26, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744687/lin28a-a-sensitive-immunohistochemical-marker-for-embryonal-tumor-with-multilayered-rosettes-etmr-is-also-positive-in-a-subset-of-atypical-teratoid-rhabdoid-tumor-at-rt
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Shilpa Rao, R T Rajeswarie, T Chickabasaviah Yasha, Bevinahalli N Nandeesh, Arimappamagan Arivazhagan, Vani Santosh
INTRODUCTION: CNS embryonal tumors comprise a group of highly malignant neoplasms with a wide spectrum of histomorphological entities that includes Medulloblastoma (MB), Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor (AT/RT), Neuroblastoma (NB), Ganglioneuroblastoma (GNB), Embryonal Tumor with Multilayered Rosettes (ETMR), and the embryonal tumor-Not Otherwise Specified (NOS). The entity ETMR includes previously described histopathologic patterns-Embryonal Tumor with Abundant Neuropil and True Rosettes (ETANTR), Ependymoblastoma (EBL), and Medulloepithelioma (MEPL)...
July 25, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743439/the-electrocardiographic-footprints-of-wenckebach-block
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Harry G Mond, Jitendra Vohra
In 1899, Karel Frederik Wenckebach described a cardiac arrhythmia with periodic dropped beats now referred to as a Wenckebach sequence. This was later shown to be due to a block in the atrioventricular node, but today, we identify Wenckebach sequences throughout the heart with most being recognised on the surface electrocardiograph as characteristic footprints. This manuscript will revisit Wenckebach atrioventricular block, the typical features of which only occur in about 15% of cases, with the remainder atypical...
July 3, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738172/impact-of-polymeric-membrane-breakage-on-drinking-water-quality-and-an-online-detection-method-of-the-breakage
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Qilong Wu, Zhenghua Zhang, Guodong Cao, Xihui Zhang
Polymeric membrane has been widely used for the treatment of drinking water in China, and the total treating capacity has reached up to 3.8 million m(3)/d. However, the membrane breakage found in the membrane modules in many water treatment plants resulted in an increase in turbidity and bacterial amount in the membrane permeate. In this study, a membrane module running for 3 years in a full-scale application was examined in terms of the breaking positions and the numbers of the broken fibers. It was found that most of the breaking positions were mainly on the outlet side of the module and that the distance from these points to the outlet was about 1/10-2/10 length of the membrane module...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737820/effect-of-substrate-concentrations-on-the-aggregation-behavior-and-dynamic-oscillatory-properties-of-self-oscillating-block-copolymers
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Ryota Tamate, Takeshi Ueki, Mitsuhiro Shibayama, Ryo Yoshida
We developed a novel type of block copolymer, named the self-oscillating block copolymer, which exhibits autonomous assembly and disassembly driven by the dissipative structures formed by the oscillatory Belousov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) reaction. In a catalyst-free BZ solution, this polymer undergoes autonomous structural changes following the periodic redox changes of a metal catalyst incorporated into the polymer side chain. However, until now, a detailed study of the relationship between the dynamic structural changes and polymer solution conditions has not been conducted...
July 24, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737285/role-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-biopsy-in-the-diagnosis-of-lymphoma-of-the-pancreas-a-clinicopathological-study-of-nine-cases
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S Sadaf, A Loya, N Akhtar, M A Yusuf
OBJECTIVE: Endoscopic ultrasound-guided-fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is an established first-line procedure in the management of solid and cystic pancreatic masses. Lymphoma is an uncommon diagnosis in EUS-FNA of the pancreas, and it is more common for such a diagnosis to be because of secondary involvement of the pancreas by a lymphoproliferative disorder than for this to represent isolated primary pancreatic lymphoma (PPL). We present the clinical, EUS and cytological features of these lesions...
July 24, 2017: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736935/3d-orientational-control-in-self-assembled-thin-films-with-sub-5-nm-features-by-light
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Koen Nickmans, Gerardus M Bögels, Carlos Sánchez-Somolinos, Jeffrey N Murphy, Philippe Leclère, Ilja K Voets, Albertus P H J Schenning
While self-assembled molecular building blocks could lead to many next-generation functional organic nanomaterials, control over the thin-film morphologies to yield monolithic sub-5 nm patterns with 3D orientational control at macroscopic length scales remains a grand challenge. A series of photoresponsive hybrid oligo(dimethylsiloxane) liquid crystals that form periodic cylindrical nanostructures with periodicities between 3.8 and 5.1 nm is studied. The liquid crystals can be aligned in-plane by exposure to actinic linearly polarized light and out-of-plane by exposure to actinic unpolarized light...
July 24, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736816/antinociceptive-activity-of-ent-dihydrotucumanoic-acid-isolated-from-gymnosperma-glutinosum-spreng-less
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Angel Josabad Alonso-Castro, Marco Martin González-Chávez, Juan Ramón Zapata-Morales, Alexia Karina Verdinez-Portales, Amanda Sánchez-Recillas, Rolffy Ortiz-Andrade, Mario Isiordia-Espinoza, Fidel Martínez-Gutiérrez, Marco Antonio Ramírez-Morales, Fabiola Domínguez, María Elizabeth Juache-Flores, Roberto Martínez
Preclinical Research The diterpene ent-dihydrotumanoic acid (DTA) was among the compounds isolated from Gymnosperma glutinosum (Spreng) Less (Asteraceae). There are no reports regarding the pharmacological effects of DTA. Cytotoxicity against cancer cells (1-250 µM), and the antibacterial (50-1400 µM) activity of DTA were evaluated using the MTT assay, and the minimum inhibitory concentration test, respectively. The antidiarrheal (1-100 mg/kg p.o.) and anti-inflammatory (2 mg/ear) effects of DTA were evaluated using castor oil and 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate, respectively...
July 24, 2017: Drug Development Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735788/effect-of-mineral-trioxide-aggregate-apical-plug-thickness-on-fracture-resistance-of-immature-teeth
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Ersan Çiçek, Neslihan Yılmaz, M Murat Koçak, Baran Can Sağlam, Sibel Koçak, Burcu Bilgin
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to compare the fracture resistance of simulated immature teeth after using different thicknesses of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) apical plugs. METHODS: Fifty-two human maxillary anterior teeth were used. Five teeth were the positive control group; they were prepared using Peeso reamers to simulate immature teeth without any access cavity preparation. Access cavities of the 47 teeth were prepared, and the canals were instrumented with Peeso reamers...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735384/influence-of-feeding-inorganic-vanadium-on-growth-performance-endocrine-variables-and-biomarkers-of-bone-health-in-crossbred-calves
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Ravi Prakash Pal, Veena Mani, Deepika Tripathi, Rajesh Kumar, Neelam J Kewalramani
The nutritional essentialities of transition element vanadium (V) as micro-nutrient in farm animals have not yet been established, though in rat model, vanadium as vanadate has been reported to exert insulin-mimetic effect and shown to be needed for proper development of bones. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of V supplementation on growth performance, plasma hormones and bone health status in calves. Twenty-four crossbred calves (body weight 72.83 ± 2.5 kg; age 3-9 months) were blocked in four groups and randomly assigned to four treatment groups (n = 6) on body weight and age basis...
July 22, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735156/adaptive-periodic-paralysis-allows-weaning-deep-sedation-overcoming-the-drowning-syndrome-in-ecmo-patients-bridged-for-lung-transplantation-a-case-series
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Irina Timofte, Michael Terrin, Erik Barr, June Kim, Joseph Rinaldi, Nicholas Ladikos, Jay Menaker, Ali Tabatabai, Zachary Kon, Bartley Griffith, Richard Pierson, Si Pham, Aldo Iacono, Daniel Herr
PURPOSE: Sedation in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is challenging. Patients require deep sedation because of extremely high respiratory rates and increased work of breathing ("Drowning Syndrome") resulting in altered intra-thoracic pressure and reduced pump flow associated with hemodynamic compromise and decreased oxygenation. However, deep sedation impedes essential active rehabilitation with physical therapy. METHODS: We reviewed data on 3 ECMO patients for whom we used a novel approach to replace continuous drips with periodic sedation/paralysis...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734922/warfarin-use-is-associated-with-progressive-coronary-arterial-calcification-insights-from-serial-intravascular-ultrasound
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Jordan Andrews, Peter J Psaltis, Ozgur Bayturan, Mingyuan Shao, Brian Stegman, Mohamed Elshazly, Samir R Kapadia, E Murat Tuzcu, Steven E Nissen, Stephen J Nicholls, Rishi Puri
OBJECTIVES: This study compared serial changes in coronary percent atheroma volume (PAV) and calcium index (CaI) in patients with coronary artery disease who were treated with and without warfarin. BACKGROUND: Warfarin blocks the synthesis and activity of matrix Gla protein, a vitamin K-dependent inhibitor of arterial calcification. The longitudinal impact of warfarin on serial coronary artery calcification in vivo in humans is unknown. METHODS: In a post hoc patient-level analysis of 8 prospective randomized trials using serial coronary intravascular ultrasound examinations, this study compared changes in PAV and CaI in matched arterial segments in patients with coronary artery disease who were treated with (n = 171) and without (n = 4,129) warfarin during an 18- to 24-month period...
July 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734601/influence-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-fermentation-products-smartcare-in-milk-replacer-and-original-xpc-in-calf-starter-on-the-performance-and-health-of-preweaned-holstein-calves-challenged-with-salmonella-enterica-serotype-typhimurium
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T L Harris, Y Liang, K P Sharon, M D Sellers, I Yoon, M F Scott, J A Carroll, M A Ballou
This study was designed to investigate the effects of supplementing SmartCare (SC; Diamond V, Cedar Rapids, IA) in milk replacer and Original XPC (XPC; Diamond V) in calf starter on performance and health of preweaned calves following an oral challenge with Salmonella enterica. The study was performed in two 35-d periods with 30 Holstein bull calves (2 ± 1 d of age) per period. In each period, calves were blocked by location in the barn and randomly assigned to treatments that included control, base milk replacer and calf starter with no added Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation products; SC, milk replacer with 1 g of SC/calf per day and base calf starter; and SC+XPC, milk replacer with 1 g of SC/calf per day and calf starter with 0...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731925/thoracic-paravertebral-block-for-postoperative-pain-management-after-renal-surgery-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Maja Copik, Szymon Bialka, Andrzej Daszkiewicz, Hanna Misiolek
BACKGROUND: Thoracic paravertebral block (ThPVB) combined with general anaesthesia is used in thoracic and general surgery. It provides effective analgesia, reduces surgical stress response and the incidence of chronic postoperative pain. OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of ThPVB in reducing opioid requirements and decreasing the intensity of pain after renal surgery. DESIGN: A prospective, randomised, open label study. SETTING: A single university hospital...
July 20, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731589/effects-of-nitric-oxide-on-large-conductance-ca-2-activated-k-currents-in-human-cardiac-fibroblasts-through-pka-and-pkg-related-pathways
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Hyemi Bae, Inja Lim
The human cardiac fibroblast (HCF) is the most abundant cell type in the myocardium, and HCFs play critical roles in maintaining normal cardiac function. However, unlike cardiomyocytes, the electrophysiology of HCFs is not well established. In the cardiovascular system, Ca(2+) -activated K(+) (KCa) channels have distinct physiological and pathological functions, and nitric oxide (NO) play key roles. In this study, we investigated the potential effects of NO on KCa channels in HCFs. We recorded strong oscillating, well-maintained outward K(+) currents without marked inactivation throughout the test pulse period and detected outward rectification in the I-V curve; these are all characteristics that are typical of KCa currents...
July 21, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730895/incidence-treatment-strategies-and-outcomes-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-with-and-without-ongoing-myocardial-ischaemia-results-from-the-czech-3-registry
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Petr Tousek, Klara Staskova, Anna Mala, Martin Sluka, Alexandra Vodzinska, Radek Jancar, Denisa Maluskova, Jiri Jarkovsky, Petr Widimsky
BACKGROUND: Patients with acute coronary syndrome with signs of ongoing myocardial ischaemia at first medical contact should be indicated for immediate invasive treatment. AIM: To assess the incidence, treatment strategies and outcomes of acute coronary syndrome in a large unselected cohort of patients with respect to the signs of ongoing myocardial ischaemia. METHODS: The CZECH-3 registry included 1754 consecutive patients admitted for suspected acute coronary syndrome to 43 hospitals during a 2-month period in the autumn of 2015...
July 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
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