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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107757/piezosurgery-a-safe-technique-for-inferior-alveolar-nerve-mobilization-in-surgical-correction-of-hemimandibular-hyperplasia-review-of-the-literature-and-case-report
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Amel S Eltayeb, Abdelnasir G Ahmad
INTRODUCTION: Piezoelectric bone surgery is a relatively new alternative for bone-related procedures in oral and maxillofacial surgery. It represents an innovative technique as it offers the maxillofacial surgeon the opportunity to make precise bone cuts without damaging any soft tissue and providing a blood less surgical field. Correction of facial asymmetries is still a major problem in need of an adequate solution. Neurosensory damage to the inferior alveolar nerve can be an adverse effect of surgical correction of hemimandibular hyperplasia...
December 30, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107676/characterization-of-a-new-ultrasound-device-designed-for-measuring-cortical-porosity-at-the-human-tibia-a-phantom-study
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M Gräsel, C-C Glüer, R Barkmann
Quantitative ultrasound (QUS) measurements of trabecular bone are a useful tool for the assessment of osteoporotic fracture risk. However, cortical bone properties (e.g. porosity) have an impact on bone strength as well and thus current research is focused on QUS assessment of cortical bone properties. Simulation studies of ultrasound propagation through cortical bone indicate that anisotropy, calculated from the ratio of the velocities in axial and tangential directions, is correlated with porosity. However, this relationship is affected by error sources, specifically bone surface curvature and variability of probe positioning...
January 4, 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107660/guided-growth-of-auditory-neurons-bioactive-particles-towards-gapless-neural-electrode-interface
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Hao Li, Fredrik Edin, Hisamitsu Hayashi, Olafur Gudjonsson, Niklas Danckwardt-Lillieström, Håkan Engqvist, Helge Rask-Andersen, Wei Xia
Cochlear implant (CI) is a successful device to restore hearing. Despite continuous development, frequency discrimination is poor in CI users due to an anatomical gap between the auditory neurons and CI electrode causing current spread and unspecific neural stimulation. One strategy to close this anatomical gap is guiding the growth of neuron dendrites closer to CI electrodes through targeted slow release of neurotrophins. Biodegradable calcium phosphate hollow nanospheres (CPHSs) were produced and their capacity for uptake and release of neurotrophins investigated using (125)I-conjugated glia cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF)...
December 23, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107628/constructing-fast-carrier-tracks-into-flexible-perovskite-photodetectors-to-greatly-improve-responsivity
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Xiaoming Li, Dejian Yu, Jun Chen, Yue Wang, Fei Cao, Yi Wei, Ye Wu, Lin Wang, Ying Zhu, Zhiguo Sun, Jianping Ji, Yalong Shen, Handong Sun, Haibo Zeng
Intrinsically high mobility and large absorption coefficient endow inorganic halide perovskites (IHPs) with great promise for high-performance photodetectors (PDs), which, however, are being hindered by the low carrier extraction and transport efficiency of the solution assembled films. Here, we report on a general strategy to enhance the film conductivity of perovskites that conductive nanonets were constructed with carbon nanotubes (CNTs) to provide fast carriers tracks. As a result, the CsPbBr3 nanosheet/CNT composite films exhibit high conductivity and the advantages are demonstrated by the high performances of corresponding planar PDs...
January 20, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107626/polymeric-nanofibers-with-ultrahigh-piezoelectricity-via-self-orientation-of-nanocrystals
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Xia Liu, Jing Ma, Xiaoming Wu, Liwei Lin, Xiaohong Wang
Piezoelectricity in macromolecule polymers has been gaining immense attention, particularly for applications in biocompatible, implantable, and flexible electronic devices. This paper introduces core-shell-structured piezoelectric polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) nanofibers chemically wrapped by graphene oxide (GO) lamellae (PVDF/GO nanofibers), in which the polar β-phase nanocrystals are formed and uniaxially self-oriented by the synergistic effect of mechanical stretching, high-voltage alignment, and chemical interactions...
January 20, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107380/novel-tools-in-determining-the-physiological-demands-and-nutritional-practices-of-ontario-firerangers-during-fire-deployments
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A H Robertson, C Larivière, C R Leduc, Z McGillis, T Eger, A Godwin, M Larivière, S C Dorman
INTRODUCTION: The seasonal profession of wildland fire fighting in Canada requires individuals to work in harsh environmental conditions that are physically demanding. The purpose of this study was to use novel technologies to evaluate the physiological demands and nutritional practices of Canadian FireRangers during fire deployments. METHODS: Participants (n = 21) from a northern Ontario Fire Base volunteered for this study and data collection occurred during the 2014 fire season and included Initial Attack (IA), Project Fire (P), and Fire Base (B) deployments...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107368/multi-channel-optical-coherence-elastography-using-relative-and-absolute-shear-wave-time-of-flight
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Eli Elyas, Alex Grimwood, Janine T Erler, Simon P Robinson, Thomas R Cox, Daniel Woods, Peter Clowes, Ramona De Luca, Franco Marinozzi, Jérémie Fromageau, Jeffrey C Bamber
Elastography, the imaging of elastic properties of soft tissues, is well developed for macroscopic clinical imaging of soft tissues and can provide useful information about various pathological processes which is complementary to that provided by the original modality. Scaling down of this technique should ply the field of cellular biology with valuable information with regard to elastic properties of cells and their environment. This paper evaluates the potential to develop such a tool by modifying a commercial optical coherence tomography (OCT) device to measure the speed of shear waves propagating in a three-dimensional (3D) medium...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107322/on-body-injector-an-administration-device-for-pegfilgrastim
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Linda J Mahler, Regina DiBlasi, Anielka Perez, Jeannie Gaspard, Dayna McCauley
Many chemotherapy regimens used today require the support of a 
granulocyte-colony-stimulating factor for the prevention of 
life-threatening neutropenia. In March 2015, a delivery method was introduced for Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim) through an on-body injector (Onpro®), which may eliminate the need for patients to return for injection after chemotherapy, increase workflow, and allow more patients to be seen. The purpose of this study was to monitor the implementation of the Onpro delivery system in an outpatient facility...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107271/perioperative-care-of-the-patient-with-the-total-artificial-heart
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Jill Yaung, Francisco A Arabia, Michael Nurok
Advanced heart failure continues to be a leading cause of morbidity and mortality despite improvements in pharmacologic therapy. High demand for cardiac transplantation and shortage of donor organs have led to an increase in the utilization of mechanical circulatory support devices. The total artificial heart is an effective biventricular assist device that may be used as a bridge to transplant and that is being studied for destination therapy. This review discusses the history, indications, and perioperative management of the total artificial heart with emphasis on the postoperative concerns...
January 19, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107246/reliability-and-usefulness-of-intraoperative-3-dimensional-imaging-by-mobile-c-arm-with-flat-panel-detector
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Takahito Fujimori, Motoki Iwasaki, Yukitaka Nagamoto, Masafumi Kashii, Masaki Takao, Tsuyoshi Sugiura, Hideki Yoshikawa
STUDY DESIGN: Reliability and agreement study. OBJECTIVE: To assess the reliability of intraoperative 3-dimensional imaging with a mobile C-arm (3D C-arm) equipped with a flat-panel detector. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Pedicle screws are widely used in spinal surgery. Postoperative computed tomography (CT) is the most reliable method to detect screw misplacement. Recent advances in imaging devices have enabled surgeons to acquire 3D images of the spine during surgery...
February 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107234/comparison-between-acrylic-cage-and-polyetheretherketone-peek-cage-in-single-level-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Majid R Farrokhi, Zahra Nikoo, Mehrnaz Gholami, Khadijeh Hosseini
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, single-blind randomized-controlled clinical study. OBJECTIVE: To compare polyetheretherketone (PEEK) cage with a novel Acrylic cage to find out which fusion cage yielded better clinical outcomes following single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: ACDF is considered a standard neurosurgical treatment for degenerative diseases of cervical intervertebral disks. There are many options, including bone grafts, bone cement, and spacers made of titanium, carbon fiber, and synthetic materials, used to restore physiological disk height and enhance spinal fusion, but the ideal device, which would provide immediate structural support and subsequent osteointegration and stability, has not been identified yet...
February 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107206/nanoparticle-on-mirror-cavity-modes-for-huge-and-tunable-plasmonic-field-enhancement
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Yu Huang, Lingwei Ma, Jianghao Li, Zhengjun Zhang
We carefully present a numerical study of the nanoparticle (NP) faceting, highlighting the great influence of small morphological changes of the NP-mirror cavities on the near-field enhancement in the nanoparticle-on-mirror (NPOM) system. By 3D finite element method (FEM) plasmon mapping, the active transverse cavity modes can be confirmed. For the dominant mode, we have found that by increasing the facet width, the resonance can be tuned linearly to the red with little decrease of the peak near-field intensity...
January 20, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107023/doxorubicin-delivery-into-tumor-cells-by-stable-cavitation-without-contrast-agents
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Kamel Chettab, Jean-Louis Mestas, Maxime Lafond, Djamel Eddine Saadna, Cyril Lafon, Charles Dumontet
Doxorubicin, alone or in combination with other anticancer agents, is one of the most widely used chemotherapeutic agents and is administered in a wide range of cancers. However, the use of doxorubicin is limited due to its potential serious adverse reactions. Previous studies have established the ability of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) in combination with various contrast agents to increase intracellular doxorubicin delivery in a targeted and noninvasive manner. In this study, we developed a new sonoporation device generating and monitoring acoustic cavitation bubbles without any addition of contrast agents...
January 20, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106972/endoscopic-hand-drill-for-management-of-tracheal-stenosis
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Sandro Batzella Sandro Batzella, Gabriele Lucantoni, Giovanni Galluccio, Mario Santini, Umberto Caterino Umberto Caterino, Alfonso Reginelli, Alfonso Fiorelli Alfonso Fiorelli
We propose the use of a new endoscopic drill for management of web-like tracheal stenosis. Our device allows creating radial holes within stenosis that facilitates the use of the scissors for cutting the  scar and the subsequent mechanical dilatation.
January 17, 2017: Multimedia Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery: MMCTS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106964/off-pump-anastomosis-of-the-left-internal-mammary-artery-to-the-left-anterior-descending-coronary-artery-through-a-left-inferior-j-hemisternotomy
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Ivy Modrau, Per Nielsen, Dorthe Nielsen
Since the 1990s, a large body of literature has been published regarding minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting. Varying techniques, complexity of the procedures and the necessity of patient selection have led to its inconsistent application. We describe the standardized technique of left internal mammary artery grafting to the left anterior descending coronary artery, off-pump through a left inferior J-hemisternotomy (JOPCAB). This approach is straightforward, safe, effective, and replicable in virtually all patients...
December 9, 2016: Multimedia Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery: MMCTS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106963/wire-skills-for-the-surgeon-femoral-access-safety-net-and-vascular-closure-devices-in-transfemoral-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-procedures
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Simon Sndermann, Axel Unbehaun, Alexander Meyer, Volkmar Falk, Jrg Kempfert
Transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation procedures are widely used to treat patients with aortic stenosis and high surgical risk. Major vascular complications are common and are associated with higher mortality rates. We describe the use of vascular access site closure systems and a safety net to prevent and handle these complications.
December 14, 2016: Multimedia Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery: MMCTS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106960/a-novel-technique-to-exclude-the-left-ventricle-with-an-assist-device
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Stefan Klotz, Roza MeyerSaraei, Alex Frydrychowicz, Michael Scharfschwerdt, Andreas Koertge, Leon Putman, Hans Sievers
Left ventricular assist device implantation disrupts the natural intracavitary blood flow path through the heart, introducing flow patterns potentially associated with thrombosis, especially around the inflow cannula. We describe a novel technique for completely excluding the left ventricle with an assist device by using a cone shaped ring-reinforced prosthesis.
December 9, 2016: Multimedia Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery: MMCTS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106959/implanting-permanent-left-ventricular-assist-devices-in-patients-on-veno-arterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support
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Diyar Saeed, Alexander Assmann, Muhammad Abdeen, Alexander Albert, Bujar Maxhera, Najla Sadat, Stephan Sixt, Artur Lichtenberg
Selected patients who fail to be weaned off temporary veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) support may be considered for long-term left ventricular assist devices (LVADs).  We describe here an LVAD implantation technique in patients with prior VA-ECMO support without the use of a cardiopulmonary bypass machine, which minimizes the intraoperative trauma and blood loss while still meeting all the goals of the standard procedure.
December 9, 2016: Multimedia Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery: MMCTS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106945/all-vacuum-deposited-stoichiometrically-balanced-inorganic-cesium-lead-halide-perovskite-solar-cells-with-stabilized-efficiency-exceeding-11
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Chien-Yu Chen, Hung-Yu Lin, Kai-Ming Chiang, Wei-Lun Tsai, Yu-Ching Huang, Cheng-Si Tsao, Hao-Wu Lin
Vacuum-sublimed inorganic cesium lead halide perovskite thin films are prepared and integrated in all-vacuum-deposited solar cells. Special care is taken to determine the stoichiometric balance of the sublimation precursors, which has great influence on the device performance. The mixed halide devices exhibit exceptional stabilized power conversion efficiency (11.8%) and promising thermal and long-term stabilities.
January 20, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106820/current-and-emerging-technology-for-continuous-glucose-monitoring
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Cheng Chen, Xue-Ling Zhao, Zhan-Hong Li, Zhi-Gang Zhu, Shao-Hong Qian, Andrew J Flewitt
Diabetes has become a leading cause of death worldwide. Although there is no cure for diabetes, blood glucose monitoring combined with appropriate medication can enhance treatment efficiency, alleviate the symptoms, as well as diminish the complications. For point-of-care purposes, continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices are considered to be the best candidates for diabetes therapy. This review focuses on current growth areas of CGM technologies, specifically focusing on subcutaneous implantable electrochemical glucose sensors...
January 19, 2017: Sensors
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