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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911454/steady-state-acetabular-cartilage-wear-after-bipolar-hemiarthroplasty-a-case-series-of-10-patients-with-radiostereometric-analysis
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Masako Tsukanaka, Ragnhild Ø Støen, Wender Figved, Frede Frihagen, Lars Nordsletten, Stephan M Röhrl
INTRODUCTION: Cartilage wear is a concern after hemiarthroplasty. The precise pattern of the progression of wear has not been evaluated. We previously reported the application of radiostereonetric analysis (RSA) for the measurement of cartilage wear in patients. The purpose of this study was to report the amount and the orientation of the steady state wear of cartilage between 1 and 3 years after bipolar hemiarthroplasty. METHODS: 22 patients with a bipolar hemiarthroplasty for displaced femoral neck fracture were included...
December 2, 2016: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910559/multi-energy-x-ray-detector-calibration-for-t-and-impurity-density-n-measurements-of-mcf-plasmas
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J Maddox, N Pablant, P Efthimion, L Delgado-Aparicio, K W Hill, M Bitter, M L Reinke, M Rissi, T Donath, B Luethi, B Stratton
Soft x-ray detection with the new "multi-energy" PILATUS3 detector systems holds promise as a magnetically confined fusion (MCF) plasma diagnostic for ITER and beyond. The measured x-ray brightness can be used to determine impurity concentrations, electron temperatures, ne(2)Zeff products, and to probe the electron energy distribution. However, in order to be effective, these detectors which are really large arrays of detectors with photon energy gating capabilities must be precisely calibrated for each pixel...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909868/dental-age-estimation-in-the-living-after-completion-of-third-molar-mineralization-new-data-for-gustafson-s-criteria
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M Timme, W H Timme, A Olze, C Ottow, S Ribbecke, H Pfeiffer, R Dettmeyer, A Schmeling
There is a need for dental age estimation methods after completion of the third molar mineralization. Degenerative dental characteristics appear to be suitable for forensic age diagnostics beyond the 18th year of life. In 2012, Olze et al. investigated the criteria studied by Gustafson using orthopantomograms. The objective of this study was to prove the applicability and reliability of this method with a large cohort and a wide age range, including older individuals. For this purpose, 2346 orthopantomograms of 1167 female and 1179 male Germans aged 15 to 70 years were reviewed...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908408/protective-effect-of-magnesium-acetyltaurate-against-nmda-induced-retinal-damage-involves-restoration-of-minerals-and-trace-elements-homeostasis
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Azliana Jusnida Ahmad Jafri, Natasha Najwa Nor Arfuzir, Lidawani Lambuk, Igor Iezhitsa, Renu Agarwal, Puneet Agarwal, Norhafiza Razali, Anna Krasilnikova, Maria Kharitonova, Vasily Demidov, Evgeny Serebryansky, Anatoly Skalny, Alexander Spasov, Ahmad Pauzi Md Yusof, Nafeeza Mohd Ismail
Glutamate-mediated excitotoxicity involving N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptors has been recognized as a final common outcome in pathological conditions involving death of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). Overstimulation of NMDA receptors results in influx of calcium (Ca) and sodium (Na) ions and efflux of potassium (K). NMDA receptors are blocked by magnesium (Mg). Such changes due to NMDA overstimulation are also associated with not only the altered levels of minerals but also that of trace elements and redox status...
January 2017: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908285/prevalence-and-location-of-the-secondary-mesiobuccal-canal-in-1-100-maxillary-molars-using-cone-beam-computed-tomography
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Pablo Betancourt, Pablo Navarro, Gonzalo Muñoz, Ramón Fuentes
BACKGROUND: Several articles have used cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) to study the morphology of the maxillary molars and to ascertain its ability to visualize the second mesiobuccal canal (MB2); however, its geometric location has not been examined in depth. The aim of this study was to describe in vivo the prevalence and location of the MB2 in the mesiobuccal root of the first maxillary molar (1MM) and the second maxillary molar (2MM) through CBCT imaging. METHODS: Five hundred fifty CBCT images of the 1MM and 550 of the 2MM were analyzed...
December 1, 2016: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908187/dosimetric-characterization-of-mri-only-treatment-planning-for-brain-tumors-in-atlas-based-pseudo-ct-images-generated-from-standard-t1-weighted-mr-images
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Benjamin Demol, Christine Boydev, Juha Korhonen, Nick Reynaert
PURPOSE: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-only radiotherapy treatment planning requires accurate pseudo-CT (pCT) images for precise dose calculation. The current work introduced an atlas-based method combined with MR intensity information. pCT analyses and Monte Carlo dose calculations for intracranial stereotactic treatments were performed. METHODS: Twenty-two patients, representing 35 tumor targets, were scanned using a 3D T1-weighted MRI sequence according to the clinical protocol...
December 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908178/a-probability-based-multi-cycle-sorting-method-for-4d-mri-a-simulation-study
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Xiao Liang, Fang-Fang Yin, Yilin Liu, Jing Cai
PURPOSE: To develop a novel probability-based sorting method capable of generating multiple breathing cycles of 4D-MRI images and to evaluate performance of this new method by comparing with conventional phase-based methods in terms of image quality and tumor motion measurement. METHODS: Based on previous findings that breathing motion probability density function (PDF) of a single breathing cycle is dramatically different from true stabilized PDF that resulted from many breathing cycles, it is expected that a probability-based sorting method capable of generating multiple breathing cycles of 4D images may capture breathing variation information missing from conventional single-cycle sorting methods...
December 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908157/volumetry-of-low-contrast-liver-lesions-with-ct-investigation-of-estimation-uncertainties-in-a-phantom-study
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Qin Li, Yongguang Liang, Qiao Huang, Min Zong, Benjamin Berman, Marios A Gavrielides, Lawrence H Schwartz, Binsheng Zhao, Nicholas Petrick
PURPOSE: To evaluate the performance of lesion volumetry in hepatic CT as a function of various imaging acquisition parameters. METHODS: An anthropomorphic abdominal phantom with removable liver inserts was designed for this study. Two liver inserts, each containing 19 synthetic lesions with varying diameter (6-40 mm), shape, contrast (10-65 HU), and both homogenous and mixed-density were designed to have background and lesion CT values corresponding to arterial and portal-venous phase imaging, respectively...
December 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908106/precision-measurement-of-the-rotational-energy-level-structure-of-the-three-electron-molecule-he2
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Luca Semeria, Paul Jansen, Frédéric Merkt
The term values of all rotational levels of the (4)He2(+) X(+)  (2)Σu(+) (ν(+)=0) ground vibronic state with rotational quantum number N(+) ≤ 19 have been determined with an accuracy of 8 × 10(-4) cm(-1) (∼25 MHz) by multichannel-quantum-defect-theory-assisted Rydberg spectroscopy of metastable He2(∗). Comparison of these term values with term values recently calculated ab initio by Tung et al. [J. Chem. Phys. 136, 104309 (2012)] reveals discrepancies that rapidly increase with increasing rotational quantum number and reach values of 0...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907030/sensitive-and-simplified-detection-of-antibiotic-influence-on-the-dynamic-and-versatile-changes-of-fecal-short-chain-fatty-acids
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Xiaoya Zhao, Zhenzuo Jiang, Fan Yang, Yan Wang, Xiumei Gao, Yuefei Wang, Xin Chai, Guixiang Pan, Yan Zhu
Short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), produced by anaerobic fermentation of mainly indigestible dietary carbohydrates by gut microbiota, have a profound influence on intestinal function and host energy metabolism. Antibiotics may seriously disturb the balance of fecal SCFAs. To evaluate the impacts of antibiotics on fecal SCFAs produced by gut microbiota, a simple, reproducible and accurate gas chromatography (GC) method, which can simultaneously analyze seven SCFAs in fecal samples, was developed and validated...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907006/prediction-of-impending-type-1-diabetes-through-automated-dual-label-measurement-of-proinsulin-c-peptide-ratio
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Annelien Van Dalem, Simke Demeester, Eric V Balti, Bart Keymeulen, Pieter Gillard, Bruno Lapauw, Christophe De Block, Pascale Abrams, Eric Weber, Ilse Vermeulen, Pieter De Pauw, Daniël Pipeleers, Ilse Weets, Frans K Gorus
BACKGROUND: The hyperglycemic clamp test, the gold standard of beta cell function, predicts impending type 1 diabetes in islet autoantibody-positive individuals, but the latter may benefit from less invasive function tests such as the proinsulin:C-peptide ratio (PI:C). The present study aims to optimize precision of PI:C measurements by automating a dual-label trefoil-type time-resolved fluorescence immunoassay (TT-TRFIA), and to compare its diagnostic performance for predicting type 1 diabetes with that of clamp-derived C-peptide release...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906769/measuring-harm-in-health-care-optimizing-adverse-event-review
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Kathleen E Walsh, Polina Harik, Kathleen M Mazor, Deborah Perfetto, Milena Anatchkova, Colleen Biggins, Joann Wagner, Pamela J Schoettker, Cassandra Firneno, Robert Klugman, Jennifer Tjia
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to identify modifiable factors that improve the reliability of ratings of severity of health care-associated harm in clinical practice improvement and research. METHODS: A diverse group of clinicians rated 8 types of adverse events: blood product, device or medical/surgical supply, fall, health care-associated infection, medication, perinatal, pressure ulcer, surgery. We used a generalizability theory framework to estimate the impact of number of raters, rater experience, and rater provider type on reliability...
November 30, 2016: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906308/linear-and-nonlinear-optical-characterization-of-self-assembled-large-area-gold-nanosphere-metasurfaces-with-sub-nanometer-gaps
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Jake Fontana, Melissa Maldonado, Nicholas Charipar, Scott A Trammell, Rafaela Nita, Jawad Naciri, Alberto Pique, Banahalli Ratna, Anderson S L Gomes
We created centimeter-scale area metasurfaces consisting of a quasi-hexagonally close packed monolayer of gold nanospheres capped with alkanethiol ligands on glass substrates using a directed self-assembly approach. We experimentally characterized the morphology and the linear and nonlinear optical properties of metasurfaces. We show these metasurfaces, with interparticle gaps of 0.6 nm, are modeled well using a classical (without charge transfer) description. We find a large dispersion of linear refractive index, ranging from values less than vacuum, 0...
November 28, 2016: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904874/imaging-of-accidental-contamination-by-fluorine-18-solution-a-quick-troubleshooting-procedure
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Kalevi Kairemo, Aki Kangasmäki
To the best of our knowledge, imaging of accidental exposure to radioactive fluorine-18 (F-18) due to liquid spill has not been described earlier in the scientific literature. The short half-life of F-18 (t½=110 min), current radiation safety requirements, and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) regulations on radiopharmaceuticals have restrained the occurrence of these incidents. The possibility of investigating this type of incidents by gamma and positron imaging is also quite limited. Additionally, a quick and precise analysis of radiochemical contamination is cumbersome and sometimes challenging if the spills of radioactive materials are low in activity...
2016: Asia Oceania Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904717/measurement-of-clavicle-fracture-shortening-using-computed-tomography-and-chest-radiography
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Reza Omid, Chris Kidd, Anthony Yi, Diego Villacis, Eric White
BACKGROUND: Nonoperative management of midshaft clavicle fractures has resulted in widely disparate outcomes and there is growing evidence that clavicle shortening poses the risk of unsatisfactory functional outcomes due to shoulder weakness and nonunion. Unfortunately, the literature does not clearly demonstrate the superiority of one particular method for measuring clavicle shortening. The purpose of this study was to compare the accuracy of clavicle shortening measurements based on plain radiographs with those based on computed tomography (CT) reconstructed images of the clavicle...
December 2016: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904080/an-ic-ms-ms-method-for-the-determination-of-1-hydroxyethylidene-1-1-diphosphonic-acid-on-uncooked-foods-treated-with-peracetic-acid-based-sanitizers
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Ippei Suzuki, Hiroki Kubota, Takashi Ohtsuki, Chiye Tatebe, Atsuko Tada, Takeo Yano, Hiroshi Akiyama, Kyoko Sato
A rapid, sensitive, and specific analytical method for the determination of 1-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) on uncooked foods after treatment with a peracetic acid-based sanitizer (PAS) was developed. The method involves simple sample preparation steps and analysis using ion chromatography (IC) coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS). The quantification limits of HEDP on uncooked foods are 0.007 mg/kg for vegetables and fruits and 0.2 mg/kg for meats. The recovery and relative standard deviation (RSD) of HEDP analyses of uncooked foods ranged from 73...
2016: Chemical & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904016/the-measurement-of-meloxicam-and-meloxicam-metabolites-in-rat-plasma-using-a-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-ultraviolet-spectrophotometry-method
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Aoi Miyamoto, Takahiko Aoyama, Yoshiaki Matsumoto
A high-performance liquid chromatography-ultraviolet spectrophotometry (HPLC-UV) method for the determination of meloxicam (MEL) and meloxicam metabolites (5'-hydroxy meloxicam (5-HMEL) and 5'-carboxy meloxicam (5-CMEL)) has been developed. After extraction of MEL, 5-HMEL, and 5-CMEL from rat plasma using Oasis HLB cartridges, the extracts were separated with a Luna C18 (2) 100 A column (5 μm, 4.6 × 150 mm, Phenomenex) using a mobile phase of 50 mM phosphate buffer (pH 2.15, solvent A) and acetonitrile (solvent B) at a flow rate of 0...
December 1, 2016: Chemical & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903833/meal-distribution-of-dietary-protein-and-leucine-influences-long-term-muscle-mass-and-body-composition-in-adult-rats
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Layne E Norton, Gabriel J Wilson, Christopher J Moulton, Donald K Layman
BACKGROUND: Protein quantity and quality at a meal affect muscle protein synthesis (MPS); however, long-term effects of protein distribution at individual meals on adult muscle mass remain unknown. OBJECTIVE: We used a precise feeding protocol in adult rats to determine if optimizing postmeal MPS response by modifying the meal distribution of protein, and the amino acid leucine (Leu), would affect muscle mass. METHODS: Two studies were conducted with the use of male Sprague-Dawley rats (∼300 g) trained to consume 3 meals/d, then assigned to diet treatments with identical macronutrient contents (16% of energy from protein, 54% from carbohydrates, and 30% from fat) but differing in protein quality or meal distribution...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903551/analysis-of-lycobetaine-in-rat-plasma-by-lc-esi-ms-ms
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Tijia Chen, Wenhao Li, Ting Gong, Yao Fu, Rui Ding, Tao Gong, Zhirong Zhang
In this study, a selective and sensitive liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometric method was developed and validated for the determination of lycobetaine in rat plasma. Berberine was selected as the internal standard, and rat plasma samples were pretreated via protein precipitation and further separated on a diamonsil octadecyl-silylated silica column using 0.2% (v/v) aqueous formic acid and methanol as the mobile phase. Selected reaction monitoring was performed using the transitions m/z 266...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Chromatographic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902942/a-simple-and-sensitive-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-method-for-trans-%C3%AE%C2%B5-viniferin-quantification-in-mouse-plasma-and-its-application-to-a-pharmacokinetic-study-in-mice
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Jiseon Kim, Jee Sun Min, Doyun Kim, Yu Fen Zheng, Karabasappa Mailar, Won Jun Choi, Choongho Lee, Soo Kyung Bae
In this study, a simple and sensitive liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method for the quantification of trans-ε-viniferin in small volumes (10μl) of mouse plasma using chlorpropamide as an internal standard was developed and validated. Plasma samples were precipitated with acetonitrile and separated using an Eclipse Plus C18 column (100×4.6mm, 1.8-μm) with a mobile phase consisting of 0.1% formic acid in acetonitrile and 0.1% formic acid in water (60:40v/v) at a flow rate of 0.5ml/min...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
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