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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223552/ca-mg-zn-co3-and-ca-mg-co3-tri-and-bi-elemental-carbonate-microparticles-for-novel-injectable-self-gelling-hydrogel-microparticle-composites-for-tissue-regeneration
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Timothy E L Douglas, Katarzyna Sobczyk, Agata Lapa, Katarzyna Wlodarczyk, Gilles Brackman, Irina Vidiasheva, Katarzyna Reczyńska, Krzysztof Pietryga, David Schaubroeck, Vitaliy Bliznuk, Pascal Van der Voort, Heidi Declercq, Jan Van den Bulcke, Sangram Samal, Dmitry Khalenkow, Bogdan Parakhonskiy, Joris Van Acker, Tom Coenye, Malgorzata Lewandowska-Szumiel, Elzbieta Pamula, Andre Skirtach
Injectable composites for tissue regeneration can be developed by dispersion of inorganic microparticles and cells in a hydrogel phase. In this study, multifunctional carbonate microparticles containing different amounts of calcium, magnesium and zinc were mixed with solutions of gellan gum (GG), an anionic polysaccharide, to form injectable hydrogel-microparticle composites, containing Zn, Ca and Mg. Zn and Ca were incorporated into microparticle preparations to a greater extent than Mg. Microparticle groups were heterogeneous and contained microparticles of differing shape and elemental composition...
February 22, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191698/short-and-long-term-complications-and-the-impact-on-quality-of-life-after-cervical-conization-by-harmonic-scalpel
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Megumi Furugori, Mikiko Asai-Sato, Kayoko Katayama, Fumiki Hirahara, Etsuko Miyagi
AIM: The incidence of non-obstetrical complications after cervical conization is low, and women receive minimal postsurgical attention. In this study, we investigated whether women felt any discomfort after undergoing conization by harmonic scalpel, one of the hot-knife devices widely used in Japan. METHODS: Eighty-eight women aged 20-47 years who were still experiencing menstrual cycles and had undergone harmonic conization participated in a questionnaire survey regarding perisurgical complications and postsurgical changes in gynecological issues...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180226/facile-fabrication-of-sudan-red-particle-microcapsules-by-a-polymerizable-gemini-surfactant-and-molecular-assembly-mechanisms
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Yaqian Wu, Haike Yan, Xuefeng Shi, Jinben Wang
An efficient method was developed to encapsulate water insoluble organic particles of Sudan red III (SR) in aqueous suspensions by using a polymerizable cationic gemini surfactant, 1,3-bis(N,N-dimethyl-N-cetylammonium)-2-(propylacrylate dibromide) (AGC16). The AGC16 coated SR microcapsules (AGC16@SR) were prepared by absorption of AGC16 on the surface of SR, followed by in situ homopolymerization (PAGC16). Several measurements, including transmission and scanning electron microscopy, isothermal titration calorimetry, zeta potential, electron paramagnetic resonance and small angle X-ray scattering, were performed to determine the adsorption amount of AGC16, and the layer structures and the molecular assembly mechanism in the AGC16@SR and PAGC16@SR systems, respectively...
February 9, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178220/a-signal-processing-approach-with-a-smooth-empirical-mode-decomposition-to-reveal-hidden-trace-of-corrosion-in-highly-contaminated-guided-wave-signals-for-concrete-covered-pipes
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Javad Rostami, Jingming Chen, Peter W Tse
Ultrasonic guided waves have been extensively applied for non-destructive testing of plate-like structures particularly pipes in past two decades. In this regard, if a structure has a simple geometry, obtained guided waves' signals are easy to explain. However, any small degree of complexity in the geometry such as contacting with other materials may cause an extra amount of complication in the interpretation of guided wave signals. The problem deepens if defects have irregular shapes such as natural corrosion...
February 7, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176614/acanthomatous-ameloblastoma-with-atypical-foci-in-five-dogs
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Jennifer L Malmberg, Elizabeth W Howerth, Barb E Powers, Paula A Schaffer
Acanthomatous ameloblastoma is a common, locally invasive, nonmetastasizing tumor of the canine oral cavity. The long-term prognosis for canine acanthomatous ameloblastoma is good if complete excision can be achieved, usually by maxillectomy or mandibulectomy. A variant of acanthomatous ameloblastoma with atypical foci was noted in 5 dogs. There was no age, breed, or sex predisposition. Atypical cells were pleomorphic with a high mitotic rate. They were immunohistochemically negative for cytokeratin, vimentin, melan A, PNL2, CD3, Pax5, CD18, chromogranin A, and synaptophysin...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169261/comparative-evaluation-of-tooth-substance-loss-and-its-correlation-with-the-abrasivity-and-chemical-composition-of-different-dentifrices
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Ram Prakash Singh, Sidhartha Sharma, Ajay Logani, Naseem Shah, Surendra Singh
CONTEXT: In India, teeth cleaning with tooth powder is common in rural and semi-urban areas. These dentifrices may contain low-quality abrasives, which may have a deleterious effect on dental hard tissues. AIMS: This study aims to evaluate the tooth substance loss caused by different dentifrices and to correlate it with chemical composition, size, and shape of abrasives used. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: An indigenously made automated machine was used for brushing the specimens...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Dental Research: Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161991/stabilizing-ability-of-surfactant-on-physicochemical-properties-of-drug-nanoparticles-generated-from-solid-dispersions
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Thanu Thongnopkoon, Satit Puttipipatkhachorn
This study was aimed to examine the nanoparticle formation from redispersion of binary and ternary solid dispersions. Binary systems composed of various ratios of glibenclamide (GBM) and polyvinylpyrrolidone K30 (PVP-K30), whereas a constant amount at 2.5%w/w of a surfactant, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) or Gelucire44/14 (GLC), was added to create ternary systems. GBM nanoparticles were collected after the systems were dispersed in water for 15 minutes. The obtained nanoparticles were characterized for size distribution, crystallinity, thermal behavior, molecular structure, and dissolution properties...
February 6, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158927/analysis-of-the-roles-of-dietary-protein-and-calcium-in-fluoride-induced-changes-in-t-lymphocyte-subsets-in-rat
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Hongwei Wang, Bianhua Zhou, Ruiyan Niu, Jinming Wang, Jianhai Zhang, Jundong Wang
The roles of dietary protein (Pr) and calcium (Ca) levels on the changes in T-lymphocyte subsets induced by excessive fluoride (F) intake were assessed using rats that were malnourished for 120 days as a model. The CD(4+) and CD(8+) T-lymphocytes in the spleen tissue were determined by flow cytometry and immunofluorescence assay. The percentages of CD(3+) , CD(4+) , and CD(8+) T-lymphocytes were reduced in the spleen of rats exposed to excessive F, and malnutrition aggravated these changes in the T-lymphocytes...
February 3, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138409/the-standards-of-an-ultrasound-examination-of-the-prostate-gland-part-1
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Janusz F Tyloch, Andrzej Paweł Wieczorek
The article discusses the principles of the proper performance of the ultrasound examination of the prostate gland. The paper has been divided into two parts: the general one and the detailed one. The first part presents the necessary requirements referring to the ultrasound apparatus for performing transabdominal examinations of the urinary bladder and the prostate gland as well as for transrectal examinations of the prostate gland. The paper also describes the techniques of performing both examinations together with the methods of measuring the capacity of the urinary bladder and the volume of the prostate gland...
December 2016: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107034/automated-measurement-of-magnesium-calcium-ratios-in-gastropod-shells-using-laser-induced-breakdown-spectroscopy-for-paleoclimatic-applications
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Adolfo Cobo, Asier García-Escárzaga, Igor Gutiérrez-Zugasti, Jesús Setién, Manuel R González-Morales, José Miguel López-Higuera
The chemical composition of mollusk shells offers information about environmental conditions present during the lifespan of the organism. Shells found in geological deposits and in many archeological sites can help to reconstruct past climatic conditions. For example, a correlation has been found between seawater temperature and the amount of some substituent elements (e.g., magnesium, strontium) in the biogenerated calcium carbonate matrix of the shell, although it is very species-specific. Here we propose the use laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) to estimate Mg/Ca ratios in modern specimens of the common limpet Patella vulgata...
January 1, 2017: Applied Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101433/use-of-sonic-tomography-to-detect-and-quantify-wood-decay-in-living-trees
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Gregory S Gilbert, Javier O Ballesteros, Cesar A Barrios-Rodriguez, Ernesto F Bonadies, Marjorie L Cedeño-Sánchez, Nohely J Fossatti-Caballero, Mariam M Trejos-Rodríguez, José Moises Pérez-Suñiga, Katharine S Holub-Young, Laura A W Henn, Jennifer B Thompson, Cesar G García-López, Amanda C Romo, Daniel C Johnston, Pablo P Barrick, Fulvia A Jordan, Shiran Hershcovich, Natalie Russo, Juan David Sánchez, Juan Pablo Fábrega, Raleigh Lumpkin, Hunter A McWilliams, Kathleen N Chester, Alana C Burgos, E Beatriz Wong, Jonathan H Diab, Sonia A Renteria, Jennifer T Harrower, Douglas A Hooton, Travis C Glenn, Brant C Faircloth, Stephen P Hubbell
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: Field methodology and image analysis protocols using acoustic tomography were developed and evaluated as a tool to estimate the amount of internal decay and damage of living trees, with special attention to tropical rainforest trees with irregular trunk shapes. METHODS AND RESULTS: Living trunks of a diversity of tree species in tropical rainforests in the Republic of Panama were scanned using an Argus Electronic PiCUS 3 Sonic Tomograph and evaluated for the amount and patterns of internal decay...
December 2016: Applications in Plant Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096004/the-effect-of-standard-pain-assessment-on-pain-and-analgesic-consumption-amount-in-patients-undergoing-arthroscopic-shoulder-surgery
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Sevilay Erden, Sevil Güler Demir, Ulunay Kanatlı, Fatma Danacı, Banu Carboğa
: Pain assessment has a key role in relief of the postoperative pain. In this study, we aimed to examine the effect of the Standard Pain Assessment Protocol (SPAP), which we developed based on acute pain guidelines, on pain level, and analgesic consumption. The study population consisted of a total of 101 patients who had arthroscopic shoulder surgery. The routine pain assessment was administered to the control group, while the SPAP was administered to the study group. The routine pain therapy of the clinic was administered to the subjects from both groups based on the pain assessment...
February 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069670/the-acyl-desaturase-cer17-is-involved-in-producing-wax-unsaturated-primary-alcohols-and-cutin-monomers
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Xianpeng Yang, Huayan Zhao, Dylan K Kosma, Pernell Tomasi, John M Dyer, Rongjun Li, Xiulin Liu, Zhouya Wang, Eugene P Parsons, Matthew A Jenks, Shiyou Lü
We report n-6 monounsaturated primary alcohols (C26:1, C28:1, and C30:1 homologs) in the cuticular waxes of Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) inflorescence stem, a class of wax not previously reported in Arabidopsis. The Arabidopsis cer17 mutant was completely deficient in these monounsaturated alcohols, and CER17 was found to encode a predicted ACYL-COENZYME A DESATURASE LIKE4 (ADS4). Studies of the Arabidopsis cer4 mutant and yeast variously expressing CER4 (a predicted fatty acyl-CoA reductase) with CER17/ADS4, demonstrated CER4's principal role in synthesis of these monounsaturated alcohols...
February 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066814/species-in-the-cryptococcus-gattii-complex-differ-in-capsule-and-cell-size-following-growth-under-capsule-inducing-conditions
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Kenya E Fernandes, Christine Dwyer, Leona T Campbell, Dee A Carter
Cryptococcus gattii causes invasive fungal infections that have been increasing in incidence and global distribution in recent years. The major molecular genotypes of C. gattii that were previously classified as VGI to VGIV have recently been described as four new species: C. gattii (VGI), C. deuterogattii (VGII), C. bacillisporus (VGIII), and C. tetragattii (VGIV). The main driver for their classification has been phylogeny, and phenotypic diversity has not yet been extensively characterized. This study examines variation in attributes related to virulence and pathogenicity, including capsule thickness, cell size, tolerance to temperature, oxidative and osmotic stress, and cell wall integrity...
November 2016: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051641/phosphate-recovery-through-struvite-family-crystals-precipitated-in-the-presence-of-citric-acid-mineralogical-phase-and-morphology-evaluation
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D S Perwitasari, L Edahwati, S Sutiyono, S Muryanto, J Jamari, A P Bayuseno
Precipitation strategy of struvite-family crystals is presented in this paper to recover phosphate and potassium from a synthetic wastewater in the presence of citric acid at the elevated temperature. The crystal-forming solutions were prepared from crystals of for MgCl2 and NH4H2PO4 with a molar ratio of 1:1:1 for Mg(+2) , NH4(+) and PO4(-3), and the citric acid (C6H8O7) was prepared (in the amounts of 1.00 and 20.00 ppm) from citric acid crystals. was added. The Rietveld analysis of XRPD pattern confirmed a mixed product of struvite, struvite-(K) and newberyite crystallized at 30 (O)C in the absence of citric acid...
January 4, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048014/su-f-t-255-accuracy-and-precision-of-dynamic-tracking-irradiation-with-vero-4drt-system
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N Hayashi, Y Takada, T Mizuno, H Nakae, T Murai
PURPOSE: The VERO-4DRT system is able to provide dynamic tracking irradiation (DTI) for the target with respiratory motion. This technique requires enough commissioning for clinical implementation. The purpose of this study is to make sure the accuracy and precision of DTI using VERO- 4DRT through commissioning from fundamental evaluation to end-to-end test. METHOD: We evaluated several contents for DTI commissioning: the accuracy of absorption dose at isocenter in DTI, the field size and penumbra of DTI, the accuracy of 4D modeling in DTI...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033607/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-adults-variants-complications-during-therapy-and-the-role-of-radiological-imaging
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Laura Beck, Matthias C Burg, Walter Heindel, Christoph Schülke
Background Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and extracorporeal life support (ECLS) as respiratory and circulatory assist therapies are gaining in importance in the treatment of critically ill patients. Depending on the place of cannulation - veno-venous for ECMO and veno-arterial for ECLS - distinct changes in hemodynamics will occur. In this review we describe the different types of ECMO and ECLS systems, the typical cannula placement and frequent complications under therapy. The most suitable imaging modalities will be presented and typical hemodynamic pitfalls in contrast-enhanced computed tomography or angiography will be elucidated...
February 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024546/new-insights-into-the-action-of-bacterial-chondroitinase-ac-i-and-hyaluronidase-on-hyaluronic-acid
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Lei Tao, Fei Song, Naiyu Xu, Duxin Li, Robert J Linhardt, Zhenqing Zhang
Hyaluronic acid (HA), a glycosaminoglycan, is a linear polysaccharide with negative charge, composed of a repeating disaccharide unit [→4)-β-d-glucopyranosyluronic acid (1→3)-β-d- N-acetyl-d-glucoaminopyranose (1→]n ([→4) GlcA (1→3) GlcNAc 1→]n). It is widely used in different applications based on its physicochemical properties associated with its molecular weight. Enzymatic digestion by polysaccharides lyases is one of the most important ways to decrease the molecular weight of HA. Thus, it is important to understand the action patterns of lyases acting on HA...
February 20, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017340/feline-respiratory-extramedullary-plasmacytoma-with-lymph-node-metastasis-and-intrahistiocytic-amyloid
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S E Sykes, V Byfield, L Sullivan, S J Bender, P F Moore, M D Sánchez
A 14-year-old domestic longhaired cat presented with a 2-year history of nasal discharge and a recent onset of inappetence and submandibular lymphadenopathy. The cat was humanely destroyed after developing severe respiratory distress. Necropsy examination revealed thickened nasal turbinates and soft palate, and friable red-tan material within the frontal sinus, nasal cavity and nasopharynx. The lungs contained multifocal irregular friable tan nodules. Multiple lymph nodes were enlarged, friable and red-tan in colour...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998136/synthesis-of-nanostructured-macroscopic-low-density-copper-foams-based-on-metal-coated-polymer-core-shell-particles
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Sung Ho Kim, Nick Bazin, Jessica I Shaw, Jae-Hyuck Yoo, Marcus A Worsley, Joe H Satcher, John D Sain, Joshua D Kuntz, Sergei O Kucheyev, Theodore F Baumann, Alex V Hamza
A robust, millimeter-sized low-density Cu foam with ∼90% (v/v) porosity, ∼30 nm thick walls, and ∼1 μm diameter spherical pores is prepared by the slip-casting of metal-coated polymer core-shell particles followed by a thermal removal of the polymer. In this paper, we report our key findings that enable the development of the low-density Cu foams. First, we need to synthesize polystyrene (PS) particles coated with a very thin Cu layer (in the range of tens of nanometers). A simple reduction in the amount of Cu deposited onto the PS was not sufficient to form such a low-density Cu foams due to issues related to foam collapse and densification upon the subsequent polymer removal step...
December 21, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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