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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765720/a-global-map-of-saltmarshes
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Chris J Mcowen, Lauren V Weatherdon, Jan-Willem Van Bochove, Emma Sullivan, Simon Blyth, Christoph Zockler, Damon Stanwell-Smith, Naomi Kingston, Corinne S Martin, Mark Spalding, Steven Fletcher
BACKGROUND: Saltmarshes are extremely valuable but often overlooked ecosystems, contributing to livelihoods locally and globally through the associated ecosystem services they provide, including fish production, carbon storage and coastal protection. Despite their importance, knowledge of the current spatial distribution (occurrence and extent) of saltmarshes is incomplete. In light of increasing anthropogenic and environmental pressures on coastal ecosystems, global data on the occurrence and extent of saltmarshes are needed to draw attention to these critical ecosystems and to the benefits they generate for people...
2017: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742420/orthodontics-with-customized-versus-noncustomized-appliances-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
#2
E W Penning, R H J Peerlings, J D M Govers, R J Rischen, K Zinad, E M Bronkhorst, K H Breuning, A M Kuijpers-Jagtman
This randomized controlled trial aimed to evaluate the duration and outcome quality of orthodontic treatment with a customized fixed appliance system versus a noncustomized system. Patients ( n = 180) were randomized and received orthodontic treatment with the Insignia customized orthodontic system or the Damon Q noncustomized orthodontic system. The allocation sequence was concealed using identical, sequentially numbered, opaque, sealed envelopes. Patients with nonextraction treatment plans were treated by 2 equally experienced orthodontists...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732167/quantum-transport-and-sub-band-structure-of-modulation-doped-gaas-alas-core-superlattice-nanowires
#3
Dominik M Irber, Jakob Seidl, Damon J Carrad, Jonathan Becker, Nari Jeon, Bernhard Loitsch, Julia Winnerl, Sonja Matich, Markus Döblinger, Yang Tang, Stefanie Morkötter, Gerhard Abstreiter, Jonathan J Finley, Matthew Grayson, Lincoln J Lauhon, Gregor Koblmüller
Modulation-doped III-V semiconductor nanowire (NW) heterostructures have recently emerged as promising candidates to host high-mobility electron channels for future high-frequency, low-energy transistor technologies. The one-dimensional geometry of NWs also makes them attractive for studying quantum confinement effects. Here, we report correlated investigations into the discrete electronic sub-band structure of confined electrons in the channel of Si δ-doped GaAs-GaAs/AlAs core-superlattice NW heterostructures and the associated signatures in low-temperature transport...
July 26, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720450/detection-of-cervical-precancerous-lesions-with-aptima-hpv-assays-using-surepath-preservative-fluid-specimens
#4
Max Chernesky, Dan Jang, Nick Escott, Jodi Gilchrist, Jenny Li, Laurie Elit, Alice Lytwyn, Marek Smieja, Sam Ratnam, Manuel Arias, Damon Getman, Barbara Weinbaum, Brett Kirkconnell, Janel Dockter
SurePath specimens from women referred to colposcopy were treated with Aptima Transfer Solution (ATS) before testing in Aptima HPV (AHPV) and Aptima HPV 16, 18/45 (AHPV-GT) assays. Untreated SurePath specimens were tested with the cobas HPV test. PreservCyt specimens were assessed for cytology and tested with AHPV. High-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia lesions served as the reference standard. Excellent agreement (95.5%; k=0.91) was observed for ATS-treated SurePath specimens between Tigris and Panther systems and between the PreservCyt and ATS-treated SurePath specimens (91...
June 2017: Papillomavirus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696746/coherent-plasmon-and-phonon-plasmon-resonances-in-carbon-nanotubes
#5
Abram L Falk, Kuan-Chang Chiu, Damon B Farmer, Qing Cao, Jerry Tersoff, Yi-Hsien Lee, Phaedon Avouris, Shu-Jen Han
Carbon nanotubes provide a rare access point into the plasmon physics of one-dimensional electronic systems. By assembling purified nanotubes into uniformly sized arrays, we show that they support coherent plasmon resonances, that these plasmons couple to nanotube and substrate phonons, and that the resulting phonon-plasmon resonances have quality factors as high as 10. Because nanotube plasmons intensely strengthen electromagnetic fields and light-matter interactions, they provide a compelling platform for surface-enhanced spectroscopy and tunable optical devices at deep-subwavelength scales...
June 23, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651927/doxorubicin-plus-evofosfamide-versus-doxorubicin-alone-in-locally-advanced-unresectable-or-metastatic-soft-tissue-sarcoma-th-cr-406-sarc021-an-international-multicentre-open-label-randomised-phase-3-trial
#6
William D Tap, Zsuzsanna Papai, Brian A Van Tine, Steven Attia, Kristen N Ganjoo, Robin L Jones, Scott Schuetze, Damon Reed, Sant P Chawla, Richard F Riedel, Anders Krarup-Hansen, Maud Toulmonde, Isabelle Ray-Coquard, Peter Hohenberger, Giovanni Grignani, Lee D Cranmer, Scott Okuno, Mark Agulnik, William Read, Christopher W Ryan, Thierry Alcindor, Xavier F Garcia Del Muro, G Thomas Budd, Hussein Tawbi, Tillman Pearce, Stew Kroll, Denise K Reinke, Patrick Schöffski
BACKGROUND: Evofosfamide is a hypoxia-activated prodrug of bromo-isophosphoramide mustard. We aimed to assess the benefit of adding evofosfamide to doxorubicin as first-line therapy for advanced soft-tissue sarcomas. METHODS: We did this international, open-label, randomised, phase 3, multicentre trial (TH CR-406/SARC021) at 81 academic or community investigational sites in 13 countries. Eligible patients were aged 15 years or older with a diagnosis of an advanced unresectable or metastatic soft-tissue sarcoma, of intermediate or high grade, for which no standard curative therapy was available, an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 0-1, and measurable disease by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors version 1...
August 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438227/characterization-of-carbon-monoxide-exposure-during-hurricane-sandy-and-subsequent-nor-easter
#7
Amy Schnall, Royal Law, Amy Heinzerling, Kanta Sircar, Scott Damon, Fuyuen Yip, Josh Schier, Tesfaye Bayleyegn, Amy Wolkin
OBJECTIVE: Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas produced by fossil fuel combustion. On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy moved ashore near Atlantic City, New Jersey, causing widespread morbidity and mortality, $30 to $50 billion in economic damage, and 8.5 million households to be without power. The combination of power outages and unusually low temperatures led people to use alternate power sources, placing many at risk for CO exposure. METHODS: We examined Hurricane Sandy-related CO exposures from multiple perspectives to help identify risk factors and develop strategies to prevent future exposures...
April 25, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390395/myoepithelial-carcinoma-with-rb1-mutation-remarkable-chemosensitivity-to-carcinoma-of-unknown-origin-therapy
#8
Timothy M Hoggard, Evita Henderson-Jackson, Marilyn M Bui, Jamie Caracciolo, Jamie K Teer, Sean Yoder, Odion Binitie, Ricardo J Gonzalez, Andrew S Brohl, Damon R Reed
BACKGROUND: Myoepithelial carcinoma of soft tissue is a rare, malignant neoplasm that is morphologically and immunophenotypically similar to its counterpart in salivary gland. It demonstrates myoepithelial differentiation, possessing both epithelial and myogenic characteristics. Thought to be chemotherapy insensitive, the optimal treatment regimen of this tumor has yet to be established and only a select few cases in the literature discuss treatment efficacy in detail. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we present a case of a young adult with metastatic myoepithelial carcinoma with an initial excellent response to systemic therapy utilizing carboplatin and paclitaxel with continued complete response after 3 years...
April 8, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339591/comparison-of-the-force-levels-among-labial-and-lingual-self-ligating-and-conventional-brackets-in-simulated-misaligned-teeth
#9
Ahmad Alobeid, Tarek El-Bialy, Said Khawatmi, Cornelius Dirk, Andreas Jäger, Christoph Bourauel
Background/objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate force levels exerted by levelling arch wires with labial and lingual conventional and self-ligating brackets. Materials/methods: The tested orthodontic brackets were of the 0.022-in slot size for labial and 0.018-in for lingual brackets and were as follows: 1. Labial brackets: (i) conventional bracket (GAC-Twin, Dentsply), (ii) passive self-ligating (SL) brackets (Damon-Q®, ORMCO; Ortho classic H4™, Orthoclassic; FLI®SL, Rocky Mountain Orthodontics) and (iii) active SL brackets (GAC In-Ovation®C, DENTSPLY and SPEED™, Strite)...
August 1, 2017: European Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323337/treatment-pathway-of-bone-sarcoma-in-children-adolescents-and-young-adults
#10
REVIEW
Damon R Reed, Masanori Hayashi, Lars Wagner, Odion Binitie, Diana A Steppan, Andrew S Brohl, Eric T Shinohara, Julia A Bridge, David M Loeb, Scott C Borinstein, Michael S Isakoff
When pediatric, adolescent, and young adult patients present with a bone sarcoma, treatment decisions, especially after relapse, are complex and require a multidisciplinary approach. This review presents scenarios commonly encountered in the therapy of bone sarcomas with the goal of objectively presenting a consensus, multidisciplinary management approach. Little variation was found in the authors' group with respect to local control or systemic therapy. Clinical trials were universally prioritized in all settings...
June 15, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303773/improving-disaster-response-efforts-through-the-development-of-a-disaster-health-care-response-system
#11
Jonathan A Wilson, L Kendall McKenzie, W Terry McLeod, Damon A Darsey, Jim Craig
We review the development of a disaster health care response system in Mississippi aimed at improving disaster response efforts. Large-scale disasters generate many injured and ill patients, which causes a significant utilization of emergency health care services and often requires external support to meet clinical needs. Disaster health care services require a solid infrastructure of coordination and collaboration to be effective. Following Hurricane Katrina, the state of Mississippi implemented best practices from around the nation to establish a disaster health care response system...
March 17, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269137/automated-in-vivo-3d-high-definition-optical-coherence-tomography-skin-analysis-system
#12
Ai Ping Yow, Jun Cheng, Annan Li, Ruchir Srivastava, Jiang Liu, Damon Wing Kee Wong, Hong Liang Tey
The in vivo assessment and visualization of skin structures can be performed through the use of high resolution optical coherence tomography imaging, also known as HD-OCT. However, the manual assessment of such images can be exhaustive and time consuming. In this paper, we present an analysis system to automatically identify and quantify the skin characteristics such as the topography of the surface of the skin and thickness of the epidermis in HD-OCT images. Comparison of this system with manual clinical measurements demonstrated its potential for automatic objective skin analysis and diseases diagnosis...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268575/determining-the-difference-in-eyegaze-measurements-in-individuals-with-age-related-macular-degeneration
#13
Huiying Liu, Damon Wong, Ai Ping Yow, Yanwu Xu, Fengshou Yin, Augustinus Laude, Tock Han Lim
Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of blindness in the elderly. Visual loss associated with AMD often results in a central scotoma which is an alteration in the central vision, leading to distortion or loss of vision. Current methods of detecting AMD are typically manual, require holding fixation and an external response trigger. In this paper, we propose the use of eyegaze tracking to detect for the presence of AMD, using a simple set of test patterns. Experimental results show that the derived eyegaze measurements can help to identify individuals with AMD from healthy individuals...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262697/regenerable-cu-intercalated-mno2-layered-cathode-for-highly-cyclable-energy-dense-batteries
#14
Gautam G Yadav, Joshua W Gallaway, Damon E Turney, Michael Nyce, Jinchao Huang, Xia Wei, Sanjoy Banerjee
Manganese dioxide cathodes are inexpensive and have high theoretical capacity (based on two electrons) of 617 mAh g(-1), making them attractive for low-cost, energy-dense batteries. They are used in non-rechargeable batteries with anodes like zinc. Only ∼10% of the theoretical capacity is currently accessible in rechargeable alkaline systems. Attempts to access the full capacity using additives have been unsuccessful. We report a class of Bi-birnessite (a layered manganese oxide polymorph mixed with bismuth oxide (Bi2O3)) cathodes intercalated with Cu(2+) that deliver near-full two-electron capacity reversibly for >6,000 cycles...
March 6, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247294/a-framework-for-valuing-investments-in-a-nurturing-society-opportunities-for-prevention-research
#15
REVIEW
Max Crowley, Damon Jones
Investing in strategies that aim to build a more nurturing society offers tremendous opportunities for the field of prevention science. Yet, scientists struggle to consistently take their research beyond effectiveness evaluations and actually value the impact of preventive strategies. Ultimately, it is clear that convincing policymakers to make meaningful investments in children and youth will require estimates of the fiscal impact of such strategies across public service systems. The framework offered here values such investments...
March 2017: Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227366/automated-in-vivo-3d-high-definition-optical-coherence-tomography-skin-analysis-system
#16
Ai Ping Yow, Jun Cheng, Annan Li, Ruchir Srivastava, Jiang Liu, Damon Wing Kee Wong, Hong Liang Tey, Ai Ping Yow, Jun Cheng, Annan Li, Ruchir Srivastava, Jiang Liu, Damon Wing Kee Wong, Hong Liang Tey, Ai Ping Yow, Jiang Liu, Annan Li, Hong Liang Tey, Jun Cheng, Ruchir Srivastava
The in vivo assessment and visualization of skin structures can be performed through the use of high resolution optical coherence tomography imaging, also known as HD-OCT. However, the manual assessment of such images can be exhaustive and time consuming. In this paper, we present an analysis system to automatically identify and quantify the skin characteristics such as the topography of the surface of the skin and thickness of the epidermis in HD-OCT images. Comparison of this system with manual clinical measurements demonstrated its potential for automatic objective skin analysis and diseases diagnosis...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226753/determining-the-difference-in-eyegaze-measurements-in-individuals-with-age-related-macular-degeneration
#17
Huiying Liu, Damon Wong, Ai Ping Yow, Yanwu Xu, Fengshou Yin, Augustinus Laude, Tock Han Lim, Huiying Liu, Damon Wong, Ai Ping Yow, Yanwu Xu, Fengshou Yin, Augustinus Laude, Tock Han Lim, Augustinus Laude, Huiying Liu, Tock Han Lim, Fengshou Yin, Yanwu Xu, Damon Wong, Ai Ping Yow
Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of blindness in the elderly. Visual loss associated with AMD often results in a central scotoma which is an alteration in the central vision, leading to distortion or loss of vision. Current methods of detecting AMD are typically manual, require holding fixation and an external response trigger. In this paper, we propose the use of eyegaze tracking to detect for the presence of AMD, using a simple set of test patterns. Experimental results show that the derived eyegaze measurements can help to identify individuals with AMD from healthy individuals...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152791/improving-venous-thromboembolism-vte-prophylaxis-for-hospitalized-malignant-hematology-bone-marrow-transplant-heme-bmt-patients
#18
John Dzundza, Archana Ajmera, Ashley Gustafson, Mimi Lo, Richard Fong, Larissa Graff, Bao Dao, Rebecca Young, Lloyd Earl Damon, Thomas G Martin, Rebecca Leah Olin
79 Background: Hospitalized patients on the heme/BMT service at our academic cancer center have historically not received pharmacologic VTE prophylaxis (VTEP) due to concerns regarding thrombocytopenia and bleeding risk. However, a retrospective review of heme/BMT admissions from 2009 to 2013 revealed that 59% of hospital-acquired VTE cases occurred at a platelet count > 50 x 10E9/L, suggesting missed opportunities for VTE prevention. METHODS: To implement VTEP on the heme/BMT service, a multidisciplinary quality improvement team developed a pilot intervention with 5 strategies: 1) identification of heme/BMT-specific contraindications to VTEP, 2) standardized use of VTEP for all heme/BMT patients unless contraindications are present, 3) hold parameter for platelet count < 50 x 10E9/L within the VTEP order, 4) note template to document VTEP plan, and 5) provider, nurse, pharmacist, and patient education...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138526/a-conducting-polymer-with-enhanced-electronic-stability-applied-in-cardiac-models
#19
Damia Mawad, Catherine Mansfield, Antonio Lauto, Filippo Perbellini, Geoffrey W Nelson, Joanne Tonkin, Sean O Bello, Damon J Carrad, Adam P Micolich, Mohd M Mahat, Jennifer Furman, David Payne, Alexander R Lyon, J Justin Gooding, Sian E Harding, Cesare M Terracciano, Molly M Stevens
Electrically active constructs can have a beneficial effect on electroresponsive tissues, such as the brain, heart, and nervous system. Conducting polymers (CPs) are being considered as components of these constructs because of their intrinsic electroactive and flexible nature. However, their clinical application has been largely hampered by their short operational time due to a decrease in their electronic properties. We show that, by immobilizing the dopant in the conductive scaffold, we can prevent its electric deterioration...
November 2016: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127535/mandibular-arch-orthodontic-treatment-stability-using-passive-self-ligating-and-conventional-systems-in-adults-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Norma Ab Rahman, Mang Chek Wey, Siti Adibah Othman
OBJECTIVE: This randomized controlled trial aimed to compare the stability of mandibular arch orthodontic treatment outcomes between passive self-ligating and conventional systems during 6 months of retention. METHODS: Fortyseven orthodontic patients with mild to moderate crowding malocclusions not requiring extraction were recruited based on inclusion criteria. Patients (mean age 21.58 ± 2.94 years) were randomized into two groups to receive either passive self-ligating (Damon® 3MX, n = 23) or conventional system (Gemini MBT, n = 24) orthodontic treatment...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Orthodontics
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