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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793172/on-the-autonomous-motion-of-active-drops-or-bubbles
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Yuri S Ryazantsev, Manuel G Velarde, Eduardo Guzman, Ramón G Rubio, Francisco Ortega, Juan-Jose Montoya
Thermo-capillary stresses on the surface of a drop can be the result of a non-isothermal surface chemical conversion of a reactant dissolved in the host fluid. The strength of heat production (with e.g. absorption) on the surface is ruled by the diffusion of the reactant and depends on the state of motion of the drop. Such thermo-capillary stresses can provoke the motion of the drop or its motionless state in the presence of an external body force. If in the balance of forces, including indeed viscous drag, the net resultant force vanishes there is the possibility of autonomous motion with constant velocity of the drop...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793160/water-footprint-characteristic-of-less-developed-water-rich-regions-case-of-yunnan-china
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Yiying Qian, Huijuan Dong, Yong Geng, Shaozhuo Zhong, Xu Tian, Yanhong Yu, Yihui Chen, Dana Avery Moss
Rapid industrialization and urbanization pose pressure on water resources in China. Virtual water trade proves to be an increasingly useful tool in water stress alleviation for water-scarce regions, while bringing opportunities and challenges for less developed water-rich regions. In this study, Yunnan, a typical province in southwest China, was selected as the case study area to explore its potential in socio-economic development in the context of water sustainability. Both input-output analysis and structural decomposition analysis on Yunnan's water footprint for the period of 2002-2012 were performed at not only an aggregated level but also a sectoral level...
March 30, 2018: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793157/energy-dissipation-in-quasi-linear-viscoelastic-tissues-cells-and-extracellular-matrix
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Behzad Babaei, A J Velasquez-Mao, Kenneth M Pryse, William B McConnaughey, Elliot L Elson, Guy M Genin
Characterizing how a tissue's constituents give rise to its viscoelasticity is important for uncovering how hidden timescales underlie multiscale biomechanics. These constituents are viscoelastic in nature, and their mechanics must typically be assessed from the uniaxial behavior of a tissue. Confounding the challenge is that tissue viscoelasticity is typically associated with nonlinear elastic responses. Here, we experimentally assessed how fibroblasts and extracellular matrix (ECM) within engineered tissue constructs give rise to the nonlinear viscoelastic responses of a tissue...
May 21, 2018: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793079/shifts-in-wind-energy-potential-following-land-use-driven-vegetation-dynamics-in-complex-terrain
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Jiannong Fang, Alexander Peringer, Mihai-Sorin Stupariu, Ileana Pǎtru-Stupariu, Alexandre Buttler, Francois Golay, Fernando Porté-Agel
Many mountainous regions with high wind energy potential are characterized by multi-scale variabilities of vegetation in both spatial and time dimensions, which strongly affect the spatial distribution of wind resource and its time evolution. To this end, we developed a coupled interdisciplinary modeling framework capable of assessing the shifts in wind energy potential following land-use driven vegetation dynamics in complex mountain terrain. It was applied to a case study area in the Romanian Carpathians...
May 21, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793050/small-scale-managed-marine-areas-over-time-developments-and-challenges-in-a-local-fijian-reef-fishery
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Elodie Fache, Annette Breckwoldt
This paper investigates the Locally Managed Marine Area (LMMA) approach through looking at developments and challenges of community-based marine resource management over time, with a particular focus on Fiji in the South Pacific region. A diachronic perspective, based on two multi-method empirical studies, is used to exemplify the social complexities of the implementation of this LMMA approach in a specific island setting. This perspective connects local stakeholders' establishment and management of a LMMA covering their entire customary fishing rights area (iqoliqoli) with the national context articulated around the Fiji Locally Managed Marine Area (FLMMA) network, as well as with regional networking and international conservation dynamics...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793032/phosphorylated-and-non-phosphorylated-hck-kinase-domains-produced-by-cell-free-protein-expression
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Kazushige Katsura, Yuri Tomabechi, Takayoshi Matsuda, Mayumi Yonemochi, Junko Mikuni, Noboru Ohsawa, Takaho Terada, Shigeyuki Yokoyama, Mutsuko Kukimoto-Niino, Chie Takemoto, Mikako Shirouzu
Since phosphorylation is involved in various physiological events, kinases and interacting factors can be potential targets for drug discovery. For the development and improvement of inhibitors from the point of view of mechanistic enzymology, a cell-free protein synthesis system would be advantageous, since it could prepare mutant proteins easily. However, especially in the case of protein kinase, product solubility remains one of the major challenges. To overcome this problem, we prepared a chaperone-supplemented extract from Escherichia coli BL21 cells harboring a plasmid encoding a set of chaperone genes, dnaK, dnaJ, and grpE...
May 21, 2018: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792986/model-based-nir-spectroscopy-implementation-for-in-line-assay-monitoring-during-a-pharmaceutical-suspension-manufacturing-process
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Maxim Verstraeten, Daan Van Hauwermeiren, Mario Hellings, Eline Hermans, Jeroen Geens, Chris Vervaet, Ingmar Nopens, Thomas De Beer
The implementation of Process Analytical Technology (PAT) instruments is generally achieved stochastically. Sub-optimal PAT locations could introduce variation in the measurements which is not related to the analyte of interest. For this reason, rational approaches should be considered to establish an optimal sensor placement where relevant measurements are possible and the impact of disturbances is minimized. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate how mechanistic modelling can support appropriate sensor implementation by means of a case study...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792667/control-of-selectivity-in-palladium-ii-catalyzed-oxidative-transformations-of-allenes
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Bin Yang, Youai Qiu, Jan-E Bäckvall
Oxidation reactions play a central role in organic synthesis, and it is highly desirable that these reactions are mild and occur under catalytic conditions. In Nature, oxidation reactions occur under mild conditions via cascade processes, and furthermore, they often occur in an enantioselective manner with many of them involving molecular oxygen or hydrogen peroxide as the terminal oxidant. Inspired by the reactions in Nature, we have developed a number of Pd(II)-catalyzed cascade reactions under mild oxidative conditions...
May 24, 2018: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792540/cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy-diagnosis-and-potential-therapies
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Stewart A Weber, Ranish K Patel, Helmi L Lutsep
Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) is characterized by the pathologic deposition of amyloid-beta within cortical and leptomeningeal arteries, arterioles, capillaries and, in rare cases, the venules of the brain. It is often associated with the development of lobar intracerebral hemorrhages but may cause other neurologic symptoms or be asymptomatic. Magnetic resonance imaging characteristics, such as lobar microbleeds, support a diagnosis of CAA and assist with hemorrhage risk assessments. Immunosuppressants are used to treat rarer inflammatory forms of CAA...
May 24, 2018: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792534/intensity-of-previous-teaching-but-not-diagnostic-skills-influences-stigmatization-of-patients-with-substance-use-disorder-by-general-practice-residents-a-vignette-study-among-french-final-year-residents-in-general-practice
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Julie Dupouy, Aurore Vergnes, Catherine Laporte, Shérazade Kinouani, Marc Auriacombe, Stéphane Oustric, Marie-Eve Rougé Bugat
BACKGROUND: High levels of stigma towards patients with substance use disorder (SUD) have been found in health professionals and medical students. OBJECTIVES: To assess the capability of residents in general practice to diagnose SUD correctly; to assess their stigmatization of patients with SUD and to assess the correlation between both variables. We hypothesized a negative correlation. METHODS: In 2014, we conducted a cross-sectional survey among French residents in general practice, using a self-administered questionnaire...
December 2018: European Journal of General Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792512/use-of-t2mr-in-invasive-candidiasis-with-and-without-candidemia
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Ioannis M Zacharioudakis, Fainareti N Zervou, Eleftherios Mylonakis
The mortality associated with invasive candidiasis remains unacceptably high. The T2 magnetic resonance (T2MR) assay is a novel US FDA-approved molecular diagnostic assay for the diagnosis of candidemia that can rapidly detect the five most commonly isolated Candida spp. In clinical trials, T2MR has exhibited good clinical sensitivity and specificity. Potential benefits from the adoption of T2MR technology in the diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms for invasive candidiasis can arise from timely diagnosis of disease, increased case detection, tailored therapy and decrease in empiric antifungal treatment...
May 24, 2018: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792392/hemizygous-fabry-disease-associated-with-membranous-nephropathy-a-rare-case-report
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Wenyan Zhou, Zhaohui Ni, Minfang Zhang
BACKGROUND: Fabry disease may coexist with various glomerular diseases, including IgA nephropathy, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, etc. In this study, we report a rare case of Fabry disease associated with membranous nephropathy (MN). CASE PRESENTATION: A 30-year-old man with nephrotic proteinuria, normal renal function, and no other extrarenal manifestations underwent a renal biopsy in February 2017. Light microscopy and immunofluorescence indicated MN (stage 1)...
May 24, 2018: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792281/the-impact-of-body-weight-on-stapled-anastomosis-in-pediatric-patients
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Hizuru Amano, Yujiro Tanaka, Takahisa Tainaka, Akinari Hinoki, Hiroshi Kawashima, Tomo Kakihara, Kaori Morita, Hiroo Uchida
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to clarify the impact of body weight on outcomes of stapled anastomosis in pediatric patients. METHODS: A total of 253 pediatric patients who underwent intestinal anastomosis were classified according to body weight (<3.5 kg: light group, ≥3.5 kg: heavy group), and clinical outcomes of stapled and hand-sewn anastomoses were compared. RESULTS: The light and heavy groups included 77 (stapled: n = 13, hand-sewn: n = 64) and 176 (stapled: n = 58, hand-sewn: n = 118) patients, respectively...
April 26, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792218/sudden-cardiac-arrest-under-spinal-anesthesia-in-a-mission-hospital-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Bamidele Johnson Alegbeleye
BACKGROUND: Sudden cardiac arrest following spinal anesthesia is relatively uncommon and a matter of grave concern for any anesthesiologist as well as clinicians in general. There have been, however, several reports of such cases in the literature. Careful patient selection, appropriate dosing of the local anesthetic, volume loading, close monitoring, and prompt intervention at the first sign of cardiovascular instability should improve outcomes. The rarity of occurrence and clinical curiosity of this entity suggest reporting of this unusual and possibly avoidable clinical event...
May 24, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792189/a-cross-sectional-ecological-analysis-of-international-and-sub-national-health-inequalities-in-commercial-geospatial-resource-availability
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Winfred Dotse-Gborgbortsi, Nicola Wardrop, Ademola Adewole, Mair L H Thomas, Jim Wright
BACKGROUND: Commercial geospatial data resources are frequently used to understand healthcare utilisation. Although there is widespread evidence of a digital divide for other digital resources and infra-structure, it is unclear how commercial geospatial data resources are distributed relative to health need. METHODS: To examine the distribution of commercial geospatial data resources relative to health needs, we assembled coverage and quality metrics for commercial geocoding, neighbourhood characterisation, and travel time calculation resources for 183 countries...
May 23, 2018: International Journal of Health Geographics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792178/anti-ganglioside-complex-antibody-profiles-in-a-recurrent-complicated-case-of-gq1b-seronegative-miller-fisher-syndrome-and-bickerstaff-brainstem-encephalitis-a-case-report
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Hiroto Ito, Yuki Hatanaka, Yuki Fukami, Yumiko Harada, Rei Kobayashi, Hisashi Okada, Ayumi Uchibori, Atsuro Chiba, Satoshi Okuda
BACKGROUND: Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), Miller Fisher syndrome (MFS) and Bickerstaff brainstem encephalitis (BBE) are a group of autoimmune neurological disorders (GBS spectrum disorder) that rarely recur. Recently, anti-ganglioside complex antibodies (GSC-Abs) were identified in patients with GBS spectrum disorder. However, there has been no case report describing GSC-Abs profiles in a recurrent case showing different phenotypes. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 33-year-old male patient with GQ1b-seronegative BBE-GBS after two prior episodes of MFS-GBS...
May 23, 2018: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792162/overlapping-but-distinct-topology-for-zebrafish-v2r-like-olfactory-receptors-reminiscent-of-odorant-receptor-spatial-expression-zones
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Gaurav Ahuja, Vera Reichel, Daniel Kowatschew, Adnan S Syed, Aswani Kumar Kotagiri, Yuichiro Oka, Franco Weth, Sigrun I Korsching
BACKGROUND: The sense of smell is unrivaled in terms of molecular complexity of its input channels. Even zebrafish, a model vertebrate system in many research fields including olfaction, possesses several hundred different olfactory receptor genes, organized in four different gene families. For one of these families, the initially discovered odorant receptors proper, segregation of expression into distinct spatial subdomains within a common sensory surface has been observed both in teleost fish and in mammals...
May 23, 2018: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792146/use-of-bipolar-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-in-treatment-of-cardiac-arrhythmias
#18
Filip Soucek, Zdenek Starek
Background Arrhythmia management is a complex process involving both pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches. Radiofrequency ablation is the pillar of non-pharmacological arrhythmia treatment. Unipolar ablation is considered to be the gold standard in the treatment of the majority of arrhythmias; however, its efficacy is limited to specific cases. In particular, the creation of deep or transmural lesions to eliminate intramurally originating arrhythmias remains inadequate. Bipolar ablation is proposed as an alternative to overcome unipolar ablation boundaries...
May 23, 2018: Current Cardiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792089/retrieval-of-a-migrated-n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate-cast-using-a-snare-kit-system-during-dural-avf-embolization-a-case-report
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Ramy Ahmed, Satomi Ide, Hiro Kiyosue, Shuichi Tanoue, Shunro Matsumoto, Hiromu Mori
N-butyl-2 cyanoacrylate (NBCA) is a liquid embolic material that is widely used in various endovascular procedures because of its permanent and rapid vascular occluding effect regardless of the coagulation profile of the patient. However, NBCA migration to unintended vessels may result in serious complications. This report describes the retrieval of a migrated NBCA cast from the transverse-sigmoid sinus during dural arteriovenous fistula embolization using a transvenous snaring technique.
January 1, 2018: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792056/placenta-in-intrauterine-fetal-demise-iufd-a-comprehensive-study-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Anisha Manocha, Gayatri Ravikumar, Julian Crasta
BACKGROUND: Intrauterine fetal demise (IUFD) is an unpredictable and challenging obstetric complication. Its etiology is multifactorial with more than 60% attributed to the placental cause. The present study was done with a primary objective of understanding the placental lesions underlying IUFD. METHODS: In this retrospective observational study, IUFD cases (> 22 weeks) between January 2012-September 2015 were collected from pathology database. The clinical details with ultrasound findings were collected from mother's charts...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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